Jan 26, 2015

Past horrors haunt a Polish town

Bogumila recalls how as a small girl growing up in the Polish town of Oswiecim she saw prisoners beaten by Nazi guards and watched with her mother the distant glow of the crematorium fires of the Auschwitz concentration camp. “Everyone sat in their homes ...

Putin will not go to Auschwitz for 70th anniversary of liberation

Jan 14, 2015

Putin will not go to Auschwitz for 70th anniversary of liberation

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend ceremonies in Poland for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp, his spokesman said on Tuesday. A trip to Poland “is not on the Russian president’s agenda,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov told AFP, without ...

Polish defense chief hails purchase of U.S. missiles

Dec 12, 2014

Polish defense chief hails purchase of U.S. missiles

Poland’s defense minister praised long-range missiles the country is buying from the U.S. as the most modern military equipment Poland has ever had and said that they are especially needed at this time of tension in the region. A NATO member, Poland for years ...

Ex-leaders: Poland agreed to CIA site, not to torture

Dec 11, 2014

Ex-leaders: Poland agreed to CIA site, not to torture

After years of denials, two former Polish leaders acknowledged Wednesday they had allowed a secret CIA prison to operate on their territory but insisted they never authorized the harsh treatment or torture of its inmates. Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, 60, and former Prime ...

U.S. may place heavy armor in Eastern Europe

Nov 26, 2014

U.S. may place heavy armor in Eastern Europe

The U.S. Army plans to deploy about 150 tanks and armored vehicles to NATO countries next year, and some of the heavy armor may be stationed in Eastern Europe, a top American general said Tuesday. The move is part of a U.S. effort dubbed ...

Nov 23, 2014

Poland ruling party wins most seats in regional elections

Poland’s ruling Civic Platform (PO) party has secured the highest number of provincial assembly seats in the Nov. 16 vote, the state election commission said, a surprising result seen as likely to further aggravate tensions over the already contentious vote. The official results, published ...

Nov 18, 2014

Poland, Russian expel diplomats over spying

Russian and Polish officials confirmed Monday that they have carried out tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions in an espionage affair that highlights intensified efforts by Moscow to penetrate NATO counties and a new determination by the West to fight back. As tensions grow over Russia’s military ...

Nov 14, 2014

Polish woman 'wakes up' in morgue 11 hours after being pronounced dead

Eleven hours after being declared dead at home, a 91-year-old Polish woman surprised morgue workers when she started moving, public television reported Thursday. Janina Kolkiewicz woke up inside a body bag in a cold chamber at the morgue in eastern Poland last Thursday, according ...

Oct 21, 2014

Putin offered in 2008 to divide Ukraine with Poland: Polish ex-minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland’s then leader that they divide Ukraine between themselves as far back as 2008, Poland’s parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, said in an interview published by the U.S. Politico website. According to Sikorski, who until September served as Poland’s ...