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Austria president makes pro-EU plea ahead of key vote

In an impassioned pro-EU plea, Austria's president Alexander Van der Bellen urged voters Tuesday to «carefully consider» their choice in October elections, which look set to return the far-right to power.

Nadal edges out Thiem for fifth Madrid Masters

Rafael Nadal's flawless record on clay this season continued as he outgunned the impressive Dominic Thiem to win the Madrid Masters for a fifth time 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 on Sunday.

Austria heads for snap elections

Austria's new centre-right leader Sebastian Kurz called on Sunday for snap elections, heralding the imminent collapse of the ruling coalition after months of in-fighting.

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