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Former North Dakota lawmaker to plead guilty to traveling to pay for sex with minor

Jun. 24, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota lawmaker who was one of the most powerful members of the Legislature has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on a charge that he traveled to Europe with the intent of paying for sex with a minor. Former Republican state Sen....

Argentina’s President Javier Milei meets Czech leaders to wrap up his trip to Europe

Jun. 24, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Argentina’s self-described anarcho-capitalist President Javier Milei wrapped up his brief trip to three European Union countries by visiting the Czech Republic on Monday. Milei met Czech leaders, including his counterpart, retired Gen. Petr Pavel and conservative...

Czech police arrest a man who wounded a motorcyclist and 2 other people with a knife in Prague

Jun. 19, 2024 12:11 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police said they arrested a man who wounded a motorcyclist in the neck with a knife in the capital. Two other people were injured. The attack took place at a gas station in the Prague 7 district around 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Wednesday. Police said...

Russia suspected of being behind a recent failed arson attack in Prague, Czech prime minister says

Jun. 10, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech authorities suspect that Russia may have been behind last week’s attempt to set Prague public transport buses on fire, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said Monday. A 26-year-old suspect was arrested Saturday and charged with terrorism in connection with Thursday's...

At least 4 people killed, 27 injured when trains collide in the Czech Republic, officials say

Jun. 06, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A passenger train collided head-on with a freight train in the Czech Republic, killing at least four people and injuring 27 others, officials said Thursday. Interior Minister Vít Rakušan said the crash took place late Wednesday night in the city of Pardubice, about...

Slovakia's prime minister posts pre-recorded speech online, his first appearance since he was badly wounded in shooting

Jun. 05, 2024 11:44 AM EDT
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister posts pre-recorded speech online, his first appearance since he was badly wounded in shooting.

NATO ministers meet in Prague as allies ease restrictions on Ukraine's use of their weapons

May. 31, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — NATO foreign ministers were meeting in the Czech capital Friday to prepare for this summer’s leaders’ summit as the alliance boosts support for Ukraine and countries one-by-one remove restrictions on how Kyiv can use western-supplied weaponry to combat Russia’s invasion. ...

Russian court extends the detention of a Russian-US journalist

May. 31, 2024 08:42 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Russia on Friday ordered a detained Russian American journalist to be held until at least Aug. 5, pending investigation and trial, a further step in the Kremlin’s crackdown on dissent and free speech. Alsu Kurmasheva, an editor for the U.S....

US pledges $135 million in aid to Western-leaning Moldova to counter Russian influence

May. 29, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday pledged $135 million in aid to Moldova for energy security and to counter Russian disinformation as the Western-leaning nation struggles to blunt Moscow’s push for influence that has been buoyed by recent successes in...

Blinken will head to eastern Europe as concerns mount about Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

May. 24, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to eastern Europe next week as concerns mount about Russia’s advances in Ukraine, potential Russian interference in neighboring Moldova and pro-Moscow legislation being promoted in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the State...