Minister of Infrastructure Doris Bures (Social Democrats/SPÖ) is due to follow deceased Barbara Prammer as First Speaker of the National Council, the first chamber of parliament. This was reported by the news daily "Kronen Zeitung" on Saturday.
Spanish star tenor Placido Domingo will not be able to sing the role of "Conte di Luna" in Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" on August 18, 21 and 24 at the Salzburg Festival due to a sudden illness.
Latest update: Ebola was not the cause of death. The discovery of a woman's body triggered precautionary testing for the possible presence of the highly infectious ebola disease in the town of Vomp in Tyrol.
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration should have been quicker to act, an official report concludes. One employee is demoted for an outbreak that contributed to the loss of 12 lives.
French athletics bad boy Mahiedine Mekhissi managed to keep his vest on as he completed a show-stealing redemption run with victory in the men's 1,500-metre final on the closing day of the European Athletics Championships in Zurich on Sunday.
Thomas Bjørn, Thorbjørn Olesen and Lasse Jensen couldn't keep pace as Scot claimed victory at the European Tour event near Aalborg.
British runner Mark Perkins, set a new record for an ultramarathon that traces the 160 kilometres (100 miles) along which the Berlin Wall once stood, organisers said Sunday.
Rolf Buchholz, the world's most pierced man, has been barred from Dubai, where he was turned back at the airport on his way to a hotel appearance, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
Germany must increase workers' salaries to help its neighbours out of the economic slump, the European Union's employment commissioner Laszlo Andor said Saturday.
Bornholm residents felt the quake just after midnight on Sunday. The geological institute confirmed the quake but the magnitude was unknown as of Sunday afternoon.
The anticipated battle for Plattan" - where youth parties jostle to put up campaign posters in a key central Stockholm location - ended in an amicable compromise on Saturday due to lurking Sweden Democrats.
Five-time former champion Roger Federer continued his dominance over hard-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic with a 6-2, 6-3 win Saturday to reach the final of the ATP Cincinnati Masters tournament.
Paris Saint-Germain were left fuming on Saturday after midfielder Thiago Motta was left with a fractured nose following a bust-up in the tunnel at the end of their Ligue 1 clash with SC Bastia.
A French theme park owner who has teamed up with a blacklisted Russian banker to build historical amusement parks in Moscow and Crimea defended his new partner on Saturday, criticizing EU sanctions as a "reign of terror".
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic appeared to strain a muscle in the early stages of PSG's clash against Bastia on Saturday which ended in a 2-0 win for the champions.
Sweden's Meraf Bahta held off a late challenge from hot favourite Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands to win the 5,000m final at the European Athletic Championships in Zurich on Saturday.
German intelligence listened in on at least one telephone conversation of US Secretary of State John Kerry and has spied on NATO ally Turkey for years, Der Spiegel will report on Sunday.
In South Tyrol, Italy's German-speaking northern region, Teutonic efficiency meets Italian flair in a seemingly blissful union of lederhosen, "La Dolce Vita" and idyllic scenery. But for some, life is not so sweet.
A five-and-a-half-hour film from the Philippines, "From What Is Before", scooped the coveted Golden Leopard prize at the Locarno film festival in Switzerland on Saturday.