Austria

Official: Attack was imminent, possibly on Vienna underground

Police foiled an imminent attack, possibly on the Vienna underground, when they arrested a radicalized 18-year-old, an official with the Austrian Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

Vienna on high alert after police arrest terrorism suspect

A terrorist attack in Vienna was averted Friday when police arrested a suspect, according to the country's interior minister.

Austria's Supernova takes over four shopping centres in Croatia

The Supernova Group has taken over four Croatian shopping centres -- the Garden Mall in Zagreb, the retail parks in Koprivnica and Sisak, and the retail park in Pozega, the Austrian group said on...

Austria should cut asylum numbers by half, conservatives say

Austria ought to lower its upper limit for asylum applications it will process to 17,000 - just under half the 35,000 it had planned to this year - conservative Vice Chancellor Reinhold...

Austrian, Slovenian presidents talk bilateral, European issues

Slovenian President Borut Pahor met with the newly-elected Austrian President, Alexander Van der Bellen, in Vienna on Tuesday, and both heads of state expressed their expectation that the two...

Afghans suspected of molesting women on New Years' Eve in Austria

A group of six Afghans are suspected of having sexually harassed a number of women in Innsbruck on New Year's Eve, the city's police chief said Monday.

Austria seeks to stop asylum applications on EU territory

The European Union should curb immigration by banning refugee applications on its territory and setting up asylum application centres outside the bloc, according to proposals put forward by...

Austria gives 2 million euros for aid to eastern Ukraine

Austria is providing an additional 2 million euros (about 2.1 million dollars) "for humanitarian aid to the people in eastern Ukraine," Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said Wednesday on Twitter....

Austrian police give pocket alarms to women for New Year's Eve

Austrian police will start handing out 6,000 pocket alarms to women ahead of New Year's Eve in reaction to the mass sexual assaults that occurred in the German city of Cologne last year, the...

Moroccan detained for possible Christmas season attack in Austria

A Moroccan asylum seeker was detained in Austria after he was overheard talking about a terrorist attack in Salzburg between Christmas and New Year, a prosecution spokesman in Salzburg said...

Austria revises security plans for Christmas markets

Austria's Interior Ministry told Christmas market organizers on Tuesday to revise their security plans in reaction to the truck attack in Berlin which killed 12 people.

Police bust gang that smuggled 10,000 migrants to Europe

Investigators have uncovered a Turkish gang that smuggled some 10,000 migrants to Western Europe in the past 10 years, the Austrian Interior Ministry said Monday.

Van der Bellen shows pro-European policy can win election, says Croatian FM

Alexander van der Ballen won Austria's presidential election two weeks ago thanks to his pro-European policy opposed to the anti-European policy, Croatia's Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier said...

Austrian far-right, Putin's party sign cooperation agreement

Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) and Russia's ruling party United Russia agreed on Monday to cooperate more closely, the FPOe says.

Stier congratulates Burgenland Croats on preserving their identity

Croatian Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier told the Burgenland Croats from three countries, who gathered in Nikitsch, a town in Austria's state of Burgenland, on Sunday, that he was glad to...