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Today in History: FEB 6, Elizabeth II celebrates 70 years

Feb. 07, 2023 15:01 PM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2023. There are 328 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 6, 1952, Britain’s King George VI, 56, died at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England; he was succeeded as...

Poland redeploys Patriot missiles to capital city for drills

Feb. 06, 2023 07:32 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Patriot missile batteries that Poland acquired from the U.S. last year have been deployed to the country's capital Warsaw as part of military exercise, according to Poland's defense ministry. Poland is taking additional steps to strengthen its defensive...

Polish leader donates to Ukraine army to end defamation case

Feb. 01, 2023 06:36 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish ruling party leader, Jarosław Kaczyński, has paid 50,000 zlotys ($11,500) for the needs of the Ukrainian army to settle a defamation case with a political rival. Kaczyński was ordered by a court in December to pay Radek Sikorski more than 700,000...

5 Ukrainian civilians killed as warring sides mull next move

Jan. 30, 2023 14:58 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting remained largely deadlocked Monday in eastern Ukraine where Russian shelling killed five civilians over the past day, according to Ukrainian officials, as the warring sides sized up their needs for renewed military pushes expected in coming weeks. The...

Retired Czech army general Pavel wins presidential election

Jan. 28, 2023 13:23 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Petr Pavel, a retired army general, decisively defeated populist billionaire Andrej Babis in a runoff vote Saturday to become the Czech Republic's new president. Pavel, 61, will succeed controversy-courting Milos Zeman in the largely ceremonial but prestigious post....

Poland's opposition criticizes amendments to electoral code

Jan. 27, 2023 09:16 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s opposition leader on Friday criticized a new electoral reform package introduced by the governing coalition and said his party was planning to strongly monitor the voting process during general elections set for the fall. Donald Tusk, of the Civic...

Spanish museum returns 2 paintings looted by Nazis to Poland

Jan. 25, 2023 09:06 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A museum in northwest Spain returned two 15th-century paintings to Polish officials on Wednesday after it was determined that they had been looted by Nazi German forces during World War II. The paintings “Mater Dolorosa” (Mother of Sorrows) and “Ecce Homo”...

Poland pushes for more tanks for Kyiv, will seek German OK

Jan. 23, 2023 15:00 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland said Monday it would ask Berlin for permission to send German-built Leopard tanks to Ukraine as its Western allies move to supply Kyiv with more powerful military hardware to thwart Russia’s invasion. Germany has hesitated to approve sending tanks to...

Poland's prime minister says the government will ask Germany for permission to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine

Jan. 23, 2023 03:56 AM EST
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister says the government will ask Germany for permission to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine.

Minister: Germany won't block Poland giving Ukraine tanks

Jan. 22, 2023 17:21 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The German government will not object if Poland decides to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's top diplomat said Sunday, indicating movement on supplying weapons that Kyiv has described as essential to its ability to fend off an intensified Russian offensive. ...