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Poles mark 1944 uprising against Nazis; compare to Ukraine

Aug. 01, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles on Monday marked the 78th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, a doomed 1944 revolt against Nazi German forces, with some including the president comparing the wartime Polish resistance to that of Ukrainians today fighting Russia's invasion. People in...

Poland's top banker filmed debating policy during vacation

Jul. 18, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s central bank chief drew criticism Monday after he was caught on a hidden camera discussing inflation and fiscal policy with an activist who approached him during a walk. Some critics said the head of the National Bank of Poland, Adam Glapinski,...

Poland, Israel improve ties as ambassador starts work

Jul. 12, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland and Israel have taken a step toward normalizing diplomatic ties, the Polish president said Tuesday, as the Israeli ambassador officially presented his credentials in Warsaw. President Andrzej Duda tweeted that he and Israeli President Issac Herzog have...

Poland marks WWII-era massacre by Ukrainian nationalists

Jul. 11, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s leaders marked the anniversary of the World War II-era Ukrainian massacre of Poles Monday by stressing that only the full truth about the neighborly violence that Poland describes as genocide can strengthen and serve bilateral ties in the future. ...

Polish and Lithuanian leaders meet troops at NATO bottleneck

Jul. 07, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

SZYPLISZKI, Poland (AP) — The presidents of NATO members Poland and Lithuania voiced confidence Thursday that allied troops can fully safeguard a strategically vital corridor, which links their countries, between Russian ally Belarus and a Russian Baltic Sea exclave. Concern over...

EU official says Poland's judiciary changes insufficient

Jun. 30, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A patched-up dispute between the European Union and Poland over judicial independence revived Thursday when a top EU official said new Polish regulations did not meet expectations, threatening the flow of billions of euros in recovery funds to Warsaw. The new...

Live updates | Putin warns on NATO troops in Sweden, Finland

Jun. 29, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The latest on the NATO summit in Madrid: Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning Finland and Sweden that if they welcome NATO troops and military infrastructure onto their territory, Russia will respond in kind. He said Wednesday that Russia will...

US boosting military presence in Europe amid Russia threat

Jun. 29, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday the U.S. will significantly expand its military presence in Europe, the latest example of how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has reshaped plans for the continent’s security and prompted a reinvestment in NATO. Among the changes...

Poland's Kaczynski leaves govt post to focus on elections

Jun. 21, 2022 02:13 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's most powerful politician, conservative ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, says he has given up his role as a deputy prime minister in the government in order to focus on the party and upcoming elections. The move by Kaczynski, the head of Law and...

Poland to increase medical, infrastructure security

Jun. 14, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — With a war raging across Poland's eastern border, the right-wing government is introducing a law to increase medical and infrastructure security in emergency situations. The draft presented Tuesday by government ministers in charge of national security calls...