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POLAND POLITICS: 1,100 New US-Led Forces Deployed to Deter Russia

POLAND POLITICS: 1,100 New US-Led Forces Deployed to Deter Russia

Moscow, which denies having any expansionist or aggressive agenda, accuses NATO of trying to destabilize central Europe and has respond by forming four new military divisions to strengthen its western and central regions and stepping up exercises.

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POLAND POLITICS: Court Approves Bill to Crackdown On Unwanted Protests

POLAND POLITICS: Court Approves Bill to Crackdown On Unwanted Protests

Poland’s constitutional court gave its final approval to a bill that could be used to ban certain demonstrations and is part of a wider crackdown on opponents by the right-wing government.

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POLAND POLITICS: Poland Vows to Obstruct EU After Donald Tusk Vote

POLAND POLITICS: Poland Vows to Obstruct EU After Donald Tusk Vote

“One has to state it openly: EU policy turned out to be a policy of double standards and cheating,” Waszczykowski told tabloid Super Express.

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POLAND POLITICS: Poland in Bitter Fight to Stop Reelection of Donald Tusk

POLAND POLITICS: Poland in Bitter Fight to Stop Reelection of Donald Tusk

Prime Minister Beata Szydlo wrote to EU to consider European Parliament-member Jacek Saryusz-Wolski as a replacement for Tusk, whose term ends in May.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Conservatives Turn Fury on Poland Over Tusk Challenge

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Conservatives Turn Fury on Poland Over Tusk Challenge

EU leaders are expected to give Tusk, a former Polish prime minister from the centre-right Civic Platform (PO), a second 30-month term as president of their European Council during a summit in Brussels on Thursday.

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POLAND POLITICS: Beata Szydlo Injured In Car Crash

POLAND POLITICS: Beata Szydlo Injured In Car Crash

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo suffered bruising and was taken to hospital for routine checks after a private car crashed into her limousine on Friday, a government spokesman said.

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EUROPE POLITICS: NATO Lock in US Support for Stand-Off With Russia

EUROPE POLITICS: NATO Lock in US Support for Stand-Off With Russia

European allies are growing confident. They are reassured by Trump’s remarks to U.S. forces in Florida this week, when he said: “We strongly support NATO.”

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POLAND POLITICS: Revealed! Lech Walesa Worked As Secret Police Informant

POLAND POLITICS: Revealed! Lech Walesa Worked As Secret Police Informant

Andrzej Pozorski said, “A handwritten agreement to collaborate with the Security Police from Dec. 21, 1970, was written in its entirety by Lech Walesa.”

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POLAND POLITICS: PM Beata Szydlo Tells Theresa May to Guarantee Rights of Poles in Britain

POLAND POLITICS: PM Beata Szydlo Tells Theresa May to Guarantee Rights of Poles in Britain

Poland’s priority in Brexit talks will be to guarantee that the current rights of Poles living in Britain will be upheld, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said.

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LITHUANIA POLITICS: Lithuania to Build Fence to Boost Security On Its Border With Russia’s Kaliningrad Enclave

LITHUANIA POLITICS: Lithuania to Build Fence to Boost Security On Its Border With Russia’s Kaliningrad Enclave

Lithuania politician Rasa Jukneviciene said “this fence will not stop military equipment” but it would help to “reduce the potential threat posed by Russia”.

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POLAND POLITICS: Civic Platform Proposes Parliamentary Delay

POLAND POLITICS: Civic Platform Proposes Parliamentary Delay

Rejecting PiS appeals, the Civic Platform said on Tuesday it would stick to its blockade if the PiS tried to relaunch parliament on Wednesday.

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POLAND POLITICS: Jaroslaw Kaczynski Slams EU Democracy Inquiry As ‘Absolute Comedy’

POLAND POLITICS: Jaroslaw Kaczynski Slams EU Democracy Inquiry As ‘Absolute Comedy’

“It’s an absolute comedy, because there is nothing going on in Poland that contravenes the rule of law,” Jaroslaw Kaczynski said in an interview.

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UK POLITICS: Britain Will Work With Poland After EU Exit

UK POLITICS: Britain Will Work With Poland After EU Exit

“I hope we can reach an early agreement on this issue,” British Prime Minister Theresa May had warm words for Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo.

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USA POLITICS: ICC Accuses US Forces, CIA Of War Crimes

USA POLITICS: ICC Accuses US Forces, CIA Of War Crimes

US armed forces and CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor says in a report.

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POLAND POLITICS: Anna Strezynska Slams Facebook Of Censorship

POLAND POLITICS: Anna Strezynska Slams Facebook Of Censorship

Anna Strezynska Poland’s digital economy minister accused Facebook of censorship after the company suspended users’ profiles for using a far-right symbol.

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UK: Britain, US, Allies vs Russia Battle For Supremacy

UK: Britain, US, Allies vs Russia Battle For Supremacy

NATO’s aim is to make good on a promise to deter Russia in Europe’s ex-Soviet states, after Moscow orchestrated annexation of the Crimea peninsula in 2014.

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RUSSIA: NATO Angry As Moscow Beefs Up Baltic Fleet

RUSSIA: NATO Angry As Moscow Beefs Up Baltic Fleet

Russia is sharply upgrading firepower of its Baltic Fleet by adding warships armed with long-range cruise missiles to counter NATO’s build-up in the region.

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POLAND: Abortion Ban Takes Center Stage

POLAND: Abortion Ban Takes Center Stage

Jarosław Gowin, a science minister in Prime Minister Beata Szydlo’s cabinet, said the protests had “caused us to think and taught us humility.”

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POLAND: Abortion Law Now Takes Center Stage

POLAND: Abortion Law Now Takes Center Stage

Anti-abortion activists want terminations only if the mother’s life is at risk and to increase maximum jail term for practitioners from two years to five.

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POLAND: NATO To Reinforce Poland, Baltic States Against Russia

POLAND: NATO To Reinforce Poland, Baltic States Against Russia

“These battalions will be robust and they will be multinational. An attack on one ally will be considered an attack on the whole alliance,” Jens Stoltenberg NATO Secretary-General.

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