The head of the regional Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) in Voralberg, Roland Frühstück, wants to exert pressure on the Swiss government to speed up decommissioning of its aging nuclear power reactors due to concerns over safety.
The regional volunteer fire service in Schwanenstadt in Upper Austria was called out to rescue a wandering tarantula on Friday afternoon.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, mountain and cave rescue teams announced that they had successfully rescued injured Polish explorer Marek G., who was seriously injured as the result of a fall while exploring a deep cave.
After an investigation lasting several years, investigators in Carinthia have busted a major drug-growing and distribution operation, and arrested four suspects.
The Local talks to Ben Connor, an Australian baritone who moved to Austria to study and perform music.
A salmonella outbreak which has affected hundreds of people across Europe, and which has killed three people, has also been detected in Austria, according to Reuters.