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US official: Russia should send more gas to Europe 'quickly'

Oct. 25, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A senior energy adviser to U.S. President Joe Biden urged Russia to supply more natural gas to Europe now rather than wait for approval of a newly completed pipeline, saying Monday that “they should do it quickly” to ward off the risk of severe gas shortages...

EU says war rhetoric unacceptable after Polish PM's comment

Oct. 25, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

WARSAW (AP) — The European Union's executive told Poland Monday that there is “no place for rhetoric referring to war” among EU partners, after the Polish prime minister said that for Brussels to withhold cash over rule of law issues would be like starting World War III. ...

2 Polish troops hurt as migrants try forcing Belarus border

Oct. 25, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in Poland said Monday that two soldiers were lightly hurt when a group of some 60 migrants tried to force their way across the border from Belarus. The Border Guards office said the troops — who have been deployed to help protect the...

A moving 'reunion' for descendants of Holocaust survivors

Oct. 23, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

WESTLAKE, Texas (AP) — Anna Salton Eisen found the old pictures — wallet-size, black-and-white images of Jewish prisoners who survived the Holocaust — in a folder her late father, George Lucius Salton, kept most of his life. The Texas woman recognized the names of...

Poles protest on anniversary of ruling restricting abortion

Oct. 22, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Protests were held in Warsaw and other Polish cities on Friday night to mark the one-year anniversary of a constitutional court ruling that severely restricted abortion rights in the country. In last October's ruling, the court declared that...

EU unconvinced by Polish arguments on rule of law changes

Oct. 22, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Polish arguments that fundamental judicial changes the country has made would not undermine the European Union on Friday failed to convince key bloc leaders who said that the withholding of billions in EU recovery funds would likely continue unless Warsaw falls back into...

EU to keep fighting Belarus's "weaponization" of migrants

Oct. 22, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders pledged on Friday to “keep up the pressure" on Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to halt the flow of migrants from his country and raised the prospect of new sanctions amid calls by some bloc members to build walls and fences to thwart new...

Polish miners protest top EU court's order to shut coal mine

Oct. 22, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some 2,000 Polish coal miners traveled to Luxembourg to stage a noisy protest Friday against a decision by the European Union's top court to shut down a major brown coal mine in Poland and to fine the country for flouting the ruling. Clad in yellow...

EU summit loads pressure on Poland over rule of law

Oct. 21, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders pressured a defiant Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki Thursday to fall back into line on recognizing that EU law trumps national decision-making, hoping that dialogue will stave off a crisis in the bloc. Morawiecki instead...

Strong storm causes 4 deaths in Poland, damage across Europe

Oct. 21, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A powerful autumn storm blasted across parts of Europe on Thursday, killing four people in Poland and causing damage and disruption across a large swath of the continent. According to reports in Polish media, the hardest-hit area was around the...