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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.

Austria on knife-edge as presidential race too close to call

Vienna - Austrian far-right hopes of winning a presidential runoff remained on hold Sunday as the candidates were neck-and-neck in a battle closely watched by the EU, which is struggling to contain a surge of anti-immigrant parties.

Austria on knife-edge as presidential race too close to call

Vienna - Austria's closely-watched presidential election was too close to call Sunday, as projections showed a near dead heat between Norbert Hofer of the far-right Freedom Party and ecologist Alexander van der Bellen.Hofer of the Freedom Party (FPOe) won 50.

Two dead, 11 injured in Austrian shooting rampage

Vienna - A 27-year-old man opened fire on people during a village festival in western Austria, killing two people and injuring 11 others before turning the gun on himself, police said Sunday.

Far-right on edge of power as Austria votes for president

Vienna - Austrians voted Sunday in a presidential runoff which could usher in the European Union's first far-right leader, fueled by anti-immigrant anger over Europe's worst post-war refugee crisis.

Austria torn between far-right 'gladiator' and 'glitterati' professor

Vienna - One is a partially disabled gun enthusiast of the far-right, the other a distinguished elderly professor with Green backing -- Austria's presidential candidates mirror the deep rift splitting the country as it prepares for a tense runoff vote this Sund...

Austria's far-right marches on amid lacklustre protests

Vienna - Organisers had expected several thousand people, but in the end just 400 showed up at Vienna's Hofburg palace to protest Austria's presidential far-right contender Norbert Hofer.

Austria's presidential vote also a test for EU

Vienna - Austria's presidential runoff, which could see a far-right candidate grab power this Sunday, is a test for the European Union as it battles the rise of eurosceptic and populist parties across the continent.

Austria swears in new chancellor as far-right threat looms

Vienna - Crisis-hit Austria appointed new Chancellor Christian Kern on Tuesday, with the ailing centrist government pinning its hopes on the ex-railway boss to help stem the surge of the far-right.

Kerry calls on UN to drop aid into besieged Syria towns

Vienna - World powers on Tuesday called on the United Nations to carry out air drops over besieged areas in Syria as regime blockades in rebel-held areas were stopping all food and medical aid in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions.

Austria to swear in new chancellor as far-right threat looms

Vienna - Austria will appoint its new Chancellor Christian Kern on Tuesday, with the ailing centrist government pinning its hopes on the ex-railway boss to help stem the surge of the far-right.

No breakthrough at Syria talks as violence rages

Vienna - World power talks on ending the Syrian conflict broke up with no clear breakthrough Tuesday as new faction-fighting erupted and the death toll continued to mount.

Azerbaijan and Armenia leaders agree Karabakh truce

Vienna - Azerbaijan and Armenia took a step back from the brink of open war on Monday as their presidents agreed to respect a ceasefire in the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh.

Azerbaijan and Armenia leaders meet on Karabakh crisis

Vienna - The US and Russia urged the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to restore a truce when they met on Monday for the first time since fighting erupted over Nagorny Karabakh.
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