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Austria's Matthias Mayer arrives at the finish area during an alpine ski, men's World Cup combined in Wengen, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)

Mayer benefits from new rule to win World Cup combined event

Jan. 17, 2020 10:10 AM EST

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Taking advantage of a new race rule, Matthias Mayer scored a rare win for a downhill specialist in a World Cup combined event on Friday. A new format this season gave Mayer first use of the slalom course as leader after the morning downhill. In previous seasons, the slalom...

List of seeded players for the Australian Open

Jan. 16, 2020 2:34 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Men= 1. Rafael Nadal, Spain 2 Novak Djokovic, Serbia 3. Roger Federer, Switzerland 4 Daniil Medvedev, Russia 5. Dominic Thiem, Austria 6. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece 7. Alexander Zverev, Germany 8. Matteo Berrettini, Italy 9. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain 10. Gael Monfils, France...

In this Dec. 31, 2019, photo provided by Siobhan Threlfall, fire and thick smoke remains the village of Nerrigundah, Australia. The tiny village has been among the hardest hit by Australia's devastating wildfires, with about two thirds of the homes destroyed and a 71-year-old man killed. (AP Photo/Siobhan Threlfall)

Environmental issues top worries for those heading to Davos

Jan. 15, 2020 11:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Following another year of extreme heat and ice sheet melt, environmental issues are now considered to be the top five long-term risks confronting the global economy, organizers of next week's gathering of elites in the Swiss resort of Davos said Wednesday. Citing a survey of more than 750...

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, WEF, gestures during a press conference, in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The World Economic Forum unveiled the program for its 50th Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, including the key participants, themes and goals. The overarching theme of the Meeting, which will take place from 21 to 24 January, is

Davos forum: Trump to attend, but Iranian official cancels

Jan. 14, 2020 9:59 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister has cancelled an expected appearance at next week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, organizers said Tuesday, citing the “backdrop of uncertainty” in the Middle East. The move averts a possible crossing-of-paths with top U.S. officials,...

Lawyers Laila Batou, foreground hugs Marie-Pomme Moinat as they celebrate the non-guilty verdict of the trial of 12 pro-climate activists of the LAC collective (Lausanne Action Climat), in front of the tribunal of Renens, in Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.  A Swiss court on Monday threw out a case against a dozen climate activists who were on trial for storming a Credit Suisse office in Lausanne, Switzerland, and playing tennis inside — part of a protest against the bank’s investments in fossil fuels that has ensnared its brand ambassador Roger Federer. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)

Court clears environment protesters over stunt at Swiss bank

Jan. 13, 2020 3:59 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — In a verdict that could resonate with environmentalists , a Swiss court ruled Monday in favor of a dozen young activists who stormed into the office of a Credit Suisse bank in a peaceful protest against its investments in fossil fuels that has ensnared the bank's brand ambassador, Roger...

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12 climate activists on trial for stunt at Swiss bank office

Jan. 7, 2020 8:37 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A dozen climate activists have gone on trial for storming a Credit Suisse office in Lausanne, Switzerland, and playing tennis inside, part of a protest against the bank’s investments in fossil fuels. In a trial billed as the first of its kind in Switzerland, the environmentalists from...

IOC seeks German TV's evidence of weightlifting corruption

Jan. 6, 2020 3:59 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will ask a German broadcaster to share evidence of alleged doping cover-ups in weightlifting and financial irregularities linked to the sport's revenues from the games. The program broadcast Sunday by ARD implicated the International...

The Latest: UN chief urges 'maximum restraint' in the Gulf

Jan. 3, 2020 11:36 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The latest on the U.S. airstrike near Baghdad that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 7 p.m. The U.N. secretary-general has urged leaders to “exercise maximum restraint" following the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top military commander. Antonio Guterres stressed that...

FILE- In this Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 file photo, a Swiss Embassy employee who was detained pending charges that she made statements to create disaffection toward the government and fabricated evidence, center, walks out with two unidentified embassy employees after getting bail in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Swiss embassy in Sri Lanka  has recalled that the safety of diplomatic missions is a responsibility of the host state, days after a local Swiss embassy staffer detained for two weeks for allegedly causing disaffection toward the government was released on bail. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)

Switzerland stresses diplomatic safety in Sri Lanka arrest

Jan. 1, 2020 4:41 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka said that the safety of diplomatic missions is the responsibility of the host state, days after a local staffer who complained of being assaulted was released on bail while being investigated for maligning the government. Before her arrest, the Sri...

Canada's Connor McMichael scores Canada's fourth goal of the game as Czech Republic's Martin Has (7) goaltender Lukas Parik and Tomas Dajcar (9) look on during the first period at the World Junior Hockey Championships on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

World juniors: Canada beats Czechs 7-2, plays Slovakia in QF

Dec. 31, 2019 4:56 PM EST

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Canada routed host Czech Republic 7-2 Tuesday to complete the preliminary round at the world junior hockey championship and clinch top spot in its group. Joe Veleno, Nolan Foote, captain Barrett Hayton, Connor McMichael, Liam Foudy, Dylan Cozens and Jared McIsaac all scored...