To no-one's surprise, Vienna came out on top in the choice between three Austrian cities to host 2015's Eurovision Song Contest, according to state broadcaster ORF on Wednesday.
A group of politicians from Vienna's 21st district, Floridsdorf, have launched a petition against street prostitution in their area.
Austria has the third highest number of young farmers in the EU - after Poland and the Czech Republic.
The non-profit association 'Legalize! Austria' has introduced a parliamentary citizen's initiative on Wednesday, to remove cannabis from being banned within the scope of the Austrian Narcotics act.
Germany's oldest private bank, Berenberg, has released a report identifying Austria's Raiffeisen bank as being the European institution most vulnerable to knock-on effects from the latest round of sanctions against Russia.
A 46-year-old Hungarian woman has been arrested on suspicion of drugging several men in Graz and then robbing them.
The Islamic State (IS), which is viewed alongside al-Qaeda as one of the most dangerous jihadist groups, has a group of sympathisers in Vienna who have set up a Facebook group and are even selling fan merchandise online.
An Austrian doctor believes that there is little chance of cases of Ebola appearing in this country, according to a report on Tuesday from the Austrian Press Agency.
After an international money laundering ring run by two Chechen families was busted by the Vienna State Criminal Investigation Department two weeks ago, members of the family clan swore they would get revenge on those who had dishonoured them.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is demanding that five major Austrian Internet providers block access to sites they claim are used to pirate music.