The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe and at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine. Standing with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, Obama said the U.S. plans to send more military equipment and rotate additional American troops into the region. He called on lawmakers back in Washington to provide the funding to sustain the effort. Continue reading
The next Olympics to be awarded is the 2022 Winter Games. But unlike bids of the past, these games might not go to the highest bidding city, but rather, the last one standing. The city of Krakow, Poland, withdrew its … Continue reading
Hewlett-Packard will pay more than $108 million in a settlement agreement after the Securities and Exchange Commission charged the company Tuesday with bribing government officials to obtain public contracts.
WASHINGTON — Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the possibility that Russia could cut off its supply of gas to Ukraine. Ambassadors from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia … Continue reading
In 2003, the CIA established a secret prison and black operations site at a villa in Poland. Washington Post reporter Adam Goldman joins Judy Woodruff to tell the story of how this clandestine prison played a role in the U.S. war on terror and what fallout these revelations have for the U.S. and in the international community. Continue reading
The intensity of Typhoon Haiyan, which sustained winds of up to 195 mph, is raising questions about the relationship between our warming planet and seemingly strengthening storms. Scientists hesitate to pin a single event to global warming, but the connection was the subject of UN climate talks in Poland. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading
What makes for educational success for kids around the world — and how can we apply that in the U.S.? Jeffrey Brown speaks with Amanda Ripley, author of "The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way," on her conclusions after studying the diverse academic environments of Poland, Finland and South Korea. Continue reading
Poland recently eased regulations on fracking, with the hope that shale gas will boost the economy, reduce energy dependence and prices. But local residents fear their concerns are taking a backseat to progress. Special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports, as part of a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Continue reading
In 1942, a Nazi crew arrived in Warsaw, Poland to begin filming in the Jewish ghetto, just months before its razing and the deportation of its terrorized inhabitants. In her new movie, “A Film Unfinished,” Israeli filmmaker Yael Hersonski attempts to put together a fuller understanding of the film’s purpose and production.
In other news Monday, 3 U.S. troops and a British Soldier were killed by roadside bombs in Afghanistan, making a dozen international troops fatalities in the first five days of July. Continue reading