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Lithuania president against any EU sanctions for Poland

Jul. 16, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lithuania's new president spoke out Tuesday against the possibility of European Union sanctions on Poland for changes the country has made to its judiciary. Gitanas Nauseda was sworn in last week and was making his first foreign trip to Poland for talks on European and bilateral...

Slovakian president urges region to pursue EU goals

Jul. 15, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Slovakia's president on Monday urged Central Europe to continue to pursue EU goals, while deploring the fact that the region will have no representative among the EU's top leaders. Slovakian President Zuzana Caputova spoke Monday during a visit to Warsaw, where she met Polish...

Western Balkan nations press EU aspirations at Poland summit

Jul. 4, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Government ministers from some European Union nations sought Thursday to reassure their partners in the Western Balkans during a meeting in Poland that their aspirations to join the EU have full backing in the club, despite symptoms of a loss of momentum. German Minister of State for...

Trump: US sending 1,000 more troops to ally Poland

Jun. 12, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will send 1,000 more troops to Poland as part of a growing security and economic partnership between the two countries, President Donald Trump said Wednesday. He and Polish President Andrzej Duda differed over Russia's intentions toward the U.S. ally. At a time of...

The Latest: Trump impressed with protests, doesn't take side

Jun. 12, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Latest on the protests in Hong Kong over proposed extradition legislation (all times local): 3:30 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is impressed with the number of protesters who took to the streets of Hong Kong, calling it as big a demonstration as he has ever seen but he's avoiding...

The Latest: Trump may visit Poland again in September

Jun. 12, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Poland (all times local): 2:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is seriously considering a return visit to Poland this fall. Trump said during a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda that he is "looking very seriously at...

Officials: US to send about 1,000 more troops to Poland

Jun. 11, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is expected to announce Wednesday that it will send about 1,000 additional troops and a squadron of Reaper drones to Poland to beef up the nation's ability to defend itself amid worries about Russian military activity, U.S. officials said. The final details were still under...

Poland, US conclude takes on higher American troop presence

Jun. 10, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An aide to Polish President Andrzej Duda says that negotiations to increase the U.S. military presence in Poland have concluded and were a success. The comments came days before Duda's visit in Washington with President Donald Trump this week. Citing concerns over Russia's military...

Polish convicted businessman uses threats to seek pardon

Jun. 10, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish businessman who organized an illegal wiretapping operation that helped topple a pro-European government has demanded a pardon from Poland's president and threatened to reveal who ordered the recordings if he doesn't get it, a newspaper reported Monday. The case of the...

Poland bestows honor on philosopher fired by British govt

Jun. 4, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president bestowed a prestigious state honor Tuesday on an English philosopher for his contributions to Poland's anti-communist struggle in the 1980s. President Andrzej Duda presented Sir Roger Scruton with the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, the...