- NATO ministers approve new reinforcements for eastern Europe Updated: Feb-10-16 3:41 pm
BRUSSELS - NATO defense ministers on Wednesday approved new multinational reinforcements to beef up defenses of frontline alliance members most at risk from Russia, the alliance's secretary-general announced.
- Germany cites free speech amid Polish ire at Carnival float Updated: Feb-10-16 11:53 am
BERLIN - The German government rejected a suggestion Wednesday that it might take action over a Carnival float that drew the ire of Poland's government this week.
- Poland to ask Germany about satirical Carnival float Updated: Feb-09-16 9:44 am
WARSAW, Poland - The Polish government has taken offense at a German Carnival float that satirizes the country's ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, and plans to raise the matter with the German government, Poland's foreign minister said Tuesday.
- Human rights body reviews disputed legal changes in Poland Updated: Feb-08-16 8:10 am
WARSAW, Poland - An international human rights commission began two days of meetings with Polish officials Monday to determine whether recent legal changes to Poland's Constitutional Tribunal are in line with democratic standards.
- Divisive Polish party leader Kaczynski pulls the strings Updated: Feb-07-16 8:37 am
WARSAW, Poland - When Hungary's prime minister had a secret five-hour meeting in a secluded mountain resort with the most powerful person in Poland, he didn't convene with his counterpart or the Polish president.
- Poland says it wins protection for Poles in British EU deal Updated: Feb-05-16 11:44 am
WARSAW, Poland - British Prime Minister David Cameron found support Friday for a renegotiated deal with the European Union from Poland and Denmark, marking a positive start to a two-week tour of European capitals aimed at winning over European partners to his plans for a looser union with the bloc.
- Poland reopens probe into 2010 crash that killed president Updated: Feb-04-16 12:22 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's government opened a new investigation Thursday into the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski, with the defense minister saying that evidence pointing to Russian involvement was covered up in an earlier probe.
- Central Europe guardedly welcomes US military spending boost Updated: Feb-03-16 12:43 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Countries in Central and Eastern Europe are welcoming a U.S. plan to quadruple military spending in Europe in reaction to Russia's military resurgence, yet the tone from several governments appears guarded as it remains unclear how much of the spending will translate into a real and lasting presence of troops and weapons on NATO's nervous eastern flank.
- US proposes more Pentagon funding for Europe aid, equipment Updated: Feb-02-16 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Tuesday it will propose quadrupling what it spends on its troops and training in Europe, as part of the U.S. military's accelerating effort to deter Russia.
- Croatian, Polish presidents discusses migrants, security Updated: Jan-28-16 11:15 am
WARSAW, Poland - The European Union should agree on criteria for accepting migrants and on how to secure the Greek border, where most of them arrive in Europe, Croatia's president said Thursday.
- Obama honors 4 who protected Jews during Holocaust Updated: Jan-27-16 11:10 pm
WASHINGTON - As he honored four people on Wednesday for risking their lives to protect Jews, President Barack Obama warned that anti-Semitism is on the rise and that an attack on any faith is an attack on all faiths.
- Minister: Poland will veto forced relocation of migrants Updated: Jan-26-16 9:15 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland will veto any plan by the European Union that would oblige member states to accept set numbers of migrants, the nation's interior minister said Tuesday.
- Survivor sheds light on divisive WWII-era Jewish Councils Updated: Jan-26-16 8:05 am
JERUSALEM - Throughout the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, and while incarcerated in two prison camps, Mirjam Bolle wrote letters to her fiance that she never sent but hoped to share with him after the war. Yet when the two ultimately reunited she decided to leave the past behind and stashed them away. Now, decades later, she has published them as a memoir.
- Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian brigade to be ready in 2017 Updated: Jan-25-16 10:23 am
WARSAW, Poland - A new brigade consisting of Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian troops should be fully operational in the region by 2017, Poland's Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Monday.
- US official seeks support for European trade deal in Poland Updated: Jan-24-16 6:06 pm
WARSAW, Poland - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman was welcomed Sunday by Polish entrepreneurs as he worked to finalize a free trade pact between the United States and the European Union.
- Poles fearing attack on democracy by government join protest Updated: Jan-23-16 11:48 am
WARSAW, Poland - Thousands of Poles across the country marched Saturday in freezing temperatures to protest a slew of measures by the country's new right-wing government that they say are anti-democratic.
- Poland welcomes increased British military presence Updated: Jan-22-16 10:49 am
WARSAW, Poland - Polish and British defense officials say there are plans for a stronger British military presence in Poland to reassure members on NATO's eastern flank concerned about Russia's resurgence.
- Ukraine disputes Poland claim of taking 1 million refugees Updated: Jan-20-16 12:43 pm
WARSAW, Poland - A Ukrainian official is disputing a claim by the Polish prime minister that Poland has taken in 1 million Ukrainian refugees, adding a new element into the debate over refugees in Poland.
- Polish premier: EU wasting time on perceived problems Updated: Jan-19-16 1:13 pm
BRUSSELS - Poland's prime minister chided the European Union on Tuesday for spending too much time on perceived problems in Warsaw and said the country's changes to its constitutional court and media legislation are an internal matter.
- Central bank head warns of banking crisis in Poland Updated: Jan-19-16 10:27 am
WARSAW, Poland - The head of Poland's central bank warned Tuesday that a bill offering relief to holders of Swiss franc mortgages combined with new taxes on banks amount to a "recipe for a banking crisis."
- Polish president calls for beefed-up NATO presence Updated: Jan-18-16 11:43 am
BRUSSELS - Polish President Andrzej Duda called on NATO Monday to make its presence "as permanent as possible" in Poland to safeguard his country and region from an aggressive Russia.