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Supporters of the leader of the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party watch a first projection of the Austrian Federal Elections in Vienna

Supporters of the leader of the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party watch a first projection of the Austrian Federal Elections in Vienna

Austria's Freedom Party celebrates election victory

15/10/2017 19:08

Supporters of Austria's conservative and eurosceptic People's Party began celebrating late Sunday as first results showed that it had won Austria's parliamentary elections and that its leader Sebastian Kurz could become Europe's youngest prime minister. 

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Pope Special Olympics: be a heartbeat for the world

16/02/2017 12:25

Pope Francis on Thursday meeting with a delegation from the Special Olympics International in the Vatican, said they were “a sign of hope for all who commit themselves to a more inclusive society.”

Alexander Van der Bellen (L), who won Sunday's presidential elections, and Norbert Hofer (R), candidate of Austria's right-wing Freedom Party, FPOE

Alexander Van der Bellen (L), who won Sunday's presidential elections, and Norbert Hofer (R), candidate of Austria's right-wing Freedom Party, FPOE, at a television debate in Vienna

Europe welcomes defeat of Austria's right-wing leader in presidential election

05/12/2016 11:06

Several European leaders across the continent are relieved that Austria’s euroskeptic anti-immigration candidate, who could have become the country’s first far-right head of state since the Second World War, was defeated in Sunday's presidential election

Austrian Presidential election candidates Alexander van der Bellen (L) and Norbert Hofer arrive for the final television debate

Austrian Presidential election candidates Alexander van der Bellen (L) and Norbert Hofer arrive for the final television debate

Austria Presidential Elections underway

04/12/2016 16:15

Austria could get Europe's first far far-right head of state since World War Two following Sunday's presidential election.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, European Council President Donald Tusk, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, European Council President Donald Tusk, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic line up pose for a group photo call during the Summit 'Migration along the Balkan route' in Vienna, Austria

EU leaders discuss closing Balkans route amid migrant crisis

24/09/2016 18:01

Austria's chancellor has convened a meeting of his German, Greek and west Balkans counterparts on strategies to deal with Europe's biggest migration crisis since World War Two, including closing the so-called Balkans route

Christian Kern, chancellor of Austria, speaks during the Summit for Refugees and Migrants at U.N. headquarters

Christian Kern, chancellor of Austria, speaks during the Summit for Refugees and Migrants at U.N. headquarters

Austria urges EU to increase border security

21/09/2016 10:05

Austria is urging the European Union to tighten its external borders and an aid package for countries in need amid concerns of a new massive influx of migrants fleeing war and poverty into Europe

The two candidates for the Austrian presidency, Alexander Van der Bellen (L) and Noebert Hofer

The two candidates for the Austrian presidency, Alexander Van der Bellen (L) and Noebert Hofer

Austria's Controversial Presidential Poll Overshadowed By Deadly Shooting

22/05/2016 17:49

Austrian police say a gunman fired shots early Sunday into a crowd attending an open air concert east of Austria's
border with Liechtenstein, killing two people and wounding 11 others. The deadly incident came shortly before polls opened in a
presidential election.