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Scholz: German offer of air defense system to Poland remains

Nov. 29, 2022 14:33 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Tuesday that his country's offer to send Patriot anti-missile systems to Poland remains on the table despite Warsaw's suggestion that they should go to Ukraine instead. Poland's proposal has received a cool response from Berlin,...

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,...

Germany offers Poland Patriot missiles to defend airspace

Nov. 21, 2022 07:02 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany has offered Eurofighters and Patriot defense systems to Poland to help it defend its airspace, Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht told German newspapers in comments published Monday. "We have to position ourselves in the alliance even better in terms...

Mikaela Shiffrin wins season-opening World Cup slalom

Nov. 19, 2022 10:51 AM EST

LEVI, Finland (AP) — A smiling Mikaela Shiffrin said it's hard to explain what her 75 World Cup victories mean to her because “it's a pretty big number, actually." The American was clear about her most-recent one, though. “I’m really happy with the feeling...

France faces weight of history in bid to retain World Cup

Nov. 17, 2022 04:29 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — As well as coping with injuries to key players again, France has the weight of World Cup history to contend with in Qatar. Good luck, Les Bleus. Not since Brazil lost the 1998 final to France has the defending champion come close to retaining the title....

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine-War

Nov. 16, 2022 15:34 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS -- A United Nations official says the U.N. is “cautiously optimistic” a wartime deal that has enabled Ukraine to export over 11 million metric tons of wheat and Russia to ship its grain and fertilizer to world markets will be renewed. The official, who was not...

NATO members Poland, Slovakia to increase defense spending

Nov. 09, 2022 09:52 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will significantly raise defense spending to at least 3% of its annual economic output next year and Slovakia is also investing heavily in its armed forces, the two NATO members' prime ministers said Wednesday. Poland’s Mateusz Morawiecki and...

Slovakian regional, mayoral elections back the status quo

Oct. 30, 2022 07:36 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The results of regional and local elections in Slovakia released Sunday showed that voters didn't use the ballot to punish the coalition government of Prime Minister Eduard Heger for high inflation driven by soaring energy prices. The heads of six of the...

Thousands rally in Prague to honor 2 slain Slovak gay men

Oct. 26, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands rallied in the Czech capital Wednesday to honor two Slovak gay men shot dead this month outside a bar in Slovakia, and demanded better protection of LGBTQ people and their families. The gathering in Prague’s central Wenceslas Square was held the same day...

Canada prepares for its 1st World Cup in 36 years

Oct. 26, 2022 05:38 AM EDT

Canada has a theme — and a social media hashtag, of course — for Qatar: We Can. It's a clever slogan for a team that is headed to its first World Cup in 36 years. “Canada is a football nation, man. We better believe it,” coach John Herdman said when the team...