• U.S. army soldiers attend an official welcoming ceremony for U.S. troops deployed to Poland as part of NATO build-up in Eastern Europe in Zagan, Poland, January 14, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSVJLW
    January 22, 2017  

    After Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine three years ago, the Obama administration decided to send thousands of American soldiers to Eastern Europe to reinforce its NATO allies. The U.S. Ambassador to Poland Paul Jones joins Alison Stewart to discuss the ongoing security situation in Europe. Continue reading

  • Retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2YOX7
    January 12, 2017  

    In our news wrap Thursday, defense secretary-designate Gen. James Mattis said at his confirmation hearing that the U.S. must recognize Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to break apart the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Also, the first of 3,500 U.S. troops arrived in southwest Poland, in a NATO buildup to deter Russia. Continue reading

  • People walk near an over-crowded graveyard in the rebel held al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSR2T1
    October 6, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Syria’s military and its Russian allies scaled back airstrikes on Aleppo, but President Bashar al-Assad vowed to recapture all of the city. Also, lawmakers in Pakistan vowed to enact harsher penalties for so-called “honor killings,” in which women are murdered by their male relatives for marrying or dating without the family’s approval. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the Paris Agreement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - RTSQXLR
    October 5, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Obama praised the Paris climate agreement, set to take effect next month, as “the best possible shot to save the one planet that we’ve got.” Also, the United Nations Security Council agreed that Antonio Guterres of Portugal should be the next secretary-general. Continue reading

  • A woman protects herself from rain as Hurricane Matthew approaches in Les Cayes, Haiti, October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSQL84
    October 3, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, Hurricane Matthew, one of the strongest Atlantic storms in recent years, is battering Jamaica and Haiti. Also, U.S. relations with Russia hit a new low when Washington called off talks with Moscow on the Syrian conflict amid fierce air attacks on the city of Aleppo. The State Department said Russia failed to keep its commitments in a cease-fire deal. Continue reading

  • Poland's 6th Airborne Brigade soldiers (R) walk with U.S. 82nd Airborne Division soldiers during the NATO allies' Anakonda 16 exercise near Torun, Poland, June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSGQL3
    July 8, 2016  

    Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea radically changed the calculus between the West and Russia that has defined the last 25 years. NATO is now trying to reassure a nervous Eastern Europe and deter Moscow from new aggression. This level of tension hasn’t been felt in a generation. With the help of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Special Correspondent Nick Schifrin reports from Poland. Continue reading

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    May 13, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer — the last remaining federally approved supplier of lethal injection drugs — announced it will no longer allow its products to be used for executions. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin stepped up his criticism of NATO missile defense sites in Poland, arguing that the system is aimed at Russia and not Iran as proponents claim. Continue reading

  • Migrants scuffle as they try to get products from a truck, at a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov - RTSA8JX
    March 10, 2016  

    As thousands of refugees huddle stranded on the borders of Greece, many eastern European nations are pushing for the continent to seal its borders, a stance that puts them at odds with their western compatriots and could potentially destabilize the European Union. In Poland, anti-government demonstrations are spreading against the right-wing government. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
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  • People gather during an anti-government demonstration for free media in front of the Polish television building in Warsaw on Jan. 9. The placards read "How many more?" (left) and "Free Media". Photo by Kacper Pempel/Reuters
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    The European Union is reviewing whether a newly passed Polish law that would give the government wide-spread control over data and media has violated EU standards. Continue reading

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    In the latest of his reports on migration in Europe, special correspondent Malcolm Brabant examines the relationship between immigrant workers from Poland and the country they’d like to call home. Continue reading

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