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'Disruptive' man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet

Aug. 17, 2018 12:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Authorities say a man dressed as Tinkerbell has been removed from a plane at London's Stansted Airport for disruptive behavior. Passengers described how police arrived and escorted two men, including one wearing a green dress and fairy wings, off the Ryanair flight to Krakow, Poland before...

NTSB report offers little insight into Alaska plane crash

Aug. 16, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska sightseeing airplane was flying toward its home base when it crashed earlier this month on a mountainside in Denali National Park, killing all five people aboard, according to a preliminary report released Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The report...

Polish president vetoes law on EU Parliament elections

Aug. 16, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish president on Thursday vetoed legislation on elections to the European Union Parliament that would have benefited large political parties and made it harder for small parties to reach a threshold to win seats. Andrzej Duda said the legislation would have left "a large number...

Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base

Aug. 15, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president voiced hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country, speaking as the nation put on a large military parade on its Armed Forces Day holiday Wednesday replete with tanks and people marching in historic uniforms. Poland is fearful of Russia's renewed...

EU steps up action against Poland over supreme court law

Aug. 14, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is increasing pressure on Poland over what it sees as flaws in the country's Supreme Court law, and has given Warsaw a month to act before facing possible court action. Tuesday's move centers on Polish legislation that forces the early retirement of over a third of the...

Poland sets Oct 21 as the date for key local elections

Aug. 14, 2018 7:15 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government says a first round of voting in local elections this fall will take place on Oct. 21, with a runoff Nov. 4. The elections for local assemblies and mayors will be the first major test at the ballot box for the conservative-nationalist Law and Justice party since...

Israeli teen admits to desecrating WWII death camp in Poland

Aug. 13, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A police spokesman in eastern Poland says an Israeli teen has admitted to dropping his pants at the former Nazi German death camp of Majdanek and is facing a fine. Andrzej Fijolek said Monday the 17-year-old, whose identity has not been released, was caught on CCTV cameras as he let...

Minister in Poland calls LGBT march a 'parade of sodomites'

Aug. 13, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's right-wing defense minister has used the term "sodomites" to describe those who took part in a weekend LGBT pride parade. Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said Sunday on TV Trwam, a Catholic, pro-government station, that the march of 5,000 people the day before in the city...

3 WWII bombs removed from Baltic Sea resort in Poland

Aug. 13, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — More than 2,000 people were evacuated Monday while Polish navy experts removed three World War II bombs from the Baltic Sea bed at the vacation resort of Kolobrzeg. The spokesman for the local navy unit, Jacek Kwiatkowski, said the bombs were hoisted out of the sea and onto a special...

Ingebrigtsen, 17, beats big brother for 1-2 finish at Euros

Aug. 11, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen had the joy of beating his older brother in a 1-2 finish in the men's 5,000 meters, and host nation Germany celebrated two more golds at the European Athletics Championships on Saturday. The 17-year-old Ingebrigtsen, who became the youngest athlete to clinch a...