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Blasts precede Baltic pipeline leaks, sabotage seen likely

Sep. 27, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Denmark believes “deliberate actions” caused big leaks in two natural gas pipelines running under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany, and seismologists said powerful explosions preceded the leaks. European leaders and experts pointed to possible...

As Ukraine worries UN, some leaders rue what's pushed aside

Sep. 24, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In speech after speech, world leaders dwelled on the topic consuming this year’s U.N. General Assembly meeting: Russia’s war in Ukraine. A few, like Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, prodded the world not to forget everything else. He,...

Polish official with doubted assassination theory honored

Sep. 23, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Andrzej Duda of Poland on Friday awarded the country's top civilian honor to a communist-era pro-democracy fighter who recently was accused in the media of manipulating evidence while investigating a presidential plane crash in Russia that killed 96 prominent...

At UN, Russia's war in Ukraine is both text and subtext

Sep. 22, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — After two years of discourse dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, this year's U.N. General Assembly has a new occupant of center stage: the war in Ukraine. The pleas made by leaders from around the world for peace were both an altruistic amplification of...

Queen's death both challenge and reprieve for new UK leader

Sep. 17, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Liz Truss took office less than two weeks ago, impatient to set her stamp on government and facing an overflowing inbox of crises: soaring inflation, a plummeting national currency and skyrocketing energy bills. Then the death of 96-year-old...

Poland opens new sea waterway to cut dependence from Russia

Sep. 17, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s top leaders celebrated the opening Saturday of a new — albeit unfinished — canal that they say will mean ships no longer must secure Russia’s permission to sail from the Baltic Sea to the ports of the Vistula Lagoon. The event was timed to...

Live updates: Japan emperor, empress head to UK for funeral

Sep. 17, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako left for Britain on Saturday to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral to pay respects to her and the British royal family who considered as a model for Japan’s monarchy in modern history. The decision for the emperor and...

Poland, South Korea seal $3 billion military aircraft deals

Sep. 16, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

JANOW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Friday sealed $3 billion in deals with South Korea for the purchase of 48 Korean FA-50 fighter planes as the central European country takes urgent steps to increase its deterrence and defense capabilities amid Russia’s war on neighboring Ukraine. ...

Poland demands $1.3 trillion war reparations from Germany

Sep. 01, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s top politician said Thursday that the government will seek equivalent of some $1.3 trillion in reparations from Germany for the Nazis’ World War II invasion and occupation of his country. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the Law and Justice party,...

With war nearby, US shows support for Poland on army holiday

Aug. 15, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish president and other officials marked their nation's Armed Forces Day holiday Monday alongside the U.S. army commander in Europe and regular American troops, a symbolic show of support for NATO members on the eastern front as Russia wages war nearby in Ukraine. ...