UN chief urges end to 'madness' of nuclear weapons testing

2016-04-27 19:59

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called for the US, China and other nuclear-armed states to end the "madness" of atomic testing by finally ratifying the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, which turns 20 this year.

Austrian bishop refuses refugee fence on Church land

2016-04-21 21:56

An Austrian bishop has refused to allow parts of a planned anti-migrant fence on the country's southern border with Hungary to be built on Church land.

Austria wants to seize Hitler's birth house

2016-04-09 22:31

Austria says it wants to seize Adolf Hitler's birthplace from its private owner in a bid to end a bitter legal battle and stop the house from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine.

Austria wants to deploy soldiers on Italy border

2016-04-02 19:22

Austria plans to deploy soldiers at the Brenner border with Italy to stem an expected increase in migrants trying to get to northern Europe, Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil says.

Austrian wants labour camps for migrants

2016-03-17 22:49

Austrian prosecutors have charged a member of an association close to the country's right-wing party with racism and inciting hate against minorities for a Facebook posting calling for labour camps for migrants.

Burping too loudy in Vienna could be costly

2016-02-23 07:09

Vienna visitors beware: Burping too loudy could come at a price. Bartender Edin Mehic found that out when fined $77 after belching in the proximity of a policeman at the Prater fun park area.

Austria investigates 2 suspected of link to Paris attackers

2016-02-18 21:01

Austria is investigating two suspects for possible links to the bombers and gunmen who carried out last year's deadly Paris attacks.

People-smugglers jailed in Austria

2016-02-11 22:51

An Austrian court has sentenced five people to jail for smuggling about 2 000 migrants into the country last year, in what judges described as "excruciating conditions".

Swiss arrest Gambian suspected of killing au pair

2016-02-06 13:55

Swiss authorities say they have arrested a Gambian man suspected of murdering a 25-year-old American woman working as an au pair in Vienna.

Austria to more than halve asylum-seekers

2016-01-20 17:59

Migrant hotspot Austria says it will seek to cap the number of asylum-seekers at 37 500 in 2016, less than half of the 90 000 claims accepted last year.


Austrian far-right triumphs in presidential vote

2016-04-24 21:20

Austria's anti-immigration far-right has triumphed in the first round of a presidential election, with candidates from the two governing parties failing to even make it into a run-off.

Austria probes link between Paris, Mumbai attacks

2016-04-11 18:01

Austrian prosecutors are probing a possible link between a Pakistani held in Salzburg in connection with last November's terror assaults in Paris and the 2008 attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai.

UN hails nuclear terrorism accord

2016-04-09 08:00

The UN atomic agency has hailed the imminent entry into force of a key nuclear security agreement to prevent extremists wreaking havoc.

Vienna-London flight halted after ISIS alarm

2016-03-26 19:55

An EasyJet flight from Vienna to London has been halted just before take-off because a passenger believed the man sitting next to her might be an Islamic extremist.

Up to 10 000 migrants stuck on Greek-Macedonian border

2016-03-01 18:42

Greek police say up to 10 000 refugees are camped on Greece's northern border with Macedonia, waiting for authorities to allow them to continue their long trek north to seek asylum in wealthier European countries.

Irradiated mosquitoes to help zap Zika's power

2016-02-20 11:46

The atmosphere inside the laboratory on the outskirts of Vienna is literally buzzing with armies of male mosquitoes locked up inside net-covered boxes. Their sole mission in life: stop females from breeding.

Austria to accept only 80 asylum claims per day

2016-02-17 20:07

Austria's interior minister says the country will cap the daily number of asylum claims at 80 to slow down the migrant flow at its southern borders.

Austrian police: 5 skiers die in 'massive' avalanche

2016-02-06 21:59

Police in Austria say five skiers from the Czech Republic have been killed after being buried in a "massive" Alpine avalanche.

Ravens can imagine being watched

2016-02-02 19:04

Ravens can imagine being spied upon by a hidden competitor, showing a capacity for abstraction once thought to be exclusively human.

Red Bull faces huge fine for Verstappen snow run

2016-01-20 13:24

Red Bull could face a €30 000 fine after Max Verstappen's spectacular stunt along the Kitzbuhel ski slopes in Austria.

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