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Mane vs Lewandowski: star power for Senegal, Poland

Jun. 18, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Senegal forward Sadio Mane and Poland captain Robert Lewandowski starred for their clubs. Now they'll have a chance to come through for their countries when they meet in the World Cup on Tuesday night. Some players win titles for both, such as Cristiano Ronaldo. Others struggle to lead their...

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

Jun. 18, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will likely miss its goal of cutting emissions by 40 percent by 2020, the country's environment minister said Monday, an embarrassing admission for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change. Official estimates project that Europe's biggest economy will trim...

Bus crash in Poland kills 2 retirees, injures 27 others

Jun. 18, 2018 8:52 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two people have been killed and at least 27 others injured when a bus carrying retirees on a seaside holiday veered off the road and into a grassy ditch in central Poland, officials said Monday. The head of the regional firefighters, Janusz Halak, said the crash took place shortly...

No progress reported in Poland-EU standoff over courts

Jun. 18, 2018 7:36 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A top European Union official and the Polish prime minister have not reported any progress after a meeting aimed at breaking an impasse over changes to the Polish courts that the EU says violate European democratic standards. Frans Timmermans, the European Commission's first...

The Latest: Top teams have trouble winning at World Cup

Jun. 17, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Parity has come to the World Cup. Five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won. Only two of the top dozen teams have victories. Top-ranked Germany lost to No. 15 Mexico, second-ranked Brazil...

Poland, Senegal return to World Cup with Lewandowski, Mane

Jun. 17, 2018 6:50 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — For unfashionable teams, Poland and Senegal feature quite glamorous stars. Poland captain Robert Lewandowski led European qualifying with 16 goals, one more than Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, and scored five goals in a nine-minute span for Bayern Munich against Wolfsburg in February....

The Latest: Croatia beats Nigeria on own-goal, penalty kick

Jun. 16, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 12 a.m. Luka Modric scored on a penalty kick after Croatia went ahead on an own-goal by Nigeria in a 2-0 victory in their World Cup match on Saturday night. Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo deflected the ball into his own net in the 32nd...

Polish court rules against man who wouldn't serve LGBT group

Jun. 15, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Supreme Court ruled Thursday against a print shop employee who refused to print banners for an LGBT business group because he did not want to "promote" the gay rights movement. The country's top court said it was upholding the ruling of a lower court. The Regional Court in...

Ex-Polish leaders ask EU to defend Poland's democracy

Jun. 13, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ex-Polish President Lech Walesa and several other former leaders appealed Wednesday to the European Union to help defend the rule of law in their country under a populist government that is overhauling the judiciary. In a statement published in the daily Gazeta Wyborcza, the former...

Polish president wants to ask voters for more power

Jun. 12, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president has revealed 15 questions Polish voters could face in a referendum on whether to change the constitution — including whether to strengthen the president's powers and protect Poland's membership in the European Union and NATO. President Andrzej Duda has long...