Austrian town officials resign after Nazi basement film

Two conservative town council members in eastern Austria have resigned from their posts and left the People`s Party after a documentary film showed them singing and toasting one another in a basement room filled with Nazi memorabilia.

Austria stops schoolgirls going to Syria

Austrian police prevented two schoolgirls aged 14 and 15 from travelling to Syria, officials said Wednesday with press reports saying they wanted to join Islamist guerrillas.

Action lawsuit: Vienna court orders Facebook to respond

The Vienna Regional Court, where a class-action lawsuit against Facebook has been filed, has reviewed the case and has given Facebook Ireland four weeks to respond.

Suspected cases in Austria not Ebola: Ministry

Austria`s health ministry has given the all-clear after regional authorities earlier reported two suspected cases of Ebola in two men recently returned from Nigeria.

Suspected cases in Austria not Ebola: Ministry

Austria`s health ministry gave the all-clear Tuesday evening after regional authorities earlier reported two suspected cases of Ebola in two men recently returned from Nigeria. 

Austrian mountain rescuers deliver high-altitude baby

A team of 15 mountain rescuers accompanied by a gynaecologist had to climb some 2,500 metres (8,200 feet) above sea level to help deliver a baby, police said Wednesday.

Austrian woman accused of making porn films in church

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

US, Austria agree to discuss spying allegations

Experts from the US and Austria will meet to discuss concerns over alleged US spying activities, ministers from both countries have agreed.

Thousands demonstrate against Austria visit of Turkish PM

As many as 10,000 people demonstrated in Vienna against a visit by Turkey`s strongman Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, organisers and police said.

Woman held captive, beaten for weeks in Austria: Police

A Romanian woman was imprisoned, raped and repeatedly beaten in a house in Austria for more than a month before escaping when her attacker got drunk, police said on Tuesday.

NATO says not to blame for planes vanishing from radar

NATO said on Sunday it was not to blame for recent incidents in which dozens of aircraft briefly vanished from air traffic control radar screens in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

A vegetarian`s street-food guide to Eastern Europe

An all-veg, street-food tour to Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary.

Russia eyes own Eurovision after drag queen`s win

Russian lawmakers have proposed creating their own version of Eurovision after Europe`s premier song competition was won by a bearded Austrian drag queen who vehemently promotes gay rights.

Austria`s Conchita Wurst helps put gay Vienna on the map

Even before Conchita Wurst`s Eurovision triumph helped burnish Austria`s tolerant image, Vienna was already popular with gay tourists, attracted by the mix of high-brow culture and history -- and also fun.

One dead, 13 hurt in Vienna building explosion

One person was killed Saturday, 13 were hospitalised and one woman was missing after a large explosion caused a partial collapse of a Vienna apartment building, Austrian emergency services said.

Jordan king to hold Syria talks in Russia on Wednesday

Jordan`s King Abdullah II is to travel to Moscow on Wednesday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Syrian conflict, after visits to the Vatican and Austria, the palace said.

Austria prepares to extradite Ukraine oligarch to US

Austrian authorities said today that Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash has been placed in "extradition custody", the first step towards a possible extradition to the United States.

Austria freezes assets of 18 Ukrainians: ministry

Austria has frozen assets of 18 Ukrainians suspected of violating human rights and of involvement in corruption, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

Austrian Haider`s daughter to run in EU election

The daughter of late Austrian far-right leader Joerg Haider announced she plans to run in May`s European Parliamentary Elections, giving her father`s underachieving party a much-needed boost.

Never intended to flee, says Amanda Knox`s ex-boyfriend Sollecito

The ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox says he wasn`t fleeing Italy when he drove to Austria while an appeals court deliberated his fate in the death of a British student.