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March 12, 2018 5:50 AM Knife attacker shot outside Iranian ambassador's residence in Vienna

VIENNA (Reuters) - Heightened security measures have been ordered at embassies and other diplomatic buildings in Vienna after a soldier stationed outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador to Austria shot dead a man who tried to stab him, police said on Monday. The 26-year-old assailant’s motive for the attack, which took place around 11:30 p.m., was unclear 79

March 10, 2018 10:24 AM Legal complaint filed over raid on Austria's domestic spy HQ

BERLIN – An Austrian spy's lawyer has filed a legal complaint over a recent police raid on the country's domestic intelligence agency, alleging the measure was disproportionate to the alleged crimes. The Feb. 28 raid on Austria's BVT spy agency has sparked a public spat in Austria, with opposition parties calling it an attempt by the government to purge 95

March 3, 2018 7:12 PM To Really Ski Backcountry, Bring Your Paraglider

A 51-year-old CEO pushes himself to get a rare view of the Austrian Alps with speed flying Thomas Raffeiner takes extreme skiing to new heights, combining skiing and paragliding. Ski-paragliding, or speed flying, entails trekking up a mountain on skis, then taking off for flight and landing on skis. Mr. Raffeiner, 51, is the founder and CEO of the Mobility 88

March 3, 2018 6:10 PM Alpine Skiing: Austria's Hirscher claims giant slalom title in Slovenia

(Reuters) - Austria’s Marcel Hirscher lifted the men’s giant slalom World Cup title with a victory at Kranjska Gora in Slovenia on Saturday, fresh from his two Olympic golds at last month’s Pyeongchang Winter Games. Hirscher notched up his 56th World Cup win, and 27th in giant slalom, in a repeat of the Olympic podium — ahead of Henrik Kristoffersen 54

February 24, 2018 4:27 AM Olympics: Bobsleigh Friedrich pilots German team into gold position

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Francesco Friedrich piloted his four-man bobsleigh team to the top of the timesheets with a blistering second run on Saturday to put Germany in a commanding lead heading into the final two runs of the competition a day later. The multiple world champion, who won gold in the two-man bobsleigh on Monday, steered his sled to a 0.29 second 64

February 22, 2018 6:03 PM Iranian refugees, denied entry to US, could face persecution in Iran

Dozens of Iranian refugees waiting in Austria to be resettled in the U.S. have now been denied entry by the Trump administration, according to refugee resettlement groups and the State Department. The Christians and other religious minorities, about 100 in total, had been left in limbo for over a year - and now face possible deportation back to Iran, where 80

February 22, 2018 2:28 PM New Zealand appoint Fritz Schmid as coach on four-year deal

Switzerland-born Fritz Schmid has been appointed head coach of the New Zealand team on a four-year contract. Schmid, whose previous role was as technical director of the Malaysian Football Association, is a former assistant coach of the Austria national team. He was also an assistant at FC Basel between 2002 and 2009 when they won the Swiss Cup four times 56

February 22, 2018 5:37 AM 2018 Winter Olympics: USA's Jamie Anderson bags snowboarding big air silver medal

Anderson was knocked out of the top spot on the last run but still picked up her second medal in South Korea American snowboarder Jamie Anderson already secured herself a gold medal earlier this Olympics, but she was hoping to double down on Thursday in South Korea with a big win in women's big air. Unfortunately, Anderson had to settle for silver 67

February 19, 2018 7:55 AM Alpine skiing: Vonn joins other top names in shunning team event

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Alpine skiing team event looks like lacking in star quality when it makes its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang this week after Lindsey Vonn became the latest high-profile athlete to say she probably won’t be taking part. The inaugural team event is scheduled for Saturday as the climax to the program and will bring 57

February 16, 2018 10:29 AM What to look out for in the women's super-G

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The super-G is the first speed event of the women’s Alpine skiing program at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Here’s a short guide to what to expect on Saturday. Super-G is part-way between downhill and giant slalom - it involves more turns than the downhill but is steeper than GS, with the gates placed further 59