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Austria’s coalition govt collapses over scandalous Ibiza video

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Austria’s government has collapsed following the release of a video that shows the leader of the junior coalition party negotiating deals with the purported niece of a Russian oligarch. The video was secretly filmed in Ibiza, Spain, in the summer of 2017, but wasn’t released until Friday by two German news outlets. It shows Heinz-Christian Read More

Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda dies aged 70

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Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family has said. The Austrian – a three-time world champion and the only man to have won the drivers’ title for both Ferrari and McLaren – passed away on Monday. In a touching statement, his family said the racer-turned-flight entrepreneur would “remain Read More

‘Reminds of Israeli political strategist Tal Silberstein’ – Austrian Chancellor on tape scandal

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Following Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache’s resignation amid a corruption scandal, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has hinted that Israeli political strategist Tal Silberstein may have orchestrated the debacle. Strache resigned on Saturday, one day after a video surfaced in German outlets showing the vice-chancellor discussing a quid-pro-quo agreement with a woman presented by the media as a Read More

Austria’s Kurz proposes sacking interior minister as video scandal spirals

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has proposed sacking interior minister Herbert Kickl, after Kickl refused to resign in the wake of a video detailing alleged corruption on the part of Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache. Kickl is a member of Strache’s Freedom Party (FPO), and refused to resign after Strache stepped down on Saturday. The 32-year-old Chancellor Read More

OPEC signlas intention to keep limits on oil supply through 2019

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By Salma El Wardany, Dina Khrennikova, Manus Cranny and Grant Smith on 5/20/2019 CAIRO, MOSCOW and LONDON (Bloomberg) — Saudi Arabia and other key producers in OPEC signaled their intention to keep oil supplies constrained for the rest of the year, while pledging to prevent any genuine shortages. It was less clear how far Russia, Read More

‘No proof of crime’: Austrian prosecutor won’t launch probe over leaked video scandal

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Austrian prosecutors have examined the scandalous videotape which cost vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache his job and said they couldn’t find any grounds to launch an investigation over its content. “There’s no specific proof of a crime being committed coming from this ,” Oesterreich 1 radio revealed, citing the statement from the prosecutors. The Justice Ministry’s Read More

OPEC has two main options for June meeting, both foresee output rise: sources

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An employee adjusts the Mexican flag at the meeting room before the OPEC 14th Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 19, 2019. REUTERS/Waleed Ali (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia and Russia are discussing two main scenarios for a meeting of OPEC and its oil-producer allies in June and both frameworks Read More

‘Enemies of freedom’? Germany launches anti-rightwing crusade amid Austrian govt crisis

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German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have rushed to take advantage of the government crisis in the neighboring Austria for their own political goals, uniting in a crusade against the right-wing populists. As Austria is reeling from a scandal involving Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, which put the Alpine nation on a brink of snap elections, Read More

‘As soon as possible’: Austria’s Kurz on snap elections following leaked video scandal

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has proposed calling a snap election after the country’s Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned following what he called “political assassination.” “I have proposed to the president today to hold snap elections in Austria as soon as possible,” Kurz said. He called on those, who support his reform course and those satisfied with Read More

‘As soon as possible’: Austria’s Kurz on snap elections following leaked video scandal

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has proposed calling a snap election after the country’s Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Starche resigned after what he called “political assassination.” “I have proposed to the president today to hold snap elections in Austria as soon as possible,” Kurz said. He called on those, who support his reform course and those satisfied with Read More