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FILE - In this Sunday, July 12, 2020 file photo, incumbent President Andrzej Duda flashes a victory sign in Pultusk, Poland. The Supreme Court of Poland has upheld the reelection of President Andrzej Duda after deciding that complaints about the validity of the country’s presidential election were insufficient to void the results. The ruling paves the way for Duda to take the oath of office before both chambers of parliament on Thursday Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)

Poland's top court confirms Duda's election for president

Aug. 3, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Supreme Court of Poland on Monday upheld the reelection of President Andrzej Duda after deciding that complaints about the validity of the country's presidential election were insufficient to void the results. The ruling paves the way for Duda to take the oath of office before...

Members of Poland's women's rights organizations, with obituaries of women who fell victim to violence, protest against plans by the right-wing government to withdraw from Europe's Istanbul Convention on prevention of violence against women and children, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday,  July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poland's top court to probe Europe's domestic violence pact

Jul. 30, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Thursday he is asking his country's top constitutional court to study Europe’s Istanbul Convention against domestic violence before his right-wing government decides whether to exit the pact. Poland's government has...

FILE - In this June 6, 2011 file photo, the German and U.S. flags fly on a lamp post in front of the White House in Washington ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit. Defense officials say the U.S. will pull 12,000 troops from Germany, bringing 6,400 forces home and shifting 5,600 to other countries in Europe, including Italy and Belgium. The plan will cost billions of dollars and take years to complete.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

US to bring 6,400 troops home from Germany, move 5,600 more

Jul. 29, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred on by President Donald Trump's demand to pull troops out of Germany, the U.S. will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,600 to other countries in Europe, American defense leaders said Wednesday, detailing a Pentagon plan that will cost billions of dollars and take years...

Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine tighten regional cooperation

Jul. 28, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine on Tuesday announced a new platform for increasing cooperation in security, economy, and political matters, as well as for fighting COVID-19. The foreign ministers of the three neighboring nations launched the so-called Lublin Triangle during their...

FILE- In this Friday, May 15, 2020, file photo, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban listens to a question during a press conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia. Hungary's prime minister says that his country won a “very important battle” at the European Union summit this week, where national leaders of the 27-member bloc decided an seven-year budget and economic recovery package to counter the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

Hungarian PM claims EU win but rule-of-law dispute not over

Jul. 24, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister on Friday touted what he called his victory at the European Union summit, where the bloc's leaders decided on a massive seven-year budget and coronavirus recovery plan, but acknowledged he did not achieve his goal of de-linking EU funds from rule of...

El presidente Andrzej Duda, acompañado por su esposa Agata Kornhauser-Duda, saluda a sus simpatizantes el domingo 12 de julio de 2020, en Pultusk, Polonia. (AP Foto/Czarek Sokolowski)

Runner-up's team wants Poland's presidential election voided

Jul. 22, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The campaign team for the opposition challenger in Poland's presidential election, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, says it now wants the vote annulled, alleging numerous irregularities. The liberal Trzaskowski lost the July 12 runoff by a narrow margin to conservative incumbent...

Polish foreign minister expecting to leave job in reshuffle

Jul. 20, 2020 5:17 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s foreign minister says he is expecting to leave his job in the near future. Jacek Czaputowicz spoke amid talk of a major reshuffle in the right-wing government following the recent re-election of President Andrzej Duda, the government’s ally. Czaputowicz told...

El presidente Andrzej Duda, acompañado por su esposa Agata Kornhauser-Duda, saluda a sus simpatizantes el domingo 12 de julio de 2020, en Pultusk, Polonia. (AP Foto/Czarek Sokolowski)

Polish opposition challenges recent presidential election

Jul. 16, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s main opposition party lodged a protest Thursday to a top court against the recent presidential election in which its candidate narrowly lost to conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda. The liberal Civic Platform party said the whole electoral process was “not...

El presidente Andrzej Duda, acompañado por su esposa Agata Kornhauser-Duda, saluda a sus simpatizantes el domingo 12 de julio de 2020, en Pultusk, Polonia. (AP Foto/Czarek Sokolowski)

Russian prankster acts as UN chief, reaches Polish president

Jul. 15, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Russian prankster posing as the U.N. secretary-general managed to reach Poland’s president on the telephone and rendered him speechless with questions about Ukraine, Russia and his reelection on Sunday. The prankster, Vladimir Kuznetsov, known as Vovan, posted a recording of...

Poland's ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, left, during a police-guarded ceremony in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, July 10, 2020 remembering his twin brother, the late president Lech Kaczynski and 95 others, killed in a plane crash in Russia in the year 2010. Friday was the last day of campaigning in Poland's presidential election runoff in which incumbent president, Andrzej Duda enjoys the right-wing ruling party's backing for a reelection, rivalling liberal Warsaw mayor, Rafal Trzaskowski. Opinion polls suggest the election may be decided by a small number of votes.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poland: Politician vows steps to make media more 'realistic'

Jul. 14, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland’s right-wing ruling party said Tuesday that some news media are misrepresenting the country's image and vowed that steps would be taken to make them see things in a “more realistic” way. Jaroslaw Kaczynski spoke a day after election...