Death on the Alps Fuels Safety Debate

Dieter Althaus, a leading politician in Germany and close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, recently returned home from Austria after a ski collision in which he was involved killed a woman. Police are questioning the sole witness and investigations could lead to charges of involuntary manslaughter against Althaus. After the accident on New Year's Day at the Riesneralm ski area in central Austria, Althaus, 50, was rushed by helicopter to a hospital in Schwarzach with serious head injuries,...Full Story
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