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Austria expels 4 Russian diplomats based in Vienna

Feb. 02, 2023 12:11 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's government said Thursday that it has ordered four Russian diplomats based in Vienna, including two at Moscow's mission to U.N. agencies in the city, to leave the country. The Foreign Ministry said in a brief statement that two diplomats at the Russian...

Vienna court convicts 2020 gunman's alleged helpers

Feb. 02, 2023 03:33 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has convicted four men of terrorist offenses and participation in murder over their alleged links to a sympathizer of the Islamic State group who carried out a deadly shooting in Vienna in 2020. Two of the men were sentenced to life in prison by the...

Protesters: 'Cop City' activist's killing doesn't make sense

Jan. 29, 2023 14:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Tortuguita’s cautious voice rang out from a platform amid the tall pines the first time Vienna met them: “Who goes there?” she remembers them calling. The tree-dweller, who chose the moniker Tortuguita – Spanish for “Little Turtle” – over their given...

Austrian court acquits ex-vice chancellor in retrial

Jan. 10, 2023 07:15 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Vienna court on Tuesday acquitted former Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of trying to change laws to favor a private hospital in exchange for donations to his political party, local media reported. The trial at the Vienna Criminal Court was a...

Conscript fatally shot in scuffle at Austrian barracks

Jan. 06, 2023 10:43 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A conscript was killed and an officer hurt during a scuffle at a military barracks in Austria on Friday that resulted in several shots being fired, the country's defense ministry said. The incident happened shortly before 7 a.m. at the barracks next to an airfield in...

Skier Shiffrin enters new dimension with 50th slalom win

Dec. 29, 2022 15:11 PM EST

SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin made ski racing history once again on Thursday night. This time, however, she wasn't the only American skier doing so. Shiffrin led teammate Paula Moltzan for the U.S. ski team's first 1-2 finish in a women's World Cup...

Skier Shiffrin edges Gut-Behrami in GS for career win 79

Dec. 28, 2022 15:22 PM EST

SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Everyone in ski racing seems to be counting Mikaela Shiffrin's World Cup wins. Except for Mikaela Shiffrin herself. The four-time overall champion won a gripping duel with Swiss rival Lara Gut-Behrami in a giant slalom Wednesday to earn career victory No....

Review: In ‘Corsage,’ a real-life empress gets a new story

Dec. 21, 2022 17:42 PM EST

A winsome young woman marries into the top echelon of royalty, becomes lonely in a passionless marriage, and suffers eating disorders and depression even as she fascinates the outside world. Decades after her untimely death, they’re still making movies and TV shows about her. P.S....

Albania's last captive bear rescued to Austrian sanctuary

Dec. 07, 2022 09:18 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s last brown bear in captivity was rescued by an international animal welfare organization Wednesday and will be taken to a sanctuary in Austria. Four Paws began the journey with the 24-year-old bear, named Mark, accompanied by a large file of...

Russia rejects $60-a-barrel cap on its oil, warns of cutoffs

Dec. 03, 2022 16:03 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian authorities rejected a price cap on the country's oil set by Ukraine’s Western supporters and threatened Saturday to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it. Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan, the United States and the 27-nation European Union...