Recent scares over deadly cases of Salmonella, Listeria, and Ebola have raised awareness of blood- and fluid- borne pathogens, with the latest now-confirmed case of the West-Nile virus appearing in Austria.
Police have arrested nine people on Austrian territory who are suspected of wanting to participate as jihadists in the war in Syria.
The heads of the neo-Nazi network "Objekt 21" have been sentenced to six years and nine months and four years and eight months respectively on Wednesday.
In South Tyrol, Italy's German-speaking northern region, Teutonic efficiency meets Italian flair in a seemingly blissful union of lederhosen, "La Dolce Vita" and idyllic scenery. But for some, life is not so sweet.
Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (People's Party/ÖVP) has warned of a new cold war between the East and the West because of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Troubled Bank of Cyprus (BoC), the island's largest lender, said Wednesday it has agreed to sell its stake in Romania's Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel to an Austrian firm for €95 million, according to an AFP report. The bailed-in bank said the proceeds will enhance its liquidity.
Austria's People's Party (ÖVP) has repeated calls for Sunday trading in Vienna, especially in connection with next year's Eurovision Song Contest.
A young parkour aficionado was spotted recently, hurling himself off rooftops above the streets of Vienna, dressed as the popular character Batman from comics and movies.
On Tuesday, Family Minister Sophie Karmasin of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) announced that the government would be creating an additional 3,000 Kindergarten places, at a cost to the state of €98 million over the next four years.
VAP, the anti-piracy group for film and video in Austria, announced this week that it plans to take legal action against Austrian Internet service providers (ISPs), to force them to block access to so-called piracy websites.
Austria's health ministry gave the all-clear Tuesday evening after regional authorities earlier reported two suspected cases of Ebola in two men recently returned from Nigeria.