Austria’s Kurz optimistic new coalition will last full term

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz said he’s optimistic that his new coalition government with the environmentalist Greens will last a full five-year term — something that the country’s last two elected administrations failed to do. Kurz’s People’s Party and the Greens agreed on Wednesday to form a coalition of once-unlikely political allies. If a Green party convention today approves the deal, the 33-year-old Kurz will return to power seven months after his previous alliance with the far-right Freedom Party collapsed. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin