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Danziger hears echoes of 1939 in Austrian far right alliance with Russia

Danziger: Echoes Of 1939

Danziger hears echoes of 1939’s Molotov-Ribbentrop pact in the new agreement between the Austrian far right party and the Putin regime in Moscow.

December 21, 2016
Right-wing populist candidate soundly defeated in Austria

Austrians Reject Far Right Candidate In Presidential Election

Austria’s far-right presidential candidate was soundly defeated, confounding forecasts of a tight election in which he would ride a wave of populism sweeping the West.

December 4, 2016
Alexander Van der Bellen, a former leader of the leftist Greens party now running as an independent, waves to supporters as he arrives for his final election rally ahead of Austrian presidential election in Vienna, Austria, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Far-Right Candidate Defeated In Austrian Presidential Vote

Austria has elected a 72-year-old former leader of the Greens party to be its next president, narrowly avoiding becoming the first country in the European Union to vote in a far-right candidate as head of state.

May 23, 2016
Norbert Hoffer

Austria’s Far Right Wins By A ‘Landslide’ In First Round Of Presidential Vote

“As president, you have to be president for all Austrians, but that does not mean I will abandon my values. This is clear. I have my opinions which I will continue,” said Hofer after the results came in.

April 25, 2016

Refugee Children, Close To Death, Found In Van In Austria

Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Asia on their way to Europe.

August 29, 2015

Austria, Libya Count Dead As Number Of Migrants Crossing Mediterranean Soars

The U.N. refugee agency said the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe had passed 300,000 this year.

August 28, 2015