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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 10:51 a.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Jeremy Jones signs with Austrian pro team

Former Gonzaga Bulldog forward Jeremy Jones will begin his professional basketball career in Austria. Jones has signed with the Kapfenberg Bulls, according to the team’s Website.


Austria swears in first female chancellor, pledges stability

Austria swore in its first female chancellor Monday at the head of an interim government that will serve until after an election expected in September.


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 12:50 p.m.

Ousted by parliament, Austria’s Kurz vows to win job back

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was ousted by parliament in a no-confidence vote Monday, paving the way for a new election. The young leader, riding high in popular support, defiantly vowed …


Austrian government heads for collapse over video scandal

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Monday he is seeking the removal of the country’s interior minister over a video scandal that has rocked the Alpine nation in recent days.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 3:40 p.m.

Parts of Austria, southern Germany sink deeper into snow

Heavy snowfall continued Thursday in parts of Austria and southern Germany, with several places cut off and the bad weather expected to persist. Snow was causing problems in other parts …


Heavy snow in Germany, Austria causes chaos for travelers

Heavy snow caused travel chaos in parts of Germany and Austria as authorities closed roads and train routes because of avalanche danger and airports reported weather-related cancellations Saturday.


The military draft is making a comeback in Europe

For many young Europeans, a post-high-school “gap year” has become a rite of passage, with many enjoying a year to travel the world and celebrate their newfound freedom. But a …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

U.N. teams to assess migrant treatment in Austria, Italy

The new U.N. human rights chief on Monday announced plans to send teams to Italy and Austria to examine migrants’ treatment, drawing a quick retort from Vienna.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 11:47 a.m.

2 trains collide near Vienna, several injured

Two passenger trains collided on Friday near Vienna, injuring several people, authorities said.


New Austrian government will see country shift to the right

A new Austrian government will shift the country to the right with members of a nationalist party in several key ministries, while conservative party head Sebastian Kurz will become Europe’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

Austrian poised to become Europe’s 1st millennial leader

Austria’s 31-year-old foreign minister declared victory for his party Sunday in a national election that set him up to become Europe’s youngest leader and puts the country on course for …


Move toward early elections in Austria opens door for far right

Austria appeared headed toward early elections Monday after a breakdown of its coalition government, potentially paving a path to power for the far-right Freedom Party.


Austrian court convicts 8 Iraqis of gang-raping German

An Austrian court found eight Iraqi nationals guilty on Thursday of gang-raping a German tourist on New Year’s Eve and sentenced them to prison terms of between nine and 13 …


Mainstream relief as leftist candidate wins in Austria

Left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen and his message of moderation and tolerance prevailed in Austria’s presidential election Sunday, with preliminary results showing him with an unbeatable margin over right-wing rival …


At 11, composer about to premiere first full opera

Alma Deutscher is a composer, virtuoso pianist and concert violinist who wrote her first sonata five years ago and whose first full opera will have its world premiere next month …


Hitler’s birth house will be razed, Austrian minister says

The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be razed and a new building will be erected in its place, Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said Monday, announcing a final …


Chiefs choose two players from Czech Republic

The Spokane Chiefs on Tuesday selected two players off the same team from the Czech Republic as part of the 2016 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.


Austria narrowly rejects far-right candidate in presidential election

It was like Bernie Sanders versus Donald Trump in the heart of Europe, and the Bern won by a nose. Left-wing economics professor Alexander Van der Bellen was elected Austria’s …


Austrian police mistakenly use photo of U.S. actor in search

Red-faced Austrian police are acknowledging that they published a photo of U.S. actor and TV producer Peter Marc Jacobson by mistake in their search for a suspected fraudster.