Austria to tighten checks at Italian border from June 1 at the latest

Austria will introduce tougher border controls at the Brenner Pass crossing with Italy from June 1 at the latest as part of a tough response to Europe`s migration crisis, Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil said on Tuesday.

Austria to stay tough on migrants: new interior minister

Austria`s new Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said on Sunday he would stick to the hardline stance on migrants pushed by his predecessor, Johanna Mikl-Leitner.

This country wants to seize Adolf Hitler`s birth house

Austria said Saturday it wants to seize Adolf Hitler`s birthplace from its private owner in a bid to end a bitter legal battle and stop the house from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine.

Germany should back Austria on controlling border with Italy against migrants: Transport minister

Germany should support Austria in stemming an expected increase in migrants trying to get to northern Europe by sending police to help control the Brenner border with Italy, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said on Tuesday.

Protest on closure of border between Austria and Italy

Human Right organizations are protesting on the closure of border between Austria and Italy

Spain probes coach crash that killed 13 foreign students

Spanish investigators were on Monday looking for what caused a weekend coach crash that killed 13 foreign students, all young women and most of them from Italy.

Austria slams Germany over misleading refugee information

The Austrian government has accused the German government of releasing misleading information which may keep the refugees within its territory, the media reported on Friday.

Greece says up to 70,000 migrants may be `trapped` next month

Some 6,500 people were stuck at the Idomeni camp on Greece`s northern border with Macedonia. 

Europe rifts widen as migrant arrivals top 110,000 this year

Tensions reached boiling point between European states worst affected by the migrant crisis ahead of a meeting of Balkan states on Wednesday, as new figures showed no let-up in the influx of people.

UN denounces restrictions of refugees, calls for unity in Europe

UN denounces restrictions of refugees, calls for unity in Europe

The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday decried "restrictive practices" imposed by countries including Austria, Slovenia and Macedonia, and called on Europe to have a coordinated approach to share responsibility in the crisis.

Austria caps migrants, agrees to `cooperate better` with Greece

Austria on Friday introduced a daily cap on asylum-seekers, sparking EU fears of a domino effect along the Balkan migrant trail and a threat from Greece to veto an accord keeping Britain in the bloc.

Austria sets asylum limit as eastern Europe hikes pressure

Austria announced Wednesday a daily limit for the number of asylum requests as eastern EU members set a mid-March deadline for a German-backed plan on Turkey sealing its borders to migrants to bear fruit.

Austria defies push for EU migrant solution with new border controls

Austria announced Tuesday it would step up controls along its southern borders, edging closer to Eastern countries in their defiance of Germany`s push for a European solution to the migrant crisis.

Sushma Swaraj meets Austrian Foreign Minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a meeting with Austria's Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz here on Tuesday.

Austria says migrant flow to be slowed 'step by step': Report

The flow of migrants through the Balkans and towards Germany will be slowed progressively as part of a coordinated "domino effect" of restrictions by countries along the route, Austria`s interior minister said in comments published on Tuesday.

Austrian president defends ''welcoming culture'' for refugees

Austrian president defends ''welcoming culture'' for refugees

Tens of thousands of refugees have flocked to Europe from war-torn countries such as Syria, Iraq and Libya. 

Austria says it plans to step up deportations of migrants

Austria will step up deportations of migrants and is adding Morocco, Algeria and other states to a list of countries it deems safe, enabling it to send people back there more quickly, government ministries said on Sunday.

Austria gives Greece fresh Schengen warning

Greece faced fresh pressure Saturday on its handling of the migrant crisis after Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner warned that Athens faced "temporary exclusion" from the EU`s passport-free Schengen zone.

Vienna is Indians’ hot favourite tourist destination

Vienna is Indians’ hot favourite tourist destination

The Viennese -- who have been viewing films since 1902 -- also take movie-making seriously. 

Austria to `turn away` migrants aiming to pass through Germany

Austria to `turn away` migrants aiming to pass through Germany

Germany has been turning away a growing number of migrants at its border with Austria, sending hundreds back into Austria every day.