Italian experts defuse WWII bomb in northern city
MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities evacuated 4,000 people from the center of the northern city of Bolzano on Sunday to defuse a World War II bomb found during construction.
2nd victim dies after Austrian refugee shelter knife attack
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police say a 32-year-old social worker has died days after suffering serious stab wounds during an attack at a refugee shelter.
Gauff loses opening match at Luxembourg Open
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Coco Gauff lost her opening match at the Luxembourg Open in straight sets on Wednesday, just three days after winning her first WTA title in Austria.
Just 15, Coco Gauff tops Ostapenko for 1st WTA singles title
LINZ, Austria (AP) — Coco Gauff is still just 15. She also is already the owner of a WTA singles title.
The American beat 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in the...
American teenager Coco Gauff reaches semifinals for 1st time
LINZ, Austria (AP) — American teenager Coco Gauff advanced to her first WTA semifinal match by beating top-seeded Kiki Bertens 7-6 (1), 6-4 Friday at the Upper Austria Ladies.
2 Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe’s fault lines
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative...
Bertens sets up quarterfinal against Gauff in Linz
LINZ, Austria (AP) — Top-seeded Kiki Bertens overcame a slow start to beat Alison Van Uytvanck 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Thursday and set up a quarterfinal against American teenager Coco Gauff at the Upper...
The Latest: Bosnian politician blasts ’shameful” Nobel award
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local):
The Muslim member of Bosnia's three-person presidency has called the decision to give...
Former Austrian skier Duerr banned for life for doping
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian former cross-country skier Johannes Duerr, who was expelled from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for the use of EPO, has been banned for life for his alleged role in a doping...
Coco Gauff reaches 1st WTA quarterfinal in Linz
LINZ, Austria (AP) — Coco Gauff reached her first WTA quarterfinal when Kateryna Kozlova retired during the third set of their second-round match at the Upper Austria Ladies.
UCI bans 2 cyclists linked to doping ring case
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Cycling Union has imposed two-year bans on two Slovenians who were involved in an international doping ring.
Gauff reaches 2nd round in Linz thanks to lucky loser spot
LINZ, Austria (AP) — Coco Gauff took full advantage of a "lucky loser" spot at the Upper Austria Ladies, beating Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele, 6-3, 7-6 (3) Tuesday to reach the second round at...
Austria’s Kurz given task of putting together new government
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian center-right leader Sebastian Kurz embarked Monday on what could be the lengthy task of forming a new government, citing a looming economic downturn, unregulated migration...
Austrian police: Man kills 5 in Alpine resort of Kitzbuehel
BERLIN (AP) — A 25-year-old man turned himself in to Austrian police Sunday after allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend, her family and her new boyfriend in the Alpine resort town of...
Police find body in Vienna basement, man detained
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police say they have found a decomposing body wrapped in plastic bags in a freezer in the basement of an apartment building in Vienna. A man was detained, but the cause of...
EU court: Facebook can be forced to remove content worldwide
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s highest court ruled Thursday that individual member countries can force Facebook to remove what they regard as unlawful material from the social network all...
Austrian far-right party suspends ex-leader in expenses spat
VIENNA (AP) — Austria's far-right Freedom Party said Tuesday that it is suspending former leader Heinz-Christian Strache amid an investigation into his expenses, a day after it suffered heavy...
Austrian-born Hollywood producer Eric Pleskow dies at 95
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian-born film producer Eric Pleskow, who was involved in the making of Hollywood hits including "Platoon," ''Rocky" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," has died at the age of...
Austria’s Kurz faces tricky choices to form next government
VIENNA (AP) — A day after winning Austria's early election, former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz refused Monday to rule out any options for forming a new government, including courting the far-right...
Austrians boost Kurz’s conservatives, Greens in snap poll
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is poised for a return to power, after his conservative People's Party won a snap election Sunday that was called following the collapse of his...
The Latest: Austrian exit polls: Kurz leads in election
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austria's election (all times local):
Exit polls released by Austrian public broadcaster ORF show conservative ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz...
Exit poll in Austria released by public broadcaster says ex-Chancellor Kurz leading snap election, far right slumps
VIENNA (AP) — Exit poll in Austria released by public broadcaster says ex-Chancellor Kurz leading snap election, far right slumps.
Austria’s far right takes aim at climate activist Thunberg
VIENNA (AP) — Austria's far-right Freedom Party has added prominent climate activist Greta Thunberg to its list of targets during campaigning ahead of Sunday's parliamentary election.
Bekele looking to make most of Kipchoge’s absence in Berlin
BERLIN (AP) — Triple Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele is favored to make the most of Eliud Kipchoge's absence in Sunday's Berlin Marathon, where more world records have fallen than any...
