Austrian prosecutors charge 17 members of far-right group for racist and xenophobic stunts

State prosecutors in Austria announced this week that they were pressing criminal charges against 17 members of the “Identitarian Movement,” a far-right group which has risen to prominence in recent years with a series of provocative stunts. The charges, which prosecutors said on Monday are against…

The reason why Russia is so invested in Austria’s far-right shift

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA — Austria’s far-right interior minister Herbert Kickl last week ordered the creation of a “border protection unit” to prevent an influx of migrants into the country — the latest anti-immigrant policy by an extremist far-right government that has become a safe haven for Russian…