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20,000 march in Austria after migrant truck tragedy

Vienna - Around 20,000 people took to the streets of Vienna on Monday to demonstrate against ill-treatment of migrants, police said, after the bodies of 71 refugees were found in an abandoned truck last week.

Several hundred migrants arrive in Vienna on trains from Budapest: Police

Vienna - Several trains carrying hundreds of migrants arrived in Vienna from Budapest on Monday evening, police said, after they had been stopped at the Austrian border for several hours.

Austria orders migrants from trains at Hungarian border

Vienna - Austrian security forces stopped two trains with several hundred migrants near the border with Hungary on Monday, a police spokesman said, hours after authorities in Budapest let them leave despite many not having EU visas.

Traffic chaos as Austria ups border checks in migrant smuggler hunt

Vienna - Huge traffic jams stretching back 50 kilometres (30 miles) built up along the Austro-Hungarian border on Monday as Austrian police stepped up security checks in the hunt for people smugglers.

Migrant trains arrive in Austria as crisis deepens

Vienna - Trains packed with migrants arrived in Austria's capital where 20,000 people turned out to show their support for the new arrivals, as Europe struggled to cope with the biggest movement of people since World War II.

Dead Austria migrants likely Syrians, include four children

Vienna - The 71 bodies found in an abandoned truck on an Austrian motorway were believed to be those of Syrian migrants and included a toddler and three young boys, Austrian police said Friday.

Four arrested over Austria truck tragedy

Vienna - Hungary said Friday it has arrested four people over the discovery of 71 decomposing bodies in an abandoned truck in Austria, another grim tragedy involving migrants desperately seeking refuge in Europe.

Stench of death as Austria finds truck loaded with migrant bodies

Parndorf - When Austrian police opened the back of an abandoned lorry parked on the side of a motorway on Thursday morning, their eyes took in "an atrocious sight".

At least 20 migrants found dead in truck on Austria highway

Vienna - At least 20 migrants have been found dead inside a truck on a highway in Austria, police said Thursday, the latest tragedy involving people desperately trying to reach Europe.

Merkel says migrant crisis a 'huge challenge' for Balkans

Vienna - Western Balkan countries are facing "huge challenges" due to the tide of migrants trying to reach the EU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

Migrant crisis set to hijack western Balkans summit

Vienna - Europe's raging migrant crisis is set to hijack a summit in Vienna of leaders from the western Balkans region on Thursday that will also be attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Nuclear watchdog seeks to soothe concerns on Iran probe

Vienna - The UN atomic watchdog chief sought Tuesday to ease concerns in the United States about its investigation into Iran's alleged past nuclear activities following July's landmark deal with major powers.

Austrian paper sued over wrong photo of Germanwings co-pilot

Vienna - Court proceedings opened Monday against an Austrian newspaper for publishing a photo of a German man wrongly identified as the co-pilot who deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps in March.

Iran submits nuclear activity information to UN watchdog

Vienna - Iran has submitted documents linked to its past nuclear activity, the UN's atomic watchdog has confirmed, a key condition of a probe into suspected efforts to create nuclear arms.

Austrian refugee camp violates children's rights, says Amnesty

Vienna - Amnesty International on Friday slammed conditions at Austria's main refugee camp as a "disgraceful" violation of human rights, highlighting what it called the "inhumane" plight of more than 1,700 unaccompanied children.

Austria's nonsense museum spreads comic relief

Osterreich - From a transparent suitcase for nudists to automatic nose pickers -- Austria's museum of nonsense and its vast collection of silly yet brilliant inventions are proof that bad ideas, if carried out well, can turn into genius creations.

Op-Ed: Nuclear deal with Iran may be signed but uncertainties remain

Washington - Wasn’t there something just a little bit creepy about U.S. President Barack Obama warning Jewish leaders in the United States that Israel would likely be attacked if the recently negotiated nuclear deal with Iran was blocked by Congress?

More than 140 migrants found on motorways in Austria and UK

Vienna - Over 140 migrants were found stranded this weekend on motorways in Britain and Austria, with at least a dozen children among them, police said Sunday.

'Inhumane' Austrian refugee camp halts intake

Vienna - Austria on Wednesday stopped accepting new arrivals at its main refugee camp, where the United Nations has described conditions as "inhumane".The move comes as a growing number of countries show signs of strain from Europe's burgeoning migrant crisis.

Austria's President Fischer to visit Iran

Vienna - Austrian President Heinz Fischer will in September make the first visit to Iran by a European head of state since 2004, his office said Thursday.
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