On the moo-ve: GPS leads German police to missing cowbell
BERLIN (AP) — Two German residents got more cowbell than they expected when they picked up the clanking souvenir in neighboring Austria.
Police in the western German city of Krefeld say they...
Kurz favored to return as chancellor in Austria election
VIENNA (AP) — Austrians vote Sunday in an election meant to restore political normality after a scandal that brought down ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's coalition government with the far-right...
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Germany extends controls at border with Austria by 6 months
BERLIN (AP) — Officials say Germany is prolonging controls along the country's border with Austria by six months due to a high number of illegal entries.
Woman’s body found in rubble of exploded Austrian market
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities say they have found the body of an elderly women in the rubble of an Austrian supermarket that exploded due to a gas leak.
Explosion at supermarket in southern Austria injures 9
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say nine people have been injured in an explosion at a supermarket in southern Austria.
The Austria Press Agency reported that the blast Monday at the supermarket...
Feingold, Austrian Holocaust survivor, dies at 106
BERLIN (AP) — Marko Feingold, who survived Auschwitz and other Nazi camps and went on to lead Salzburg's Jewish community for decades, has died. He was 106.
England the likely destination for Norway’s hottest new star
Mention the name "Haaland" to the average soccer fan, particularly someone from England, and thoughts might go back to one of the most vicious fouls ever committed in the Premier...
Russian biathlete Vasilyeva banned for missed tests
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Russian biathlete Margarita Vasilyeva has been banned for 18 months after missing three drug tests.
The International Biathlon Union says its disciplinary panel...
Haaland hits hat trick as Salzburg beats Genk 6-2
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Teenage striker Erling Braut Haaland introduced himself to the Champions League with a hat trick Tuesday as Salzburg hammered Genk 6-2.
Austria’s Freedom Party elects Norbert Hofer as new leader
BERLIN (AP) — Austria's far-right Freedom Party elected former minister and presidential candidate Norbert Hofer as its leader on Saturday as it seeks to return to power in a Sept. 29 national...
Victim of Vienna apartment explosion had opened gas line
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police say a fatal explosion at an apartment building in Vienna in June occurred after one of the victims manipulated a gas line.
Austrian writer acquitted of terror charges in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An Austrian student and journalist says a Turkish court has acquitted him and two others of terror-related charges.
Max Zirngast was taken into custody in September...
Kazakh biathletes cleared in doping case
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Six athletes from Kazakhstan's Olympic biathlon team have been cleared of doping in a case which involved police raids in two countries.
Austrian doctor sues US for seizing patients’ abortion drugs
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Austrian doctor who prescribes abortion drugs to patients around the world is suing the United States for allegedly blocking her American patients from getting abortions by...
German men die climbing Austrian Alps at ages 50, 50 and 60
BERLIN (AP) — Three German men have died in separate accidents while hiking in the Austrian Alps, authorities said Saturday.
A 60-year-old man who fell while roped to two other climbers near...
Scottish rookie MacIntyre takes 4-shot lead at European Open
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Scottish rookie Robert MacIntyre carded a bogey-free 7-under 65 to take a four-stroke lead after the second round of the European Open on Friday.
Slovenian flight canceled over a 250-euro penalty
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A Slovenian news agency says an airliner canceled a flight to Vienna for fear its plane would be seized because of a 250-euro ($275) penalty it owes to an Austrian...
Olympic skiing champion Marcel Hirscher retires
VIENNA (AP) — Marcel Hirscher's biggest wish was to leave Alpine skiing as a winner.
On Wednesday, the two-time Olympic champion from Austria did just that.
Hiker killed, 2 others injured in rock fall in Austrian Alps
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say one hiker has been killed and another two injured in a rock fall in the Alps in central Austria.
The Austria Press Agency reported that rocks hit a group of...
Olympic champion Marcel Hirscher to reveal future live on TV
VIENNA (AP) — For once, ski racing fans in Austria have to switch on their TVs in prime time to see Marcel Hirscher live.
On Wednesday, however, they won't see their hero trying to win yet...
2 Germans die while hiking in Austrian Alps
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities say two Germans have died in separate incidents while hiking in the Alps.
Police in the town of Matrei told the dpa news agency Friday a woman and her...
Plácido Domingo gets standing ovation at Salzburg
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Plácido Domingo received a standing ovation as he took to the stage at the Salzburg Festival on Sunday, a concerted show of support at his first performance since nine...
Retired cyclist Petacchi banned for 2 years for doping
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Retired sprinting standout Alessandro Petacchi has been banned for two years by the International Cycling Union after being linked to a blood doping ring.
Austria prepares to repatriate IS supporter’s children
BERLIN (AP) — Austria is preparing to repatriate two sons of an Austrian Islamic State group supporter believed to have died in Syria after she headed there in 2014.