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.
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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.

Poland seeks bigger EU, NATO roles

WARSAW, Poland, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski says his goal for the new year is a stronger position for Poland within Europe.

Poland won't lobby Obama on missile base

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Poland's foreign minister says his country won't lobby Barack Obama once he becomes U.S. president to go ahead with basing defense missiles in Poland.
Poland condemns Medvedev missile threat

Poland condemns Medvedev missile threat

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Poland's foreign minister Thursday condemned Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's threat to place short-range missiles near Poland as misguided intimidation.

Polish official to query U.S. candidates

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski says he will talk with the two likely major-party U.S. presidential candidates about plans for a missile shield base.

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

Poland blocks research institute placement

BRUSSELS, May 30 (UPI) -- Poland has blocked a decision on the location of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

Report: Poland agrees to defense shield

MOSCOW, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Diplomatic officials say Poland has agreed in principle to let the United States build a missile defense base opposed by Russia.

Russian and Poland discuss U.S. missiles

WARSAW, Poland, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Russian deputy foreign minister traveled to Poland to discuss the potential deployment of a U.S. missile shield in Eastern Europe.

BMD Focus: Polish base and Hill deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- After months of going to and fro, Democratic leaders in both houses of Congress agreed last week not to kill the Bush administration's controversial plan to build an anti-ballistic missile defense base in Poland, but to hem it in with more restrictions.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Germany, Poland to improve bilateral ties

BERLIN, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The foreign ministers of Germany and Poland agreed in Berlin Thursday their two countries should work on improving strained bilateral relations.

Poland plans to send 350 soldiers to Chad

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Poland's new government plans to send 350 soldiers as part of European Union logistics support in the central-north African nation of Chad, Polish Radio said.
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