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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (Austrian People's Party) addresses the media during a press conference at the Federal Chancellors Office in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Kurz has called for an early election after the resignation of his vice chancellor spelled an end to his governing coalition. (AP Photo/Michael Gruber)
May 18, 2019 - 4:25 pm
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called Saturday for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a prospective Russian investor. Kurz said he would ask President Alexander Van der Bellen...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018 file photo Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache speaks during a press conference after talks with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic in Belgrade, Serbia. Two German newspapers are reporting that the head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party offered government contracts in return for support for his party from a potential Russian donor shortly before the Austrian's 2017 parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak,file)
May 18, 2019 - 3:14 pm
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned Saturday over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a purported Russian investor. Kurz said he would ask President Alexander Van der Bellen...
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (Austrian People's Party) addresses the media during a press conference at the Federal Chancellors Office in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Kurz has called for an early election after the resignation of his vice chancellor spelled an end to his governing coalition. (AP Photo/Michael Gruber)
May 18, 2019 - 3:10 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says frustration with his far-right coalition partners' behavior was behind his decision to call for a new election. Kurz said Saturday that he and his right-wing People's Party...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017 file photo, Heinz-Christian Strache, chairman of the right-wing Freedom Party, FPOE, speaks at a news conference in Vienna, Austria. Two German newspapers are reporting that the head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party offered government contracts in return for support for his party from a potential Russian donor shortly before the Austrian's 2017 parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak,file)
May 18, 2019 - 2:08 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after the resignation of his vice chancellor spelled an end to his governing coalition. Vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017 file photo, Heinz-Christian Strache, chairman of the right-wing Freedom Party, FPOE, speaks at a news conference in Vienna, Austria. Two German newspapers are reporting that the head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party offered government contracts in return for support for his party from a potential Russian donor shortly before the Austrian's 2017 parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak,file)
May 18, 2019 - 1:03 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local): 7 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken out against "right-wing populism" following a scandal involving Austria's vice chancellor apparently offering government contracts to an allegedly wealthy Russian woman...
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Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache (Austrian Freedom Party), center, addresses the media during press conference at the sport ministry in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Strache says he is resigning after two German newspapers published footage of him apparently offering lucrative government contracts to a potential Russian benefactor. (AP Photo/Michael Gruber)
May 18, 2019 - 9:52 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned Saturday after two German newspapers published footage of him apparently offering lucrative government contracts to a potential Russian benefactor. Standing before journalists and TV cameras, Strache said he was illegally set...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017 file photo, Heinz-Christian Strache, chairman of the right-wing Freedom Party, FPOE, speaks at a news conference in Vienna, Austria. Two German newspapers are reporting that the head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party offered government contracts in return for support for his party from a potential Russian donor shortly before the Austrian's 2017 parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak,file)
May 18, 2019 - 8:41 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Austria is waiting for a statement from Chancellor Sebastian Kurz about the future of the country's government after his vice chancellor and coalition partner Heinz-Christian Strache resigned in a covert video...
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Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache (Austrian Freedom Party), center, addresses the media during press conference at the sport ministry in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Strache says he is resigning after two German newspapers published footage of him apparently offering lucrative government contracts to a potential Russian benefactor. (AP Photo/Michael Gruber)
May 18, 2019 - 7:24 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned Saturday after two German newspapers published footage of him apparently offering lucrative government contracts to a potential Russian benefactor. Standing before assembled journalists and cameras, Strache said he was...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018 file photo Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache speaks during a press conference after talks with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic in Belgrade, Serbia. Two German newspapers are reporting that the head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party offered government contracts in return for support for his party from a potential Russian donor shortly before the Austrian's 2017 parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak,file)
May 18, 2019 - 7:10 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache announced Saturday he is resigning after two German newspapers published footage of him apparently offering lucrative government contracts to a potential Russian benefactor. Strache said Saturday in a statement before assembled...
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May 18, 2019 - 6:44 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Austrian vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache says he is resigning after two German newspapers published footage of him apparently offering lucrative government contracts to a potential Russian benefactor...
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