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Zelenskyy invites Poland's leaders to border to resolve farmers' protest affecting flow of weapons

Feb. 21, 2024 12:24 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukraine's president on Wednesday invited Polish leaders to meet him at their shared border to resolve a blockade by Polish farmers protesting Ukrainian food imports, saying it's hampering the shipment of weapons to Ukrainian soldiers. Meanwhile, Polish...

Polish farmers block Ukraine's border as they intensify protests against non-EU imports

Feb. 20, 2024 11:53 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish farmers blocked border crossings with Ukraine, spilled Ukrainian grain and burned tires on Tuesday as they intensified a nationwide protest against the import of Ukrainian foods and European Union environmental policies. Farmers from Spain to Italy to...

Lena Dunham and Stephen Fry connect with their Jewish heritage in new film ‘Treasure’

Feb. 20, 2024 11:40 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Stephen Fry and Lena Dunham play a convincing father and daughter in German director Julia von Heinz’ first English-language movie, “Treasure." Set in post-communist Poland, the comedy-drama had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival over the weekend. ...

EU welcomes Polish plan to address concerns about democratic backsliding

Feb. 20, 2024 08:13 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Senior European Union officials on Tuesday welcomed a plan by Poland’s new government to address concerns about democratic backsliding and expressed hope that it could end years of legal wrangling. Poland has been at loggerheads with the EU's executive branch...

Once banned by communists, Poland's stately 18th century dance garners UNESCO honors

Feb. 20, 2024 03:51 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Once banned by rulers dispatched from Moscow, Poland's stately polonaise dance that nurtured the country's spirit even through the dark years of its partition is now honored by UNESCO. This 18th century dance has been performed from aristocratic balls to...

Polish prime minister says his country and Finland want changes on EU border policies on migration

Feb. 16, 2024 06:54 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister said on Friday that his country will upgrade the wall on its border with Belarus to better insulate the frontier against unauthorized migration. Donald Tusk also said that Poland and Finland both see the need for changes in the...

Biden to host Polish president and prime minister on March 12, 25 years after Poland joined NATO

Feb. 15, 2024 18:00 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden will host Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Donald Tusk for a meeting in Washington on March 12, the 25th anniversary of Poland’s joining the NATO Alliance, the White House said Thursday. A statement from Press...

Britain and Poland appeal to the US Congress to approve vital aid for Ukraine

Feb. 15, 2024 09:09 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The foreign ministers of Britain and Poland appealed on Thursday to the U.S. Congress and personally to the speaker of the House of Representatives to take an “epoch-making” decision and approve $60 billion in military and other aid for Ukraine. Britain's...

Poland's president meets Lockheed Martin CEO about further investment in military weapons

Feb. 14, 2024 13:47 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president has met the CEO of U.S. manufacturer Lockheed Martin about strengthening security in the region and continued U.S. investment in Poland’s military weapons and equipment, the country's National Security Bureau said Wednesday. In a post on...

Estonia's foreign minister says the Baltics have 3 or 4 years to prepare for Russian 'test' of NATO

Feb. 14, 2024 13:19 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Estonia's foreign minister said Wednesday that NATO has about three or four years to strengthen its defenses as Russian President Vladimir Putin ramps up his country's “war machine." Margus Tsahkna told a news conference during a visit to Poland's capital...