With scores already dead and the toll expected to rise, search-and-rescue efforts were hampered by communication and electrical outages, and more rain threatened already beleaguered regions.
Category: Alps Mountains
Artifacts from the White War — a battle between Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops that took place in the forbidding heights of the Alps — are on their way to a museum.
A sunny holiday weekend drew a crush of skiers to Austria’s slopes, with crowded lift lines and parking lots making a mockery of social distancing rules.
Leading up to the Christmas season, France, Germany and Italy will keep slopes shut, but Austria and Switzerland have vowed to reopen theirs, in Europe’s latest struggle to coordinate a pandemic response.