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Escaped horse causes chaos in rush hour Vienna

2014-12-04 17:15

A runaway horse sparked mayhem in rush hour traffic in Vienna, galloping along a busy road pursued by nine police cars and the animal's distraught owner, police say.

Low output cut expectations as Opec meets

2014-11-27 13:40

Gulf oil producers are expected to press the case for not yet cutting Opec output, despite calls from some members of the group to bolster sagging prices.

Oil market oversupply likely to go up

2014-11-26 15:33

A global glut of oil will rise further next year, Iran's oil minister says on the eve of Opec's meeting to decide on whether to cut its output.

Schumi: 'Has speech, memory problems'

2014-11-20 14:12

Philippe Streiff, former Formula 1 driver and friend of Michael Schumacher, has revealed the seven-times champion is paralysed, in a wheelchair and unable to speak. condition "remained grave".

No progress on Iran nuclear weapons probe

2014-11-08 07:56

The IAEA says Iran has not shed light on its alleged nuclear weapons projects ahead of the final stretch of negotiations on its nuclear programme.

Mateschitz saw Vettel's departure coming

2014-10-11 07:53

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz has said he made no attempt to stop defending World champion Sebastian Vettel from leaving and that he was neither surprised nor disappointed by the driver's decision.

Austria targets €5bn in tax relief

2014-09-28 13:00

Austria aims to put together a tax relief package worth €5bn next year, which could promote growth in a sluggish economy without boosting deficits and debt.

Austrian politicians resign over Nazi scene

2014-09-19 14:03

Two local Austrian politicians have been forced to resign because they appeared amid Nazi memorabilia in a documentary shown at this year's Venice Film Festival.

Austria stops schoolgirls going to Syria

2014-09-10 15:57

Austrian police have prevented two schoolgirls aged 14 and 15 from travelling to Syria, officials say they wanted to join Islamist guerrillas.

S&P downgrades three Austrian banks

2014-08-14 14:30

Standard & Poor's has cut credit ratings of three major Austrian banks regarding legislation winding up the troubled and nationalised lender Hypo Alde Adria.

Iran warned of 'last chance' in nuclear talks

2014-07-19 21:46

Iran faces pressure to make concessions over its atomic activities after it and six world powers failed to meet a deadline for a deal to end the decade-old dispute but agreed to keep talking.

Plunge in Erste Bank halts European stocks rally

2014-07-04 13:00

A slump in the shares of Austrian bank Erste has hit the Vienna stock market and halted a rally on the broader European equity market.

Horner backs Vettel to 'come back'

2014-06-25 10:28

F1 driver Sebastian Vettel is taking strain against winning team mate Daniel Ricciardo but has team boss Christian Horner's support.

Bottas: F1 podium 'no fluke'

2014-06-24 12:03

Could Williams' have dominated the 2014 Austrian GP if it had been more aggressive? Chief engineer Rob Smedley reveals Williams' strategy.

Bernie: 'Austria, you're safe!'

2014-06-23 12:05

Austria can officially sigh a breath of relief as Formula 1 supremo Bernie Eccelstone has declared the country's spot on the calender as 'safe'.

Bottas celebrates first F1 podium finish

2014-06-23 10:12

Valtteri Bottas' third place podium gave Williams a top three finish at the 2014 Austrian GP with team mate Felipe Massa in fourth.

Perfect strategy key to Merc win

2014-06-23 10:07

The Mercedes Formula 1 team had the perfect strategy to triumph at the 2014 Austrian GP. "The race was all about management," said executive director Toto Wolff.

Sauber: Wrong stop/go call 'inexcusable'

2014-06-23 09:28

Formula 1 team Sauber suffered an embarrassing debacle when it called in the wrong driver during the 2014 Austrian GP.

Sauber penalised for pit-stop blunder

2014-06-22 19:40

Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez will start the 2014 British GP at Silverstone with a 10-point grid penalty, following a dreadful pit-stop blunder.

Renault speaks on F1 'exit' rumours

2014-06-22 17:30

'I am convinced that we will catch Mercedes in 2014,' comments Renault Sport F1 chief Jean-Michel Jalinier, as the engine-supplier quashes rumours that Red Bull plans to ditch it in favour of building its own power units.

Mercedes triumphs at Austrian GP

2014-06-22 15:34

Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two victory to earn his third win of the season at the 2014 Austrian GP. Williams' Valtteri Bottas had a fantastic race as he claims his first F1 podium!

Austrian GP: Massa pole has Neymar magic

2014-06-21 21:12

Felipe Massa hoped to give Brazil another victory to celebrate after a little bit of Neymar magic rubbed off on him as he put his Williams on pole position for the 2014 Austrian GP.

Williams on pole for Austrian GP

2014-06-21 15:11

Williams' Felipe Massa claims pole position, his first since 2008, for the 2014 Austrian GP on Sunday.

Austrian GP: Bottas tops in third practice

2014-06-21 13:17

Williams' Valtteri Bottas turned in the fastest time during the third and final practice session ahead of the 2014 Austrian GP.

