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Austria gets first female chancellor as interim premier

2019-05-30 19:53

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has appointed the head of the country's consitutional court as Austria's first female chancellor to lead an interim government until elections in the autumn.

Thousands expected in Vienna to pay respects to F1 legend Lauda

2019-05-29 08:35

Thousands, including Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, are expected to throng Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral to mourn the giant of the sport, Niki Lauda, who died on May 20 at the age of 70.

Austria uncovers €100m online trading scam

2019-02-26 17:30

Austrian police says they had uncovered an online financial trading scam which according to initial estimates defrauded victims across Europe out of some €100m.

Austrian motorbike maker KTM profits race to record

2019-01-29 13:49

European's leading motorbike maker, KTM, booked record profits last year as it lifted sales and expanded its market share, according to preliminary figures obtained by AFP.

WATCH: Snow chaos in the Alps

2019-01-20 08:36

Even older Austrians are amazed by the amount of snow that's fallen in a matter of days. Soldiers, firefighters and volunteers are helping in the most affected areas.

Austrian woman killed when train hits car driven by husband, 81

2019-01-03 10:27

Police say an 81-year-old woman died and her husband was injured after a freight train hit their car at a crossing in northern Austria.

WATCH: These alpacas are fascinated by a tiny hedgehog visitor

2018-12-08 17:06

This little bunch of curious alpacas recently stumbled across a hedgehog seemingly for the first time and the the herd is absolutely fascinated by the prickly little critter.

Austria FM bow to Putin at wedding dance goes viral

2018-08-20 20:33

The Austrian foreign minister's deep bow to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a dance at her wedding made waves, causing more furore for the already-controversial visit.

'Spectre', 'Skyfall' actress Naomi Harris to open 007 Elements

2018-07-13 12:10

007 Elements, an exciting new James Bond experience built inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl mountain in Sölden, Austria, is now open to the public.

Ecclestone questions 2019 Miami race

2018-07-04 15:06

Bernie Ecclestone has questioned whether Liberty Media will be able to add Miami to next year's Formula 1 calendar.

 

WATCH: 'Bye Niki' - Austria says farewell to F1 icon Lauda

2019-05-30 11:34

Thousands of mourners, including motor racing world champion Lewis Hamilton, bid farewell to Formula 1 legend and Austrian national hero Niki Lauda at a ceremony in Vienna's historic cathedral.

Niki Lauda is 'not suffering anymore' - Ecclestone

2019-05-22 09:45

Although Niki Lauda once said he has no real friends, plenty of them are paying emotional tribute to the inimitable Formula 1 legend this week, including former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

WATCH: Audi E-Tron successfully ascends one of the toughest ski courses in Austria

2019-02-20 07:00

Racer Mattias Ekström pilots specially equipped version of first fully-electric Audi up the steepest section of Kitzbühel’s Streif downhill course in Austria.

Royal mystery: Austrian feared kidnapped safe with family

2019-01-24 11:12

Austrian police say an 88-year-old woman with links to Austro-Hungarian nobility who was the feared victim of a brazen daytime kidnapping has surfaced unharmed at her daughter's house.

Road to snowed-in Austrian nuns cleared, but they stay put

2019-01-18 08:04

Authorities have cleared the road to 30 Catholic nuns whose Alpine convent was cut from the outside world by heavy snowfall for more than 10 days.

Austria to press ahead with digital tax

2018-12-31 23:50

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz vowed Saturday to press ahead with a tax on large internet and technology companies, following France's example.

WATCH: Scary masks and hairy suits at the traditional pre-Christmas Krampus run

2018-12-08 07:35

In the run-up to Christmas, the scary companion of St Nicholas, the Krampus, creates excitement for Austrian children as the villiagers take part in this annual tradition.

WATCH: Vladimir Putin dances with Austrian foreign minister

2018-08-20 10:07

Russian President Vladimir Putin dances with Austrian foreign minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding.

Mercedes apology 'bizarre' during Austrian GP - Horner

2018-07-05 08:22

Christian Horner says Mercedes threw a key team member 'under the bus' during last week's Austrian grand prix.

Brawn hopes 'fast' Alonso stays in F1

2018-07-04 15:06

Formula 1 sporting boss Ross Brawn says he hopes Fernando Alonso stays in F1.

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