France to hand Austria HSBC tax data soon

2015-02-27 18:58

France will soon hand over to Austria tax data linked to leaked client data of lender HSBC Holdings after admitting failings in compliance at its Swiss private bank.

'No kangaroos in Austria' - not

2015-01-28 21:14

A Kangaroo is surviving the alpine winter on the hop, dispelling the 'No kangaroos in Austria' T-shirt slogan.

Austria's ban on gay adoption overturned

2015-01-14 17:58

Austria's highest court has overturned a law that prevents same-sex couples from adopting children, bringing it into line with many European countries.

Vienna axe murderer lived with corpse for months

2015-01-13 21:15

Police in Austria have accused a man of slaying his flatmate with an axe and then living with the body for more than three months.

Austria sues a German state bank

2014-12-22 13:15

A long-running legal tussle between Austria and Bavaria has taken a new twist as Vienna sues the region's state bank.

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.

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.

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.


Ex-diplomat found hanged in Austrian prison cell

2015-02-24 21:02

A prison official says a former Kazakh diplomat who faced murder charges has been found hanged in his cell in an apparent suicide.

3-million-year-old ancestor had human-like hands

2015-01-23 10:13

The hand structure of early human ancestors who lived 3.2 million years ago suggests they had the ability to grasp and use tools, even if they hadn't invented them yet, anthropologists say.

Austria hints at Hitler home take over

2015-01-14 16:16

Austria's government is looking at options that would allow it to expropriate the house where Adolf Hitler spent his early childhood.

Austria detains girls who wanted to marry ISIS fighters

2015-01-11 21:22

Austria has detained two teenage girls after they tried to travel to Syria to marry fighters of the jihadist group Islamic State, a spokesperson for the prosecution says.

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.

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.

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.

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