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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...

Austria finishes 8-win luge weekend, Sweeney wins 2nd silver

Dec. 04, 2022 13:53 PM EST

IGLS, Austria (AP) — The opening weekend of the World Cup luge season was perfect for Austria. It was pretty good for Emily Sweeney, too. Austria claimed gold medals in all five races Sunday to cap a perfect 8-for-8 weekend for the host nation, which also swept wins...

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...

Austria sweeps World Cup luge races, Sweeney wins silver

Dec. 03, 2022 10:11 AM EST

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Madeleine Egle won a women’s luge World Cup race Saturday to lead the Austrians' dominant season-opening showing on home ice, while Emily Sweeney of the U.S. finished second in the women’s race to match her best finish on the circuit in five years. Austria...

Czech museum to return original Beethoven score to heirs

Dec. 03, 2022 02:30 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — A musical manuscript handwritten by Ludwig van Beethoven is getting returned to the heirs of the richest family in pre-World War II Czechoslovakia, whose members had to flee the country to escape the Holocaust. The Moravian Museum in the Czech city of Brno has had the...

Austria: 3 men convicted in rape, death of 13-year-old girl

Dec. 02, 2022 13:32 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian court has convicted three Afghan men for the rape and death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found dumped next to a tree in Vienna last year in a case that shocked the Alpine nation. The Austria Press Agency reported Friday that the main defendant, a...

Beaver Creek World Cup downhill canceled due to wind, snow

Dec. 02, 2022 10:46 AM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — The first of two World Cup downhill races to be held in Beaver Creek, Colorado, was canceled Friday morning due to strong wind and snowfall. The course was closed for the day so crew workers could prepare the Birds of Prey track for another downhill race...

Fast & smooth Odermatt proves to be ski racer to catch again

Dec. 01, 2022 17:44 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — They glowingly chatter about the ski racer from Switzerland whose turns are so sharp and speed almost unmatched these days. They study video of Marco Odermatt's races and training runs to search for clues to how he's always so smooth. That combination of...

Iranian general acknowledges over 300 dead in unrest

Nov. 28, 2022 13:40 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian general on Monday acknowledged that more than 300 people have been killed in the unrest surrounding nationwide protests, giving the first official word on casualties in two months. That estimate is considerably lower than the toll...

Report: Austrian-Iranian gets medical leave from Iran prison

Nov. 28, 2022 11:26 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Iran has released a 76-year-old dual Iranian-Austrian citizen from prison for health reasons, the Austria Press Agency reported Monday. APA quoted the Austrian foreign ministry confirming that Massud Mossaheb was given indefinite medical leave. The...