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Czechs want Russia to pay for damages from 2014 blast

Jun. 28, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Foreign Ministry summoned Russia's ambassador to Prague on Monday to request full compensation for damages from a huge ammunition depot explosion allegedly caused by Russian spies. The ministry said deputy Foreign Minister Martin Smolek handed...

Janet Malcolm, provocative author-journalist, dies at 86

Jun. 17, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Malcolm, the inquisitive and boldly subjective author and reporter known for her challenging critiques of everything from murder cases and art to journalism itself, has died. She was 86. Malcolm died Wednesday at New York Presbyterian Hospital,...

EU court: Czechs want Poland fined for ignoring mine ban

Jun. 15, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's top court said Tuesday that the Czech Republic is pressing for Poland to be fined 5 million euros ($6 million) for every day it ignores the court’s order last month to immediately shut a lignite mine near the two countries' border. ...

The Latest: Netherlands beats Ukraine 3-2 at Euro 2020

Jun. 13, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Denzel Dumfries rescued the Netherlands with a goal in the 85th minute to give his team a 3-2 win over Ukraine at the European Championship. The Dutch had lead 2-0 with a pair of...

Polish miners, power workers, protest shift away from coal

Jun. 09, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some four thousand Polish coal mining and power workers protested in Warsaw Wednesday against the gradual phasing out of coal extraction and use and against a European Union court order to immediately close down a mine. Trade unions organizing the...

Belarus opposition leader urges international probe of govt

Jun. 09, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A Belarusian opposition leader called Wednesday for the creation of an international tribunal to investigate and prosecute crimes reportedly committed by her country's government and its longtime authoritarian leader, President Alexander Lukashenko. ...

Czech police call for premier's indictment in fraud case

May. 31, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police recommended again on Monday that Prime Minister Andrej Babis should be indicted over alleged fraud involving European Union subsidies. Prague’s prosecution office said it has received the results of the updated police investigation into...

4th Czech health minister resigns since start of pandemic

May. 25, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic on Tuesday lost its fourth health minister since the coronavirus pandemic struck last year. Prime Minister Andrej Babis said that the current office-holder Petr Arenberger called him in Brussels, where Babis is attending a summit of...

Polish, Czech leaders seek to resolve coal mine dispute

May. 25, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The government leaders of Poland and the neighboring Czech Republic held intensive talks Tuesday in an attempt to solve a years-long dispute that resurfaced recently over a Polish coal mine . The Czech government says the brown coal Turow mine,...

Poland defies EU court ruling to close major lignite mine

May. 24, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government on Monday defied an injunction by the top European Union court that ordered the immediate closure of a major brown coal mine, with officials saying it would shake the nation’s energy system and lead to the layoff of thousands of employees. ...