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Knives out among Austria's far-right after poll rout

Vienna - Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) grappled Tuesday with the fallout from heavy losses in Sunday's elections as its scandal-hit former leader said he was bowing out of politics.

Austrian far-right Freedom Party dogged by Nazi past

Vienna - A return of Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) to government is seen as likely after Sunday's parliamentary elections, highlighting once again the party's chequered history.

Austria far-right voters unfazed by Ibiza-gate scandal

Vienna - Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) looked to be in serious trouble earlier this year when then leader Heinz-Christian Strache was caught up in a bribery scandal linked to Russia but voters seem unfazed and ready to back the party again in Sunday'...

Andreas Gabalier, Austria's 'populist' pop star, faces far-right claims

Vienna - With his lederhosen and lyrics about his love for the mountains, Andreas Gabalier has become the biggest name in Austrian pop music, but recently has had to defend himself against claims of far-right sympathies.

Austria's far-right party elects leader ahead of polls

Graz - Austria's far-right party on Saturday formally elected Norbert Hofer to lead it into national elections later this month.

Outrage as neo-Nazi elected town council leader in Germany

Berlin - The unanimous election of a neo-Nazi politician in Germany as the head of a town council has sparked outrage among senior political figures and calls to have the decision reversed.

Far-right UK student jailed over Prince Harry online posts

London - A far-right university student who called Prince Harry a race traitor and created an image of him with a pistol to his head was on Tuesday jailed in Britain for more than four years.

Hungary far-right protest stokes fears of anti-Roma violence

Budapest - A Hungarian far-right politician denounced "gypsy terrorists" Tuesday during a demonstration in a provincial town that sparked fears among the country's ethnic-Roma minority of renewed racially-motivated violence.

Austrian far-right ministers to resign en masse amid 'Ibiza-gate' fallout

Vienna - All remaining ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) are to resign, a party spokesman said Monday, after one of their number, Interior Minister Herbert Kickl, was fired in the fallout from a corruption scandal that has brought down the...

Demonstrators celebrate Austria government collapse

Vienna - After hours of chanting and whistling, thousands of demonstrators on Saturday cheered the collapse of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's government over a corruption scandal -- and the prospect of fresh elections.

Merkel urges Europe to stand up to politicians 'for sale'

Zagreb - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that European politicians "must stand up to" far-right politicians "for sale", after a hidden-camera sting brought down nationalist Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache over allegations he was o...

'Ibiza affair' topples Austrian government, snap election announced

Vienna - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz dramatically pulled the plug on his coalition government and announced fresh elections Saturday after an explosive camera sting claimed the scalp of his far-right deputy.

Austria far-right chief faces resignation calls over video scandal

Vienna - Austria's opposition called Friday for the resignation of far-right leader and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache after media reports alleging he had promised public contracts in return for campaign help.

Austria far-right chief faces resignation calls over video scandal

Vienna - Austria's opposition called Friday for the resignation of far-right leader and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache after media reports alleging he had promised public contracts in return for campaign help.

Austria far-right figure admits e-mails with NZ attack suspect

Vienna - The leader of an Austrian far-right group has confirmed a media report that he had more extensive contact with the suspect behind deadly mosque attacks in New Zealand than previously admitted.

Abascal, busting Spain's 'traitors' to resurrect far-right

Madrid - Raging against the "traitors of Spain" and the "cowardly right-wing", Santiago Abascal has managed to resurrect the far-right that had been relegated to the margins of politics since the death of dictator Francisco Franco.

Spain's far-right, the clear leader in social media

Madrid - Just like US President Donald Trump and France's Marine Le Pen, Spain's far-right party Vox has made a point of dominating social media with its hardline rhetoric ahead of elections on Sunday.

Salvini appeals for populist alliance ahead of European elections

Milan - Italy's hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini gathered a handful of European far-right parties in Milan on Monday in a bid to forge an unlikely alliance of nationalists ahead of next month's European parliament elections.

Salvini hopes to forge populist alliance for European elections

Milan - Italy's Matteo Salvini gathers far-right parties from around Europe in Milan on Monday hoping to forge an unlikely alliance of nationalists ahead of next month's European parliament elections.

Far-right parties kick off campaigns for Europe election

Berlin - Right-wing populist parties are gearing up to campaign for European Parliament elections next month, but policy differences and the Brexit drama threaten their dream to "unite the right".

Racist crime up sharply in east Germany's Saxony state

Berlin - Far-right and racist crime rose sharply last year in eastern Germany's ex-communist state of Saxony, new data showed on Thursday.

German Jewish leader 'threatened' after criticising far-right AfD

Berlin - A Jewish community leader in Germany said Thursday she had been targeted with threats and hate mail "almost by the minute" since criticising the far-right AfD party.

Italy's far-right Salvini calls for populist 'European spring'

Warsaw - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday said populists from Italy and Poland should spark a "European spring" to replace the centre-right influence of Germany and France, ahead of key EU elections.

Italy's far-right Salvini calls for populist 'European spring'

Warsaw - Far-right Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday said populists from Italy and Poland should spark a "European spring" to replace the centre-right influence of Germany and France, as the EU prepares for key elections.

Merkel leads condemnations of attack on far-right MP

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel led condemnations Tuesday of a "politically motivated" gang attack against a far-right German MP, an assault that underlined the increasingly tense political landscape in the country.

German prosecutors seek to lift far-right MP's immunity

Berlin - German prosecutors on Wednesday asked parliament to lift the immunity of a prominent far-right MP, Alice Weidel, as they step up enquiries into suspicious campaign donations made to the AfD party co-leader ahead of the last general election.

WWI event may have been target for suspected plot against Macron: sources

Paris - Six people arrested Tuesday and linked to the French extreme right may have been plotting to attack President Emmanuel Macron during WWI remembrance ceremonies, sources close to the case told AFP.

Six far-right suspects held over 'plot' against Macron

Paris - Six people linked to French extreme right movements were detained Tuesday on suspicions they were preparing a "violent" plot against President Emmanuel Macron, sources close to the case told AFP.

Sweden's far-right seeing possible ceiling to its support

Stockholm - Sweden's far-right had hoped to overtake the "establishment" in weekend elections and become the country's biggest party, but, having fallen well short of that goal, some are now wondering whether support for the Sweden Democrats has peaked.

Austrian far right invites Orban to form joint EU bloc

Vienna - The leader of Austria's far-right party raised the prospect Monday of forming a common bloc in the European Parliament with the party of nationalist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
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