Agence France-Presse . Vienna

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    100th Salzburg Fest begins under virus restrictions

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 09:57pm on August 04, 2020

    While many theatres, opera houses and concert halls across the globe remain closed, one of the world’s most prestigious summer music festivals opened in Austria...

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    Lives at risk as trafficking in faulty safety gear surges: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 01:14am on July 09, 2020

    Lives are at risk as the new coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in the trafficking of substandard masks, sanitisers and other medical products,...

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    US, Russia arms talks start with little hope

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 12:18am on June 23, 2020

    The United States and Russia meet Monday in Vienna for talks on their last major nuclear weapons agreement against a backdrop of growing tensions and...

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    Iran warns against UN N-watchdog resolution

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 01:00am on June 17, 2020

    Iran criticised on Tuesday a plan to put forward a resolution at a meeting of the UN’s nuclear watchdog urging the country to allow access...

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    EU not yet ready for harmonious reopening

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 12:08am on June 14, 2020

    As European countries emerge from their coronavirus lockdowns and lift travel restrictions to revive their tourist industries, the EU has been aiming to coordinate the...

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    Major oil producers to meet today about output cuts

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 10:53pm on June 05, 2020

    Top oil producing countries will meet via video conference on Saturday instead of next week, a source close to OPEC said on Friday, to assess...

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    Opera returns to Vienna with hotel ‘window concert’

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 11:25pm on June 02, 2020

    Deserted by tourists, a hotel in Vienna gave itself a temporary one-night-only makeover, turning itself into an outdoor concert hall.  The guest bedrooms, which have...

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    Vaccine hopes, economic woes as virus spreads

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 09:27am on May 16, 2020

    US president Donald Trump voiced hope Friday that a coronavirus vaccine will be available by late 2020, cushioning dire US economic news as parts of...

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    UN warns of risks for trafficking victims

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 11:43pm on May 06, 2020

    The UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime on Wednesday warned of increased risks to human trafficking victims due to the coronavirus crisis with people more...

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    Music capital Vienna silenced by coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 11:19pm on April 16, 2020

    Austria had hoped the year 2020 would be dedicated to celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who died in...