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Airline group: We're cutting carbon more than people know

Dec. 11, 2019 11:34 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the world’s main association of airlines says it needs to better explain commitments it made years ago to reduce carbon emissions, and not make new pledges collectively - despite rising environmental concerns. Alexandre de Juniac, CEO of the International Air Transport...

Swiss Greens fail to enter government despite election gains

Dec. 11, 2019 6:41 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's Green party failed Wednesday in a bid to enter the country's government even after it made significant gains in an election in October. The left-leaning party claimed the right to a seat on the seven-member governing Federal Council after concerns about climate change helped it...

Ready for prisoner swaps, Iran says US holding 20 Iranians

Dec. 10, 2019 3:11 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said American authorities are holding about 20 Iranian nationals in jail, its official news agency reported Tuesday, a day after Tehran said it was ready for more prisoner swaps with the U.S. A prisoner exchange over the weekend saw Iran free a Chinese-American scholar from...

Russia doping saga likely heads back to Switzerland's courts

Dec. 10, 2019 3:10 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Sports punishments imposed on Russia this week closed one big body of work for the World Anti-Doping Agency. Now, the sports lawyers can enter the field — yet again, in a doping scandal that has raged since 2014. A Russian legal challenge seems certain after Russia’s anti-doping...

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia using its flag, anthem, team names from Olympics, sports events

Dec. 9, 2019 5:30 AM EST
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia using its flag, anthem, team names from Olympics, sports events.

Lufthansa selling European catering business to gategroup

Dec. 9, 2019 2:41 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa is selling the European business of its catering and services subsidiary LSG Group to Switzerland-based gategroup for an undisclosed amount, the German airline said Monday. The deal covers LSG's European catering operations as well as its lounge and equipment businesses, packaged...

Lebanese-born donor of Hitler items welcomed in Israel

Dec. 8, 2019 12:56 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday welcomed a Lebanese-born Swiss real estate mogul who purchased Nazi memorabilia at a German auction and is donating the items to Israel. Rivlin called Abdallah Chatla's gesture an “act of grace.” Chatila, a Lebanese Christian who has...

The Beat goes on: Feuz defends downhill Birds of Prey title

Dec. 7, 2019 5:05 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — For a second straight year, weather forced the relocation of the downhill start to a lower spot on the hill. Not hard to forecast the favorite from there — Beat Feuz. The Swiss racer won the Birds of Prey downhill event for the second straight season on a shortened...

Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist

Dec. 7, 2019 3:55 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Princeton scholar held for three years in Iran on widely criticized espionage charges was freed Saturday as part of a prisoner exchange that saw America release a detained Iranian scientist, a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of...

Odermatt takes Beaver Creek super-G for 1st World Cup win

Dec. 6, 2019 4:34 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Marco Odermatt’s fellow racers watched from the top as he went too straight around one turn and nearly crossed his skis before another. They marveled at his ability to recover. They admired his capacity to stay composed. Above all: They know this 22-year-old from...