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Paxten Aaronson looks to follow brother's successful path

May. 25, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

While big brother Brenden Aaronson appears to be headed to the Premier League and possibly the World Cup, Paxten Aaronson is poised to break out on his own. Paxten, 18, is a product of the Philadelphia Union's academy system, just like his brother. Both signed homegrown contracts...

Austrian COVID vaccine mandate to remain suspended in summer

May. 25, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's coronavirus vaccination mandate has been suspended for another three months until the end of August. A parliamentary committee signed off Wednesday on an order from the health minister extending the suspension, the Austria Press Agency reported. ...

Austria's president seeks reelection after turbulent term

May. 22, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's 78-year-old president said Sunday that he will seek reelection later this year, following a term that has seen him pilot the Alpine country through repeated political upheaval. Alexander Van der Bellen, a liberal politician who once led the Green party, said...

Rosmarie Trapp, whose family inspired 'Sound of Music,' dies

May. 19, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

Rosmarie Trapp, whose Austrian family the von Trapps was made famous in the musical and beloved movie “The Sound of Music,” has died. She died Friday at the age of 93 at a nursing home in Morrisville, Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge announced. Her brother Johannes is president of the...

Live updates | UN Chief: War in Ukraine driving world hunger

May. 18, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief said Wednesday he is in “intense contacts” with Russia and other countries to stop escalating global hunger exacerbated by the war in Ukraine by allowing the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports and ensuring Russian food and fertilizers have...

UN envoy: US sanctions on Iran worsen humanitarian situation

May. 18, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Sweeping U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran have badly impacted the country’s economy and worsened the humanitarian situation in the Persian Gulf nation, a United Nations special envoy said Wednesday. According to Alena Douhan, the U.N. special rapporteur on...

US edges Austria in OT, Canada routs Italy at hockey worlds

May. 15, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

TAMPERE, Finland (AP) — Luke Hughes scored with 1:57 left in overtime to complete a United States comeback from two goals down to edge Austria 3-2 at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday. Benjamin Nissner scored in the first period and Paul Huber added another early in the...

EXPLAINER: 'Neutral' Europe recedes as NATO set to expand

May. 15, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — With Finland and Sweden inching closer to applying for NATO membership amid Russia's war in Ukraine, the list of “neutral” or nonaligned countries in Europe appears poised to shrink. Security concerns over the war have changed the calculus for Finland and Sweden,...

Top EU diplomat hopeful for deal at Iran nuclear talks

May. 13, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

WEISSENHAUS, Germany (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief said Friday he is hopeful that stalled talks with Iran over the country's nuclear program can reach an agreement. The talks between Tehran and world powers are deadlocked in part over Iran's demand for the United...

Report: Austria sees record number of antisemitic incidents

May. 13, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Antisemitic incidents reached a record high in Austria last year, according to a report published Friday. The statistics, compiled by the Jewish Community of Vienna, recorded 965 incidents in 2021 — the highest number since the organization began documenting them 20...