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UN experts denounce Taliban treatment of women as crime

Nov. 25, 2022 10:19 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan may amount to a crime against humanity and should be investigated and prosecuted under international law, a U.N. team of experts said Friday. The Taliban promptly rejected the allegation. The...

NATO vows to aid Ukraine 'for as long as it takes'

Nov. 25, 2022 05:45 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is determined to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia for “as long as it takes” and will help the war-wracked country transform its armed forces into a modern army up to Western standards, the alliance's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg vowed on Friday. ...

Poland upsets some by rebuffing German air defense system

Nov. 24, 2022 17:25 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s government says an anti-missile system which Germany offered to send to Poland should instead go to Ukraine, a proposal that is a likely non-starter for Berlin because it would significantly ratchet up NATO involvement in Ukraine. Poland's...

Central European PMs stress shared ties amid friction on war

Nov. 24, 2022 12:09 PM EST

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — The leaders of four Central European countries meeting in a regional summit in Slovakia Thursday emphasized the issues that tie them together and downplayed divisive ones. The prime ministers of the Visegrad Four countries — Poland, the Czech Republic,...

EU official: Kosovo, Serbia reach a deal on vehicle plates

Nov. 23, 2022 17:26 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union’s top diplomat on Wednesday said Kosovo and Serbia have reached a deal on a dispute over vehicle number plates, defusing rising tensions between the two Western Balkan neighbors. EU high representative Josep Borrell posted in his social...

Report: Norway sentences Russian for flying drone

Nov. 23, 2022 10:02 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian court on Wednesday sentenced a 34-year-old Russian to 90 days in prison for flying a drone in breach of a ban triggered by Russia's war against Ukraine, local media said. The man, who was not identified, was not suspected of espionage, the...

AP fires reporter, reviews sourcing rules after Poland error

Nov. 22, 2022 17:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has fired a reporter and is reviewing its standards on use of anonymous sourcing following an “egregious” error in a story about a fatal missile strike that killed two people in Poland. The national security reporter, James LaPorta, was...

Polish leader briefs Russian pranksters posing as Macron

Nov. 22, 2022 11:06 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russian comedians pretending to be the French president tricked the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, into giving them sensitive information after a missile exploded in eastern Poland last week. Duda’s office confirmed on Tuesday that he was put through last...

Ukraine to civilians: Leave liberated areas before winter

Nov. 21, 2022 16:12 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities have begun evacuating civilians from recently liberated sections of the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions, fearing that a lack of heat, power and water due to Russian shelling will make living conditions too difficult this winter. The World Health...

EU fails to defuse tense situation between Serbia and Kosovo

Nov. 21, 2022 15:08 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat held eight hours of fruitless talks Monday with the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo and blamed them for their failure to settle a dispute over vehicle license plate. Amid rising tensions between the Balkans neighbors, the EU's high...