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French Open: Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff are among the women to watch in 2024

May. 23, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Here are some of the women to watch at the French Open, which starts at Roland Garros on Sunday: Iga Swiatek Seeding: 1 Career-Best Ranking: 1 Country: Poland Age: 22 (Turns 23 on May 31) 2024...

Oscar-winning composer of 'Finding Neverland' music, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, dies at age 71

May. 21, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, who won a 2005 Oscar for the musical score of “Finding Neverland,” died Tuesday. He was 71. Kaczmarek’s death was announced by Poland’s Music Foundation which had been informed of his passing by the composer’s...

Poland arrests sabotage suspects and warns of potential hostile acts by Russia

May. 21, 2024 12:05 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Tuesday that three people were recently arrested on suspicion of links to foreign-sponsored sabotage, adding to nine others already under arrest. Tusk was speaking at a weekly news conference about what steps his...

Poland invests $2.5 billion into fortifying border with Russia and Belarus

May. 18, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is investing about $2.5 billion to step up security and deterrence on its border with Russia and its ally Belarus, the prime minister said Saturday. Donald Tusk said work on the Shield-East project which includes building proper military fortifications...

Poland puts judge who defected to Belarus on wanted list, opening way to international warrant

May. 16, 2024 07:38 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A controversial judge who fled from Poland to neighboring autocratic Belarus has been put on a wanted list, a step toward an international arrest warrant on espionage allegations, the Polish national prosecutors' office said Thursday. ...

Shopping complex fire inflicts tragedy on Vietnamese community in Poland

May. 15, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Nguyen Van Son struggled to hold back tears as he stood outside the vast burnt carcass of a shopping complex that was engulfed in flames three days earlier in Warsaw. The 42-year-old Vietnamese trader had his entire livelihood inside — unsold clothing in...

A third miner is declared dead in a cave-in in southern Poland

May. 15, 2024 04:29 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescuers recovered the body of a third miner a day after a cave-in at the Myslowice-Wesola coal mine in southern Poland in which 12 other workers were hurt, a company spokesperson said Wednesday. The miner was declared dead and the rescue operation finished...

Cave-in leaves 2 miners dead, 1 missing and 12 injured at a coal mine in Poland

May. 14, 2024 07:26 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two miners were killed and one remains missing after a cave-in at the Myslowice-Wesola coal mine in southern Poland early Tuesday in which 12 other miners were hurt, mining authorities said Tuesday. The cave-in happened around 3:30 a.m. some 870 meters (2,800...

Polish activists criticize Tusk's government for tough border policies and migrant pushbacks

May. 13, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Refugee rights activists on Monday criticized Poland's pro-European Union government for plans to tighten security at the border with Belarus and for continuing a policy initiated by predecessors of pushing migrants back across the border there. The activists...

A fire burns down a shopping complex housing 1,400 outlets in Poland's capital

May. 12, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A major fire broke out Sunday morning in a vast shopping complex in the Polish capital that housed some 1,400 shops and service outlets and where many of the vendors were from Vietnam. Huge plumes of black smoke could be seen rising over the vast area. The...