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United States set to sign deal on Patriot missile sale to Poland next week -sources

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland and the United States are set to agree the sale of Raytheon Co's Patriot missile defence system to Warsaw next week, three sources told Reuters. Poland has previously said it was planning to spend around $7.6 billion on the project, but the sources said the deal to be anno

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 20:14:49

Poland Seeking Compensation for World War Two Destruction: Foreign Minister

WARSAW - Poland will this year look into ways of getting compensation for its destruction during World War Two, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Wednesday. "We will talk about the need to compensate Poles for the losses suffered during World War Two," he told parliament in a section of a s

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-21 09:27:41

EU dissects Poland's defense of contested judicial reforms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany and Denmark told Poland on Tuesday to adhere to the rule of law, as EU ministers gathered in Brussels to analyze Warsaw's defense of a court overhaul that the bloc says weakens democracy. Poland, the biggest of the former communist EU states, stands accused of subjectin


As Russia Spooks Europe, Poland Is Reminded Who Its Friends Are

Poland's nationalist government spent the past two years isolating itself within the European Union over everything from rule of law to refugees, but it just got a timely reminder of who its friends are. The U.K. accused Russia of using a nerve agent to poison a former agent and his daughter this mo


German, Polish leaders discuss EU unity on sanctions, ex-spy

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she would be pleased if Poland's talks with the European Union yielded a solution to the standoff over the country's rule of law record. During a brief visit to Warsaw, Merkel said she was following the negotiations to avert unprecede


Merkel hopes Poland can satisfy EU concerns over judicial reform

WARSAW (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she hoped authorities in Warsaw would satisfy Europe's concerns over the rule of law in Poland, as the two countries also faced gaps to bridge over migration and a new gas pipeline. Merkel traveled to Warsaw on her second foreign tri


Poland's PKO aims to meet 2018 net profit expectations: CEO

LONDON (Reuters) - Poland's biggest lender, state-run PKO BP (PKO.WA), expects to meet analysts' expectations for 2018 net profit, despite flat interest rates, its CEO said on Monday. FILE PHOTO - Zbigniew Jagiello, CEO of Poland's PKO BP, speaks during an interview at Reuters Eastern Europe Invest


Holocaust memorial ceremony canceled after Poland censors Israeli speech

The Polish “Holocaust law” was seemingly felt by Israeli students in Poland on Monday when a joint Israeli-Polish Holocaust remembrance ceremony was canceled after Polish authorities tried to censor the speech of an Israeli mayor. Kiryat Bialik mayor Eli Dukorsky, the son of a Polish Holocaust surv


French ambassador to Poland thanks climber who rescued woman

France's ambassador to Poland has greeted a group of returning Polish climbers, one of whom helped rescue a French woman in the Himalayas. The climbers returned Monday to Warsaw's airport from a three-month expedition during which they unsuccessfully tried to make the first-ever winter ascent on K2,


Poland's Misunderstood Holocaust Law

My government wants to ban accusations of Polish wartime complicity for the sake of honoring history. A visitor at the entrance of the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, on Jan. 25, 2015. (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images) World War II altered no


Poland's PGNiG to cooperate with Pakistani gas firm on upstream projects

WARSAW, March 19 (Reuters) - Poland's leading gas company, PGNiG, has agreed with Pakistan's Mari Petroleum Company to cooperate on upstream projects, PGNiG said on Monday. "This is another step in the development of PGNiG's operations in Pakistan, where we want to extract more and more natural gas


Poland Says Some EU States Are Weighing Fresh Russia Sanctions

European Union countries may decide this week whether to impose new political or economic sanctions on Russia after the U.K. accused Moscow of using a nerve agent on its territory, according to a senior Polish government official. "Poland supports the view that we should show solidarity within the E


Poland's KGHM targets rise in Chilean copper ore output

WARSAW, March 16 (Reuters) - Polish copper producer KGHM said it expects daily copper ore output at its Chilean mine Sierra Gorda to increase by 18 percent next year from current levels. State-run KGHM acquired Chilean and Canadian copper deposits in 2011 when it bought Canada's Quadra FNX for $2 b


Poland's top horse show goes to Warsaw for national ceremony

WARSAW, Poland - Polish agriculture authorities say a renowned Arabian horse show will be moved this year from its home in eastern Poland to Warsaw for ceremonies marking 100 years of the nation's independence. The show is traditionally held at the Janow Podlaski breeding farm and precedes an auctio


Poland reckons with its 1968 campaign against Jews

For some, this controversy evokes memories of the anti-Semitic March 1968 campaign, initiated by the then-communist government. The campaign led to the forced exodus of 15,000 Jews -- including renowned figures in the arts and sciences -- less than a quarter of a century after the Holocaust. And th


Poland, note Austrian chancellor’s Sebastian Kurz speech

When it comes to Holocaust remembrance, Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz looks like the Anti-Poland. Whereas Poland has hunkered down behind a new Holocaust law saying the country was a victim of the Nazis, not a Holocaust perpetrator, Kurz said in an extraordinary speech on Monday that, yes, Au


Poland to build one of world's longest fences to keep out marauding boars

The Polish government will build one of the world's longest fences along almost the entire length of Poland's eastern border to protect the country from disease-carrying wild boar. Stretching for some 768 miles and following Poland's border with Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, the galvanised steel fenc


It's Time to Play Hardball With Poland

President of European Commission Jean Claude Juncker welcomes Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at The EU headquarters in Brussels on January 9, 2018. (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images) The Polish government published a white paper last week aiming to explain its recent judicial reforms. Contrary


Poland calls on Russia to answer questions in Skripal case

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki condemned on Wednesday an attempt to murder in Britain of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and demanded Russia, Poland's former master, to address the UK's questions regarding the case. "We condemn this unprecedented attack on


Lodz city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Poland's up-and-coming metropolis

Dubbed the "Polish Manchester", d (pronounced "Woodge") has undergone a dramatic makeover in the past decade - and there are still a few layers of slap to come. Poland's third biggest city was a 19th century industrial powerhouse before falling into a post-war slump, known as Grey d. Now it's back a