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Austria marathon election hatches word of the year

Vienna - It was long, ugly and plagued with scandals.

Iran back under nuclear deal limit, says UN watchdog

Vienna - The UN's atomic watchdog has verified that Iran has exported enough nuclear-grade heavy water to come back into line with last year's landmark deal with the West, a diplomatic source said Tuesday.

'Stripclub owner' buys infamous Austrian incest house

Vienna - The house where Austrian incest monster Josef Fritzl shut his daughter in the cellar for 24 years has been sold to a woman who runs a local strip club, reports said Monday.

Watchdog warns 'nuclear terrorism' can strike anywhere

Vienna - "Nuclear terrorists" can strike anywhere, the head of the UN atomic watchdog warned Monday at the start of a week-long ministerial conference on preventing misuse of radioactive materials and attacks on facilities.

Relief and anger after bitter Austrian election

Vienna - After an ugly and deeply polarising presidential campaign in normally tranquil Austria, whooping and relief on one side Sunday night was matched by disdain and anger on the other.

Norbert Hofer: Austria's failed far-right presidential candidate

Vienna - Austria's Norbert Hofer, who swiftly conceded defeat in an election Sunday in which he was bidding to become the EU's first far-right president, is an ideologue and no fan of the bloc.

Austria's green, cigarette-loving new president

Vienna - Fans affectionately call him "the professor" -- and in the end Alexander Van der Bellen gave a lesson in election campaigning by fighting off the far-right to become Austria's new president.

Austria's Norbert Hofer: Who's behind the smile?

Vienna - Austria's Norbert Hofer likes to come across as Mr. Nice Guy but if he wins Sunday's election, he will become the EU's first far-right president.

Austria's Van der Bellen: green foe of 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 "green dictator".

Austrian far-right admits defeat in presidential race

Vienna - Austria's Norbert Hofer conceded defeat Sunday in his bid to become Europe's first far-right president, as projections showed he was lagging behind in a bitterly fought election re-run.Greens-backed independent Alexander Van der Bellen swept 53.

Ugly Austrian 'election of hate' draws to a close

Vienna - Austria's long and ugly presidential campaign drew to a close Saturday, with the far-right aiming to emulate Donald Trump and Brexit campaigners by dealing a hammer-blow to Vienna's centrist establishment.

After Trump and Brexit, Austria far-right eyes presidency

Vienna - First Brexit. Then Trump. Now Austria?The populist wave rising in many countries could claim a fresh victory Sunday if Norbert Hofer is elected Europe's first far-right president since 1945.

Austria's marathon election: 'sloppy' breaches, faulty glue

Vienna - Irregularities in ballot counting, faulty glue and over 350 days of mud-slinging -- Austria's presidential race has turned into a marathon slugfest pitting far-right hopeful Norbert Hofer against Greens-backed Alexander Van der Bellen.

Feisty final debate in Austrian presidential vote

Vienna - The two candidates for Austria's presidency held a feisty final TV debate Thursday, three days before the vote, clashing over issues ranging from the EU to Donald Trump to spying.

Austria's race against time to save anti-Nazi film

Vienna - One of Austria's most important anti-Nazi films was thought lost for decades, until it was uncovered by chance last year.Now experts must race to keep from losing "The City Without Jews" again -- this time from decay.

Holocaust survivor warns Austrians against far-right vote

Vienna - An emotional video appeal by a Holocaust survivor warning Austrians not to vote for the far-right candidate in a presidential election re-run has gone viral, reaching close to three million views on Monday.

Austria's presidential rivals clash in TV debate

Vienna - The two candidates in Austria's longest ever presidential race clashed Sunday over the European Union, Donald Trump, and migrants as they faced off in a TV duel a week before the runoff.

Austria conservatives urge vote against far-right's Hofer

Vienna - Several top Austrian conservatives on Saturday urged voters to shun far-right candidate Norbert Hoffer in next month's presidential election, highlighting fears he could take the country out of the EU.

Austria's far-right stokes fears in wealthy countryside

Pinkafeld - Ask the people of Pinkafeld what makes them proud of their pastel-coloured town set amid pine-strewn hills and many will reply "Our flowers", followed by "...and our Norbert".

UN watchdog chides Iran on minor nuclear deal breach

Vienna - The head of the UN atomic watchdog chided Iran on Thursday after a second minor breach this year by Tehran of the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers.
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