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Meronk breaking boundaries as first Polish player in a major

Jun. 16, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Adrian Meronk takes his place in major championship history this week before even hitting a shot in the U.S. Open. By now, he's used to that. Any introduction of Meronk usually starts with the same description: First Polish player....

EU court: Czechs want Poland fined for ignoring mine ban

Jun. 15, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's top court said Tuesday that the Czech Republic is pressing for Poland to be fined 5 million euros ($6 million) for every day it ignores the court’s order last month to immediately shut a lignite mine near the two countries' border. ...

Polish lawmakers to hold closed-door session on cyberattacks

Jun. 15, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A closed-door session with lawmakers that Poland's prime minister requested to discuss a number of cyberattacks on Polish government officials will take place Wednesday, the speaker of the country's parliament said. The hacks include one last week...

The Latest: Skriniar scores, Slovakia beats Poland 2-1

Jun. 14, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Slovakia capitalized on a second-half red card and got a goal from Milan Skriniar in a 2-1 victory over Poland at the European Championship. The Inter Milan center back brought...

Endangered corpse flower blooms in Warsaw, drawing crowds

Jun. 14, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The endangered Sumatran Titan arum, a giant foul-smelling blossom also known as the corpse flower, went into a rare, short bloom at a botanical garden in Warsaw, drawing crowds who waited for hours to see it. The extraordinary flower, which emits...

Poland's ruling nationalists suffer defeat in local race

Jun. 14, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling nationalist party has suffered a loss in a mayoral race in a Polish city, a vote that was being watched for signs of how strong the party's support is after nearly six years of governing the country. The next general elections are...

Some US allies near Russia are wary of Biden-Putin summit

Jun. 14, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Central and Eastern European nations are anxious about the coming summit meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, wary of what they see as hostile intentions from the Kremlin. Some in the countries that once...

The Latest: Djokovic downs Nadal to reach French Open final

Jun. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Thirteen-time champion Rafael Nadal has lost to Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinals. Nadal lost their 58th showdown 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2. ...

Probe into remains found near site of former Auschwitz camp

Jun. 11, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors are investigating an apparent mass burial site revealed this month near the area of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz. A local resident spotted some 12 human skulls and many bones in the bank of the Sola river,...

5 Poles sue government seeking faster steps on gas emissions

Jun. 10, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish environmental group says five members of the public are separately taking the government to court this month, to demand faster steps to reduce Poland’s greenhouse gas emissions and meet European climate goals. In a statement released...