Update: Austria’s Kurz wants to fire interior minister

Europe 05/20/19, 11:51

The Latest on the video scandal that's rocked the Austrian government (all times local):6:50 p.m.Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he wants to fire interior minister over the video scandal that's rocked the government.Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, addresses the media during a news conference in ...

Austrian president eyes September as best time for new vote

Europe 05/19/19, 06:40

Austria's president says the first few days of September would be the best time to hold an early election after a covert video scandal shook up the country's politics.President Alexander Van der Bellen spoke Sunday after meeting with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.Kurz called for a new election after the resignation ...

Update: Austria leader to decide coalition govt’s future

Europe 05/18/19, 07:42

The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local):2:35 p.m.Austria is waiting for a statement from Chancellor Sebastian Kurz about the future of the country's government after his vice chancellor and coalition partner Heinz-Christian Strache resigned in a covert video scandal.FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018 file photo Austrian Vice-Chancellor ...

Video scandal rocks Austrian governing coalition

Europe 05/18/19, 05:16

Austria's vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache is expected to make a statement about his political future Saturday after two German newspapers published footage of him apparently offering lucrative government contracts to a potential Russian benefactor.The dpa news agency reported that Strache was expected to address the issue at a news conference ...

Report: Austrian politician offered contracts for support

World 05/17/19, 12:33

Two German newspapers have reported that the leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party offered government contracts in return for support from a potential Russian donor shortly before parliamentary elections.Daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and weekly Der Spiegel published extracts Friday from a video allegedly showing Heinz-Christian Strache meeting a woman claiming to ...

Britain reaches WTO deal on govt contracts post-Brexit

Business 02/27/19, 14:25

Britain struck a trade deal Wednesday for a post-Brexit world, obtaining approval from other World Trade Organization members to stay part of a competitive market for lucrative government contracts after the country leaves the European Union.The agreement allows Britain to retain its place among the 47 WTO countries that are ...

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