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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...

8 rounds in expanded Champions League first stage from 2024

May. 10, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — A scaled-back first phase to the expanded Champions League in 2024 was approved by UEFA on Tuesday to quell a backlash around Europe. The reformatted group stage has been reduced from 10 rounds to eight, and backup places for teams based on historical performance have...

EU coordinator heads to Tehran in bid to save nuclear deal

May. 10, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The European Union coordinator of talks to revive Iran's nuclear accord with world powers said Tuesday he was traveling to Tehran, as the bloc makes a last-ditch effort to salvage the deal after a weekslong standstill. Enrique Mora said he'd meet with Iranian...

Rangers locate climber's body on Alaska's Denali

May. 06, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — National park rangers in Alaska on Friday located the body of the year’s first registered climber on North America’s tallest peak. Because it’s so early in the climbing season, Matthias Rimml, a 35-year-old professional mountain guide from Tirol,...

With Ukraine's ports blocked, trains in Europe haul grain

May. 06, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — A train carrying 2,000 metric tons of Ukrainian corn arrived in Austria on Friday, part of European efforts to elude a Russian blockade of Ukraine’s ports that has prevented critical supplies of wheat, corn and other grains from getting to countries in Africa, Middle East and...

Traffic jam causes Philippine bridge to collapse, killing 4

Apr. 28, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An old, earthquake-damaged bridge collapsed under heavy traffic in a central Philippine town, sending about a dozen vehicles plummeting into the river below and killing at least four people, officials said Thursday. An Austrian visitor was among the dead,...

Top EU court sends a warning to nations renewing ID checks

Apr. 26, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court handed down a ruling Tuesday that could force countries to regularly justify why they are conducting ID checks on people who should be able to move freely within Europe’s passport-free travel area. The travel zone, known as the...