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Poland wants to buy site of WWII Nazi death camp in Austria

Dec. 6, 2019 1:03 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister said Friday his government wants to buy from Austria the site of the former Nazi German death camp Mauthausen-Gusen where tens of thousands of Poles were killed during World War II. Premier Mateusz Morawiecki said the intention is to preserve the memory of some...

Polish protesters take to streets to back embattled judges

Dec. 1, 2019 2:45 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Protesters in Poland have held demonstrations across the country to express their solidarity with judges who say they are facing increased political pressure and intimidation from the right-wing government. The largest protest Sunday took place in the capital, Warsaw, in front of the...

Polish professor defends himself against defamation charge

Nov. 27, 2019 9:10 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s ruling party is suing a law professor of international renown for defamation over comments he made on Twitter. The case against Wojciech Sadurski, a constitutional law professor who is a vocal critic of Poland’s right-wing government, opened Wednesday in...

Ukrainian journalist painted to ‘keep alive’ in Russian jail

Nov. 26, 2019 2:08 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Ukrainian journalist convicted in Russia of spying and jailed for three years has described how he created paintings of cathedrals, lighthouses and soothing landscapes as a form of psychological therapy during his imprisonment. Roman Sushchenko, who denies spying, said Tuesday that...

Denmark, Poland celebrate 100 years of diplomatic ties

Nov. 25, 2019 7:46 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary marked 100 years of Denmark’s diplomatic ties with Poland with a one-day visit to Warsaw Monday that involved meeting Poland’s president and World War II veterans. Frederik and Mary were greeted with military honors by...

How Sondland’s testimony stacks up to his past statements

Nov. 20, 2019 7:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For an ambassador whose credibility had been called into question by fellow witnesses, Gordon Sondland didn’t seem to make any major corrections to past statements in the House impeachment inquiry. He did, however, reveal previously undisclosed conversations, offer additional...

Sondland’s opening statement at House impeachment hearing

Nov. 20, 2019 2:12 PM EST

Text of the opening statement by Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, to the House Intelligence Committee at an impeachment hearing Wednesday. The statement was released by the committee: Thank you Mr. Chairman for the opportunity to speak again to the Members of this...

Aide recounts actions tying Trump to delay in Ukraine funds

Nov. 17, 2019 7:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official. Sondland said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and...

Testimony ties president closer to pressure on Ukraine

Nov. 16, 2019 10:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official. Sondland said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and...

‘Historic’ 1st visa-free trip by Pole to US mocked as stunt

Nov. 15, 2019 4:33 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish state television’s reporting on the “emotional” and “historic” first visit by a Polish citizen to the United States without need of a visa has faced scrutiny and ridicule after viewers noticed the traveler was one of the broadcaster’s...