- Italy, Austria make deal to avoid Brenner Pass closure Updated: Apr-28-16 2:09 pm
MILAN - Italy and Austria have reached a deal to avoid closing the heavily trafficked Brenner Pass, an important conduit for tourists and goods transiting Europe, Italy's interior minister said Thursday.
- Refugee baby Serbia Merkel in transit across Europe Updated: Apr-28-16 1:04 pm
KRNJACA, Serbia - She has wide brown eyes, rosy cheeks and thick black hair. Her name is Serbia Merkel al-Mustafa.
- EU in trouble as Eurosceptic parties gain in strength Updated: Apr-28-16 11:50 am
VIENNA - Even before a vehemently anti-EU party won strong support in Austria, the European Union's top official acknowledged that the 28-nation bloc was in trouble.
- Russian track team could return at European Championships Updated: Apr-27-16 12:22 pm
GENEVA - If reinstated in June, Russia could still compete at the European track championships in July, the head of European Athletics said Wednesday after meeting senior officials in Moscow.
- UN chief urges nuclear test ban treaty ratification Updated: Apr-27-16 11:31 am
VIENNA - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the U.S. and seven other nations to ratify the treaty banning nuclear weapons testing so that the agreement can take effect.
- Austrian law-and-order presidential candidate wins 1st round Updated: Apr-24-16 3:07 pm
VIENNA - The law-and-order candidate of Austria's right-wing party swept the first round of presidential elections on Sunday, winning over 35 percent of the vote for the party's best ever result. Government coalition contenders were among the five losers, signaling deep voter rejection and political uncertainty ahead.
- Macedonians protests continue as EU cancels crisis talks Updated: Apr-21-16 4:08 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia - Tens of thousands of people gathered at two rival protests in Macedonia's capital on Thursday as a political crisis deepened in the tiny Balkan state after the country's president pardoned dozens of politicians who were facing criminal proceedings for alleged involvement in a wiretapping scandal.
- IAAF expected to rule on Russian athletes' fate in June Updated: Apr-21-16 12:35 pm
MONACO - The IAAF council is expected to rule on the fate of Russian track and field at its next meeting in June.
- Austrian anti-doping officials slam WADA's meldonium policy Updated: Apr-20-16 8:50 am
VIENNA - Austrian anti-doping authorities have slammed WADA's decision to relax its guidelines for meldonium cases, saying it's "a bad signal" ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
- Austrian president voices doubts over Russia sanctions Updated: Apr-20-16 7:41 am
PARIS - Austria's president says he believes the sanctions imposed on Russia after its annexation of Crimea could be relaxed next year if there is progress in peace talks between Moscow and Kiev.
- Blood sprayed into audience at Austria refugee protest Updated: Apr-15-16 7:28 am
VIENNA - Austrian police say they have laid assault charges against eight suspects after a scuffle with audience members at a play sympathetic to refugees.
- Austrian police mistakenly use photo of US actor in search Updated: Apr-13-16 11:03 am
VIENNA - Red-faced Austrian police are acknowledging that they published a photo of U.S. actor and TV producer Peter Marc Jacobson by mistake in their search for a suspected fraudster.
- WWII mass grave exhumed in Austria Updated: Apr-12-16 11:13 am
VIENNA - Austrian officials say crews looking for graves of World War II combatants have found a grave containing the bodies of up to 30 Soviet soldiers.
- Austria checking possible links of suspect to Mumbai attack Updated: Apr-12-16 5:25 am
VIENNA - Austrian prosecutors say they are following up on the possibility that a Pakistani citizen detained last year is linked to the 2008 attack in Mumbai.
- Austrian minister prominent in migrant crisis leaving job Updated: Apr-11-16 2:54 am
VIENNA - Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner, a prominent figure in Europe's migrant crisis as her country introduced refugee limits that set off the closure of the Balkan route, is stepping down from the job.
- Austrian govt vows to expropriate Hitler's birth house Updated: Apr-09-16 10:57 am
BERLIN - Austrian officials say they plan to try and expropriate the house where Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was born in order to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.
- Austrian museum to return 2 Schiele works to Jewish heiress Updated: Apr-07-16 9:45 am
VIENNA - A Vienna museum has agreed to give up two of five drawings by Austrian artist Egon Schiele that were at the center of a dispute over Nazi-looted art.
- Austrian group reports jump in anti-Semitic incidents Updated: Apr-06-16 1:36 pm
VIENNA - An Austrian organization says that the number of reported anti-Semitic incidents in the country jumped by 82 percent last year compared to 2014.
- Austrian, German ministers urge more anti-terrorism measures Updated: Apr-05-16 2:52 pm
VIENNA - The interior ministers of Austria and Germany said Tuesday that the EU must link efforts to control migration and improve security by establishing functioning outer borders and improving information exchange channels among its 28 members over terror threats.
- Austrian police dispose of explosive tank shell Updated: Apr-04-16 6:02 am
VIENNA - A live tank shell now is in a safe place - but only after Austrian police scrambled to escape a potentially explosive situation.
- Protesters clash with police at Italian-Austrian border Updated: Apr-03-16 3:05 pm
MILAN - Italian demonstrators clashed with Austrian police on Sunday when they crossed the Brenner Pass border to protest against Austria's plans to enforce controls to limit the passage of migrants.
- Austrian police clash with people protesting border closure Updated: Apr-03-16 12:42 pm
BERLIN - Austrian police have clashed with protesters demonstrating against the closure of Europe's borders to migrants.
- Austria claims much of the credit for EU migrant deal Updated: Apr-03-16 7:21 am
VIENNA - Just weeks ago, thousands of migrants a day were streaming into northern Europe. Now the influx has been dramatically crimped and Austria is claiming much of the credit.