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Worried European leaders confront Pence on Brexit, climate

Sep. 4, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is receiving a tongue-lashing from European allies as he plays understudy to the president on the world stage. From the Taoiseach of Ireland to the mayor of Reykjavik, leaders have been publicly confronting Pence on issues such as the U.K.'s exit from the...

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...

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...

The Latest: Dorian strengthens to Category 2 storm

Aug. 29, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 2 hurricane and is expected to continue strengthening over the weekend as it advances toward Florida. The National Hurricane Center says in an 11 p.m. Thursday forecast that the storm has maximum...

Trump cancels Poland trip as hurricane heads to Florida

Aug. 29, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled his planned weekend trip to Poland as Hurricane Dorian barrels toward Florida. Trump, announcing the last-minute change of plans at a Rose Garden signing ceremony, said it was "very important" for him to be in Washington to deal with the storm,...

Poland honors wartime group that collaborated with Nazis

Aug. 11, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials joined war veterans on Sunday to pay tribute to a World War II-era underground force that collaborated with Nazi German forces toward the end of the war in their battle against the Communists, who were imposing control on the nation. A Mass in Warsaw opened ceremonies...