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Kurz faces tension over Europe as Freedom party talks looms.

Diplomats are especially concerned over Austria far-right grouping's ties with Russia

- Financial Times - US

In Austria, the far right comes closer to power.

The election outcome shows European populism is still a challenge

- Financial Times - US

The Swift Rise of Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s 31-Year-Old New Leader.

Mr. Kurz, who began in politics as a teenager, is on track to become the world’s youngest head of government.

- International NY Times - US

The media is glossing over the serious xenophobia of Austria's next chancellor.

Much of the press surrounding the rise of Sebastian Kurz , the conservative People's Party's leader set to be Austria's next chancellor , focuses on his youth and ambition rather than his far-right views on immigration. Austria, incidentally, is set to take over the presidency of the European Union late next year. ...

- ThinkProgress - US

IOC 'disappointed' by Innsbruck's vote against potential Olympic bid.

The Lausanne-based International Olympic Committee said it was disappointed the Austrian state of Tyrol voted against Innsbruck's bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, but will continue its search for a host city.

- The Local - INT

Netanyahu congratulates Austrian Chancellor-elect.

Netanyahu phone Austrian Chancellor-elect Sebastian Kurz, invites him to visit Israel.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

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.

- Al Jazeera - QA

The 31-year-old set to become the world's youngest leader.

Sebastian Kurz, 31, is the leader of the Austrian People’s Party.         

- USA TODAY - US

Following Austrian early election, alliance between centre-right and right-wing most likely whilst political instability will remain high.

Key Points Former foreign secretary Sebastian Kurz and his centre-right VP came first in the latest general election with around 31%. The centre-left SP under current Chancellor Christian Kern came second while the right-wing FP managed to increase its electoral share

- Jane’s - US

Sebastian Kurz to Hitler comparison sparks uproar in Austria.

Sebastian Kurz is set to become Austrian chancellor aged just 31. A German satirical magazine has been heavily criticized for comparing the young politician to one of history's most notorious figures.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Austria's Freedom Party is 'here to stay' after strong election results.

The far-right populist Freedom Party's strong showing in Sunday's election is a sign that it is fully established in Austria, says political scientist Heinz Gärtner of the University of Vienna.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

RANKED: The 15 most powerful millennials in the world

REUTERS/Leonhard FoegerWith Sebastian Kurz expected to become Austria's next chancellor, Europe is about to have its first millennial leader. The young generation, though, has already made itself known around the world. Roughly defined as people born between 1980 and 2000, millennials have risen to influential roles in ...

- Business Insider - US

Austria's snap election shifts parliament to the right

The conservative, anti-immigration Austrian People's Party won the country's snap election. The party is led by the young Sebastian Kurz who may be looking to ally with the anti-Islamic Freedom Party.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

The Brief - Juncker's muted message to Austria's Wunderkind

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated Sebastian Kurz, who is already seen as the next prime minister of Austria, and wished him success in the formation of a pro-European government. He has also spoken to him, most probably on his iconic old-fashioned mobile phone.

- EurActive - UK

WJC concerned over rise of far-right Austrian party

World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder says Austrian Freedom Party like neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic parties in other EU nations.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Angela Merkel denies major damage after conservatives' local election loss

Is Angela Merkel already under pressure less than a month after re-election? The German chancellor has fought back after her party's poor performance in Lower Saxony and the rise of a "new" conservatism in Austria.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Austria election: Europe reacts to Sebastian Kurz victory

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was hoping for close cooperation in Europe with Sebastian Kurz, who led his conservative party to election victory in Austria. DW has reaction from Berlin and beyond.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

After strong election results, Austria's Freedom Party is here to stay

The far-right populist FPÖ Freedom Party's strong showing in Sunday's election is a sign that it is fully established in Austria, says political scientist Heinz Gärtner of the University of Vienna.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Juncker tells Kurz to form 'pro-European' government

European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker called on the likely next Austrian prime minister Sebastian Kurz to form a "stable and pro-European" government in the wake of Sunday's election, at a time of "important decisions about the future of the EU". Asked by journalists, Juncker's spokesman declined to say explicitly whether ...

- EU Observer - EU

Make Austria great again: Rapid rise of Sebastian Kurz

The conservative party that 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz has reshaped in his own image finished first in Austria's national vote. A look at the man behind the country's unprecedented election.

- B92 - SK

Austria’s Rightward Lurch Is Europe’s New Normal

In a challenge to the European Union, hard-right parties are surging by confronting the neoliberal consensus on opening borders to trade and immigration.

- New York Times - US

Populism Again Casts Shadow Over Booming Eurozone Economy

For months, the outlook for the eurozone economy has brightened thanks to a series of electoral defeats for populist parties in key states like France. Now, following votes in Germany and Austria and the uncertainty over the Spanish region of Catalonia, concerns are growing again about the potential impact of euroskeptic ...

- Voice of America - US

Austria's Kurz: world's youngest leader in waiting

Kurz's People's Party is projected to have come first in Sunday's election with 31.5 per cent of the vote.

- Daily Nation - KE

Meet 'Emperor Kurz', world's youngest leader in waiting

"Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti", "Messiah" are just some of the monikers given to Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz, the world's youngest leader in waiting.

- Zee News - IN

Austrian vote gives mandate to far right to enter coalition talks

Austrians shifted to the right in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, giving the far-right Freedom Party a mandate to enter coalition talks with young conservative victor Sebastian Kurz, who fell short of a parliamentary majority.

