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 Sebastian Kurz, leader of Austrian People’s Party, addresses his supporters at an election party in Vienna. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz is heading back to power in Vienna, finishing well ahead in Sunday’s snap election after a slide in suppor(...)

Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s foreign minister and leader of the People’s Party (OeVP), celebrates victory in Austria’s general election with his  girlfriend, Susanne Thier, in Vienna. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Bloomberg

Austrians shifted to the right in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, giving the far-right Freedom Party a mandate to enter coalition talks with young c(...)

Sebastian Kurz, 31, has propelled his People’s Party to first place by taking a hard line on immigration. Photograph: Robert Jaeger/AFP/Getty Images

Young conservative star Sebastian Kurz is on track to become Austria’s next leader after an election on Sunday, but his party is far short of a majori(...)

Presidential candidates Alexander Van der Bellen (left) of the Austrian Greens and Norbert Hofer (right) of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) during  a live television discussion after the second round of  Austrian presidential elections on May 22nd, 2016, at the Hofburg palace in Vienna. Photograph: Helmut Fohringer/AFP/Getty Images

Austria’s presidential election was on a knife-edge on Sunday night, with the leader of the populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) within touching distance of b(...)

A police investigator taking evidence at the scene of a shooting in Nenzing, Austria, where a man fatally shot two people  and wounded eleven  before killing himself. Photograph: Dietmar Mathis/AFP/Getty Images

A man shot dead two people and wounded 11 others before turning the gun on himself at a concert organised by a motorcycle club in western Austria on (...)

The house where Josef Fritzl imprisoned his daughter in a cellar for 24 years and fathered seven children with her. Photograph: Getty Images

The house in Amstetten, 90 minutes west of Vienna, could do with a lick of paint on its grey concrete facade. But the reason it failed to sell for €20(...)

Hungarian police use water cannons against demonstratring migrants and refugees at the border crossing into Hungary, near Horgos. Photograph: Tamas Soki/EPA

Hungarian riot police officers fired water cannons and tear gas on Wednesday after hundreds of migrants tried to break through a gate at the newly rei(...)

Government officials have said he will now consider his next steps, which may include fresh elections as early as September. (Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg)

A senior European Union official said on Friday that a snap election called by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras within hours of new EU bailout cas(...)

Molly Sterling was one of only four of this year’s Eurovision acts to perform in ‘Pop Meets Opera’, a lunchtime concert headlined by star Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez and last year’s winner Conchita Wurst

Singing on the stage of the Wiener Staatsoper, one of the world’s great opera houses, is an honour that could crown a career. On Saturday, for 17-year(...)

Speaking alongside Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras in Brussels, European President Jean-Claude Juncker saod: “This is not a time for division. This is the time for coming together.” Photograph: AFP/Getty

in Brussels DEREK SCALLY in Berlin European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker struck a conciliatory tone with Greece yesterday, as Greek finan(...)

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