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Review: 'Three Minutes' a heartbreaking celluloid memorial

Aug. 17, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

What gets you, deep in the gut, are the smiles. The broad, awkward, sometimes silly smiles of people on an unremarkable day in an unremarkable town in 1938 Poland, fascinated by this new thing called a movie camera and oblivious to the fact that one day, this amateur travel movie will become a...

Poland consulting foreign labs over Oder River fish die-off

Aug. 16, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is turning to laboratories abroad in a bid to solve the mystery of a massive fish die-off in the Oder River, authorities said Tuesday, while the government pledged to toughen laws against environmental polluters. Experts in Poland and Germany, which...

New Polish textbook provokes anger with passage on fertility

Aug. 16, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new high school textbook produced under the auspices of Poland's conservative government has provoked criticism for what some government critics see as an attempt to indoctrinate young people. Criticism of the contemporary history book, titled “History...

Oil barriers to rein in spread of dead fish from Oder River

Aug. 15, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German officials expressed mounting anger Monday at the slow flow of information from Poland as experts raced to discover what killed tens of thousands of fish in a shared border river and put up barriers used to contain oil spills in a bid to rein in the spread of fish carcasses. ...

With war nearby, US shows support for Poland on army holiday

Aug. 15, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish president and other officials marked their nation's Armed Forces Day holiday Monday alongside the U.S. army commander in Europe and regular American troops, a symbolic show of support for NATO members on the eastern front as Russia wages war nearby in Ukraine. ...

German minister decries ecological catastrophe in Oder River

Aug. 14, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany's environment minister said the mass die-off of fish in the Oder River is an ecological catastrophe and it isn't clear yet how long it will take the river to recover. Steffi Lemke spoke Sunday at a news conference alongside her Polish counterpart, Anna...

What killed tons of fish in European river? Mystery deepens

Aug. 13, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Laboratory tests following a mass die-off of fish in the Oder River detected high levels of salinity but no mercury poisoning its waters, Poland’s environment minister said Saturday as the mystery continued as to what killed tons of fish in Central Europe. ...

Poland: 'Huge' amounts of chemical waste dumped into river

Aug. 12, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister said Friday that “huge amounts of chemical waste” were probably dumped intentionally into the Oder River, which runs along the border with Germany, causing environmental damage so severe it will take the river years to recover. Tons...

Wildfires spread, fish die off amid severe drought in Europe

Aug. 11, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Firefighters from across Europe struggled Thursday to contain a huge wildfire in France that has swept through a large swath of pine forest, while Germans and Poles faced a mass fish die-off in a river flowing between their countries. Europe is suffering under a severe...

Halted shipments of Russian oil resume to Slovakia

Aug. 10, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Oil shipments from Russia through a critical pipeline to several European countries resumed after a problem over payments for transit was resolved, Slovakia’s Economy Minister Richard Sulik said on Wednesday. “Oil is already on Slovakia territory,” Sulik said on...