In this editorial, The Local's Paul Gillingwater argues that a new great European war may have just indirectly been triggered by events at OPEC in Austria - for the third time.
Confidential documents from Vienna's Employment Service (AMS) have been leaked to the Kronen Zeitung newspaper - revealing that 55.1 percent of unemployed people in Vienna have a migration background, and that every third unemployed person is a foreigner.
A 37-year-old woman who was beaten with a stick during a traditional Krampuslauf procession in Hallein, Salzburg, had to be treated in hospital because she was so badly bruised.
Austrian double-Oscar winner Christoph Waltz was honoured with a star on Tinseltown's storied Walk of Fame on Monday - with Quentin Tarantino first in line to pay tribute.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, on a visit to Turkey, has unexpectedly announced that Russia is shelving the multi-billion-euro South Stream pipeline project to deliver Russian gas to Europe, blaming the EU for throwing obstacles in its path. [Updated with OMV reaction.]
A 22-year-old woman from Gmunden in Upper Austria narrowly escaped with her life after a fragmentation grenade exploded inside her wood burner on Sunday.
Beate McLatchie is originally from Innsbruck, Austria but moved to Bali in 1992 and spent over 20 years there, raising a family, running a yoga and wellness company and building villas. She has now returned to Vienna to set up a yoga studio and spoke to The Local about feeling like an expat in her own country.