Austrian finance minister Michael Spindelegger listens during a session of the parliament in Vienna. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Austria and the World Bank may end up in court over the planned wipe-out of junior creditors of nationalised Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International , the (...)

Austrian chancellor and leader of the Social Democratic Party Werner Faymann leaves after a TV debate following the Austrian general election yesterday. Photograph: Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

Austria’s pro-Europe, centrist coalition appear to have won enough votes to form a new government, staving off a strong challenge from the Eurosceptic(...)

Austrian chancellor Werner Faymann. He ran a campaign calling for a €1,500 minimum monthly wage, tax cuts for lower earners and wealth taxes. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images

Austrian voters are likely to return their little-loved grand coalition when they go to the polls to elect a new government tomorrow.Austrian chancell(...)

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales (centre) holds a statue of indigenous hero Tupac Katari after his arrival at the El Alto airport in the outskirts of La Paz, last night. Latin American leaders condemned  European governments for diverting Mr Morales’ plane on rumours it was carrying a wanted former US spy agency contractor, and announced an emergency summit in a new diplomatic twist to the Edward Snowden saga. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

Bolivian president Evo Morales arrived home to a hero’s welcome late last night. Mr Morales condemned as a provocation aimed at all of South America t(...)

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, left, speaks during an interview with a German newspaper in Damascus. Photograph: Reuters/Sana/Handout

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has warned Britain and France against arming rebels fighting his government, which he said would turn the Middle East(...)

Syrian refugees wait for treatment at a Doctors of the World medical centre at the Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria. Photograph: Reuters.

Rockets yesterday struck the Lebanese hill village of Hermel, a Hizbullah bastion near the border with Syria, killing one civilian and damaging severa(...)

Parts of the old town in Passau, southern Germany, flooded by the river Danube. Heavy rainfall had caused flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. Photograph: AP Photo/dpa, Armin Weigel

Several people have been killed and thousands have been evacuated in the biggest floods to hit central Europe in a decade. The Czech Republic is suffe(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore (R) looks on as Turkey’s foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu addresses a joint news conference in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters.

There will be no supply of arms to Syria by European Union member states in the short term, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore ha(...)

Addressing a news conference in Brussels yesterday: Turkey’s foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore and European enlargement commissioner Stefan Füle. Photograph: Reuters

Discussions continued last night in Brussels among EU foreign ministers on the controversial Syrian arms embargo, amid deep divisions between member (...)