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Emhoff visits synagogue, Holocaust memorial in Berlin

Jan. 31, 2023 10:36 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, met with Ukrainian refugees at a Berlin synagogue and visited the city's Holocaust memorial on Tuesday as he wrapped up a tour of Poland and Germany focused on Holocaust remembrance and combating rising antisemitism. ...

Emhoff says somber Auschwitz visit key to antisemitism work

Jan. 29, 2023 04:00 AM EST

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, said he was deeply moved by a “solemn and sad” visit to the former site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, describing it Saturday as an important part of his work combating antisemitism for the Biden...

How to fix a howitzer: US offers help line to Ukraine troops

Jan. 28, 2023 09:39 AM EST

A MILITARY BASE IN SOUTHEASTERN POLAND (AP) — On the front lines in Ukraine, a soldier was having trouble firing his 155 mm howitzer gun. So, he turned to a team of Americans on the other end of his phone line for help. “What do I do?” he asked the U.S. military team member,...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 27, 2023 10:51 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ No, food products...

Poland's opposition criticizes amendments to electoral code

Jan. 27, 2023 09:16 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s opposition leader on Friday criticized a new electoral reform package introduced by the governing coalition and said his party was planning to strongly monitor the voting process during general elections set for the fall. Donald Tusk, of the Civic...

Spanish museum returns 2 paintings looted by Nazis to Poland

Jan. 25, 2023 09:06 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A museum in northwest Spain returned two 15th-century paintings to Polish officials on Wednesday after it was determined that they had been looted by Nazi German forces during World War II. The paintings “Mater Dolorosa” (Mother of Sorrows) and “Ecce Homo”...

A nod at 90, a 42-year gap and more Oscar nomination numbers

Jan. 24, 2023 21:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A descending look at the numbers behind Tuesday's nominations for the 95th Academy Awards. ___ 90: Age of John Williams, nominated for best original score for “The Fabelmans.” The composer's latest nomination makes him the oldest...

In reversal, US poised to approve Abrams tanks for Ukraine

Jan. 24, 2023 21:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what would be a reversal, the Biden administration is poised to approve sending M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, U.S. officials said Tuesday, as international reluctance to send tanks to the battlefront against the Russians begins to erode. A decision to send a bit more than 30...

Poland pushes for more tanks for Kyiv, will seek German OK

Jan. 23, 2023 15:00 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland said Monday it would ask Berlin for permission to send German-built Leopard tanks to Ukraine as its Western allies move to supply Kyiv with more powerful military hardware to thwart Russia’s invasion. Germany has hesitated to approve sending tanks to...

Poland's prime minister says the government will ask Germany for permission to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine

Jan. 23, 2023 03:56 AM EST
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister says the government will ask Germany for permission to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine.