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Poland puts on biggest military parade in years

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WARSAW, Poland -- Poland put on its biggest military parade in years Friday to mark its annual armed forces holiday, with the president saying the violence in Ukraine shows that conflict is still a "brutal reality" in Eastern Europe and Poland must be able to defend itself.   Fighter jets and military helicopters flew over Warsaw as tanks roll... more

Report: Poland Minister Calls US Ties Worthless

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WARSAW, Poland -- A Polish magazine said Sunday it has obtained recordings of a private conversation in which the foreign minister says Poland's strong alliance with the U.S. was worthless and "even harmful because it creates a false sense of security." In a short transcript of the conversation, a person identified as Foreign Minister Radek Si... more

US Activates Continuously Stationed Unit in Poland

LASK AIR BASE, Poland -- As a frigid wind whipped the U.S. and Polish flags above the flight line at this sprawling base, two allies marked the activation Friday of the first U.S. military unit to be continuously stationed on Polish soil. Though numbering only 10 airmen, Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group has a historic role to fill. It signi... more

Leaders Mark Auschwitz Liberation 70 Years On Without Putin

In this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 photo Paula Lebovics, an 81-year-old Holocaust survivor points to a photo showing herself as a child and other children at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

OSWIECIM, Poland — When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small and hungry 11-year-old girl into his arms and rocked her tenderly, tears coming to his eyes. That girl, today the 81-year-old Paula Lebovics, doesn't know who that soldier was, but... more

Fog Forces 5 US Choppers to Land in Polish Field

WARSAW, Poland  — Officials say that that fog forced five U.S. Army helicopters to make an emergency landing in a Polish field and spend the night there, the second such incident since September. The U.S. Army said 15 soldiers were moving equipment to their base in Germany on Friday after training with Polish soldiers over the past months. Due ... more

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