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Rising unemployment and high tax and social insurance contributions are causing an increasing number of people in Austria to abandon formal employment and work in “shadow economies”, according to a...

Austria is preparing legal action against the European Commission’s decision to allow billions of euros of subsidies for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK. Austria, which does not have...

French police have detained five Chechens on suspicion of possessing explosives, and media reports suggest that one of the suspects has Austrian citizenship. According to a report in the Kurier newspaper...

Austrian police commandos have arrested the alleged head of an “extremely brutal” Russian organised crime gang wanted for a string of killings in the north Caucasus, authorities said Monday. The...

A 14-year-old boy who plotted to bomb a crowded rail station and had been missing since Tuesday was arrested in Vienna on Friday morning, a spokeswoman for the St. Pölten prosecutor has confirmed. Merkan...

A bomb threat at Austria’s largest radio station Ö3 saw 30 police officers searching the broadcaster’s offices in Vienna before giving the all clear on Tuesday afternoon. An anonymous phone call...

Austria’s Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser (SPÖ) has said that she wants a decision on implementing a full scale ban on smoking in public places made in parliament before summer. She said that the...

Austria’s Interior Ministry is preparing new measures to boost security after last week’s terror attacks in Paris.Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner told the national broadcaster ORF that a group...

Austrians are among those who remain trapped on the burning ferry, as rescuers battle the darkness to save hundreds of passengers in the early hours of Monday morning. Latest update: all passengers have...

The arrival of winter on Boxing Day has led to several accidents across Austria, as snow and ice make driving conditions dangerous.According to a report from the news daily Heute, police in several states...