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EXPLAINER: Why Russia-Lithuania tensions are rising

Jun. 22, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

New tensions between Moscow and the West are rising after Lithuania decided to halt the transport of some goods through its territory to the Russian region of Kaliningrad as part of European Union sanctions on the Kremlin. The Kremlin warns it will retaliate against the sanctions,...

War-damaged Russian tanks to go on display in Polish square

Jun. 21, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish and Ukraine government officials say they plan to put on public display in Warsaw damaged or burnt-out Russian tanks and armored vehicles captured by Ukrainian forces during the war. The head of the Polish prime minister's office, Michal Dworczyk, said...

Polish official: Europe can't defend itself without the US

Jun. 21, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s foreign minister said Tuesday the current security crisis on the continent shows that Europe can't defend itself without the United States, but that NATO members in the region should take more responsibility for their own protection. “Poland...

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...

Israel cancels youth trips to Poland over Holocaust studies

Jun. 16, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has canceled educational trips to Poland for thousands of high school students this summer, claiming the Polish government is trying to control the Holocaust-studies curriculum taught to Israeli children, the Israeli foreign minister said. The announcement...

Group of NATO leaders pledge support for Ukraine

Jun. 14, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The leaders of seven NATO nations from across Europe pledged their support Tuesday for Sweden and Finland's bids to join the alliance and for providing more heavy weapons to help Ukraine battle Russia. The support was voiced after an informal gathering...

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...

Poland changes judiciary law; demands EU release COVID funds

Jun. 14, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has replaced a controversial body that disciplined judges with a new accountability panel — the latest twist in a long-running dispute with the European Union over the country's judicial independence — and Poland's leading politician said Tuesday he hoped the EU...

Poland to end state of emergency along border with Belarus

Jun. 09, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government announced Thursday that it will lift a state of emergency on July 1 along its border with Belarus as it completes the construction of a wall aimed at stopping migrants and refugees. However, it will still ban people from getting within 200...

Poland's PM pushes for more coal to lower heating costs

Jun. 09, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister vowed Thursday to support higher production at the nation’s coal mines in order to bring down heating and energy prices that have soared amid the war in neighbouring Ukraine and the European Union's efforts to reduce its dependency on Russian...