United Nations

IAEA chief asks Iran for 'prompt access' to blocked nuclear sites

UN's nuclear agency suspects Iran is 'sanitising' two sites where it has stored or used undeclared nuclear material.

IAEA chief asks Iran for 'prompt access' to blocked nuclear sites

Coronavirus pandemic

Vienna Museum gathers pandemic-related artefacts

Some 1,800 photos of masks, signs and other objects have been received by the Vienna Museum.

Vienna Museum gathers pandemic-related artefacts

Coronavirus pandemic

Europe virus outbreak: Small steps taken to ease lockdown rules

Austria, Spain and Italy lift some movement restrictions but UK to review its curbs as has many unreported deaths.

Austria

Austria to make basic face masks compulsory in supermarkets

A mask won't stop the wearer from catching coronavirus, but it may help avoid transmission if the wearer already has it.

Austria to make basic face masks compulsory in supermarkets

Coronavirus pandemic

COVID19: Austria bans public groups, tightens border

Austrians have been uged to self-isolate, with police deployed to disperse groups of more than five in public.

Austria bans gatherings of more than five people, tightens border

Coronavirus pandemic

As cases rise, how prepared is Europe for coronavirus?

The European public health sector is more resilient to a mass outbreak than many other parts of the world, say experts.

As cases rise, how prepared is Europe for coronavirus?

Europe

Quarantine envelops contacts of Austria's first coronavirus case

Austria is fighting to minimise chances of an outbreak spread by visitors from neighbouring northern Italy.

Quarantine envelops contacts of Austria's first coronavirus case

AJ Impact

Brexit burned $81bn hole in EU budget, leaders try to fill gap

EU to revise membership dues now that UK is no longer contributing to bloc.

Brexit burned $81bn hole in EU budget, leaders try to fill gap

Austria

Austria coalition deal includes headscarf ban, preventive custody

Conservative leader Sebastian Kurz claims to be tough on undocumented immigration and 'political Islam'.

Austria coalition deal includes headscarf ban, preventive custody

Austria

Austria's Kurz, Greens strike New Year's coalition deal

Deal with Green Party marks a swing left for former chancellor whose last coalition was with far-right Freedom Party.

Austria's Kurz, Greens strike New Year's coalition deal

Health

Vienna ballet school 'endangering children's wellbeing'

Students were encouraged to start smoking to stay slim; one element in a litany of abuses, an investigation found.

Vienna ballet school 'encouraging children to smoke to stay slim'

Arts & Culture

Protests, boycotts overshadow Peter Handke's Nobel prize win

Controversial laureate for literature has been criticised over his support for late Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic.

Protests, boycotts overshadow Peter Handke's Nobel prize win

Austria

House Hitler was born in to become a police station

New use will ensure house can 'never again evoke the memory of National Socialism', Austria's interior minister says.

House Hitler was born in to become a police station

Weather

Austria hit with heavy snow, flooding and mudslides

Weather system that brought historic flooding to Venice has caused widespread problems across Austria.

Austria hit with heavy snow, flooding and mudslides

Europe

Isolated Belarus looks towards Europe despite Russian overtures

A rare trip to an EU nation sees Lukashenko defend his human rights record.

Isolated Belarus looks towards Europe despite Russian overtures