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Belarus sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland

Aug. 05, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home after criticizing her coaches at the Tokyo Games has reached safety in Poland following a dramatic standoff. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, in a blue sweater and jeans, walked off a plane in...

Belarus Olympic runner who feared going home lands in Poland

Aug. 04, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who feared for her safety at home after criticizing her coaches on social media, flew into Warsaw on Wednesday night on a humanitarian visa after leaving the Tokyo Olympics, a Polish diplomat confirmed. ...

Biden nominates Mark Brzezinski as US ambassador to Poland

Aug. 04, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated Mark Brzezinski, an Obama-era diplomat with deep ties to Poland, to serve as his ambassador to Warsaw. If confirmed, Brzezinski would be dispatched to Poland at a moment when Central and Eastern European allies of the...

Polish official: Belarusian Olympic sprinter who feared for her safety at home arrives in Poland

Aug. 04, 2021 14:54 PM EDT
WARSAW (AP) — Polish official: Belarusian Olympic sprinter who feared for her safety at home arrives in Poland.

Olympics Latest: World champ Dutch out in women's handball

Aug. 04, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ World champion the Netherlands is out of the women’s handball competition at the Tokyo...

Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home

Aug. 03, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who had a public feud with officials from her team at the Tokyo Games said Tuesday that they “made it clear” she would face punishment if she returned home to an autocratic government that has relentlessly stifled any criticism. ...

Olympics Latest: Women's semifinals set in beach volleyball

Aug. 03, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The women’s semifinals are set in beach volleyball after a pair of upsets. ...

Poland grants visa to Belarus Olympian who fears for safety

Aug. 02, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Poland granted a visa Monday to a Belarusian Olympic sprinter who said she feared for her safety and that her team’s officials tried to force her to fly home, where the autocratic government was accused of diverting a flight to arrest a dissident journalist. ...

Poland's PM wants accord with EU on law and judiciary

Aug. 02, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says he wants to reach “some kind of accord” with the European Union amid a standoff over the way Poland's government has sought to discipline judges and other judicial changes. His comments,...

Germany's Laschet attends WWII revolt observances in Poland

Jul. 31, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany’s center-right candidate to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor in the country's September election said he feels “deep shame and humility” over Nazi Germany’s “crimes” against the Poles during World War II. Armin Laschet spoke...