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PARIS | Swiss bank UBS may face massive fines in French trial

PARIS (AP) — Swiss bank UBS faces a potential multibillion-euro fine as a Paris court is set to deliver a verdict on charges it helped wealthy French clients evade tax authorities. The ruling in the exceptional case will be announced Wednesday afternoon by a French criminal court. One of the world’s largest wealth management banks, … Continue reading PARIS | Swiss bank UBS may face massive fines in French trial

DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: France wants new Renault chief to lock in Nissan

DAVOS, Switzerland—Jan 23, 2019— The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 11:35 p.m. France’s economy minister says he expects the future chief of Renault to consolidate the French automaker’s alliance with Japanese partner Nissan. Bruno Le Maire was alluding to the Renault board’s looming selection Thursday of a new president … Continue reading DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: France wants new Renault chief to lock in Nissan

BERLIN | The Latest: Road accidents in snowy Bosnia kill 3, hurt 17

BERLIN—Jan 14, 2019— The Latest on heavy snowfall across Europe (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Austrian broadcaster ORF reports that a worker clearing snow off a roof has died after being swept away as the snow began to slide off. ORF reported that the 47-year-old man and three others were pushed off the six-meter … Continue reading BERLIN | The Latest: Road accidents in snowy Bosnia kill 3, hurt 17

ZAGREB, Croatia | Schwarz leads Austrian top-3 result in 1st run of slalom

ZAGREB, Croatia —Jan 06, 2019— Marco Schwarz led an Austrian sweep of the top three in the opening run of a men’s World Cup slalom on Sunday. Five days after winning his first World Cup at a city event in Oslo, Schwarz timed 51.80 seconds on the Crveni Spust course and was 0.37 seconds faster … Continue reading ZAGREB, Croatia | Schwarz leads Austrian top-3 result in 1st run of slalom

BERLIN | High avalanche risk in Alps amid heavy snow; 1 dead

BERLIN —Jan 06, 2019—Authorities are warning of high risk of avalanches on the northern side of the Alps, after a female skier died in Bavaria. German police said Sunday that the 20-year-old woman was buried in an avalanche Saturday on Mount Teisen, near the Austrian border. Her five companions were unharmed. Heavy snowfall has blanketed … Continue reading BERLIN | High avalanche risk in Alps amid heavy snow; 1 dead

ZAGREB, Croatia | American Shiffrin gets personal best 7th straight slalom win

ZAGREB, Croatia—Jan 05, 2019—Mikaela Shiffrin dominated the first women’s World Cup slalom of 2019 on Saturday to match her personal best winning streak in the discipline with seven straight victories. The American two-time overall champion built on a big first-run lead of more than a second to beat Petra Vlhova of Slovakia by 1.25. Wendy … Continue reading ZAGREB, Croatia | American Shiffrin gets personal best 7th straight slalom win

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy | Stuhec marks return from injury by winning downhill

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy— Ilka Stuhec won a World Cup downhill race Tuesday for her first victory since missing all of last season, including the Pyeongchang Olympics, with an injury. The Slovenian skier finished 0.14 seconds ahead of Nicol Delago, who grew up alongside the Saslong course in northern Italy. Ramona Siebenhofer of Austria … Continue reading SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy | Stuhec marks return from injury by winning downhill