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1 miner missing, 1 hurt in coal mine accident in Poland

Dec. 05, 2021 05:29 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Coal mining authorities said Sunday that one miner is missing and one has been rescued with injuries after an earth tremor and a cave-in at a mine in southern Poland. A spokesman for Poland’s Mining Group, Tomasz Glogowski, said that the search...

Jackson finishes 6th in 500; Mantia wins 1,500 at World Cup

Dec. 04, 2021 18:16 PM EST

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — American Erin Jackson lost a 500-meter World Cup race for just the second time this season on Saturday, hesitating after what she thought was a false start. Andzelika Wojcik of Poland won in 36.775 seconds at the Utah Olympic Oval. Angelina Golikova...

In democracy's birthplace, pope warns of populist threats

Dec. 04, 2021 14:43 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis warned Saturday that the “easy answers” of populism and authoritarianism are threatening democracy in Europe and called for fresh dedication to promoting the common good rather than narrow, nationalist interests. Arriving in...

Le Pen: The right takes step to build 'big European force'

Dec. 04, 2021 11:58 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European right-wing populist leaders declared Saturday they will cooperate more closely at the European Union's parliament in order to defend the sovereignty of their bloc's 27 member nations. A statement at the end of the meeting fell short of a...

National Guard chief gets COVID-19 after overseas trip

Dec. 03, 2021 15:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of the National Guard has tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from an overseas trip to visit guard troops in Europe for Thanksgiving. Gen. Dan Hokanson has been working remotely and isolating himself from contact with others all...

Le Pen honors Jewish, Polish victims of WWII in Warsaw

Dec. 03, 2021 13:52 PM EST

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen paid her respects to Jewish and Polish victims of World World II on Friday, on the eve of a Warsaw gathering of right-wing European party leaders that she will attend. Saturday's meeting will be hosted by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the...

Iraqi region hit by migrant deaths; smuggling big business

Dec. 03, 2021 05:53 AM EST

RANYA, Iraq (AP) — Shoes pile up outside the Mamand home in northern Iraq from relatives and friends who have streamed inside to offer solace as they anxiously await news of the family's young son, who was lost at sea somewhere between France and Britain. Most are...

US, EU and allies hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions

Dec. 02, 2021 13:23 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States, European Union, Britain and Canada slapped simultaneous sanctions Thursday on dozens of officials, organizations and companies in Belarus, with the EU taking aim at those accused of participating in a “hybrid attack” on the bloc using migrants. ...

Poland's lawmakers reject bill seeking to outlaw abortion

Dec. 02, 2021 10:21 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers on Thursday rejected a civic legislative proposal that would have outlawed abortion as homicide. The vote to reject the proposal at the initial stage was 361-48 with 12 abstentions, and was greeted with applause. ...

EU court advisor wants scrapping of Hungary-Poland challenge

Dec. 02, 2021 07:16 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The top adviser to the European Union’s highest court on Thursday said that the principle of linking the bloc’s budget disbursements to respect for rule of law is compatible with the bloc's laws and that a challenge by Hungary and Poland should be dismissed. ...