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January 12, 2018 7:04 PM Yun wins again in World Cup skeleton ahead of home Olympics

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) - Sungbin Yun of South Korea confirmed his status as the favorite for the men's skeleton title at the Pyeongchang Olympics, setting a St. Moritz track record on Friday to win his fifth World Cup race this season. Yun clocked 1 minute 7.19 seconds for his second run, giving him a combined time 0.87 ahead of Germany's Axel Jungk 6

January 7, 2018 1:41 PM Historic Iron Church in Istanbul reopens after restoration

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey's president and the Bulgarian prime minister have unveiled the historic Iron Church in Istanbul after a seven-year restoration project. In Sunday's opening ceremony, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the 120-year-old Sveti Stefan Church remains the "single example" of a church built on an iron skeleton. The cross-shaped 6

January 6, 2018 11:53 AM Juncker spokeswoman fires off WARNING: EU ready for SHOWDOWN after Austria tests Brussels

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker's spokeswoman has issued a warning to countries looking to turn their back on Brussels' amid speculation of an impending showdown with Austria's new leadership. Mina Andreeva, spokesperson of European Commission, was quizzed about the policy announcement, after the bloc shot down similar proposals from Germany last year. Asked whether 22

December 22, 2017 9:27 PM Hirscher wins Campiglio slalom 2 years after drone incident

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy (AP) - Without a falling drone to stop him, Marcel Hirscher finally reclaimed his superiority on Italy's most challenging slalom hill. After setting the fastest opening run, the six-time defending overall champion from Austria recovered from a major error toward the end of his second trip down the steep Canalone Miramonti 4

December 22, 2017 6:58 PM Two trains travelling at FULL SPEED collide in Austria – multiple injuries

TWO trains have collided near Vienna in Austria, leaving around 20 passengers injured. Roman Hahslinger, a spokesman for railway company OBB, said a Railjet intercity train with 30 people on board struck an empty regional train, resulting in the Railjet train tipping over. The collision occurred around 6pm local time, according to reports, and fire service 14

December 14, 2017 9:51 PM Owner of cracked North Sea pipeline invokes get-out clause in its contracts telling producers it cannot transport their oil

The owner of a cracked North Sea oil and gas pipeline has invoked a get-out clause in its contracts typically used after natural disasters. On Monday, Ineos closed its Forties Pipeline System, which transports 40 per cent of oil and gas from the North Sea to the UK mainland, after finding a fracture in a pipe south of Aberdeen. The firm has now declared 15

December 14, 2017 3:36 PM Political Disruption But At What Cost To The Jewish Community?

Elections have become a buzzword for political disruption over the last few years. The mass disenfranchisement from politics which characterised the previous twenty years has been replaced with a passionate youth who are demanding change. In many countries this is supplemented by a feeling that quality of life has declined and is only getting worse 14

December 5, 2017 9:05 AM Jurgen Klopp hails Ben Woodburn after Liverpool teenager wins prestigious award

Woodburn received the award from the Liverpool manager at Melwood Jurgen Klopp has hailed Ben Woodburn after the Liverpool teenager was named BBC Wales Young Sportsman of the Year. The 18-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough 2017, signing a long-term contract at Anfield and exploding on to the international scene, notching the winner for Wales 7

November 25, 2017 3:48 PM Another Brexit GRAB: Now EU urged to steal English LANGUAGE to snatch trade deals from UK

THE European Union should adopt the English language more, to give the bloc a competitive edge over Britain, a former Italian Prime Minster has said. Mario Monti, 74, who lead Italy between 2011-2013 and is also a former European Union commissioner said Europeans "should find ways to upgrade the use of English" in official bodies once the UK had left the bloc. Mr Monti 10

November 23, 2017 5:21 PM Candidate list for Eurogroup head to be published on Dec 1

BRUSSELS, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The chairman of euro zone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, will announce on Dec. 1 the names of those who applied to succeed him, but there are still no clear front-runners for the election that will happen three days later. Most ministers would like Dijsselbloem, a 51-year-old straight-talking Dutchman, to stay on beyond 10