Austrian woman, children held in basement prison for 24 years

Vienna  -  A severely abused 42-year-old woman was held prisoner in a basement in eastern Austria by her father for 24 years, reports said on Sunday.

UN rules out sending peace troops to Zimbabwe

UN & Zimbabwe FlagVienna - United Nations Secretary Ban Ki-moon on Friday ruled out se

UN Secretary General urges world "immediate action" on food prices

Vienna - The international community had to take immediate measures to battle rising food prices, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday in Vienna.

OPEC crude price down from all-time highe

OPECVienna  - Crude prices eased on Thursday after reaching a new all-time-high above 111 dollars, the Organiz

Austrian upper house approves EU Reform Treaty

Vienna - Two weeks after Austria's lower house of parliament approved the EU Reform Treaty, the upper house, or Laenderkammer, also approved the treaty which aims to streamline EU decision-making o

Austria's OMV to pursue Hungarian peer despite AGM defeat

Vienna/Budapest  - The Chief Executive of Austrian energy firm OMV said Thursday that his company would not back off from plans to takeover Hungarian peer MOL after OMV failed to block any of the M