- Controversy in Austria over criticism of Nazi camp inmates Updated: Feb-09-16 11:48 am
VIENNA - The senior party in Austria's government coalition is suggesting that an official in its partner party be removed for indirectly backing an article describing some Nazi concentration camp inmates as a "scourge."
- Germany's Arndt wins 4-man bob World Cup race, European gold Updated: Feb-07-16 9:21 am
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland - Maximilian Arndt of Germany won a four-man bobsled World Cup race on Sunday to extend his standings lead and take the European title.
- Austrian police: 5 skiers killed in 'massive' avalanche Updated: Feb-06-16 12:40 pm
BERLIN - Five people were killed Saturday when a "massive" avalanche in the Austrian Alps struck skiers from the Czech Republic taking part in a freeriding camp, police said.
- Rough seas, harsh winter, border limits add to migrant woes Updated: Feb-06-16 4:06 am
PRESEVO, Serbia - Rasul Orwani thought he had faced the worst after braving cold, rough seas in a rickety wooden boat to travel from Turkey to Greece, then came the Balkans.
- IBU provisionally bans biathlete for suspected doping Updated: Feb-04-16 12:46 pm
SALZBURG, Austria - The International Biathlon Union has provisionally suspended an unidentified athlete for suspected doping following a test during a World Cup event last month.
- As Europe grapples with migrant influx, benefits limited Updated: Feb-02-16 9:38 am
BERLIN - Germany is mulling taking away benefits from asylum-seekers if they refuse to try to learn the language and integrate; Denmark has just approved a measure to let police seize valuables from migrants to help cover their housing and food costs; and an Austrian province this week is expected to more than halve payments to many refugees.
- Austrian police: Autopsy inconclusive in US woman's death Updated: Jan-28-16 10:59 am
VIENNA - Austrian police say an autopsy has not revealed the cause of death of a 25-year old woman from Colorado whose body was found in her Vienna apartment.
- Olympic champion Ted Ligety injures knee in training crash Updated: Jan-27-16 5:34 pm
Olympic and world giant slalom champion Ted Ligety flew past a gate in a training session Wednesday, when he suddenly spun around and landed hard on his side.
- Austrian skier Reichelt plans return a week after bad crash Updated: Jan-27-16 9:40 am
INNSBRUCK, Austria - Austrian skier Hannes Reichelt is planning to compete in a World Cup downhill on Saturday, a week after sustaining bruises and a mild concussion in a crash at the classic race in Kitzbuehel.
- Kristoffersen beats Hirscher again in World Cup slalom Updated: Jan-26-16 5:11 pm
SCHLADMING, Austria - Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway won his sixth slalom in a stellar World Cup season, matching a feat previously achieved only by three of the biggest names in ski racing history.
- Exhibit of Jewish artists' Holocaust works opens in Berlin Updated: Jan-25-16 11:43 am
BERLIN - Nelly Toll was 8 years old when she and her mother went into hiding in 1943 in Poland to escape the Nazis' death camps. The Jewish girl spent long hours in her tiny hideaway at a Christian family's home writing stories, keeping a diary and creating wonderful, bright paintings of a lost world.
- Svindal out for season: Bad crashes on Streif spark debate Updated: Jan-23-16 3:12 pm
KITZBUEHEL, Austria - Aksel Lund Svindal had all eyes on him once more after a World Cup downhill on Saturday, but this time not for the reason he wanted.
- Streif downhill called off after 30 starters, Fill wins Updated: Jan-23-16 1:13 pm
KITZBUEHEL, Austria - Overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal sustained a season-ending knee injury in a dramatic men's World Cup downhill, which was called off because of poor visibility after three serious crashes among only 30 starters on Saturday.
- Bill Johnson, brash Olympic downhill champion, dies at 55 Updated: Jan-22-16 1:47 pm
Bill Johnson craved speed - the faster, the better. He stole cars as a kid, got in trouble for it and was ordered by a judge to make a choice: Ski school or jail.
- Svindal wins World Cup super-G for 7th victory of season Updated: Jan-22-16 11:46 am
KITZBUEHEL, Austria - Aksel Lund Svindal mastered a tricky super-G course Friday to extend Norway's World Cup winning streak to five races, and Alexis Pinturault of France won the combined event for the third straight year.
- Publisher George Weidenfeld dies in London at 96 Updated: Jan-20-16 11:53 am
LONDON - Publisher and philanthropist George Weidenfeld, who in his later years devoted himself to improving understanding between faiths and peoples, died Wednesday in London at 96.
- Norway wins ski flying team world title ahead of Germany Updated: Jan-17-16 10:35 am
BAD MITTERNDORF, Austria - Norway's four jumpers put together balanced performances in tricky wind conditions to win the team gold medal at the ski flying world championship on Sunday.
- Viktoria Rebensurg of Germany wins women's giant slalom Updated: Jan-17-16 8:01 am
FLACHAU, Austria - Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany mastered tough conditions to come from behind and win her first World Cup giant slalom race in more than three years on Sunday.
- Rouhani: All happy about deal except Israel, US hard-liners Updated: Jan-17-16 6:12 am
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that the official implementation of the landmark nuclear deal has satisfied all parties except radical extremists, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged that Israel would remain vigilant to ensure that Iran was not violating its commitments.
- Japanese teen Takanashi wins women's ski jump world cup Updated: Jan-17-16 3:58 am
SAPPORO, Japan - Japanese teenager Sara Takanashi won her fourth women's ski jumping World Cup event of the season on Sunday.
- Iran warmly welcomes sanctions' end, though long thaw ahead Updated: Jan-16-16 6:32 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - The announcement on Saturday that Iran had satisfied its obligations under a nuclear deal with world powers was expected to pave the way for a new economic reality in the Islamic Republic, free from years of harsh international economic sanctions.
- Kerry to meet Iranian FM ahead of imminent sanctions relief Updated: Jan-15-16 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Amid signs that a decision to provide Iran with billions of dollars in nuclear sanctions relief is imminent, Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Saturday with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and a top European Union official, the State Department said Friday.
- Veronika Velez Zuzulova wins women's World Cup night slalom Updated: Jan-15-16 2:29 pm
FLACHAU, Austria - Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia won her second straight World Cup night slalom on Friday with a blistering second run.
- Austrian ski jumper partially paralyzed after crash Updated: Jan-15-16 8:11 am
GRAZ, Austria - Doctors say Austrian ski jumper Lukas Mueller has been left partially paralyzed after crashing in practice for the sky flying world championship.
- Hinterstoder to host extra GS as replacement for Adelboden Updated: Jan-13-16 5:55 pm
HINTERSTODER, Austria - The International Ski Federation says the Austrian resort of Hinterstoder will host an additional men's World Cup giant slalom in February as a replacement for the classic race in Adelboden that was canceled last Saturday.