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US presents new effort to counter Kremlin influence

Sep. 12, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An intergovernmental coalition hosted a presentation Thursday about a new U.S. foreign aid initiative intended to help targeted European countries withstand Kremlin interference. The U.S. Agency for International Development describes its initiative, called Countering Malign Kremlin...

Poles who saved Jews during Holocaust honored in Warsaw

Sep. 8, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A U.S.-based Jewish foundation honored Polish gentiles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, a number that grows smaller each year, with U.S. and Israeli diplomats also paying their respects at the event Sunday in Warsaw to the elderly Poles who put their lives in danger to save...

Polish opposition names surprise candidate for prime minster

Sep. 3, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A pro-European opposition coalition in Poland announced unexpectedly on Tuesday that its candidate for prime minister as the country heads toward an October election will be a deputy parliamentary speaker, rather than the main opposition leader. The candidacy of Malgorzata...

US and Poland sign agreement to cooperate on 5G technology

Sep. 2, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement Monday to cooperate on new 5G technology as concerns grow about Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Vice President Mike Pence and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki signed the deal in Warsaw, where Pence is filling in for President...

The Latest: Brexit: Boris Johnson doesn't want election

Sep. 2, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 6:15 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he doesn't want an election and has urged legislators not to undercut Britain's negotiating position with the European Union. Johnson said in a brief televised address Monday that there are "no...

WWII's start marked in Poland with German remorse, warning

Sep. 1, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany's president expressed deep remorse for the suffering his nation inflicted on Poland and the rest of Europe during World War II, warning of the dangers of nationalism as world leaders gathered Sunday in the country where the war started at incalculable costs. "This war was a...

The Latest: Russia tweets reminder of Soviet role in WWII

Sep. 1, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin wasn't invited to attend ceremonies for the 80th anniversary of the day World War II started in Poland. But his Foreign Ministry tried to make sure the Soviet...

Ukraine, Poland want continued sanctions on Russia

Aug. 31, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Saturday he and Poland's president have agreed that sanctions ought to continue against Russia until Ukraine regains the territory it lost in Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea. Zelenskiy, accompanied by some members of his Cabinet, was on...

WWII: A memory battleground on the 80th anniversary

Aug. 31, 2019 5:59 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Commemorations marking the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in Poland this weekend come as the war has become a messy battleground of memory. In Poland and across Eastern Europe, many feel that their people's suffering has never been adequately recognized, or that they...

Trump cancelling Poland trip is a blow for ruling populists

Aug. 30, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to cancel a planned trip to Poland to deal with a hurricane comes as a sharp blow to Poland's populist government, which had been counting on the visit for a boost ahead of October elections. Trump is instead sending Vice President Mike Pence to...