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Lightning strikes kill 5, injure over 100 in Tatra Mountains

Aug. 22, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lightning struck across the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland and neighboring Slovakia on Thursday, killing five people and injuring over 100 others in an area popular with hikers and families, authorities said. Witnesses said the thunderstorm came suddenly on a day that began with...

Polish authorities say 5 dead, more than 100 people injured in lightning strikes in Tatra Mountains

Aug. 22, 2019 3:23 PM EDT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities say 5 dead, more than 100 people injured in lightning strikes in Tatra Mountains.

Body of missing wealthy Polish film producer is found

Aug. 22, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescuers have found the body of a Polish celebrity businessman who went missing after falling from his motorboat into a lake, a Polish minister said Thursday. Piotr Wozniak-Starak, 39, who produced some of Poland's most popular movies, hadn't been seen since late Saturday. A search...

Polish air ambulance service says 4 dead, over 30 injured by lightning strikes in Tatra Mountains

Aug. 22, 2019 12:11 PM EDT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish air ambulance service says 4 dead, over 30 injured by lightning strikes in Tatra Mountains.

Polish judges want lawmakers to probe hate campaign

Aug. 21, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some Polish judges on Wednesday urged lawmakers to investigate an online hate campaign against some of them that was apparently encouraged by a deputy justice minister who has resigned over the allegations. The judges of the independent Iustitia association also demanded that Justice...

Trump cancels Denmark visit because Greenland isn't for sale

Aug. 21, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after he said buying Greenland wasn't a top priority, President Donald Trump canceled an upcoming trip to Denmark, which owns the mostly frozen island, after its prime minister dismissed the idea. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had called Trump's musing about buying the Danish...

Pompeo urges fresh thinking on Mideast, warns Iran

Aug. 20, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that greater cooperation and "fresh thinking to solve old problems" are needed in the Middle East — but he also condemned Iran and its proxies for continuing "to foment terror and unrest" in the...

Rescuers find equipment from 2 missing cavers in Poland

Aug. 20, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescuers in southern Poland say they have come across some equipment and food belonging to the two missing spelunkers they are searching for amid rising water in a cave. The two became trapped Saturday while exploring uncharted parts of the Wielka Sniezna cave in the Tatra mountains....

Official resigns over online hate campaign against judges

Aug. 20, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's deputy justice minister resigned Tuesday after allegations surfaced that he encouraged an online hate campaign against judges who were critical of the right-wing government. Lukasz Piebiak said he was stepping down in the interests of the government, adding that he planned to...

The Latest: Polish deputy justice minister resigns

Aug. 20, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on a Polish political crisis (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Poland's deputy justice minister has handed in his resignation after allegations surfaced he encouraged an online hate campaign against judges critical of the government. Lukasz Piebiak published a statement Tuesday...