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Blinken will head to eastern Europe as concerns mount about Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

May. 24, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to eastern Europe next week as concerns mount about Russia’s advances in Ukraine, potential Russian interference in neighboring Moldova and pro-Moscow legislation being promoted in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the State...

Czech President Petr Pavel injured lightly while driving his motorcycle, his office says

May. 23, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Petr Pavel was injured on Thursday while driving his motorcycle and is at a military hospital for observation, the presidential office said. It stressed that his injuries are light and that he is not undergoing any treatment at the military hospital...

Slovakia’s prime minister is expected to survive assassination attempt, deputy says

May. 16, 2024 01:56 AM EDT

BANSKA BYSTRICA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s populist Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot multiple times and gravely wounded Wednesday, but his deputy prime minister said he believed Fico would survive. The prime minister had been greeting supporters at an event when the attempted...

Slovakia plans to build a new nuclear reactor

May. 15, 2024 06:54 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s government approved a plan on Wednesday to build another nuclear reactor in a country that relies heavily on nuclear electricity generation. The new reactor, with an expected output of 1,200 megawatts, is to be built at the Jaslovske...

Polish prosecutors open investigation into judge who fled to autocratic Belarus

May. 06, 2024 15:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors opened an investigation Monday after a Polish judge fled to the autocratic state of Belarus and asked for protection there. The National Prosecutor’s Office said it is looking into suspicions the judge had acted on behalf of a foreign...

A memorial opens on the site of a Nazi concentration camp for Roma after a pig farm was removed

Apr. 23, 2024 09:37 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A new memorial opened on Tuesday in the Czech Republic on the site of a former Nazi concentration camp for Roma, after a communist-era pig farm was removed. The official opening capped a process that took decades and was made possible after the Czech government...

Belgian and Czech leaders exhort the EU to react amid concern over Russian election interference

Apr. 18, 2024 07:18 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Belgium and the Czech Republic are warning their European Union partners to take urgent action to prevent Russian interference in June’s Europe-wide elections, after the two countries’ intelligence services uncovered evidence of attempts to bribe EU lawmakers. ...

House Speaker Mike Johnson pushes towards a vote on aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan

Apr. 16, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson is pushing toward action this week on aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, unveiling an elaborate plan Monday to break the package into separate votes to squeeze through the House's political divides on foreign policy. Facing an outright...

Biden hosts Czech leader at White House to promote Ukraine aid amid holdup in Congress

Apr. 15, 2024 17:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden urged the U.S. House to immediately take up Senate-passed supplemental funding for Ukraine and Israel on Monday as he hosted Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala in the Oval Office. The visit came as Biden aimed to highlight the efforts other...

Today in History: April 8, Hank Aaron hits 715th homer, breaking Babe Ruth’s career record

Apr. 08, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 8, the 99th day of 2024. There are 267 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles...