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German Chancellor Scholz warns next European Commission president against courting far-right support

May. 24, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz waded into the European election campaign on Friday by warning that the next president of the European Commission should not seek support from far-right parties hoping to make big gains in next month’s vote. Left-leaning parties across...

Chris Evert thinks Iga Swiatek could surpass her record of 7 French Open titles

May. 24, 2024 06:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — No less an authority on clay-court tennis than Chris Evert thinks her record of seven French Open championships could be surpassed by Iga Swiatek. “Absolutely,” Evert, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, said in a phone interview. “Iga is a player...

Putin arrives in neighboring Belarus for a two-day visit with a key ally

May. 23, 2024 18:43 PM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Thursday in Belarus for a two-day visit as part of several foreign tours to kick off his fifth term in office, underscoring close ties with a neighboring ally that has been instrumental in Russia's war effort in Ukraine. Putin traveled to...

French Open: Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff are among the women to watch in 2024

May. 23, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Here are some of the women to watch at the French Open, which starts at Roland Garros on Sunday: Iga Swiatek Seeding: 1 Career-Best Ranking: 1 Country: Poland Age: 22 (Turns 23 on May 31) 2024...

Oscar-winning composer of 'Finding Neverland' music, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, dies at age 71

May. 21, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, who won a 2005 Oscar for the musical score of “Finding Neverland,” died Tuesday. He was 71. Kaczmarek’s death was announced by Poland’s Music Foundation which had been informed of his passing by the composer’s...

Poland arrests sabotage suspects and warns of potential hostile acts by Russia

May. 21, 2024 12:05 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Tuesday that three people were recently arrested on suspicion of links to foreign-sponsored sabotage, adding to nine others already under arrest. Tusk was speaking at a weekly news conference about what steps his...

Poland invests $2.5 billion into fortifying border with Russia and Belarus

May. 18, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is investing about $2.5 billion to step up security and deterrence on its border with Russia and its ally Belarus, the prime minister said Saturday. Donald Tusk said work on the Shield-East project which includes building proper military fortifications...

Poland puts judge who defected to Belarus on wanted list, opening way to international warrant

May. 16, 2024 07:38 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A controversial judge who fled from Poland to neighboring autocratic Belarus has been put on a wanted list, a step toward an international arrest warrant on espionage allegations, the Polish national prosecutors' office said Thursday. ...

Shopping complex fire inflicts tragedy on Vietnamese community in Poland

May. 15, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Nguyen Van Son struggled to hold back tears as he stood outside the vast burnt carcass of a shopping complex that was engulfed in flames three days earlier in Warsaw. The 42-year-old Vietnamese trader had his entire livelihood inside — unsold clothing in...

A third miner is declared dead in a cave-in in southern Poland

May. 15, 2024 04:29 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescuers recovered the body of a third miner a day after a cave-in at the Myslowice-Wesola coal mine in southern Poland in which 12 other workers were hurt, a company spokesperson said Wednesday. The miner was declared dead and the rescue operation finished...