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1 killed, 1 injured in Austrian avalanche

Mar. 23, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and a second seriously injured after getting caught in an avalanche in Austria. Police told the Austrian news agency APA on Saturday that the two people were part of a group who were in the Rax mountain range in Austria, near the town of Reichenau, when...

The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

Mar. 22, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could walk out without a deal on April 12, but he expects it to seek more time under any circumstance. Rutte said that "they can say, in theory, that on 12th of April we are getting...

Austria's chancellor says the European Union has come up with a way to prevent a no-deal Brexit next week

Mar. 21, 2019 6:32 PM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Austria's chancellor says the European Union has come up with a way to prevent a no-deal Brexit next week.

The Latest: New Zealanders to observe Muslim call to prayer

Mar. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 10:30 a.m. People across New Zealand will listen to the Muslim call to prayer on Friday as the nation marks one week since a gunman attacked two mosques and killed 50 people. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...

Austrian court rejects complaint by expelled Turkish imams

Mar. 21, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's Constitutional Court has thrown out a complaint by two Turkish imams expelled under a 2015 law that prevents religious communities from getting funding from foreign nations. The court said Thursday the so-called "Islam Law" didn't constitute a disproportionate restriction of...

EU's center-right EPP bloc suspends Hungary PM Orban's party

Mar. 20, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The main center-right alliance in the European Union's parliament refrained from expelling Hungary's ruling party Wednesday, opting instead to suspend Fidesz following a long dispute over its values and policies. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban sought to put on a brave face after his...

21 athletes, 5 sports in focus as doping probe expands

Mar. 20, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — As many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world, German prosecutors said Wednesday. Austrian police arrested five competitors at the Nordic skiing world championships last month and the case has since spread to cycling. Munich prosecutor...

Thiem edges Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells title

Mar. 17, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer came out playing like his legendary self. Dominic Thiem needed a set to adjust to what he was seeing across the net. Thiem went on to beat Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 and win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, denying Federer a record sixth title in the desert. "It just...

Austrian town claims tallest bonfire after 3 months' work

Mar. 17, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian town has burned what organizers says is the world's tallest bonfire, clocking in at 60.646 meters (198.97 feet). The local bonfire group in Lustenau, near the Swiss border, took three months to build the structure. It burned down in less than half an hour Saturday evening. The...

Shiffrin wins super-G title but 'never thought' she could

Mar. 14, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin added yet another trophy to her record-breaking season at the World Cup Finals on Thursday. Unlike most of her other recent victories and titles, though, this one was unexpected. Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G season title for her 10th career crystal globe...