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Austria plans to start Covid-19 mass testing in December

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Mass-testing for the corona virus in Austria will be rolled out in two waves in December and January to prevent further lockdowns, the government...
Eurofighter

Eurofighter fraud probe closed in Austria

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Austrian prosecutors no longer plan to pursue fraud allegations related to the acquisition of Eurofighter jets, a Vienna appeals court has decided. The ruling was...
Uj U Rt A

One suspect at large, three people dead after Vienna terrorist attack

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At least one suspect is still at large following a terrorist attack on central Vienna late Monday in which two civilians and one attacker...
Indonesia Floods

Death toll rises after weekend storms across Europe

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Several people were killed as devastating storms and heavy floods hit regions in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland over the weekend, inundating homes and...
MOSCOW, May 12, 2020 (Xinhua) -- File photo taken on Dec. 19, 2019 shows Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov at Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual press conference in Moscow, Russia. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, Russian media reported Tuesday. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi)

Moscow to retaliate for Austrian expulsion of Russian diplomat

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Moscow will retaliate for the expulsion of a Russian diplomat from Austria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday. "Our embassy has already...
A flag flies at half mast at the State Duma in Moscow, Nov. 1, 2015, to mourn the victims aboard the Russian plane that crashed Saturday in Egypt's Sinai. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang)

Austria expels Russian diplomat suspected of industrial espionage

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Austria is expelling a Russian diplomat in connection with industrial espionage, local media reported on Monday. According to the Austrian Press...
Cyprus Airways

Tourist arrivals in Cyprus plunge 85.3 percentage in first seven months

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Tourist arrivals in Cyprus plunged 85.3 percent in the first seven months of this year, reflecting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on one...
US President describes impact of Paris Accord

Austria regrets U.S. withdrawal from Paris agreement, sanctions against Nord Stream 2

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Vienna has expressed regret over the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement and the use of sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline...
Ken Boateng Win

Kennedy Boateng Happy To Gain Top Tier Promotion With SV Ried In Austria

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Ghanaian defender Kennedy Boateng is pleased to qualify his side SV Ried to the Austrian top-flight league. The former WAFA defender will be playing the...
Kennedy Boateng

WAFA Graduate Kennedy Boateng Gains Promotion With SV Ried In Austria

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WAFAcademy graduate Kennedy Boateng won the Austrian second tier league with #SVRied on the final day of competition on Friday. SVRied have qualified to play...
face masks

Austria to make masks mandatory again in supermarkets, banks and post offices

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Masks will be mandatory again from Friday in banks, supermarkets and post offices in Austria, the government announced Tuesday. This tightening of...
German-Austrian border

Austria to fully open border with Germany on June 15

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The Austrian government announced that the border between Germany and the Alpine country will fully open on June 15, local media reported Wednesday. ...
Unemployed people

Austria registers over 1.8 million unemployed or in short-time work

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As of Monday, over 1.8 million people have registered as jobless or in short-time work in Austria, said the government in its first weekly...
Schools Closed

Austrian schools reopen with masks, distancing and disinfectants as new routine

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After closing for seven weeks due to the COVID-19, Austrian schools reopened to graduating classes on Monday, with teachers and students trying to adapt...
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Face masks required for football as authorities try to resume leagues?

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The Minister of Labour in Austria is considering a mask requirement for football to return in the country. This is expected to guarantee the safety...
domestic air travel

Botswana imposes travel ban on people entering from 18 high-risk countries

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Botswana's Health and Wellness Minister Lemogang Kwape on Monday imposed a travel ban on people entering the southern African country from 18 high-risk countries...
China Mobile's 5G booth at an exhibit in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong Province in November 2017 Photo: VCG

Austria not to rule out Huawei in building 5G networks

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz would not rule out deploying Chinese technology group Huawei's equipment in building his country's future 5G networks, but said that...

2019 OFID Annual Award for Development: Vida Duti grabs US$100,000

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The 2019 OFID Annual Award for Development has been conferred upon Vida Duti, in recognition of her remarkable work in striving for sustainable water,...

Invest In Business Ecosystems To Support More Trade For Growth

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The 2018 World Trade Promotion Organization Conference kicked off yesterday in Paris, with the aim of building a stronger business ecosystems to help small...

11 National Trade Promotion Organizations Shortlisted For The 2018 WTPO Awards

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The International Trade Centre (ITC) has announced that 11 national trade promotion organizations have been shortlisted for the 2018 World Trade Promotion Organization (WTPO)...
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China, Austria friendship grows from strength to strength

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen agreed to establish a Sino-Austrian friendly strategic partnership and advance bilateral pragmatic...

Bisa Kdei Commence Europe Tour

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Multiple award winning Ghanaian musician Bisa Kdei has officially begun his Europe tour. The tour which is expected to have Bisa Kdei perform for over...
asylum-seekers

Austria sees 53 percent decline asylum applications in 2017

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Austria has seen a sharp 53 percent drop in the number of asylum applications made for the first five months of the year, Austria...
asylum

False age claims by asylum seekers costs Austria €2.9 million last year

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Asylum seekers misrepresenting their age costed Austria 2.9 million euros (3 million U.S. dollars) in 2016, the Kurier newspaper reported on Monday. ...

International Floorball Team Ease Burden Of Special Olympic Team

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The Ghana special Olympic team, has received financial support from the International Floorball Team in Ghana, ahead of their participation in the Special Olympic...

SOS Children Villages Rejuvenate Association

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The SOS Children Villages, Ghana, has inaugurated fifty association members to augment its governance structure. The members, who have varying academic and professional backgrounds, include...

Austria Authorities Apprehend Hitler Lookalike

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A Hitler lookalike has been arrested in Austria on charges of glorifying the Nazi era, local officials say.The 25-year-old man reportedly calls himself Harald...
pension

Albania, Austria agree to recognize pension contributions

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Albania and Austria Wednesday signed an agreement on recognition of pension contributions, the Albanian government said in a statement. The agreement was...

Iran, Austria to cooperate in upstream oil projects

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An Iranian oil exploration and production company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an Austrian oil and gas company for cooperation in upstream...
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Austria foils allegedly planned terror attack

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Austrian authorities on Friday arrested a man who allegedly planned to conduct a terror attack in Vienna, the country's largest newspaper Krone reported. ...