Amid probe, Austria’s Kurz hopes for continuation of ruling coalition

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A corruption probe targeting the office of Austria’s conservative chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, has triggered a crisis in his governing coalition with the Greens. “We cannot go back to business as usual; The chancellor’s ability to act is in question,” Greens lawmaker and Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler said in a statement on Thursday. “I hope that we will continue to have stable conditions in our country,” Kurz told journalists, placing the ball in the Greens’ court. “So if the Greens no longer want to continue this cooperation and want to look for other majorities in parliament, then that has to…

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