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Estonia: Russia attack not likely but Baltics under threat

Feb. 12, 2020 10:37 AM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia's foreign intelligence agency says the likelihood of a military attack from neighboring Russia remains low, but that any confrontation between Russia and the West could quickly turn into “a threat situation for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Director General Mikk...

Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev (3) drives against San Francisco forward Remu Raitanen (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

No. 2 Gonzaga gets boost from international contingent

Feb. 5, 2020 3:30 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Assistant coach Tommy Lloyd has been to so many countries looking for the best international talent during his 19 seasons on the Gonzaga staff. So many passport books filled. So many stamps. “I had a cool one from Zimbabwe. They had a sticker and you had to pay $20 cash when...

Lithuania: Biggest threats come from Russia, China

Feb. 4, 2020 4:27 AM EST

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Russia and China pose the greatest threats to national security of Lithuania, according to an intelligence report published by the Baltic nation on Tuesday. The government and the Lithuanian national security agency said in a joint security assessment that Russia’s foreign...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2019, file photo, the sun lights the buildings behind the entrance of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland. World leaders will gather twice to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp _ once on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Jerusalem and again on Jan. 27 at the Auschwitz site in southern Poland. The fact that there will be two competing ceremonies reflects how politically charged World War II remains for nationalist governments in Russia and Poland. (Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Russia-Poland feud over history clouds Auschwitz anniversary

Jan. 22, 2020 2:01 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Over the next several days, world leaders will gather twice to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most notorious of Nazi Germany’s death camps. That there will be two competing ceremonies — one in Jerusalem on Thursday and the other...

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Tax Service chief Mikhail Mishustin during their meetingin the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Putin has named Tax Service chief Mikhail Mishustin as Russia's new prime minister. The 53-year-old Mishustin has worked in the government since 1998. Mishustin has a kept low profile while serving as the head of the Federal Tax Service since 2010. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Poland, Lithuania vow to resist Russian historical offensive

Jan. 16, 2020 11:38 AM EST

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Poland and Lithuania are working together to defend themselves against a Russian historical offensive that seeks to minimize Soviet responsibility for the outbreak of World War II, their foreign ministers said Thursday. Linas Linkevicius of Lithuania and Jacek Czaputowicz of...