F1 stewards rule on Perez penalty

2014-06-20 19:31

Austrian race stewards have upheld Sergio Perez's five-place grid penalty from the 2014 Canadian GP, despite 'new evidence' provided by Force India.

 

13 held in mass raids against jihad recruiters in Austria

2014-11-28 20:44

Austrian police have arrested 13 people and raided homes, prayer rooms and mosques around the country in a mass operation targeting suspected jihad recruiters.

Opec won't cut output despite oil price dip

2014-11-27 11:04

Opec Gulf oil producers will not propose an output cut, reducing the likelihood of joint action to prop up prices that have sunk by a third since June.

Trafficking of children rising drastically: UN

2014-11-24 15:42

One third of human trafficking victims are children, and their share has been rising, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says.

Austrian girl dies from 'punishment' shower

2014-11-10 18:26

A two-year-old Austrian girl has died after allegedly being put in a scalding-hot shower by her father as a punishment, the hospital where she was being treated says.

Flying car prototype takes to the skies

2014-10-31 12:55

Another flying car is in the air - this one, though, took is creator 30 years to get lift-off. It's the two-seat AeroMobil v3.0 and it went on show on Wednesday (Oct 29 2014). VIDEO

Opec keeps oil demand growth unchanged

2014-10-10 14:23

Opec is keeping its world oil demand growth projections unchanged for 2014 and 2015, as global economy forecasts remained stable going into next year.

Joemat-Pettersson to address IAEA

2014-09-21 20:59

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson is to address the 58th general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency being held in Austria.

Austrian traffic cop has crap day

2014-09-16 19:34

A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding, police have said.

Austrian finance minister quits in tax row

2014-08-26 14:30

Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Michael Spindelegger has unexpectedly resigned from all his posts relating to a row over tax reform.

Austrian woman accused of making porn in church

2014-08-07 14:52

An Austrian woman has been charged after she allegedly sneaked into a village church and filmed herself performing sexual acts, police say.

New app introduces James Bond features

2014-07-10 20:00

A company known for mobile apps designed to thwart government surveillance, Silent Circle, is introducing a secrecy-cloaking phone service.

Merc takes mickey: Red Bull wears silver star

2014-06-27 08:45

'I respect Red Bull team. Nevertheless, life's too short to drink bad wine,' says Mercedes' team chief Toto Wolff. He has confirmed he is not on speaking teams with rival Red Bull's team adviser Helmut Marko.

Rosberg's a 'bigger killer' than Hamilton

2014-06-24 12:15

"Like everyone, I thought Hamilton was the 'killer' of the pair, but Rosberg is showing that he's an even bigger killer", says former F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve. What do you think?

Sauber penalised for pit-stop blunder

2014-06-23 12:05

Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez will start the 2014 British GP at Silverstone with a 10-point grid penalty, following a pit-stop blunder.

Lauda: Merc alarm bells must ring now

2014-06-23 10:53

Mercedes Formula 1 chairman Niki Lauda says the team needs to wake up fast and realise it's not as dominant as it might think. Could friction between its drivers be to blame?

Mercedes triumphs at Austrian GP

2014-06-23 10:12

Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two victory to earn his third win of the season at the 2014 Austrian GP.

Red Bull: 'Renault power unacceptable'

2014-06-23 09:28

Reigning Formula 1 champion team Red Bull is in dire need of a miracle from engine partner Renault which must come up with more power from its turbo/hybrid engines.

Rosberg: 'More noise would be nice'

2014-06-23 09:05

Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg says it would be "nice to have a little more noise" and believes there is nothing else that needs to be improved in the sport.

Bottas celebrates first F1 podium finish

2014-06-22 19:23

Valtteri Bottas' third place podium gave Williams a top three finish at the 2014 Austrian GP with team mate Felipe Massa in fourth.

Austrian GP: Rosberg wins, Vettel in crisis

2014-06-22 16:36

'In the end I had a very, very fast car again,' Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two finish at the 2014 Austrian GP as Red Bull were were eclipsed at its own track.

In Austria, heat is 'recycled' from sewer

2014-06-22 13:02

Vast amounts of hot water from household appliances, businesses and factories gurgle down the drain every day, wasting not only H2O but also another precious resource: heat energy.

Hamilton aims for damage limitation

2014-06-21 20:43

'Today I didn't get the job done,' said Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton after an error-strewn qualifying round ahead of the 2014 Austrian GP.

Austria to keep GP slot in 2015

2014-06-21 14:26

Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the Austrian GP, which returns to the F1 calendar on Sunday for the first time since 2003, will reserve its spot for the 2015 season.

F1 testing to be limited to Europe

2014-06-21 11:13

Formula 1 teams have agreed that testing will be confined to Europe in 2015 as part of new cost-saving measures.

Wolff sells part of his stake in Williams

2014-06-20 18:00

Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff has sold a 5% stake in the Williams Formula 1 team.

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