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Deal on cutting greenhouse gases in sight for this year

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A policeman, wearing a mask to protect from severe pollution, secures the area near the Great Hall of the People before the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

July 27, 2016 — A global agreement on cutting the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – potent greenhouse gases used in aerosols, refrigerants and air conditioning – seems within grasp, delegates said on Sunday after ten days of talks on climate change in Vienna.  Continue reading Deal on cutting greenhouse gases in sight for this year

Austria rejects ‘absurd’ criticism on migrants policy

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HOLDING THE LINE. Workers take meassurements of a near finished section of a 3,7 km long fence at a border crossing between Austria and Slovenia at Spielfeld, Austria on December 9, 2015. Photo by Joe Klamar / AFP
Austria’s government hits back at “absurd” criticism of its tougher migrants policy, after coming under fire from Germany and Greece, where a bottleneck is building due to Vienna’s measures

VIENNA, Austria (Mar. 1, 2016) — Austria’s government hit back on Monday, February 29, at “absurd” criticism of its tougher migrants policy, after coming under fire from Germany and Greece where a bottleneck is building due to Vienna’s measures.

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Austria launches migrant cap despite EU anger

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TOUGHER ASYLUM POLICIES. A group of migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, who declared that they will seek asylum in Germany or Austria, board the train to Croatia at the train station in the south Serbian city of Presevo, January 25, 2016. Photo by EPA
Vienna says the measures are necessary because a German-backed EU plan for Turkey to stem the flow of migrants setting off from its coast is not yet working

VIENNA, Austria (Feb. 19, 2016) — Austria’s new daily cap on asylum seekers entered into force Friday, February 19, in a move that the European Commission has described as “plainly incompatible” with European Union laws.

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