Over 20 000 march for migrants in Vienna

2015-10-03 22:33

More than 20 000 people have taken part in a rally in Vienna to show support for migrants and reject a recent upswing in support for Austria's right-wing, anti-immigration Freedom Party.

10 000 migrants pour into Austria as crisis deepens

2015-09-20 07:55

Austria is bracing for an influx of 10 000 migrants, as Europe's increasingly divided countries stepped up efforts to push the wave of desperate humanity on to their neighbours.

2016 MotoGP: New Austrian race, Indianapolis dropped

2015-09-14 09:30

Indianapolis will not host a round of the MotoGP world championship in 2016 while Austria is to join the 18-race calendar with a new race at the Red Bull Ring.

Hungary migrant treatment 'like Nazi-era'

2015-09-12 12:36

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann has compared Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's treatment of migrants to Nazi-era cruelty.

Hungarian army hold exercises on border as migrant wave surges

2015-09-10 18:57

Hungary has begun an army exercise along its border with Serbia to reinforce a newly-constructed fence that has failed to stop a surge of migrants arriving from the Middle East.

12 000 Migrants flow west on Hungarian trains

2015-09-06 22:07

Migrants are flowing west from Hungary into Austria and Germany on normal trains.

Austria won't use force to step refugees - minister

2015-09-05 19:23

Austria will not use force to halt thousands of refugees streaming into the country from Hungary, Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner says, appealing to the rest of Europe to help shoulder the burden of the mass influx.

Migrants stream into Austria from overwhelmed Hungary

2015-09-05 09:02

Thousands of exhausted migrants have streamed into Austria, bussed to the border by a Hungarian government that gave up trying to hold them back as Europe's asylum system buckled under pressure.

Migrants taken off Hungarian train near refugee camp

2015-09-03 14:02

A Hungarian train bound for towns near the Austrian border with several hundred migrants onboard has been stopped near one of the country's four main refugee camps and the migrants taken off.

20 000 march in Austria after migrant truck tragedy

2015-09-01 10:51

Around 20 000 people took to the streets of Vienna to demonstrate against ill-treatment of migrants after the bodies of 71 refugees were found in an abandoned truck last week.


First migrant lorry victims IDed

2015-09-23 21:16

Nearly a month after 71 migrants suffocated in a sealed lorry in Austria, the first 10 have been identified.

Austria sends troops to border with Hungary

2015-09-14 18:41

Austria has deployed army troops to the border with Hungary as it moves to tighten border controls in the face of Europe's worst refugee crisis in 70 years.

EU backs German border controls

2015-09-13 19:44

The EU executive says Germany appears legally justified in reimposing border controls, especially on its Austrian frontier, adding that it shows the need for EU states to agree a common approach to refugees.

Austria releases 71 bodies found in truck for burial

2015-09-11 20:34

The 71 badly decomposed bodies found in the back of an abandoned truck in Austria last month have been released for burial, the institution that carried out autopsies on the corpses says.

Danish police let migrants go on to Sweden

2015-09-10 14:36

Denmark's police chief says his officers have been ordered not to stop hundreds of refugees and migrants who have entered the country via Germany.

Refugees arrive in Germany to cheers, 'welcome' signs

2015-09-06 13:25

Hundreds of migrants have streamed into Germany to cheers and "welcome" signs, joining the thousands who arrived the previous day as Austria called for an emergency EU summit.

After Hungarian stay, migrants reach Austria, move on to Germany

2015-09-05 12:23

Austria has begun receiving migrants at its border after they had suffered days of ordeal in Hungary, with many of them immediately beginning onward journeys to Germany.

Austria horror: Truck driver denies knowledge of grisly cargo

2015-09-03 21:28

One of the suspected drivers of the truck found abandoned in Austria with the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants inside, has denied knowing there was anyone on board.

Minute of silence for migrants tops Austrian radio charts

2015-09-02 20:54

A music track consisting of a minute of silence in support of asylum seekers in Austria has entered the country's main pop charts at number one.

Austrians demonstrate for migrants

2015-08-31 22:36

Around 20 000 people have demonstrated in Vienna against ill-treatment of migrants after the bodies of 71 refugees were found in an abandoned truck.

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