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Marco Odermatt earns a third straight World Cup overall title with a 10th giant slalom win in a row

Feb. 24, 2024 17:48 PM EST

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Marco Odermatt clinched his third consecutive World Cup overall title on Saturday by claiming a 10th giant slalom victory in a row. The 26-year-old from Switzerland has been so dominant this season that he is assured of taking home the crystal globe...

Transocean: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 20, 2024 05:10 AM EST

STEINHAUSEN, Switzerland (AP) — STEINHAUSEN, Switzerland (AP) — Transocean Ltd. (RIG) on Monday reported a loss of $104 million in its fourth quarter. The Steinhausen, Switzerland-based company said it had a loss of 13 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs,...

Austrian skier Venier wins women's World Cup super-G. Overall leader Gut-Behrami finishes 6th

Feb. 18, 2024 06:28 AM EST

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Austrian downhill specialist Stephanie Venier won a women’s World Cup super-G for the first time Sunday, giving new impetus to the battle for the discipline title as leader Lara Gut-Behrami placed sixth. In a tight race on the sunbathed Mont...

Jenson Brooksby, an American tennis player, has his whereabouts suspension cut. He can play in March

Feb. 15, 2024 11:59 AM EST

American tennis player Jenson Brooksby's suspension for missing three doping tests will end on March 3, 10 months earlier than the original date, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said Thursday. The ITIA said it reached an agreement with Brooksby to reduce the ban from 18...

Garrett Motion: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 15, 2024 07:44 AM EST

ROLLE, Switzerland (AP) — ROLLE, Switzerland (AP) — Garrett Motion Inc. (GTX) on Thursday reported earnings of $52 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Rolle, Switzerland-based company said it had net income of 22 cents. The maker of vehicle...

'Neutral' Swiss plan to boost defense spending in a world destabilized by Ukraine, Mideast wars

Feb. 15, 2024 06:18 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's government plans to boost its defense spending by up to 19% over the next four years, citing a rise in global instability, including wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, and gaps created when Swiss authorities cashed in on a peace dividend from the fall of the Berlin...

A top Jewish group in Switzerland slams an antisemitic sign purportedly by a local ski rental stand

Feb. 12, 2024 10:27 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's main Jewish organization on Monday denounced an antisemitic sign put up at a local ski shop near Davos, barring Jews from renting equipment from the store. Regional police opened an investigation. The sign on Pischa Mountain above Davos, a town known for...

Dutch woman and her 2 adult children die in a hiking accident in western Switzerland

Feb. 10, 2024 06:48 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Three Dutch citizens were found dead in western Switzerland after an apparent hiking accident, police said Saturday. The mother and her two adult children, who had been reported missing Thursday, were found near the Rochers-de-Naye mountain in the canton of Vaud,...

Mikaela Shiffrin to skip World Cup ski races in Andorra to allow injured left knee more time to heal

Feb. 07, 2024 19:18 PM EST

American ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin will skip giant slalom and slalom races this weekend in Andorra to give her knee more time to mend. Shiffrin, who’s chasing her sixth overall World Cup title this season, was hurt in a crash nearly two weeks ago during a downhill event at Cortina...

The five players charged in the sexual assault case tied to 2018 Canada world junior hockey team

Feb. 05, 2024 19:38 PM EST

The five players charged in an alleged sexual assault in a hotel room following a Hockey Canada gala in London, Ontario, in June 2018: DILLON DUBE Age: 25 Hometown: Golden, British Columbia. Current team: Calgary Flames (NHL) ...