Europe’s political balance is tilting to the right after Austrian voters paved the way for a nationalist party to enter government, suggesting the country will be a more difficult ally for partners such as Germany.
Austrian voters paved the way for the nationalist Freedom Party to enter government, heralding a shift to the political right that’s likely to make the country a more prickly ally for its European partners.
Austrians were voting Sunday in a national election that’s expected to give a boost to populism in Europe and could make conservative front-runner Sebastian Kurz the world’s youngest leader if anti-immigration nationalists support him.
Austrians profiting from the fastest economic growth in six years look likely to ditch their current coalition in favor of a new government backed by anti-immigration nationalists and headed by the world’s youngest leader.
Iran has received nearly two snap nuclear inspections a month and almost double the overall number of visits it had just five years ago, indicating the value of the deal the U.S. and its allies reached in 2015 to rein in the country’s nuclear program.
Iran stuck by its nuclear deal with world powers by keeping its uranium stockpile and production capacity below set thresholds, according to United Nations inspectors.
President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations met with the nuclear inspectors charged with verifying a deal between Iran and world powers to convey the White House’s concerns.
The U.K. said it could be on the hook for payments to the European Union’s atomic regulator.
Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said his country is headed for early elections in the fall after the conservative People’s Party effectively abandoned the government coalition on Friday.
Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern’s government came to the brink of collapse on Friday after the main contender to lead his conservative coalition partner said he’d seek snap elections to break the country’s political deadlock.
Western diplomats used a nuclear meeting at the United Nations in Vienna to scold North Korea for a second straight day while China again urged talks based on mutual compromise.
Austria’s Chancellor Christian Kern said rapid advances in automation will threaten half of the world’s jobs as he backed calls by Bill Gates to fight inequality with measures such as a tax on robots.
Britain should be charged about 60 billion euros ($63 billion) when it leaves the European Union, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said, becoming the first EU leader to put a value on the size of the U.K.’s Brexit bill.
Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern called for a rethink on sanctions imposed on Russia, saying that the regime of penalties over Kremlin-backed incursions in Ukraine has failed to yield enough progress.
Iran’s foreign minister mocked being “put on notice” in a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump and said his country is focused on building Persian Gulf alliances.
Russia intends to stick to international climate commitments, though it may not argue with President Donald Trump if he decides to weaken U.S. adherence to the Paris accord, according to a senior Russian lawmaker.
Austria’s populist Freedom Party said it wants to broker an end to sanctions on Russia by using its contacts with the White House and the Kremlin to reduce east-west tensions.
President Hassan Rouhani said Iran’s financial resources will “increase significantly” after its compliance with the terms of an accord to curb its nuclear program paved the way for the removal of crippling economic sanctions.
After a decade of unprecedented economic sanctions, Iran is about to be back in business.
Iran has complied with the terms of an international agreement to curb its nuclear development program, allowing it to move out from under the yoke of crippling economic sanctions, the United Nations’ nuclear agency announced Saturday.
The two countries will meet again on March 2 to continue negotiations.
Extending discussions may pose problems, but both sides say that is preferable to a breakdown.
Diplomats have until Nov. 24 to agree on a comprehensive deal that would curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions and roll back sanctions.