Sebastian Kurz meets with the Austrian President following election success | AFP

Sebastian Kurz, leader of the centre-right People’s Party (OeVP) meets with the Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen as he faces the start of a tough search for possible coalition partners, despite resounding success in parliamentary elections.

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The People’s Party react to projected win in snap Austrian elections | AFP

Members of former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s centre-right People’s Party (OeVP) react at their headquarters to the first projections in the snap Austrian elections, which show OeVP taking 37 percent of the vote to win the elections. A scandal which engulfed his previous far-right allies, far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), seems like it will take its toll as they dropped from almost 26 percent at the last election to around 16 percent. IMAGES

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Andreas Gabalier, Austria’s ‘populist’ pop star, faces far-right claims | AFP

With his lederhosen and lyrics about his love for the mountains, Andreas Gabalier has become the biggest name in Austrian pop music, but recently has had to defend himself against claims of far-right sympathies.

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Japanese Princess Kako meets Austrian President Van der Bellen in Vienna | AFP

Japanese Princess Kako meets Austrian President Van der Bellen in Vienna on her first international trip. IMAGES

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At 70, ‘Third Man’ still thrills fans despite Viennese snub | AFP

From its iconic theme music to the legendary chase scene through post-war Vienna’s sewers, spy classic “The Third Man” still draws legions of fans to the Austrian capital 70 years after its premiere — but has never found a place in locals’ hearts.

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Austrian football stadium turned into a forest | AFP

The rustling of the wind through trees has replaced the referee’s whistle at a football stadium in the Austrian city of Klagenfurt. Almost the whole pitch of the 32,000-capacity Woerthersee stadium, which hosted some of the fixtures of the Euro 2008 tournament, has been covered in 300 trees. The installation, entitled “For Forest”, was opened to the public on Sunday for a few weeks of bucolic wandering.

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