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KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Poland to invest in cleaner public transport

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Poland’s prime minister says the country, which has some of Europe’s most polluted cities, will invest between 3-4 billion euros ($3.4-$ 4.5 billion) in low-emissions public transport. Mateusz Morawiecki said Poland is seeking to buy 1,077 electric buses. … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Poland to invest in cleaner public transport

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Greenpeace activists released in Slovakia

KATOWICE, Poland— The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Slovakia’s prosecutor general has ruled that 12 Greenpeace activists who were kept in detention after protesting against a lignite mining company should be immediately released. A county court in Prievidza ruled on Sunday that the activists would have to … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Greenpeace activists released in Slovakia

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Greenpeace activists held for anti-coal action

KATOWICE, Poland— The Latest on the U.N. climate talks taking place in Katowice, Poland (all times local): 3:35 p.m. At least 65,000 people marched on the European Union’s headquarters in Belgium to show support for the bloc’s proposed curbs on climate change. Braving rain and wind, demonstrators thronged the main road in central Brussels where … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Greenpeace activists held for anti-coal action

PRAGUE | Czechs beat defending champion US 3-0 in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE  — Katerina Siniakova won the first reverse singles on Sunday to lead the Czech Republic to its sixth Fed Cup title in eight years. Siniakova defeated Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 to give the Czechs an insurmountable 3-0 lead over the defending champion United States in the best-of-five final. In a hard-fought battle that … Continue reading PRAGUE | Czechs beat defending champion US 3-0 in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE | Czechs lead defending champion US in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE— Barbora Strycova rallied from a set down to give the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead over defending champion United States in the Fed Cup final on Saturday. Playing in the last Fed Cup fixture of her career, the 32-year-old Strycova overcame an early scare to defeat Sofia Kenin 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4. The American … Continue reading PRAGUE | Czechs lead defending champion US in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE | Mattis: Military already moving equipment to southern border

PRAGUE — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the military has already begun delivering jersey barriers to the southern border in conjunction with plans to deploy active duty troops there as a caravan of Central Americans slowly heads across Mexico toward the United States. Mattis says details of the deployment, including the number of troops, … Continue reading PRAGUE | Mattis: Military already moving equipment to southern border

United States | On the Occasion of the National Day of the Czech Republic

United States – On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the Czech people on the 100th anniversary of your independence. The United States and the Czech Republic share an enduring friendship, a commitment to democratic principles, and a vision of a peaceful and prosperous Europe. Our partnership is old … Continue reading United States | On the Occasion of the National Day of the Czech Republic

Dutch humiliate Germany in Nations League, Gibraltar wins

Germany’s UEFA Nations League campaign took a humiliating blow after a 3-0 loss at old rival Netherlands on Saturday. Germany remains without a win in the top-tier League A and has yet to score a goal. In the second-tier League B, the Czech Republic got its first win in the new competition — beating host … Continue reading Dutch humiliate Germany in Nations League, Gibraltar wins