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Polish prosecutors want bail for released US cinematographer

Nov. 17, 2018 1:13 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland are seeking to have bail set for an Oscar-nominated American cinematographer after a court ordered his release from the jail where he was held for allegedly attacking paramedics. A spokeswoman for prosecutors in the city of Bydgoszcz, Agnieszka Adamska-Okonska,...

Kids' postcards blanket Alpine glacier in eco-friendly stunt

Nov. 16, 2018 2:03 PM EST

ALETSCH GLACIER, Switzerland (AP) — Kids across the world expressed concerns about global warming by joining forces to create what organizers say is the world's biggest postcard on a glacier in the Swiss Alps. Bearing messages of hope and commitment, more than 125,000 colorful and hand-written postcards...

Holocaust scholar sues group that said he 'slandered' Poland

Nov. 16, 2018 1:59 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent Holocaust researcher said Friday that he is suing a Polish organization for libel after it waged a public campaign last year accusing him of slandering Poland's good name with his work exploring Polish violence against Jews during World War II. Historian Jan Grabowski, of...

Former Wimbledon finalist Radwanska retires from tennis

Nov. 14, 2018 2:41 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska announced Wednesday she is retiring from tennis after a 13-year career. The 29-year-old Pole, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 2, says she is "no longer able to train and play the way I used to." Radwanska won 20 WTA titles in her...

Poland: Cinematographer charged in first responders' assault

Nov. 14, 2018 9:40 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An Oscar-nominated American cinematographer was charged Wednesday with assaulting public officials in Poland after he allegedly attacked paramedics and police who were called to a hotel where he had been seen staggering. Matthew Libatique, 50, was nominated for an Academy Award for...

Polish financial regulator resigns after bribery report

Nov. 13, 2018 11:16 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of Poland's financial regulatory body resigned Tuesday following a report alleging that he had sought a multimillion dollar bribe from the owner of a troubled bank in exchange for favors. Marek Chrzanowski, the director of the Financial Supervision Authority, said he was...

Former SS guard testifies he was aware of camp conditions

Nov. 13, 2018 10:57 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS concentration guard on trial on hundreds of counts of accessory to murder painted himself Tuesday as an unwilling participant in the Nazi machinery of death. Johann Rehbogen is accused of working as a guard at the Stutthof concentration camp east of Danzig, which is...

The Latest: Leaders discuss Ukraine elections at Paris meet

Nov. 11, 2018 8:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The spokesman for Petro Poroshenko says the Ukrainian president has met with the leaders of Germany and France in Paris amid the ceremonies commemorating the end of World War I, and that they...

Poland marks centenary of its national rebirth at end of WWI

Nov. 11, 2018 3:29 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president, prime minister and other top political figures led an Independence Day march Sunday as part of a day of centenary celebrations, trailed by a huge crowd led by nationalist groups. More than 250,000 people marched in Warsaw to mark the 100th anniversary of Poland's...

The Latest: Crowds gather for Poland's independence march

Nov. 11, 2018 9:17 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on events marking the centennial of Poland's independence (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Poland's president has addressed thousands of people ahead of an Independence Day march in Warsaw that has for the first time been jointly organized by state officials and nationalist...