How Austria's winner beat the far right at its own game

Sebastian Kurz and the OVP party won Austria's vote after the young politician steered the party further right.

Journalism under fire

Malta anti-graft reporter killed in huge car bomb blast

Killing of top reporter who exposed Malta's links with Panama Papers leak denounced as 'barbaric attack on press'.


Malta: Car bomb kills Panama Papers anti-corruption journalist

A journalist who has been leading the fight against corruption in Malta has been killed by a car bomb.


London’s ominous yellow sky

Deadly storm brought thick sand, dust and smoke as it battered Ireland and the UK.


Austria's Sebastian Kurz moves towards right-leaning coalition

Austria's new leader, 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz is said to be seeking a coalition with his country's far-right, anti-immigration party, sending shockwaves around the European Union.

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What is behind Austria's sharp turn to the right?

Austria's conservative People's Party won more than 31 percent of vote and far-right rival makes gains.


Dozens die as wildfires ravage Portugal and Spain

Firefighters still battling scores of blazes as officials in both countries says arsonists are to blame for some fires.


Three dead and 360,000 without power as Ophelia hits Ireland

At least three people have been killed by storm Ophelia in Ireland. It also left hundreds of thousands of houses and businesses without power.


Portugal and Spain hit by deadly wildfires in Hurricane Ophelia

At least 27 people have been killed in wildfires ravaging parts of Portugal. Blazes which broke out across the border in Spain have also claimed three lives.


Spain extends Catalonia's deadline to declare secession decision

Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, Spain's deputy prime minister, has asked for clarity after Catalonia's leader failed to declare if his region plans to secede.


Catalan leader refuses to clarify independence stance

Carles Puigdemont fails to says whether he declares Catalonia's independence from Spain, urging dialogue with Madrid.

Catalan leader refuses to clarify independence stance


Catalonia faces imminent deadline on secession decision

If he says 'yes', Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy may take the unprecedented step of removing the region's political autonomy.


Germany weighs minister's plan to allow Muslim holidays

Debate simmers over whether to allow Islamic holidays after Thomas De Maiziere endorses idea on campaign trail.

German interior minister floats idea of Muslim holidays


Will Austria elect EU's youngest leader?

Parliamentary poll could see young conservative beat the far right at its own game with a tough refugee policy.