- BDNews24 - BD

Austrian poised to become Europe's first millennial leader

At age 31, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz is poised to become the first millennial to lead a European country following his party's victory in a national election Sunday. While no party won a majority, the telegenic Kurz is most likely to be sworn in as Austria's next chancellor — and...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Vienna has a coffee culture of its own

Vienna's coffee culture is so distinct it has a UNESCO designation. Immerse yourself in local flavor at these coffeehouses and chocolate shops.

- Economic Policy Institute - US

Vienna has a coffee culture of its own

Vienna's coffee culture is so distinct it has a UNESCO designation. Immerse yourself in local flavor at these coffeehouses and chocolate shops.        

- USA TODAY - US

Nearly 300 Killed in Mogadishu Truck Bombing, Iraqi Forces Assault Kirkuk, Larry Flynt Offers $10 Million for Info for Trump Impeachment: A.M. Links

A truck bomb in Mogadishu has killed at least 276 people, according to the Somali government. The armed forces in Iraq are attacking Kirkuk, in Iraqi Kurdistan. The anti-immigration People's Party's Sebastian Kurtz, 31, will become the youngest ever chancellor of Austria after his party's election victory. The lawyers for ...

- Reason.com - US

Kurz election victory signals rightward shift for Austria

Austria's 31-year-old foreign minister declared victory for his party Sunday in a national election that set him up to become Europe's youngest leader and puts the country on course for a rightward turn.

- France24 - FR

Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian 'whizz-kid' poised to make history

Who is Sebastian Kurz, the telegenic 31-year-old 'Wonder Kid', set to become Europe's youngest leader after his conservative party came out top Sunday in Austria's national election?

- France24 - FR

Austria's conservative shift opens path to power for far right

VIENNA - Austria's shift to the right in a parliamentary election has paved the way for young conservative star Sebastian Kurz to become the country's next leader and opened a path for the resurgent far right to return to power.

- Reuters - US

Austria's Kurz: world's youngest leader in waiting

"Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti", "Messiah" are just some of the monikers given to Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz, the worlds youngest leader in waiting.His Peoples Party , revamped by the 31-year-old as a more hardline "movement", was projected to have come first in Sundays election with some 31.5 percent of the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Austria Swings Right, and How

Austria's new chancellor is poised to form a nationalist-conservative coalition with a party whose leader attended neo-Nazi meetings in his youth.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Meet Austria's Newly Elected Leader—the World's Youngest

At age 31, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz is poised to become the first millennial to lead a European country following his party's victory in a national election Sunday. While no party won a majority, the telegenic Kurz is most likely to be sworn in as Austria's next chancellor—and...

- Newser - US

After Coalition Talks, Kurz Expected To Be Austria's Next Prime Minister

No party won a majority but Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, 31, is poised to head the government following tough coalition government negotiations.

- NPR - US

Austrian voters reject liberal pro-EU status quo

Counting continues, but after his victory in Sunday's election, conservative leader Sebastian Kurz is likely to form a coalition with the far-right and could become one of the most vocal critics of EU policies among the bloc's leaders.

- EU Observer - EU

Austria will have the Youngest Leader in Europe - 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz

31-year-old Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, a rising star of the conservative People's Party, is about to become Austria's next chancellor, according to the first forecast after today's parliamentary elections. Kurtz will be the youngest leader in Europe, the youngest chancellor in the new history of Austria, and ...

- Novinite - BG

The solar houses of Konrad Frey

Konrad Frey was a pioneer who designed and built solar houses based on data and scientific insights. Yet Frey and his work are largely unknown. A project by the architectural theoretician Anselm Wagner aims to change that with the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF.

- PhysOrg - NL

Austria shifts to right as conservative star seals election win

Young conservative star Sebastian Kurz is on track to become Austria's next leader after an election on Sunday, but his party is far short of a majority and likely to seek a coalition with the resurgent far right.

- BDNews24 - BD

Meet world's youngest leader in waiting

"Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti", "Messiah" are just some of the monikers given to Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz, the world's youngest leader in waiting. Kurz's party was projected to have come first in Sunday's election with some 31.5 percent of the vote.

- Times Of India - IN

Young party leader declares victory in Austria election, meaning a turn to the right

People's Party Sebastian Kurz would become Europe’s youngest leader if he can form a government.         

- USA TODAY - US

Who is Sebastian Kurz, Austria's Millennial chancellor-in-waiting?

Sebastian Kurz rode to victory raising concerns about Europe's migrant crisis, framing his party as more palatable than far-right.         

- USA TODAY - US

Austrian voters likely to elect 31-year-old leader, tilt parliament to far-right

Anti-refugee sentiment could bring far-right Freedom party in ruling coalition.         

- USA TODAY - US

Austria Shifts Right as Refashioned Conservatives Win

Austria’s People’s Party claimed victory after a campaign focused on limiting immigration. To form a government, it may turn to the far-right Freedom Party as a coalition partner.

- New York Times - US

Austria turns sharply to the right in an election shaped by immigration

Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old foreign minister, was positioned to become the next chancellor.

- Washington Post - US

Ukrinform: Poroshenko congratulates Kurz on victory in Austria’s election

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has congratulated Sebastian Kurz on the victory at Austria’s snap general election. The post Ukrinform: Poroshenko congratulates Kurz on victory in Austria’s election appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Austrian vote gives mandate to far right to enter coalition talks

VIENNA - Austrians shifted to the right in Sunday's parliamentary elections, giving the far-right Freedom Party a mandate to enter coalition talks with young conservative victor Sebastian Kurz, who fell short of a parliamentary majority.

- Reuters - US

Austria dashes mainstream's hopes of populist demise

Strong vote for nationalist Freedom party follows similar result for German far right

- Financial Times - US

Austria's far-right celebrates wunderkind's success

Counting suggests Sebastian Kurz will become the country's youngest chancellor

- Financial Times - US

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