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The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

Mar. 22, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could walk out without a deal on April 12, but he expects it to seek more time under any circumstance. Rutte said that "they can say, in theory, that on 12th of April we are getting...

Pole vaulter, 84, sets her sights on more records

Mar. 22, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An 84-year-old pole vaulter isn't putting her pole down anytime soon. Flo Filion Meiler left Thursday for the World Masters Athletics Championship Indoor in Poland, where she'll compete in events including the long jump, 60-meter hurdles, 800-meter run, pentathlon and pole vault, for...

Poland snubs Russia before World War II commemoration

Mar. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have refused to invite a Russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Krzysztof Szczerski, an aide to the Polish president, said Wednesday in comments carried by the Polish news agency PAP that Russia...

US testing new rapid-deployment strategy in Europe

Mar. 21, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — More than 300 U.S. soldiers arrived Thursday in Germany from their base in Texas in the first test of a new American strategy to rapidly deploy U.S.-based troops to Europe to bolster the NATO deterrent against possible Russian aggression. The soldiers, from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team...

Poland seeks to prosecute communist-era judges, prosecutors

Mar. 19, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is seeking to prosecute seven communist-era judges and prosecutors who imprisoned pro-democracy fighters in the 1980s, justice officials said Tuesday. Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro, said that authorities want to lift the immunity of three judges and four prosecutors, who...

US rapid-deployment troops arrive in Berlin for maneuvers

Mar. 19, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of U.S. soldiers have begun arriving in Germany in the first test of a rapid deployment strategy meant to bolster NATO's presence in eastern Europe in the event of Russian aggression or other emergencies. U.S. Army Europe says 350 soldiers from the 1st Armored Division arrived in...

Polish minister applauds Kubica's return to F1 after 8 years

Mar. 18, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's sports minister has said the return of Robert Kubica to Formula One after an eight-year break because of injuries shows that "in sports, you must fight to the very end." Kubica, of Poland, made his return Sunday at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix with Williams. He...

Poland's ruling chief speaks strongly against LGBT rights

Mar. 16, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's right-wing ruling party used hostile language Saturday while speaking against rights for LGBT persons, a subject that has risen to prominence in his political campaign ahead of crucial elections in Poland this year. Jaroslaw Kaczynski spoke to Law and Justice...

Students globally protest warming, pleading for their future

Mar. 15, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students across a warming globe pleaded for their lives, future and planet Friday, demanding tough action on climate change. From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, angry students in more than 100 countries walked out of classes to protest what they see as the failures by...

The Latest: 16 arrested at NYC student climate protest

Mar. 15, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local): 4 a.m. Police say 16 people have been arrested for blocking traffic during a climate protest in front of New York City's American Museum of Natural History. The protesters face charges of disorderly conduct stemming from...