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WARSAW, Poland | Poland wants EU to have ’empathy’ for US sanctions on Iran

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s foreign minister says Warsaw sees itself as a bridge in trans-Atlantic rifts between the European Union and the Trump administration and wants the EU to show “greater empathy” for U.S. sanctions on Iran. Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that Washington was “right” to announce … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland wants EU to have ’empathy’ for US sanctions on Iran

WARSAW, Poland | US regrets Turkey’s boycott of Europe’s rights conference

WARSAW, Poland — A U.S. official said Tuesday that Washington is disappointed that Turkey is staying away from Europe’s largest human rights conference for a second straight year because it wasn’t allowed to prevent the participation of non-governmental organizations that it finds objectionable. The Helsinki Commission, a U.S. government agency, tweeted Monday that “Turkey is … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | US regrets Turkey’s boycott of Europe’s rights conference

Poland | U.S. Delegation to the 2018 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Poland – Ambassador Michael G. Kozak will lead the U.S. delegation to the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), to be held in Warsaw, Poland, September 10-21, 2018. This annual meeting will bring together hundreds of civil society representatives and government officials from North America, Europe, … Continue reading Poland | U.S. Delegation to the 2018 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

WARSAW, Poland | Poland obtains archive of Polish effort to save Jews in WWII

WARSAW, Poland  — Polish has obtained a World War II-era archive that documents an effort by Polish diplomats in Switzerland to save Jews by issuing forged passports to Latin American countries. Hundreds of people were saved by the operation. The Culture Ministry and the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum announced Monday that Poland had obtained the so-called … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland obtains archive of Polish effort to save Jews in WWII

Motorcycle maker to boost output in Poland after EU tariffs

A U.S. motorcycle manufacturer announced plans to increase production in Poland after President Donald Trump ordered tariffs on steel and aluminum and the European Union retaliated with tariffs on motorcycles, but the company said Wednesday the move will not reduce jobs at its U.S. plants. Last month, Minnesota-based Polaris Industries said it was considering moving … Continue reading Motorcycle maker to boost output in Poland after EU tariffs

WARSAW, Poland | Mick Jagger speaks to support Poland’s judges at Warsaw gig

WARSAW, Poland — Mick Jagger made a reference to Poland’s controversial judicial system overhaul during a Rolling Stones concert Sunday, according to news portals in Poland. Gazeta.pl said Jagger spoke in Polish to fans at the concert in Warsaw’s National Stadium, saying: “I am too old to be a judge but not too old to … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Mick Jagger speaks to support Poland’s judges at Warsaw gig

WARSAW, Poland | Poland’s top court judges criticize pro-government principal

WARSAW, Poland — Judges in Poland’s top constitutional court wrote to their pro-government principal Thursday complaining that she had kept some of them from handling cases. Seven out of the Constitutional Tribunal’s 15 judges signed the letter to their head, Julia Przylebska. It came on the heels of mass street protests and European Union condemnation … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland’s top court judges criticize pro-government principal

WARSAW, Poland | Poland’s isolation deepens as Supreme Court law takes effect

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s international isolation and political uncertainty at home deepened on Wednesday as a purge of the Supreme Court’s justices took effect, with the chief justice defiantly refusing to step down. First President Malgorzata Gersdorf arrived for work as usual at the court in Warsaw, vowing to continue her constitutionally mandated term, which … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland’s isolation deepens as Supreme Court law takes effect