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Expert predicts far-right to win Austrian election
Photo: Facebook/Norbert Hofer

Around 15% of Austrian swing voters are still undecided about who they will support in the presidential election re-run, although one expert predicts the far-right candidate will win.

Hofer proposes burka ban and Turkish passport blocks
Photo: Norbert Hofer/Facebook

The far-right presidential candidate has kicked off his election campaign with an interview in which he supports a ban on burkas in Austria, as well as blocking Turkey's proposed EU membership.

Former Austrian Chancellor takes UN job
Ban announces Faymann's new role. Photo: United Nations

Austria's outgoing Chancellor, who retired in May after his coalition government saw presidential election losses, has been appointed by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon into a new role as Special Envoy for Youth Employment.

Austria wants EU to end Turkey membership talks
Facebook/Christian Kern

Austria's Chancellor Christian Kern calls on the European Union to end membership talks with Turkey.

First poll predicts Austrian far-right to win election re-run
Photo: Norbert Hofer/Instagram

The first poll taken ahead of the repeat of the Austrian presidential election in October has put the previously defeated far-right candidate a few percentages ahead of his rival.

Corruption charges against ex-Finance Minister confirmed
A fresh-faced Karl-Heinz Grasser when he entered office over a decade ago. Photo: BIG SHOT / Christian Jungwirth

Austria’s Justice Ministry is expected to announce corruption charges against the country’s former Finance Minister Karl-Heinz Grasser later today following a seven year investigation.

Austria: 'Great Britain will probably be Little Britain'
Photo: OeVP/Jakob Glaser

Austrian Finance Minister calls on UK parliament to prevent Brexit from happening.

Fresh suspicions of vote manipulation in Austria
Photo: Facebook/VanderBellen/Niko Ostermann

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party continue to gather evidence of possible vote manipulation in the May presidential election.

Austria's election re-run will take place on October 2nd
Facebook/Wolfgang Sobotka

Austria’s re-run of the country’s presidential election will take place on Sunday October 2nd, the government has announced.

In the annulment aftermath
Photo: Norbert Hofer/Facebook

Austria was preparing Saturday for a re-run of May's presidential election in a vote that gives Norbert Hofer another shot at becoming the EU's first far-right president.

Brexit
The burning questions for British expats about Brexit
Photo: Wikimedia

For expats who have chosen to take full advantage of the European Union freedom of movement and make their home in Austria, the questions about the effects of a Brexit just keep mounting.

Austrian court annuls presidential election result
Could this man be soon unemployed? Photo: Facebook/VanderBellen/Niko Ostermann

Austria's Constitutional Court has called for a total re-run of the recent presidential election.

Update: Austria must redo presidential election
Photo: Paul Gillingwater

Austria's Constitutional Court has announced that the country must redo May's presidential election, after a challenge brought by the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) against its candidate's narrow defeat.

Kurz: Refugee policy caused Brexit
Kurz with Ethiopian foreign minister Tedros Adhanom. Photo: Austrian Foreign Ministry.

Austria's Foreign Minister has blamed the EU's disastrous refugee policy as the reason for Brexit, and believes the issue may spell the end of the union.

Outrage at van with Nazi slogan in Graz
Photo: Name withheld by request

A white van, with a banner reading 'Heil Hitler' on its rear window, has provoked a backlash in Graz, Austria's second-largest city.

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