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Austrian far-right gets election defeat annulled

Vienna - Austria's Norbert Hofer won Friday another shot at becoming the European Union's first far-right anti-immigration president after his nation's highest court dramatically annulled his narrow election defeat from May.

Austria court to rule Friday on far-right election challenge

Vienna - Austria's Constitutional Court has said it will rule Friday on the challenge brought by the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) against its candidate's narrow defeat in May's presidential election.

Huge opium production fall won't stop heroin glut: UN

Vienna - Global opium production plunged almost 40 percent last year but the world remains awash with heroin, the narcotic that still kills the most people worldwide, the United Nations said Thursday.

Brexit feeds European populists' ambitions of power

Vienna - A vote in favour of Brexit could embolden surging populist parties across Europe hoping to follow in Britain's footsteps and either leave the EU or significantly cut its powers, experts warn.

Austrian court hears far-right election challenge

Vienna - Austria's highest court began a public hearing Monday on a legal challenge to May's presidential election brought by the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), whose candidate only narrowly lost.

Gay Pride prouder and louder after Orlando attacks

Vienna - Tens of thousands of Europeans paid tribute in Gay Pride marches on Saturday to the 49 people massacred in a gay nightclub in Orlando last weekend in a defiantly festive atmosphere.

Boosted by Brexit, Le Pen fires up Europe's far-right

Osterreich - The beer flowed and the oompah music boomed in Vienna Friday as France's Marine Le Pen, boosted by the prospect of a "Brexit", fired up a far-right rally of European far-right "patriots" in Austria.

Russia in IAAF dock ahead of Rio Olympics

Vienna - Scandal-hit Russia will likely discover Friday that it has not done enough to get back into world track and field's governing body, the IAAF, in time for its athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics.

Swimming lessons for migrants cause storm in Austria

Vienna - Swimming lessons for refugee children have whipped up a storm in Austria, with a lifeguard's car window smashed and a newspaper on Friday filing charges against a woman who said the migrants should drown.

Austrian far-right challenges election result

Vienna - Austria's anti-immigration Freedom Party plunged the country into uncharted political territory Wednesday with a legal challenge to last month's presidential election, just four weeks before the winner is due to be sworn in."We are not sore losers.

'Indications' N. Korea has reactivated plutonium plant: UN watchdog

Vienna - North Korea may have reactivated a plant for reprocessing plutonium for use in nuclear weapons, the UN atomic watchdog said Monday, citing satellite imagery and echoing recent comments from a US think-tank."The indications that we have obtained...

Austrian foreign minister says migrants should be kept on islands

Vienna - Asylum seekers to the European Union should be held on islands rather than be allowed direct access to the continent, Austria's foreign minister has said.

OPEC happy with oil market, kingpin Saudi says

Vienna - Saudi Arabia expressed confidence Thursday that oil prices will keep recovering, cementing expectations that a divided OPEC will decide to keep crude gushing at its meeting in Vienna."Everybody is very satisfied with the market.

Austrian far-right says 'countless' signs of election fraud

Vienna - Austria's far-right is probing "countless" cases of fraud in last week's presidential election that saw its candidate lose by a narrow margin, the party chief was quoted as saying Sunday.

Austria launches action to seize Hitler's house

Vienna - Austria's government submitted Friday a law to seize the house where Hitler was born, in a bid to stop the building becoming a neo-Nazi shrine.

Iran sticking to nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Vienna - Iran is still complying with the July 2015 landmark nuclear deal with major powers, a report from the UN atomic watchdog seen by AFP showed on Friday.

Austria far-right 'stronger than ever' and ready to rule: party chief

Vienna - Austria's Freedom Party is "stronger than ever" and ready to win the next general election after its candidate narrowly failed to become the European Union's first far-right president, party chief Heinz-Christian Strache said Tuesday.

Austria's new president: green professor who beat the far-right

Vienna - Fans affectionally call him "the professor" or "Sascha", a nickname for Alexander that nods to his Russian roots, while his critics decry him as a haughty "green dictator".

Austrian far-right narrowly loses presidential election

Vienna - Austria's Norbert Hofer narrowly failed Monday to become the EU's first far-right president after his ecologist rival scraped to victory in a knife-edge election that was a rude wake-up call for the continent's established parties.

Postal vote to break tie in Austrian 'election thriller'

Vienna - Austria was on Monday counting hundreds of thousands of postal votes to resolve a knife-edge election that could make it the first EU country with a far-right anti-immigration president.
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