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POLAND POLITICS: US Used Zapad Drills to Illegally Build Up Forces in Poland: Russia

POLAND POLITICS: US Used Zapad Drills to Illegally Build Up Forces in Poland: Russia

“Amid the hysteria over Russia’s planned military incursion right from the Zapad-2017 drills, the 2nd armored division of the US arrived quietly in Poland and was deployed there also with its armored vehicles,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said, as quoted by Russia’s TASS news agency.

“At the same time, the military equipment of the 3rd US armored brigade still remains in Poland and the Baltic republics,” he said.

The spokesman said an “unprecedented” and “fraudulent media campaign” against Russia accompanied “the Pentagon’s operation.”

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU States Engaging in Quiet Diplomacy Between North Korea and U.S. See Chances Diminish

EUROPE POLITICS: EU States Engaging in Quiet Diplomacy Between North Korea and U.S. See Chances Diminish

US President Donald Trump has taken a tough stance, threatening to “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary and calling North Korean leader Kim Jong-un names. Kim has responded with threats — and name-calling — of his own.

Recently, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington was exploring channels to talk to North Korea.

Trump soon seemed to undermine him by tweeting that Tillerson was “wasting his time” trying to open lines of communication with North Korea. “Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!”

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EUROPE POLITICS: Gazprom Splits the EU Apart

EUROPE POLITICS: Gazprom Splits the EU Apart

Reality shows that two lines of Nord Stream 2 enter German spot market refilling it with 55 billion cubic meters of gas due to new capacities.

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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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EUROPE POLITICS: NATO War Game Defends Baltic Weak Spot for First Time

EUROPE POLITICS: NATO War Game Defends Baltic Weak Spot for First Time

“The training helps present credible defense force that will deter aggression, but if not we’ll be prepared to move to defend the borders of NATO,” Gventer.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Counter-Sanctions Facilitate Development of Polish Economy

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Counter-Sanctions Facilitate Development of Polish Economy

The negative impact of Russian embargo on the EU is incomparable with the impact on Russian economy produced by anti-Russian sanctions.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Attacks Ukrainian-Polish Relations

RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Attacks Ukrainian-Polish Relations

Providing hybrid war against Ukraine, Kremlin keeps creating new ways of attack. In the late night of March 28-29 the diplomatic mission of Poland in Lutsk was shot with RPG-22 rocket launcher.

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POLAND POLITICS: Poland Wants Option to Detain Migrants in Camps: Minister

POLAND POLITICS: Poland Wants Option to Detain Migrants in Camps: Minister

Poland, Hungary and other central European EU member states are opposed to an European Commission plan to distribute migrants from Africa and the Middle East across the bloc.

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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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