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Four miners die in Poland when pipeline filled with water ruptures deep below ground

Nov. 28, 2023 13:23 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Four miners died after a pipeline filled with water burst in a coal mine deep below ground in southern Poland, Polish media reported on Tuesday. The all-news station TVN24 reported that the fatal accident occurred in the Sobieski mine in Jaworzno, a town in...

Czech labor unions stage a day of action in protest at spending cuts and taxes

Nov. 27, 2023 08:15 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Labor unions staged a day of protests and strikes across the Czech Republic on Monday to voice their opposition to the government’s package of cuts and austerity measures meant to keep the ballooning deficit under control. The unions are also demanding more money...

German police arrest two men accused of smuggling as many as 200 migrants into the European Union

Nov. 23, 2023 10:46 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police arrested two men Thursday following raids targeting organized migrant smuggling in the country’s capital and the northern state of Lower Saxony. About 260 officers took part in the raids and searches at eight properties in Lower Saxony and another six...

Czech Republic wins doubles to beat United States 2-1 and reach Billie Jean King Cup semifinals

Nov. 10, 2023 17:55 PM EST

SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova sent the Czech Republic into the semifinals of the Billie Jean King Cup by beating American duo Danielle Collins and Taylor Townsend 6-3, 7-5 in their decisive doubles match on Friday. Siniakova and Krejcikova...

State funded some trips for ex-North Dakota senator charged with traveling to pay for sex with minor

Nov. 02, 2023 15:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota legislator charged with traveling to Prague with the intent of paying for sex with a minor used state funds to pay for at least three trips to that city and to other destinations in Europe, according to a group that organized the travel. ...

3 energy companies compete to build a new nuclear reactor in the Czech Republic

Oct. 31, 2023 07:13 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Three energy companies including U.S. Westinghouse, France’s EdF and Korea’s KHNP, have submitted their final bids to build the Czech Republic’s newest reactor at the Dukovany nuclear power station as the country strives to become more energy independent and wean itself of...

Pilot error, training issues were factors in Alaska crash that killed Czech billionaire, report says

Sep. 27, 2023 19:05 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The probable cause of a heli-skiing crash in Alaska in 2021 that killed a Czech billionaire and four others was a failure by the pilot to adequately respond to whiteout conditions, a federal accident report released Wednesday concluded. The report from the...

Germany increases border patrols along migrant 'smuggling routes' to Poland and Czech Republic

Sep. 27, 2023 08:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany announced Wednesday it will increase police patrols along “smuggling routes” on the border with Poland the Czech Republic in an effort to prevent more migrants from entering the country. The new measures would begin immediately, said Interior Minister...

Germany considering short-term migration border controls with Poland and the Czech Republic

Sep. 22, 2023 14:59 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is considering establishing short-term border controls with Poland and the Czech Republic to keep irregular migrants from entering the country, a government official said Friday. Interior Minister Nancy Faeser told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag that setting...

Barbora Krejcikova wins San Diego Open, beating Sofia Kenin 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Sep. 18, 2023 22:07 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic beat Sofia Kenin of the United States 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 on Saturday in the San Diego Open for her second victory of the year and seventh on the WTA Tour. Played in cool, cloudy conditions, the match was punctuated by short...