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January 23, 2020

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Knives out among Austria's far-right after poll rout

Knives out among Austria's far-right after poll rout

Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) grappled Tuesday with the fallout from heavy losses in Sunday's elections as its scandal-hit former leader said he was bowing out of politics.The man at the centre of scandals which have dogged the party over the summ

French bid farewell at coffin of ex-president Chirac

French bid farewell at coffin of ex-president Chirac

Thousands of people on Sunday queued in Paris to bid a final farewell to France's former president Jacques Chirac, fondly remembered as a charismatic giant of domestic and international politics despite a mixed legacy.A massive queue snaked round the Invalide

Austria's right-wing 'whizz-kid' Sebastian Kurz

Austria's right-wing 'whizz-kid' Sebastian Kurz

"Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti" and even "Messiah" -- these are just some of the accolades awarded to 33-year-old Sebastian Kurz, whose place at the top of Austrian politics was confirmed in snap elections on Sunday. Despite presiding over a period of unu

French queue to remember Chirac ahead of national mourning

French queue to remember Chirac ahead of national mourning

Mourners gathered at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Friday to pay their respects to former president Jacques Chirac, whose death unleashed a flood of tributes to a charismatic but complex giant of French politics.Chirac, president from 1995 to 2007, died on Thu

Biden road to the White House marked by family tragedy

Biden road to the White House marked by family tragedy

One of the youngest senators in US history, vice president for eight years and now frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination -- Joe Biden has had a storied career.But Biden's life in politics has also been intertwined with personal tragedy,