Austria’s president Alexander Van der Bellen  and Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz address a press conference on May 21st. Photograph: Georg Hochmuth/AFP/Getty Images

Austria’s political crisis has deepened after opposition leaders said they would back a vote of no-confidence in chancellor Sebastian Kurz, and most m(...)

Adolf Hitler’s birth house in Braunau am Inn, Austria.  Photograph: Kerstin Joensson/AP Photo

The building where Adolf Hitler was born may be spared demolition but will be heavily disguised, Austria’s interior minister has said. On Monday, Wol(...)

Hungarian prime minister Victor Orban: “I love this country the way it is, and I don’t want anyone to change it through external pressure,” Mr Orban said in the interview published on Thursday. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has urged the EU to round up and deport all illegal immigrants to guarded camps on “an island or some shore of n(...)

Austria’s interior minister Wolfgang Sobotka announces the postponement of the re-run of the Austrian presidential election, in Vienna on Monday. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

Austria’s presidential election re-run has come unstuck after faulty glue on postal vote envelopes prompted the cancellation of next month’s planned v(...)

 A stone outside the house in which Adolf Hitler was born,  in  Braunau on the Inn, Austria. Photograph: Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

Austria’s government moved on Tuesday to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born to prevent it becoming a site of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis, as the(...)

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(...)