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Austrian far-right party expels former leader Strache

Dec. 13, 2019 10:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's far-right Freedom Party on Friday expelled Heinz-Christian Strache, its longtime leader and the country's former vice chancellor, months after a scandal that ended the party's time in government. The party said its local leadership in Vienna decided unanimously to throw out Strache,...

EU ready to get Brexit talks moving again after UK vote

Dec. 12, 2019 9:44 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — With votes still being counted in Britain, EU leaders were already gearing up to move forward with Brexit plans. Based on an exit poll, the leaders of Austria and Poland congratulated Conservative British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his projected win, based on an exit poll, in...

Review: In Malick's 'A Hidden Life,' a hymn of defiance

Dec. 12, 2019 8:13 PM EST

Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life” resides above the clouds in a small Alpine hamlet. Franz Jägerstätter lives there, in Austria, with his wife, Franziska, and their young daughters. They spend their days working and playing in the hillside fields, enraptured by their humble mountain...

Austria's ban on weedkiller glyphosate hits roadblock

Dec. 9, 2019 8:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian ban on the weedkiller glyphosate, a substance that has long been disputed in Europe and beyond, can't take effect on Jan. 1 as supporters hoped, the government said Monday. The country's lawmakers voted in July to ban the herbicide, best known as an ingredient in Roundup. But...

Schmidhofer wins Lake Louise downhill, Shiffrin takes 2nd

Dec. 7, 2019 6:05 PM EST

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Here's a scary thought for her competition: Mikaela Shiffrin is still getting comfortable with the intensity and the speed of the downhill. That's why podium finishes are still a little surprising even to her. The American three-time overall World Cup champion finished runner-up...

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...

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...

Poland wants to buy site of WWII Nazi death camp in Austria

Dec. 6, 2019 1:03 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister said Friday his government wants to buy from Austria the site of the former Nazi German death camp Mauthausen-Gusen where tens of thousands of Poles were killed during World War II. Premier Mateusz Morawiecki said the intention is to preserve the memory of some...

World powers press Iran to reverse nuke deal violations

Dec. 6, 2019 11:37 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — World powers pressured Iran on Friday to reverse recent atomic activities that violate the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, but stopped short of deciding on whether to proceed with a move that could see the case brought before the UN Security Council and a “snapback” of sanctions...

Austrian, Moldovan police break up nuclear smuggling ring

Dec. 6, 2019 11:17 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian and Moldovan authorities have broken up an organized crime ring suspected of smuggling nuclear materials, the European police agency said Friday. Europol, which coordinated and supported the operation, said the ring was attempting to sell “radiological material to an...