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Poland favors Odessa-Brody expansion

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 5 (UPI) -- A top Polish official said Thursday at a Caspian oil conference in Azerbaijan his country favored expanding the Odessa-Brody pipeline in his country.

BMD Focus: Poland blocks base -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk is holding out for vastly increased military aid from the United States before he will allow Washington to build its base for Ground-based Mid-course Interceptors -- GBIs -- in his country.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

BMD Focus: Poland blocks base -- Part 1

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- It is starting to look as though Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk may be able to run out the clock to avoid letting the United States build an ABM base to protect U.S. East Coast cities against an Iranian nuclear-armed ICBM attack.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

BMD Watch: Polish PM holds out on BMD base

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The Polish government is hanging tough in its negotiations with the United States about building an anti-ballistic missile interceptor base on its territory.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

BMD Watch: Japan plans BMD warning sats

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda belied his mild-manner low-key image Friday when he OK'd a new measure that would transform Japan's decades-old policy supporting the demilitarization of space.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst
BMD Focus: West trumps East -- Part 2

BMD Focus: West trumps East -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- In the struggle over ABM defense bases in Central Europe, Washington finds Western Europe supports it while Poland and the Czech Republic are wavering.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

BMD Focus: Czechs back BMD plan -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- President Bush racked up not one but four major foreign policy triumphs in his drive to deploy effective ABM bases in Central Europe.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Tusk granddad served in Germany army

WARSAW, Poland, April 7 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, scheduled to visit Israel Tuesday, says he didn't know his grandfather served in Germany's army.

BMD Focus: Bush's BMD victory -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- The prospects for building the Bush administration's planned ballistic-missile defense bases in Poland and the Czech Republic now look much brighter because of dramatic and unanticipated domestic political developments within the United States.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

BMD Focus: Bush's BMD victory -- Part 1

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush won big at the NATO summit in Bucharest, Romania this week over his plan to build anti-ballistic missile defense bases in Poland and the Czech.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst
Report: Merkel to miss Beijing Olympics

Report: Merkel to miss Beijing Olympics

BERLIN, March 29 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has become the first world leader to announce she will not be at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, a German official confirmed.

Analysis: Poland, Azeris eye energy ties

Washington never tires of reminding Europe of the dangers of over-reliance on Russia as an energy source, muttering darkly that in the future the Kremlin will use its growing presence to influence European governments in a manner detrimental to their own interests. It is not an idle concern, with some analysts predicting that by 2020 Europe could be dependent on Russia for up to 70 percent of its natural gas imports.
JOHN DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Bush, Tusk talk about missiles, visas

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Experts are working with Polish citizens to raise their comfort level for a proposed U.S. missile defense system in Poland, U.S. President George Bush said.

Putin downplays dispute with Poland

MOSCOW, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday his country's problems with Poland should not be over-dramatized.

UPI Energy Watch

Poland not to join Nord Stream pipeline; KazTransGas raises transit fee for Gazprom; Lithuania seeks to extend nuke plant life
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent
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U.S. President George W. Bush (R) shakes hands with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk (L) after their meeting at the Oval Office of the White House March 10, 2008 in Washington, DC. Tusk is in Washington to discuss the inclusion of Poland in a U.S. missile defense system with President Bush. (UPI Photo/Alex Wong\POOL)
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Donald Franciszek Tusk  ( listen) (born 22 April 1957) is a Polish politician, co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska). He previously served as Vice Marshal (deputy speaker) of the Senate (1997–2001) and Vice Marshal of the Sejm (2001–2005). He also served as Leader of the Opposition (2003–2007). He is the current Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland.

Tusk was officially designated as Prime Minister on 9 November 2007 and took office on 16 November. His cabinet won a vote of confidence in the Sejm on 24 November 2007. He is currently second longest serving Prime Minister of the Third Republic of Poland after Jerzy Buzek.

Tusk was born in Gdańsk. Tusk's father, also named Donald Tusk (1930–1972), was a carpenter. Donald Tusk's mother, Ewa Tusk (1934–2009), was a nurse. His uncle, Bronisław Tusk (1935–2000), was a sculptor from Gdańsk. His grandfather Józef Tusk (1907–1987) was a railway official who, as a former citizen of the Free City of Danzig, was compulsorily drafted by German Nazi authorities into the Wehrmacht on 2 August 1944. He deserted a few months later to join the Polish Army in the West on 24 November 1944.

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