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US arm-twisting & pipe dreams aside, Europe just won’t quit Russian gas imports

Austria will continue buying Russian gas despite US pressure and fear-mongering from Poland and Ukraine about dangers to European energy security. The cost of importing US gas is just not right, says its Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

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Chorus of EU states, incl UK, Spain, Austria recognize Guaido as Venezuela’s interim leader

The UK, France, and Spain among a number of countries, have announced their recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president after Caracas did not cave into an ultimatum calling for snap elections with eight days.

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Austria Supports Western Balkan States’ EU Aspirations – Chancellor

VIENNA (Sputnik) – Austria supports Macedonia as well as other Western Balkan countries on their path toward EU membership, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday, following talks with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in Vienna.

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Austrian Stakeholder of Nord Stream 2 Hits Back at US Pressure on EU Gas Market

Earlier in January, European companies participating in the venture aimed at building a new route for Russian gas to bypass Ukraine, reportedly received threatening letters from US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell. He warned the firms about the sanctions risk their involvement in the project incurs.

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Austria Suffers From Heavy Snowfall, Has Snowbanks up to 2 Metres (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Authorities in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland have closed highways and some railroads due to heavy snowfall in the region, according to Fox News reports. Thousands of tourists ended the Christmas holiday in the Alps on 6 January being evacuated due to heavy snowfall, including visitors to the popular Matterhorn in Switzerland, Fox News reported, […]

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Austria Believes in Success of Nord Stream 2 Project – Russian Ambassador

Austria believes that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project will be successfully implemented, Russian Ambassador in Vienna Dmitry Lyubinsky told Sputnik. “Nord Stream 2 is, of course, the most promising initiative of our energy partnership with Austria… They believe here that this project will be successfully implemented,” Lyubinsky said.

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‘End silence of the lambs’: Austrian reporter fears for his life in Ukraine

A veteran Austrian journalist has urged for action against media crackdown in Ukraine, saying he fears for his life after being labeled “a Kremlin agent” by a vigilante website, according to Kronen Zeitung. Christian Wehrschuetz, a correspondent with Austria’s leading ORF broadcaster, said it is increasingly hard for him and his employees to feel safe […]

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Russia-Austria trade soars almost 60 percent, approaching pre-sanctions record highs

The volume of trade between Russia and Austria has been steadily growing, reaching $4.2 billion since January year-on-year, said Russia’s trade representative in Austria Aleksandr Potemkin.

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Austrian Gov’t Proclaims Easing EU-Russian Tensions Its Top Goal for 2019

The Austrian chancellor, who, along with his Austrian People’s Party and coalition partner the Freedom Party, came to power in January 2018, has recapped the results of his first year in office and outlined priorities for the next year.

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Austrian Chancellor Supports Nord Stream 2 Pipeline, Despite ‘US Scrutiny’

Earlier, Germany voiced support for the construction of the second Nord Stream pipeline amid criticism from US President Donald Trump, who has urged EU countries to abandon the project and buy American liquefied natural gas (LNG) instead.

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‘Unconstitutional’: Neutral Austria wants no part of European army proposed by Macron, Merkel

If Germany and France get their wish of developing a European army, Austria wants no part of it. The defense minister’s office said it would opt out, as it would conflict with Vienna’s constitution and neutrality.

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Russian-European Free Trade Zone ‘Perfect Opportunity’ – Eurochambers President

VIENNA – The Eurochambers president Leitl told Sputnik on Tuesday that he welcomed the creation of a free trade zone between Europe and Russia, dubbing it a perfect opportunity. “This would be a perfect opportunity.

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Austria’s ‘sensational’ espionage accusations against Russia ‘puzzling’, but fit pattern – Moscow

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Austrian ambassador on Friday to protest over ‘sensationalist media leak’ about a former military officer accused of spying for Moscow, and expressed concern over damage to relations. Earlier, the Austrian government confirmed reports in the national media that a retired Austrian colonel was being prosecuted for espionage.

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Austrian Authorities Arrest Ex-Colonel Suspected of Spying For Russia – Reports

Kronen Zeitung earlier reported that a former colonel of the Austrian Armed Forces had been detained on suspicion of spying for Russia for 20 years. Meanwhile, Austrian newspaper Die Presse reported that the suspect in the espionage scandal had already confessed to committing the crime.

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German, Austrian Girls Tag Team to Create Sexy Farmers Calendar (PHOTOS)

The calendar is aimed at promoting the importance of farming work and raising awareness about the exploits of the people whom the chairman of the Bavarian Young Farming Community described as “our everyday heroes.”

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