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Incumbent President Andrzej Duda flashes a victory sign in Pultusk, Poland, Sunday, July 12, 2020. An exit poll in Poland's presidential runoff election shows a tight race that is too close to call between the conservative incumbent, Andrzej Duda, and the liberal Warsaw mayor, Rafal Trzaskowski.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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

Aug. 3, 2020 8:48 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...

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...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens during a news conference at the State Department Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Washington. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP)

US hits Poland, others in Europe over Holocaust claims

Jul. 29, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is criticizing a number of eastern and central European nations, including Poland, for failing to compensate Holocaust victims and their families and communities for property seized during Nazi occupation in World War II as the numbers of survivors dwindles due to age....

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...

Incumbent President Andrzej Duda flashes a victory sign in Pultusk, Poland, Sunday, July 12, 2020. An exit poll in Poland's presidential runoff election shows a tight race that is too close to call between the conservative incumbent, Andrzej Duda, and the liberal Warsaw mayor, Rafal Trzaskowski.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Polish president wins 2nd term after bitter campaign

Jul. 13, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda declared victory Monday in a runoff election in which he narrowly won a second five-year term, acknowledging the campaign he ran was often too harsh as he appealed for unity and forgiveness. The close race followed a bitter campaign between Duda and...

Incumbent President Andrzej Duda is hugged by his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda in Pultusk, Poland, Sunday, July 12, 2020. An exit poll in Poland's presidential runoff election shows a tight race that is too close to call between the conservative incumbent, Andrzej Duda, and the liberal Warsaw mayor, Rafal Trzaskowski.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Exit poll: Duda leads Poland's tight presidential runoff

Jul. 12, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A late exit poll in Poland’s presidential runoff Sunday showed the conservative, populist incumbent, Andrzej Duda, leading against the liberal, pro-Europe mayor of Warsaw, but with the race still too close to call. It appeared to be the closest election in Poland’s...