Earthquake rocks southwest France, no casualties reported

An earthquake measuring between 5.0 and 5.2 on the open-ended Richter Scale rocked parts of southwest France on Thursday.

Vienna world's best city to live; Hyderabad on top in India

Vienna world's best city to live; Hyderabad on top in India

In the top-five positions globally, Vienna (Austria) is followed by Zurich (Switzerland), Auckland (New Zealand), Munich (Germany) and Vancouver (Canada).

Full List: World's 10 best places to live in

Full List: World's 10 best places to live in

Vienna, a city of nearly 1.8 million people, is the world's best city, followed by Zurich, Auckland, Munich and Vancouver.

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After raping boy in Vienna, Iraqi migrant says it was 'sexual emergency'

After raping boy in Vienna, Iraqi migrant says it was 'sexual emergency'

The rape was so brutal that the boy had to be hospitalised for his injuries.

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. 

Iran, EU meet to 'finalise' nuclear deal: Mogherini

Iran's foreign minister and the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met on Saturday in Vienna to "finalise" last July's nuclear deal, Mogherini said on Twitter.

Austria police step up security amid terror warning

The warning included "several names of potential attackers" but investigations have so far yielded no concrete results, the statement said.

Hungary accuses Austria of `stupidity` in refugee crisis

Hungary has accused Austria of confusing "solidarity and stupidity" after Vienna said that nations which do not accept their share of refugees under European Union quotas should face sanctions.

UN watchdog decides to close nuclear weapons probe of Iran

UN watchdog decides to close nuclear weapons probe of Iran

In a symbolic victory for Iran, the International Atomic Energy Agency`s Board of Governors passed a resolution that would end its long-running inquiry but allows inspectors to continue to police the country`s nuclear programme.

World's top 10 cities to live in

According to consultancy firm Mercer's 'Quality of Living Report-2015', globally, Vienna is followed by Zurich, Auckland, Munich, Vancouver, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Copenhagen and Sydney, as the world's top 10 cities in terms of quality of living.

 

Iran nuclear deal to enter into force early January: Deputy FM

Iran expects July's landmark nuclear deal with major powers to enter into force in early January, when Tehran will have implemented its commitments, Iran's deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Syed Akbaruddin appointed as India's envoy to United Nations

Akbaruddin will replace Asoke Kumar Mukerji as the Permanent Representative of India at the UN.

Security measures in Vienna increased following Paris terror attacks

Ramped up security measures will involve "all sites that are of importance" in Vienna.

Syria talks result in 'concrete calendar' leading to polls'

Top diplomats from 17 countries and three organisations had agreed they would aim for a first meeting between Syrian regime.

Russia warns against pressing demands for Assad's ouster

Russia's foreign minister says the next round of Syria talks expected to be held this weekend must not focus squarely on demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad's resignation.

Austrian government moves to tighten asylum rules

Austria's government, facing a record influx of migrants as well as a surge in support for the anti-immigration far-right, moved today to tighten asylum rules in the EU country.

Attacks on Syria rebel strongholds kill 89: Monitor

 At least 89 people, including 17 children, were killed on Friday in attacks on opposition strongholds in the north and outside Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Iran to join Syria talks as diplomatic push gains pace

Iran to join Syria talks as diplomatic push gains pace

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will join key players in the Syria crisis -- including Russia, the United States and Saudi Arabia -- in Vienna on Friday.

Austria will meet EU climate targets: environment minister

Austria is on track to meet climate and energy targets by the year 2020 despite a prognosis from the EU's European Environment Agency (EEA) that suggests otherwise, its environment minister said on Tuesday.