Russian author Lyudmila Ulitskaya receives this year's Austrian State Prize for European Literature. The award, which is remunerated with €25,000, was presented to Ulitskaya by Minister of Culture Josef Ostermayer (Social Democrats/SPÖ) on Saturday.
Vincenzo Nibali completed his victory in the 2014 Tour de France on Sunday as German sprinter Marcel Kittel won the final stage on the Champs Elysees in Paris.
Rudolf Kemler, chief of the state holding company for industry OeIAG which currently holds 28.4 percent of the Telekom Austria shares wants to keep this stake after the increase in capital which is planned for 2015.
According to a survey which the Linz-based Market Institute conducted for the business magazine "trend" 73 percent of Austrians support a European wide traffic toll. 27 percent would prefer national solutions within the 28 EU member states.
The prestigious Salzburg Festival is known for its classical performances of Mozart and Bach, but this year the spotlight is on a new modern opera telling the story of German artist and Holocaust victim Charlotte Salomon.
A soccer match to be played in Austria on Saturday by Maccabi Haifa and German club SC Paderborn had to be moved to a new venue due to security concerns after a violent anti-Israel protest disrupted the Israeli team's last game in Bischofshofen in Salzburg province.
Italian Vincenzo Nibali won the 2014 Tour de France on Sunday after the final stage that ended on the famous Champs-Elysees avenue. Frenchmen Jean-Christophe Peraud and Thibaut Pinot finished second and third.
UPDATE: Germany pulled its embassy staff out of Tripoli on Monday, a day after advising all its citizens currently in Libya to leave the strife-torn country immediately.
Spain's Pablo Andujar broke a title drought lasting for more than two years on Sunday as he defeated Argentine Juan Monaco 6-3, 7-5 to win the Swiss Open.
Updated: Police arrested a man in Copenhagen on the suspicion of killing his wife, whose body was found at the couple's home in southern Sweden during the weekend.
Spanish police said Sunday they had smashed a ring suspected of trafficking people, mainly Cubans, from Spain to the United States through Mexico, with the arrest of 14 people.
Vincenzo Nibali will be able to sit back, sip champagne and pose for photos on the final day of the Tour de France on Sunday as the peloton rolls into Paris.
The driver of a truck that crossed to the wrong side of a French highway and crushed to death a family of five travelling in the opposite direction tested positive for cocaine use, the investigating prosecutor said Saturday.
The Swedish summer was washed away on Sunday as thunderstorms caused chaos in Stockholm, including torrents of water flooding down stairways at metro stations.
UPDATED: The wreck of the Costa Concordia entered the Italian port of Genoa on Sunday, ending the cruise liner's final journey to be scrapped two and a half years after it capsized at a cost of 32 lives.
Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, renowned for his virtuosity in Verdi operas, has died in Milan, the ANSA news agency reported Saturday. He was 90.
Hundreds of cannabis clubs are cropping up all over Barcelona thanks to owners exploiting a legal loophole, which doesn't penalise people for setting up smokers' associations.
French police arrested 70 people at a banned pro-Palestinian protest in central Paris on Saturday that degenerated into clashes between demonstrators and armour-clad riot squads.
Our friends at Scandinavia Standard have gone through the rigorous research of eating their way through the capital's kebab restaurants. Here they offer their picks for the six best joints in town.
UPDATE: A taxi driver, who is accused of sexually abusing 175 children and adolescents, kept a disabled boy in his apartment in Brandenburg for four weeks.
The WHO's surprising recommendation to decriminalise personal drug use has MPs planning to reevaluate Denmark's national drug policies.
The ongoing conflict in the middle east is delaying the investigation into the death of an 8-year-old girl who was found dead in Sweden in May. Meanwhile, over a 1,000 people attended a pro-Gaza march in Malmö.
Passengers can once again fly direct from Copenhagen to Tel Aviv after Norwegian lifts its temporary suspension of flights.