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Czechs to deploy troops in Poland to guard Belarus border

Dec. 08, 2021 11:29 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government approved a plan Wednesday to deploy 150 service members in Poland to help guard the border with Belarus. Defense Minister Lubomir Metnar said they will have a mandate to stay in Poland for 180 days. Both houses of Czech Parliament...

Baltic lawmakers meet Taiwan's Tsai, stepping up cooperation

Nov. 29, 2021 04:54 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lawmakers from all three Baltic states met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday in a sign of further cooperation between European Union nations and Taiwan. It is the first joint visit to Taiwan by members of parliament from Latvia,...

Poland: Belarus eyes using Afghan migrants as border pawns

Nov. 21, 2021 12:29 PM EST

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Poland’s leader on Sunday warned against more possible migrant pressures on the European Union’s border with Belarus, this time coming from Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki spoke in Vilnius, the capital of...

Poland PM to hold talks in Europe on Belarus border crisis

Nov. 20, 2021 11:08 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's leader plans to hold a series of talks around Europe about the pressure of migrants on the European Union’s border with Belarus, a crisis that he expects will continue. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said he was meeting Sunday with...

Belarus brings some migrants in from cold at Polish border

Nov. 17, 2021 15:56 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of migrants who were camped in the cold on the Poland-Belarus border have been moved to a nearby warehouse in Belarusian territory, reports said Wednesday, with some still harboring hopes of entering the European Union. The move came a day...

Trip to 1994 Baltic Sea ferry disaster backs earlier report

Nov. 16, 2021 13:35 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — The Estonian and Swedish accident investigation boards said Tuesday that a research expedition earlier this year to the wreck of a ferry that sank in the Baltic Sea 27 years ago hasn’t provided new evidence contradicting the official accident investigation report. ...

France, Belgium win to reach World Cup; Dutch slip to draw

Nov. 13, 2021 18:10 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — While Kylian Mbappe’s four goals in an 8-0 rout of Kazakhstan ensured defending champion France reached next year’s World Cup along with victorious Belgium, the Netherlands failed to join them Saturday after conceding two late goals. Belgium was less...

Europeans concerned at Israel listing of Palestinian groups

Nov. 08, 2021 20:23 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Five European countries expressed “serious concern” at Israel’s designation of six Palestinian civil society organizations as terrorist groups after a Security Council meeting on Monday and said they will be seeking more information from Israeli authorities on...

Norway sees rising infections, braces for winter virus wave

Oct. 28, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A top Norwegian health official said the Scandinavian country “must be prepared for a bigger wave” of COVID-19 infections this winter as the country is already seeing an increase in cases. “Based on an overall assessment, we believe it...

Russia, Ukraine see record daily deaths, low vaccinations

Oct. 26, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The daily number of COVID-19 deaths in Russia hit another high Tuesday amid a surge in infections that has forced the Kremlin to order most Russians to stay off work starting this week. Sluggish vaccination rates have allowed the virus to spread quickly...