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Polish foreign minister scorns U.S.-Poland relations in leaked tape

Polish foreign minister scorns U.S.-Poland relations in leaked tape

WARSAW , Poland, June 23 (UPI) --In a leaked tape recording, the second in weeks, Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski was critical of ties between the United States and Poland.
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Poland hopes to be added to U.S. visa waiver program

WARSAW, Poland, June 8 (UPI) -- Poland's foreign minister says he is optimistic the country's citizens will soon be eligible for the U.S. visa waiver program.

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Britain calls for arms for Syrian rebels

BRUSSELS, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Britain's foreign minister appeared to be supported only by France Monday when he called on European Union countries to arm rebels in Syria, officials said.

EU mulls fitting response to Belarus

BRUSSELS, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- EU senior foreign policy officials met Friday to decide how to punish Belarus without playing into the hands of President Alexander Lukashenko, whose orchestrated diplomatic escalation has diverted attention from abuses in the country.

Poland thanks Saudi Arabia for rescue

WARSAW, Poland, March 8 (UPI) -- Poland's foreign minister thanked Saudi Arabian officials for aiding in the rescue of a Polish kite-surfer who went missing in the Red Sea.
EU upset with Ukraine over Tymoshenko case

EU upset with Ukraine over Tymoshenko case

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The Polish foreign minister said Wednesday that the European Union was finding it difficult to work with Kiev because of the Yulia Tymoshenko case.

EU imposes visa ban on Belarus leaders

BRUSSELS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- European Union foreign ministers have voted to impose a visa ban on Belarus President Aleksander Lukashenko and 157 other top officials.

Poland mulls Moscow deal on U.S. missiles

WARSAW, Poland, June 29 (UPI) -- Poland could accept a compromise with Moscow to involve Russian radar systems in a U.S. missile defense project in central Europe, officials said.

BMD Focus: Poles block base -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- The United States is committed, under Article 5 of the 1949 Washington Treaty, to defend its European NATO allies, including Poland, from any foreign aggression. But Poland's current leaders aren't eager to do their part in protecting the United States from thermonuclear attack.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Atlantic Eye: Stirring political potpourri

PARIS, June 20 (UPI) -- It might be game, set and match for Senator Obama, but the United States is still not out of domestic political turmoil. In international affairs the United States is worryingly out of the political loop. Halfway through 2008, here are my thoughts on some political happenings in the United States, Poland, Germany, Serbia, Zimbabwe, Georgia and Nepal.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

Poland two-party coalition Cabinet formed

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister-designate Donald Tusk of the liberal, pro-EU Civic Platform and the centrist Peasant Party have agreed to form a coalition government.

Atlantic Eye: Radek Sikorski's patriotism

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Poles have dumped Jaroslaw Kaczynski for Donald Tusk. A bone of contention: former Defense Minister Radek Sikorski.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

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Radosław (Radek) Tomasz Sikorski ( listen) (born 23 February 1963 in Bydgoszcz), is a Polish politician and journalist. He served as Deputy Minister of National Defense (1992) in Jan Olszewski's Cabinet and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (1998–2001) in Jerzy Buzek's Cabinet. He was also Minister of National Defense (2005–2007) in Jarosław Kaczyński's Cabinet. He is presently Minister of Foreign Affairs in Donald Tusk's Cabinet since 2007.

Sikorski chaired the student strike committee in Bydgoszcz in March 1981 while studying at the I Liceum Ogólnokształcące. In June, he travelled to the United Kingdom to study English. After martial law was declared in December 1981, he was granted political asylum in Britain in 1982. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. During his time at Oxford, Sikorski was head of the Standing Committee of the debating society The Oxford Union where he organised debates on martial law, president of the University of Oxford Polish Society, member of the Canning Club, and was elected to the dining club The Bullingdon Club, which counted among its members current British Prime Minister David Cameron and current Mayor of London Boris Johnson. In 1987, Sikorski was awarded British citizenship, which he renounced in 2006 as Minister of Defence of Poland.

In the mid-1980s, Sikorski worked as a freelance journalist for publications such as The Spectator and The Observer. In 1986, he travelled to Afghanistan as a war correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph. He won the World Press Photo award in 1987 for a photograph of a family killed in a Soviet air raid in Afghanistan. In 1989, he became the chief foreign correspondent for the American magazine National Review, writing from Afghanistan and Angola. In 1990-91 he was the Sunday Telegraph's Warsaw correspondent.

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