President Trump to visit Poland for World War II anniversary

Europe 07/31/19, 19:46

President Donald J. Trump will visit Poland’s capital Warsaw from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 to partake in ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of World War II, aides to Poland's president said on Tuesday, July 31. President Trump said he is looking forward to the Poland trip. “I have a very good ...

Polish leader says Happy Birthday early to President Trump

Europe 06/13/19, 08:53

Poland's President Andrzej Duda gave happy birthday wishes in advance to President Donald Trump during their speeches at a reception honoring Americans with Polish heritage on Wednesday, June 12. “In two days, America will celebrate the great anniversary. It will be the day of the birth - a new anniversary of ...

Poland’s president to meet Trump at White House in June

Politics 05/10/19, 04:56

An aide to Polish President Andrzej Duda says the leader and the first lady have been invited to the White House in June to meet with President Donald Trump. Krzysztof Szczerski, who heads the president's office, did not give a date for the visit and said Friday that further details would ...

US vice president Pence makes his 1st visit to Auschwitz

Politics 02/15/19, 06:28

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is visiting the memorial site of Auschwitz along with the Polish president. It was the first visit for Pence, a conservative Christian, to the site where German forces murdered 1.1 million people, most of them Jews but also Poles, Roma and others, during the Nazis' occupation ...

Car hits Polish policeman, rams into presidential palace

Europe 01/22/19, 11:11

A car driving the wrong way down a street struck a policeman near the Polish president's headquarters Tuesday and then sped off and rammed into a metal barrier protecting the driveway of the building, officials said. A man was detained at the scene.President Andrzej Duda said it was an "astonishing" ...

Polish statue, subject of international flap, won’t be moved

U.S. 12/21/18, 07:35

A Polish memorial statue that was at the center of a trans-Atlantic debate when a New Jersey mayor proposed moving it from its waterfront location will stay put.Jersey City's council voted early Thursday to keep the Katyn memorial where it has stood for more than 25 years. The Jersey Journal ...

Poland’s president, Jewish leaders light Hanukkah candles

Europe 12/09/18, 15:22

Polish President Andrzej Duda and Jewish community members have lit a menorah at the Presidential Palace to jointly mark Hanukkah.Shevah Weiss, former Knesset Speaker, right, speaks with Polish President Andrzej Duda, left, during a candle lightning ceremony celebrating Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, at the presidential palace in Warsaw, ...

Polish leaders to walk with nationalists on Independence Day

World 11/10/18, 03:26

The Polish government and the organizers of a yearly march of nationalists say they have agreed to hold a joint march on Poland's Independence Day on Sunday.The announcement made late Friday means President Andrzej Duda and other state officials will march in the capital with organizations whose yearly march last ...

Poland signs deal for long-term deliveries of US gas

Europe 11/08/18, 07:02

Poland's main gas company signed a long-term contract Thursday to receive deliveries of liquefied natural gas from the United States as part of a larger effort to reduce its energy dependence on Russia. The state company PGNiG signed the 24-year deal with American supplier Cheniere during a ceremony in Warsaw attended ...

Polish president sends mix signal on nationalist march

Europe 10/29/18, 11:43

Poland's president says he won't take part in an Independence Day march organized by nationalist organizations, an announcement that follows him urging Poles to participate. The change in tone from President Andrzej Duda is the latest mixed message sent by Poland's ruling authorities toward far-right groups. Last year, around 60,000 people marched ...

Update: Polish leader calls treaty move ‘understandable’

Europe 10/23/18, 00:59

The Latest on John Bolton's meetings in Moscow (all times local):2:20 p.m.Poland's president says President Donald Trump's announcement that he intends to pull the United States out of a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty is "understandable" in light of Russian activities.President Andrzej Duda was asked in Berlin on Tuesday whether Poland ...

Update: Dutch minister urges end to Poland-EU dispute

Europe 10/10/18, 10:14

The Latest on Polish judicial reforms (all times local):4 p.m.Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok has urged that a solution be found to Poland's dispute with European Union leaders over the government's sweeping changes to the judiciary.Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz hosted Blok Wednesday for talks on European Union matters including ...

Polish leader appoints top court judges, against ruling

Europe 10/10/18, 02:15

Poland's president swore in 27 new Supreme Court judges Wednesday, stepping up the conflict over control of the judiciary and ignoring another top court that said the appointments should be suspended pending an opinion by European Union judges.Andrzej Duda appointed judges to the civil and penal chambers of the court ...

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