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Sri Lanka goes to polls, stern test for Sirisena government

Sri Lanka's ruling coalition faces its first polls test today with over 15 million eligible voters participating in the election to appoint 340 of the island's 341 local councils, according to officials.

Feb 10, 2018, 09:40 AM IST

'Nothing to fear' as Austrian far-right enters government

Herbert Kickl, the FPOe's secretary general and Austria's next interior minister, said he had "very, very good feeling".

Dec 16, 2017, 17:53 PM IST

Sebastian Kurz: Austria`s own Macron or `mini-dictator`?

News website Politico has named Sebastian Kurz one of this year`s most influential Europeans.

May 19, 2017, 10:14 AM IST

Austria gears up for post-Brexit election battle

Austria was preparing on 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.

Jul 02, 2016, 09:02 AM IST

Austrian far-right challenges election result

The Greens said that the FPOe "has failed to present one single concrete case of a vote being miscounted". 

Jun 08, 2016, 18:12 PM IST

Austria far-right challenges election result

It was unclear what the next legal steps would be but Alexander Van der Bellen, the winner of the election, is due to be sworn in on July 8.

Jun 08, 2016, 15:34 PM IST

Austrian far-right triumphs in presidential vote

The result means that for the first time since 1945, Austria will not have a president backed by either Chancellor Werner Faymann's Social Democrats or their centre-right coalition partners the People's Party.

Apr 24, 2016, 23:59 PM IST

90,000 asylum claims in Austria in 2015: Govt

Austria registered 90,000 asylum claims in 2015, government figures showed on Tuesday, a rise of more than 200 percent compared to 28,000 the year before and just 11,000 in 2010.

Jan 12, 2016, 16:23 PM IST

Dutch anti-Islam MP says state TV `sabotaged` Mohammed cartoons

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders claimed Saturday that the state broadcaster "sabotaged" his planned airing of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed on television.

Jun 20, 2015, 17:31 PM IST

Dutch Eurosceptic party stumbles in European elections: Exit poll

The Eurosceptic party of far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders was pushed into a surprise fourth place in European Parliament elections on Thursday, according to exit polls which showed his Freedom Party behind three pro-European groups.

May 23, 2014, 03:08 AM IST

Italian Senate panel recommends Berlusconi`s expulsion

An Italian Senate committee on Friday recommended that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi be expelled from parliament after his conviction for tax fraud, paving the way for a final decision this month that could seal his political fate.

Oct 05, 2013, 12:23 PM IST

Sarah Palin to create `Freedom party` if Republican neglect conservatives

Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin has reportedly expressed her keenness to bolt from the Republican Party and create a new ` Freedom Party` if the Grand Old Party continues to ignore the conservatives.

Jul 01, 2013, 16:37 PM IST