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With Far-right at Gates, Left Seeks to Defend Fortress Vienna

Austria's Social Democrats are fighting to retain political control of Vienna against a resurgent far-right Freedom Party that could capitalize on fears about immigration and the economy. Government of the capital city, a stronghold for decades for the Social Democrats and home to more than a fifth of Austria's 8.5 million people, is up for grabs in a regional election on Sunday. Since early last month it has been the central hub through which tens of thousands of refugees and...

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