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Snow, flooding, mudslides in Austria kill 1, injure 2

Nov. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A man died and two people were injured as parts of Austria dealt with masses of snow, the threat of avalanches and flooding by swelling rivers and lakes on Monday. An 80-year-old man died when his home was hit by a mudslide in Bad Kleinkirchheim in southern Austria, the news agency APA...

Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Croatia qualify for Euro 2020

Nov. 16, 2019 6:39 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Croatia qualified for the 2020 European Championship on Saturday. For the Germans, it’s a record 13th straight time that they will appear at the tournament, continuing a run going back to 1972. The three-time champion advanced with a 4-0 win over...

Soros boosts private university’s funding for global move

Nov. 15, 2019 5:29 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Philanthropist George Soros says the private university he founded will receive a major funding boost and link up with other progressive institutions around the world. Speaking Friday in Vienna, the Hungarian-American billionaire said his charitable foundation would commit 750 million euros...

Austrian army says soldier mauled to death by service dogs

Nov. 14, 2019 6:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian army says a 31-year-old soldier appears to have been killed by two service dogs he was tasked with feeding. The army said an officer spotted the two Belgian Shepherd dogs running loose at the barracks south of Vienna early Thursday. The fatally injured staff sergeant was...

Belarus' leader visits Austria, pushes for closer EU ties

Nov. 12, 2019 9:42 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian leader says his nation is hoping for better ties with the European Union. President Alexander Lukashenko made the comments Tuesday after talking to Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen during a visit to that country. Lukashenko said Austria could help normalize...

Austria's Kurz to launch coalition talks with Greens

Nov. 11, 2019 5:03 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz announced Monday that his party will enter coalition talks with the environmentalist Greens. If negotiations succeed, they will likely produce a very different government from his previous alliance with the far-right. Kurz, 33, announced the start...

2 skiers die in avalanche in Austrian Alps

Nov. 9, 2019 11:46 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in southern Austria say two skiers have been killed in an avalanche in the Alps, the first of the season. Austrian broadcaster ORF reported that the men were skiing off marked tracks in the Ötztal region Saturday when they were caught in a snow slide. ORF reported that one of...

Nobel Prize winner Handke admits having Yugoslav passport

Nov. 8, 2019 1:20 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Nobel laureate Peter Handke has admitted that he had a Yugoslav passport in the 1990s but said he never had Yugoslav citizenship, his response to an investigation of whether he legally held on to his Austrian citizenship after obtaining the travel document. Handke, who won the Nobel...

Austria charges retired colonel with spying for Russia

Nov. 8, 2019 10:16 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian prosecutors have charged a retired colonel in the country's military with spying for Russia. The Austria Press Agency reported that Salzburg prosecutors said Friday the man is suspected of having passed information about weapons systems and other matters to Russian military...

The Latest: Netanyahu says UN watchdog 'confirms Iran lied'

Nov. 7, 2019 4:06 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Iran's nuclear program and the tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Israel's prime minister alleges that a meeting earlier in the day of the U.N. nuclear watchdog "confirms that Iran lied" about its nuclear program. Benjamin Netanyahu claimed in a...