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Obama announces 'European reassurance initiative' in Poland

Obama announces 'European reassurance initiative' in Poland

WARSAW, Poland, June 3 (UPI) --President Barack Obama, in Warsaw, Poland, called for a $1 billion "European reassurance initiative" to increase U.S. troop presence in Eastern Europe.
Ed Adamczyk
White House welcomes Ukrainian political agreement

White House welcomes Ukrainian political agreement

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The White House issued a statement Friday in support of an agreement signed by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders.
JC Finley

Ukraine lawmakers pass bill that would free ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Ukraine's Parliament passed a bill to free imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as the president and opposition forces signed a peace accord.

European Union agrees to sanctions against Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The European Union said Thursday it would impose sanctions on Ukraine where anti-government protests have turned into deadly melees with security forces.

Polish, Russian foreign ministers to meet, Ukraine on agenda

WARSAW, Poland, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Russia says it will be seeking a new "roadmap" with Poland this week in high-level Warsaw meetings but reports indicated Ukraine will be on the Poles' agenda.

Poland apologizes to Russia over Warsaw Embassy riot

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Poland extended a formal apology to Russia this week after nationalists rioted outside Moscow's embassy in Warsaw, burning a guard shack outside the post.

Top diplomats Kerry, Sikorski reiterate strong U.S.-Polish ties

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The meeting Tuesday of the top U.S. and Polish diplomats in Warsaw confirms the countries' good relationship, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said.

Polish NGOs to help EU pro-democracy fund

WARSAW, Poland, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A European effort to fund pro-democracy groups was introduced to Polish activists this week by its new director, Poland's deputy minister of foreign affairs.

Political crisis delaying Moldova EU hopes

CHISINAU, Moldova, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Moldova's progress toward an association agreement with the European Union could be delayed due to a continuing political crisis in Chisinau, diplomats say.

Candidate Romney heading overseas

BOSTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will travel to England this week before heading to Israel and Poland, his campaign staff said Sunday.
Russian envoy arrives in Syria for talks

Russian envoy arrives in Syria for talks

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and head of foreign intelligence Mikhail Fradkov arrived in Damascus Tuesday to meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

U.S., Poland sign revised missile deal

KRAKOW, Poland, July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. and Polish officials said an amended deal to put American missile interceptors in Poland is designed to protect against the growing Iranian nuclear threat.

Poland against EU sanctions for Belarus

BRUSSELS, March 16 (UPI) -- Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski says his country supports a suspension of sanctions against Belarus imposed by the European Union.

Russian analyst blasts Polish missile plan

MOSCOW, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The head of a Moscow think tank said Thursday U.S. plans to install Patriot missiles in Poland justify Russian delay on a new arms reduction treaty.

Poland vows justice in Taliban beheading

WARSAW, Poland, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Polish officials Monday pledged to track down and punish Taliban militants who beheaded a Polish engineer in Pakistan's border provinces with Afghanistan.
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Radosław Sikorski ( listen) (born 23 February 1963 in Bydgoszcz), is a conservative Polish politician and journalist. Currently he is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

Sikorski was much involved in the Solidarity social movement in the late 1970s, and chaired the student strike committee in Bydgoszcz in March 1981. After martial law was declared in his homeland in December 1981, he fled to Britain, which granted him asylum the following year. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Pembroke College, University of Oxford; while there, he was a member of the all-male drinking club The Bullingdon Club, whose members then included the current leader of the British Conservative Party, David Cameron, and current Mayor of London Boris Johnson. He then worked as a freelance journalist. In 1984, he took British citizenship. In the mid-1980s, Sikorski worked as a war correspondent in Afghanistan and Angola. For a photograph taken in Afghanistan he won the World Press Photo prize in 1988. From 1990 he was an advisor to Rupert Murdoch on investments in Poland.

Returning to Poland, in 1992 he briefly became deputy defence minister in the Jan Olszewski government. From 1998 to 2001 he served as deputy minister of foreign affairs in the Jerzy Buzek government. During the latter appointment, Sikorski became notorious in the Polish expatriate community, Polonia, for designing and promoting a particularly strict policy regarding Polonia's citizenship status in Poland. As a result of that policy, Poland refused to recognize the acquired citizenships of Polish emigrants, including hundreds of thousands of recent refugees from Communism and their children, and insisted that they be subject to all obligations of Polish citizenship, while at the same time making it impossible to renounce such citizenship because of an extremely cumbersome administrative procedure. This policy became known as the "passport trap" because it was mainly implemented as harassment of departing travellers (primarily citizens of the United States, Canada, and Australia) who were prevented from leaving Poland until they obtained a Polish passport.

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