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Austrian court jails Syrian for life for killing Bashar al-Assad soldiers

An Austrian court jailed a Syrian asylum seeker for life for murdering 20 wounded soldiers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s army while fighting alongside an anti-Assad militia near the city of Homs.

Austrian far-right lawmaker: stop giving Turks Austrian nationality

The far-right runner-up in Austria`s presidential election last year, Norbert Hofer, said there should be no dual-citizenship for Turks until Ankara discloses how many Turks in Austria still hold Turkish citizenship.

Iran indicts nuclear negotiator, holds Iranian-American on fraud charges

Iran does not recognise dual nationality, which prevents relevant Western embassies from seeing individuals who have been detained.  

Turkey blasts Austria`s `irresponsible` referendum stance

Turkey has slammed Austria`s "double standard" and "irresponsible" approach to potential campaigning by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the EU member state ahead of April`s referendum.

Europe: Frozen Danube river becomes skaters' paradise

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Rafael Nadal welcomes back old foe Roger Federer, praises new generation

Rafael Nadal welcomes back old foe Roger Federer, praises new generation

Nadal, 30, said it was good for the game to see younger players starting to make their mark.

GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD - Investors may look to ECB for comfort after high-risk votes

GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD - Investors may look to ECB for comfort after high-risk votes

With Italy`s constitutional referendum and Austria`s presidential vote on Sunday both potentially underlining growing anti-establishmentism, the European Central Bank is preparing to set to try to bring some calm to the mix. 

Trump effect unknown in tight Austrian presidential election

Austrians are choosing Sunday between a moderate and a populist for president and both candidates are hoping to exploit the Trump effect in the first European Union nation facing such a choice since the US election.

Adolf Hitler's birthplace to be demolished: Austria

Adolf Hitler's birthplace to be demolished: Austria

Deliberations in Austria about what to do with the building, located in Braunau am Inn in the state of Upper Austria, have been long-standing.

Moroccan suspected of links to Paris attack jihadists held in Austria

A Moroccan man arrested in Brussels in July is being held in Austria, suspected of having links to the jihadist cell responsible for the Paris attacks last November, a spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutor told AFP on Monday.

Nine Iraqis held over gang rape of tourist in Vienna

An Austrian court remanded nine Iraqi migrants in custody on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the gang rape of a German tourist on New Year`s Eve in Vienna. 

Turkey`s FM accuses Austria of being `capital of radical racism`

Turkey`s top diplomat escalated on Friday a war of words with Austria, calling it the "capital of radical racism" after Vienna urged an end to Ankara`s EU membership talks.

Austria wants European Union to end Turkey membership talks

Austria's Chancellor Christian Kern has called on the European Union to end membership talks with Turkey.

Austria hands over Paris attacks 'accomplices' to France

Austria hands over Paris attacks 'accomplices' to France

The Algerian and Pakistani men, now aged 29 and 35 and who have not been named, were arrested in Austria on December 10.

Austria summons Turkish envoy over post-coup crackdown

Austria said it will summon Turkey`s ambassador on Thursday to discuss Ankara`s "increasingly authoritarian" behaviour and allegations it had been behind recent Turkish protests in Vienna.

Austria jihad recruiter sentenced to 20 years

The 34-year-old "brainwashed" dozens of people aged between 14 and 30.

Austrian government expropriates Hitler's birthplace

Austrian government expropriates Hitler's birthplace

The expropriation ends a long legal battle with the owners, who refused to sell the property to the state and who now will be indemnified.

Hungary minister says Austrian border checks unjustified

Border checks by Austria that have caused long queues on the Hungarian side of the frontier in recent days are unjustified, Hungary's Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Thursday.

Austria to hold new presidential vote on October 2

Austrians will again vote in a presidential election on October 2 after the far-right managed to get its narrow defeat from May declared null and void, the government said Tuesday.

Britain `will remain in the EU`: Austrian minister

Britain will not quit the European Union despite voting to do so in a June 23 referendum, Austria`s finance minister Hans Joerg Schelling said in an interview published on Tuesday.