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Trump meets with a senior Japanese official after court session in his hush money trial

Apr. 23, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is meeting with another foreign leader while he's in New York for his criminal hush money trial. The presumptive GOP nominee was hosting former Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, one of the country's most influential politicians, at...

UK puts its defense industry on 'war footing' and gives Ukraine $620 million in new military aid

Apr. 23, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.K. prime minister said Tuesday the country is putting its defense industry on a “war footing” by increasing defense spending to 2.5% of GDP by the end of the decade, and pledged to send arms worth 500 million pounds ($620 million) to Ukraine. Prime...

A Russian strike on Kharkiv's TV tower is part of an intimidation campaign, Ukraine's Zelenskyy says

Apr. 23, 2024 11:52 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said a Russian missile strike that smashed a prominent skyline television tower in Kharkiv was part of the Kremlin’s effort to intimidate Ukraine’s second-largest city, which in recent weeks has come under increasingly frequent...

Poland's leader says his country is ready to host NATO members' nuclear weapons to counter Russia

Apr. 22, 2024 11:20 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president says the NATO member would be ready to host the nuclear weapons of the military alliances's other members in response to Russia’s moving its nuclear weapons to neighboring Belarus. President Andrzej Duda made the comments in an interview...

Poland's prime minister celebrates after his party wins a string of cities in mayoral votes

Apr. 22, 2024 10:18 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk expressed satisfaction on Monday after a series of candidates supported by his party won weekend races for mayor. Candidates from his pro-European Union centrist Civic Coalition, or running with the party's backing, won in a...

Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'

Apr. 21, 2024 19:02 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and Western leaders on Sunday welcomed a desperately needed aid package passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, as the Kremlin warned that passage of the bill would “further ruin” Ukraine and cause more deaths. Ukrainian commanders and...

Polish voters choose mayors in hundreds of cities in runoff election

Apr. 21, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish voters on Sunday chose mayors in hundreds of cities and towns where no candidate won outright in the first round of local election voting two weeks ago. Mayors were chosen in a total of 748 places, including in the cities of Krakow, Poznan, Rzeszow and...

2 suspects detained in Poland for attack on a Navalny ally in Lithuania

Apr. 19, 2024 10:49 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Two men have been detained in Poland on suspicion that they attacked Russian activist Leonid Volkov — an ally of the late opposition leader Alexei Navalny — on the orders of foreign intelligence services, officials said Friday. Polish Prime Minister...

Poland arrests man suspected of spying for Russia to aid Zelenskyy assassination plot

Apr. 18, 2024 13:29 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish man has been arrested on allegations of being ready to spy on behalf of Russia’s military intelligence in an alleged plot to assassinate Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Polish prosecutors said Thursday. The office of Poland’s National...

Polish man arrested in alleged Russian plot to assassinate Ukraine's president, Polish prosecutors say

Apr. 18, 2024 12:39 PM EDT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish man arrested in alleged Russian plot to assassinate Ukraine's president, Polish prosecutors say.