Latest Austria News

The Latest: Body of German skier recovered after avalanche

Jan. 16, 2019 11:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on winter weather in Europe (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Austrian police say they have recovered the body of a fourth German skier killed in an avalanche near the resort of Lech last weekend. Police in Vorarlberg province said rescue workers using search dogs and an avalanche probe...

German village evacuated amid avalanche risk

Jan. 16, 2019 8:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Officials have ordered residents of a village in southern Germany to leave their homes immediately due to "acute" avalanche risk. Authorities said Wednesday that villagers of Raiten, near the Austrian border, should take important documents and medicines with them, and inform neighbors who...

Avalanches, flooding cause disruptions in Austria, Germany

Jan. 15, 2019 12:38 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Bad weather continued to afflict parts of Europe on Tuesday with avalanches in Austria striking buildings and roads but resulting in no injuries. An overnight avalanche in Ramsau, central Austria, slammed a hotel. All 60 visitors and staff, most of whom were from a Danish ski club, got out of...

The Latest: Danish skiing club unhurt by Austria avalanche

Jan. 15, 2019 4:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the heavy snowfall across Europe (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The head of a western Denmark ski club says the hotel in Austria where 50 members were staying, was hit by an avalanche overnight but "fortunately no persons were present in the part of the building that was hit."...

Death penalty for Canadian escalates China-Canada tensions

Jan. 15, 2019 12:16 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian to death in a sudden retrial of his drug smuggling case, while another Canadian man has been denied diplomatic immunity, ratcheting up the tensions following Canada's arrest of a top Chinese technology executive last month. The Liaoning provincial court...

The Latest: Man clearing roof dies in avalanche in Austria

Jan. 14, 2019 9:48 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on heavy snowfall across Europe (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Austrian broadcaster ORF reports that a worker clearing snow off a roof has died after being swept away as the snow began to slide off. ORF reported that the 47-year-old man and three others were pushed off the...

Austrian police arrest 19-year-old Syrian for teen's killing

Jan. 14, 2019 7:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Austria say they've arrested a 19-year-old Syrian man in connection with the killing of a teenage girl near Vienna. Markus Bauer, spokesman at the Lower Austria prosecutor's office, said Monday that the suspect was arrested overnight after police received tips about his...

Avalanche slams into German hotel; no injuries reported

Jan. 14, 2019 3:49 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Officials say a large avalanche has slammed into a hotel in southern Germany, damaging the building but causing no injuries. A spokeswoman for Oberallgaeu regional authorities said the hotel's 100 guests were evacuated to other dwellings in the village of Balderschwang. Brigitte Kloepf told...

Hirscher wins slalom for WCup record 9th win at same venue

Jan. 13, 2019 2:20 PM EST

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) — Once more in his stellar career, Marcel Hirscher was racing against Alpine skiing's history book on Sunday. The Austrian great almost inevitably won a World Cup slalom, his ninth victory at Adelboden, to set a men's record on the 52-year circuit for most wins by one skier at a...

Austria avalanche kills 3; Ski patrollers killed in France

Jan. 13, 2019 9:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Three German skiers have been killed in an avalanche in Austria and a fourth is still missing, police said Sunday as snowfall set in again in the northern Alps. In France, two ski patrollers were killed when the devices they use to trigger avalanches exploded. The two accidents brought to at...