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Weghorst returns from World Cup clash with Messi and lifts Netherlands to beat Poland at Euro 2024

Jun. 16, 2024 12:55 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Being barked at by Lionel Messi in a testy post-game exchange that became a viral meme was a strange way for Wout Weghorst to leave the 2022 World Cup after his goals had set up an epic quarterfinal drama. The Netherlands forward's return to major tournament...

Poland reintroduces restrictions on accessing areas along Belarus border due to migration pressure

Jun. 13, 2024 07:18 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Thursday reintroduced restrictions on movement along parts of the border with Belarus because of increased migration pressure that has involved violence against Polish security officials. The ban taking effect Thursday will be valid for 90 days and...

Poland honors soldier who was fatally stabbed by migrant at border with Belarus

Jun. 12, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed and lawmakers in the Polish parliament observed a minute of silence on Wednesday to honor a young soldier who was fatally stabbed at the Polish-Belarusian border during a migration crisis that Poland says has been engineered by Russia and Belarus. ...

An explosion and a fire at an armaments plant in Poland kills 1 person and injures another

Jun. 10, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An explosion at an armaments plant in Poland on Monday caused a fire that killed a 59-year-old man who worked there and injured another person, officials said. Prime Minister Donald Tusk said that there was no reason to assume that an “external force” was...

US and Poland launch center to fight Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine war

Jun. 10, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States and Poland on Monday launched an international operation based in the Polish capital whose mission is to help Ukraine counter Russian disinformation. James Rubin, a senior U.S. diplomat responsible for countering disinformation, and Tomasz...

Poland's centrist premier Tusk is strengthened by EU election win but populists are at his heels

Jun. 10, 2024 02:53 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk's centrist party clinched its first electoral victory over a right-wing populist party in a decade by taking the most votes in the European Parliament election, official results released Monday showed. Many viewed Tusk’s...

Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk declares victory for his centrist party after exit poll shows it with strong showing

Jun. 09, 2024 15:20 PM EDT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk declares victory for his centrist party after exit poll shows it with strong showing.

Belarus says it will investigate a Polish soldier's death if Warsaw sends information

Jun. 07, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Belarusian authorities said Friday they are willing to investigate the death of a Polish soldier who was stabbed at the border last month, but have not received necessary information from Poland. A statement from the country’s border service said it would...

Polish soldier stabbed at the Belarus border dies of his injuries as pressure from migrants rises

Jun. 06, 2024 14:23 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish soldier who was stabbed last month at the eastern border with Belarus has died, Poland's military said Thursday. It said earlier the soldier was stabbed in the chest by a migrant who reached through the bars of the border barrier. The soldier was...

Ukraine's Sudakov heads to Euro 2024 with dreams of soccer glory and a hometown behind enemy lines

Jun. 05, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

Ukrainian soccer star Heorhiy Sudakov is on course to achieve his dream of becoming one of the best players in Europe. His dream of returning home seems more distant. The 21-year-old Sudakov is one of the brightest talents on the Ukraine team heading to Germany for the European...