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European security org faces existential crisis at meeting

Dec. 02, 2022 16:23 PM EST

LODZ, Poland (AP) — A security organization born in the Cold War to maintain peace in Europe ended a high-level meeting Friday without a final resolution, underlining the existential crisis it is facing amid Russia's war against Ukraine. The war launched by one member of the...

Germany: Kandinsky sale on hold after Poland alleges theft

Dec. 02, 2022 15:18 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German auction house said Friday that the recent sale of a watercolor by Wassily Kandinsky has been put on hold in response to the Polish government's claim that the painting is stolen. Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage said Thursday it notified...

Ukraine says animal eyes sent to some embassies, consulates

Dec. 02, 2022 14:03 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Ukrainian embassies and consulates in six European countries have received packages containing animals' eyes in recent days, a Ukrainian official said Friday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko wrote on Facebook that the “bloody parcels” were received by the...

Security meeting overshadowed by Russia's war, ban on Lavrov

Dec. 01, 2022 13:07 PM EST

LODZ, Poland (AP) — A meeting of Europe's largest security organization opened Thursday with foreign ministers and other representatives strongly denouncing Russia's war against Ukraine, a conflict that is among the greatest challenges the body has faced in its nearly half-century of existence. ...

Ukraine welcomes arms offers, no word on Patriot missiles

Nov. 30, 2022 09:32 AM EST

BUCHAREST (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday condemned Russia’s weeks-long assault on Ukraine’s power grid and other infrastructure as an attempt to “freeze and starve” its people, with the war-torn country's foreign minister renewing a call for advanced missile...

Prominent Polish judge reinstated amid standoff with EU

Nov. 29, 2022 08:35 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a judge who was suspended for two years and became a symbol of the struggle for independent courts under the country's populist government. The Supreme Court said Judge Igor Tuleya was not guilty of a crime which...

Poland upsets some by rebuffing German air defense system

Nov. 24, 2022 17:25 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s government says an anti-missile system which Germany offered to send to Poland should instead go to Ukraine, a proposal that is a likely non-starter for Berlin because it would significantly ratchet up NATO involvement in Ukraine. Poland's...

Polish leader briefs Russian pranksters posing as Macron

Nov. 22, 2022 11:06 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russian comedians pretending to be the French president tricked the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, into giving them sensitive information after a missile exploded in eastern Poland last week. Duda’s office confirmed on Tuesday that he was put through last...

Germany offers Poland Patriot missiles to defend airspace

Nov. 21, 2022 07:02 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany has offered Eurofighters and Patriot defense systems to Poland to help it defend its airspace, Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht told German newspapers in comments published Monday. "We have to position ourselves in the alliance even better in terms...

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine-War

Nov. 16, 2022 15:34 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS -- A United Nations official says the U.N. is “cautiously optimistic” a wartime deal that has enabled Ukraine to export over 11 million metric tons of wheat and Russia to ship its grain and fertilizer to world markets will be renewed. The official, who was not...