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Swiss skier Odermatt wins GS opener; American Radamus 6th

Oct. 24, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Swiss skier Marco Odermatt edged surprise first-run leader Roland Leitinger of Austria by .07 of a second Sunday to win the season-opening men’s World Cup giant slalom. American racer River Radamus, who impressed with an acrobatic recovery...

US skier Cochran-Siegle’s setback fuels Olympic motivation

Oct. 24, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — After recovering from a fractured neck, Ryan Cochran-Siegle finally made his return to World Cup skiing after 275 days though his appearance was cut short to a single run on Sunday. The American missed qualification for the second leg of the...

Shiffrin excels in World Cup skiing opener for her 70th win

Oct. 23, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — A friendly pat on the back from her rival Petra Vlhova and a long hug from boyfriend Aleksander Aamodt Kilde in the finish area were Mikaela Shiffrin's rewards for excelling in the season-opening World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. Shiffrin...

Austrian chancellor threatens lockdown for unvaccinated

Oct. 23, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Unvaccinated people in Austria could face new lockdown restrictions if coronavirus case numbers continue to rise, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said. The news came after a Friday evening meeting between Schallenberg and state-level leaders to discuss...

France urges Iran to curb nuclear activity, resume talks

Oct. 22, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France on Friday urged Iran to curb nuclear activities of “unprecedented gravity” as U.S. and European envoys met to discuss efforts aimed at reviving the troubled 2015 Iran nuclear deal. U.S. envoy Robert Malley joined counterparts from France, Britain...

'Equal chances': World Cup skiing has balanced schedule

Oct. 22, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Alpine skiing heads into its Olympic season this weekend with the first World Cup races of a 37-event schedule that looks more balanced than in previous years. Both the men’s and the women’s calendars include 18 speed races and 18 technical...

Austrian police find 2 dead men in minibus full of migrants

Oct. 19, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian media reported Tuesday that the bodies of two men were found in a minibus carrying dozens of migrants near the border with Hungary. Public broadcaster ORF reported that authorities stopped the vehicle and found 28 people crammed inside, two of...

Anna Netrebko needs shoulder surgery, cancels performances

Oct. 19, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

Soprano Anna Netrebko needs shoulder surgery and has canceled performances in Verdi's “Nabucco” at the Vienna State Opera. The 50-year-old was to have sung Abigaille on Nov. 1, 6, 9 and 12, the first three with Amartuvshin Enkhbat in the title role and the last with...

UN atomic agency head to visit Iran as nuke talks uncertain

Oct. 19, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog plans to visit Iran before the end of next month amid questions about whether Iran will return to negotiations aimed at reviving the languishing 2015 nuclear deal. International Atomic Energy Agency chief...

Iran: US should lift sanctions to prove it wants talks

Oct. 18, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president said Monday the United States should lift the sanctions on his country to prove it is serious about restarting stalled nuclear talks in Vienna. In an interview with state TV, Ebrahim Raisi said Iran is after “goal-oriented”...