Former Austrian justice minister Claudia Bandion-Ortner, herself a judge, is also deputy director of a Saudi-funded centre in Vienna for fostering inter-religious dialogue.
A 19-year-old Polish man has been arrested for attempting to carry out a 'nephew scam' in Linz, after the 74-year-old he was trying to con acted as a decoy for the police.
From January 2015 people in Vienna will no longer be allowed to keep giant snakes, spiders, scorpions and the like as pets.
A group of Romanian human traffickers have been arrested for forcing three young woman into prostitution against their will.
A group of students has constructed a model city for 102,574 inhabitants in one of Vienna's main squares – as a form of protest against the taxpayer-funded bailout of the Hypo Alpe Adria bank for the sum of €19 billion.
According to a Eurostats report issued on Wednesday, Austria has granted the most residence permits to citizens from Serbia, followed by Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Could these be the ugliest babies to be born at Vienna's Schönbrunn Zoo? The four baby naked mole-rats, also known as sand puppies, are "certainly not the most beautiful, but are one of the most exciting animals," according to zoo director Dagmar Schratter.
A German satellite TV channel has announced that it will be broadcasting Star Wars films continuously, 24 hours a day, for two weeks starting on December 1st.
Winter has come early to western Austria, leaving hundreds of homes without electricity on Wednesday night. Snow and rainfall also caused numerous problems on roads, and is expected to continue until Thursday evening.