An avalanche in the Austrian Alps has killed two members of the United States skiing team near the Rettenbach Glacier before the 2015 Alpine Skiing World Cup. Ronnie Berlack (20) and Bryce Astle (19) were in a group of six skiing down the mountain.
The other four members of the team survived the avalanche, caused by mild temperatures after days of heavy snowfall. Experts say the skiing activity on the Gaislachkogel mountain near Solden. The mountain is around 10,000 feet or 3 kilometers high.
Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign