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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2013, file photo, Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki tells a news conference in Warsaw, Poland. Sources close to the family say that Penderecki died Sunday at the age of 86 after a “long and serious illness.”  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)

Polish composer, conductor Krzysztof Penderecki dies at 86

Mar. 29, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world’s most popular contemporary classical music composers whose works have featured in Hollywood films like “The Shining” and “Shutter Island,” died Sunday. He was 86. In a statement...

Medical staff members arrive for a duty shift at Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(Lee Yong-hwan/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: UN says 86 staffers around world reported cases

Mar. 28, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.N. says 86 staffers around world have reported cases of...

Shoppers wearing face masks with a cart full of food supplies wait in line to pay at a supermarket counter in Singapore, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020. Singaporeans were seen buying food supplies in supermarkets following neighboring Malaysia's announcement of a nationwide lockdown from the coronavirus to begin Wednesday which could affect the flow of food supplies to the city state. (AP Photo/Ee Ming Toh)

The Latest: Singapore penalizing social distancing violators

Mar. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.S. leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori listens questions from journalist during a press conference Monday, March 23, 2020, in Tokyo. As infections soared in Europe and the United States and the world economy spiraled downward, Japan on Monday hinted at the next possible victim of the globe-spanning coronavirus: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: US officials working on $2 trillion rescue deal

Mar. 24, 2020 12:44 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 381,000 people and killed over 16,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 101,000 people have recovered so...

Staff of an Indian restaurant bring free meals for the doctors and medics of a contagious diseases hospital in a gesture of support for their hard work fighting the coronavirus, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. For some people the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause severe illness. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poland's idle restaurants send free food to medical 'heroes'

Mar. 20, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A popular Warsaw entertainment center looks empty and closed amid a government ordered shutdown from the coronavirus, but inside, cook Bozena Legowska is busy. One hot pizza after another is lifted out of the oven, boxed and whisked to a nearby hospital for a hungry staff of doctors...

Medics and paramedics from China arrive at the Malpensa airport of Milan, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Some 37 between doctors and paramedics were sent along with some 20 tons of equipment, and will be deployed to different hospitals in Italy's most affected area. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems.  (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

The Latest: Ships going to Honolulu won't let off passengers

Mar. 18, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 218,000 people and killed more than 8,800. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 84,000 people have recovered...

A migrant looks at shoes in a small street market near the Turkish-Greek border in Pazarkule, Edirne region, Turkey, Friday, March 13, 2020. Greek border units trying to stop crowds of migrants on Thursday from pushing their way in from Turkey have hit on a new defense against tear gas unleashed on them from the Turkish side of the frontier — monster fans. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Europe's Frontex sends more guards to protect Greek border

Mar. 13, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European border protection agency, Frontex, says it has deployed another 100 border guards to Greece to help protect the European Union's frontier there from pressure of migrants. Warsaw-based Frontex said Friday the deployment of guards from 22 member states is part of a rapid...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2015 file photo, South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho,left, smiles after being named the winner of the 17th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland. Culture authorities in Poland said Monday, March 9, 2020 that the 18th edition of the international Frederic Chopin Piano Competition will take place Oct. 2-23 in Warsaw with a large participation of pianists from Asia.  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski/file)

Poland sets date for Frederic Chopin piano competition

Mar. 11, 2020 6:15 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Culture authorities in Poland said Monday that the 18th edition of the international Frederic Chopin piano competition will take place Oct. 2-23 in Warsaw. Eliminations for the competition, which is famous for launching world careers for its laureates, will be held April 17-28 in...

People wait at a bus stop, in Rome, Monday, March 9, 2020. Italy announced a sweeping quarantine early Sunday for its northern regions, igniting travel chaos as it restricted the movements of a quarter of its population in a bid to halt the new coronavirus' relentless march across Europe. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)

Correction: Virus Outbreak-The Latest story

Mar. 10, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — In a story March 9, 2020, about the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe, The Associated Press erroneously reported that there were confirmed cases in Guadeloupe, one of France's overseas territories. A French official says there are currently no proven cases of the virus in the Guadeloupe...

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Report in Poland lists judges, prosecutors facing reprisals

Feb. 29, 2020 4:55 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An association of judges in Poland published a report Saturday listing dozens of judges and prosecutors who face reprisals and disciplinary measures for having criticized or questioned changes the country's right-wing government has made to the judicial system. The 200-page report...