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Russia is waging a shadow war on the West that needs a collective response, Estonian leader says

May. 22, 2024 08:15 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Perched on the open ramp at the rear of a British Chinook helicopter, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas flew home from the annual Spring Storm military exercises, pleased to see NATO allies cooperating. But she later said that other types of warfare were on her mind. ...

Poland arrests sabotage suspects and warns of potential hostile acts by Russia

May. 21, 2024 12:05 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Tuesday that three people were recently arrested on suspicion of links to foreign-sponsored sabotage, adding to nine others already under arrest. Tusk was speaking at a weekly news conference about what steps his...

Poland invests $2.5 billion into fortifying border with Russia and Belarus

May. 18, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is investing about $2.5 billion to step up security and deterrence on its border with Russia and its ally Belarus, the prime minister said Saturday. Donald Tusk said work on the Shield-East project which includes building proper military fortifications...

Poland puts judge who defected to Belarus on wanted list, opening way to international warrant

May. 16, 2024 07:38 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A controversial judge who fled from Poland to neighboring autocratic Belarus has been put on a wanted list, a step toward an international arrest warrant on espionage allegations, the Polish national prosecutors' office said Thursday. ...

Slovakia plans to build a new nuclear reactor

May. 15, 2024 06:54 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s government approved a plan on Wednesday to build another nuclear reactor in a country that relies heavily on nuclear electricity generation. The new reactor, with an expected output of 1,200 megawatts, is to be built at the Jaslovske...

Polish activists criticize Tusk's government for tough border policies and migrant pushbacks

May. 13, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Refugee rights activists on Monday criticized Poland's pro-European Union government for plans to tighten security at the border with Belarus and for continuing a policy initiated by predecessors of pushing migrants back across the border there. The activists...

Poland's prime minister vows to strengthen security at EU border with Belarus

May. 11, 2024 08:03 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Saturday traveled to the country's border with Belarus, which is also the European Union's external border with the autocratic state, and pledged to do more to strengthen security along its entire eastern frontier. Tusk...

Polish farmers march in Warsaw against EU climate policies and the country's pro-EU leader

May. 10, 2024 08:55 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Tens of thousands of disgruntled Polish farmers marched through downtown Warsaw on Friday to protest the European Union’s climate policies and oppose the pro-EU government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk. The march under the slogan “Down with the Green...

Poland lifts immunity of a judge who defected to Belarus, paving way for an arrest warrant

May. 09, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A disciplinary court in Poland on Thursday lifted the immunity of a judge who fled the country to neighboring Belarus, an autocratic ally of Russia, paving the way for an international arrest warrant for him on espionage allegations. Poland's prosecutors and...

Poland is strengthening its border with Belarus to deter illegal migration

May. 09, 2024 09:34 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's defense minister said Thursday his country is strengthening the metal barrier along its border with Belarus to deter illegal migration. “We are mending the barrier on the Polish-Belarusian border, we are strengthening this barrier,” Wladyslaw...