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Pope tells young to 'make some noise!'

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis told cheering crowds of young pilgrims Wednesday to do their duty and "make some noise" as he kicked off an international Catholic festival in Poland.

Tireless Poles stage sit-in to condemn government's court reforms

Varsovia - Outside the Polish prime minister's office, on an elegant tree-lined avenue, a makeshift village of government opponents has sprung up to condemn the reforms to the country's top court, changes they see as a "violation of democracy".

Pope urges Poles to 'welcome those fleeing war, hunger'

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis urged Poland on Wednesday to welcome people fleeing conflict and hardship, chastising a right-wing government that has refused to share the burden during Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War II.

Pope Francis says 'world at war', but not a religious conflict

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis said Wednesday the world was at war but argued that religion was not the cause, as he arrived in Poland a day after jihadists murdered a priest in France.

Pope Francis says 'world at war', but religion not cause

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis said on Wednesday the world was at war but argued that religion was not the cause, as he arrived in Poland a day after jihadists murdered a Catholic priest in France.

Post-Brexit immigration hot topic as May heads for Poland

Varsovia - The post-Brexit future of thousands of Poles in Britain will likely be at the top of the agenda Thursday when new British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to Warsaw for talks.

Pope Francis faces tepid welcome in migrant-wary Poland

Varsovia - A portrait of Pope Francis hanging in Warsaw's St. Saviour Church is flanked by another, much larger one, showing the smiling late Polish-born pontiff and saint, John Paul II. In Poland, Karol Wojtyla is still "The Pope".

Ukraine NATO membership not on agenda: Stoltenberg

Varsovia - Ukraine is making good progress in reforms to bring it into line with NATO norms but membership is not on the agenda for now, secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said Saturday.

France's Hollande says US election must not jeopardise EU ties

Varsovia - French President Francois Hollande said Saturday he hoped that whatever the outcome of this year's US presidential election, it would not undermine American ties with the European Union."Transatlantic links are very important...

British MPs to vote on renewing nuclear deterrent on July 18

Varsovia - Britain's parliament will vote this month on renewing the Trident nuclear weapons programme, Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday as he sought to reassure NATO allies alarmed by Brexit.

NATO makes fresh funding, troop pledge for Afghanistan

Varsovia - NATO agreed Saturday to maintain troop numbers in Afghanistan and reiterated a funding pledge for local security forces until 2020, but officials did not say when the alliance's longest military engagement might end.

NATO chief says 'we stand together' on Russia

Varsovia - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Saturday that the alliance's leaders had agreed to maintain a united policy of deterrence and dialogue with a resurgent Russia."The main message...

NATO leaders unite to keep pressure on Russia

Varsovia - NATO leaders united Saturday behind a policy of deterrence and dialogue with Russia after launching the alliance's biggest military revamp since the end of the Cold War to counter a resurgent Moscow.

Four NATO battalions to go to eastern Europe to deter Russia

Varsovia - The United States announced Friday it will deploy 1,000 troops to Poland as part of broader NATO efforts to reassure former Communist eastern member states fearful of a more assertive Russia.

Cameron: UK won't play 'lesser' global role after Brexit

Varsovia - Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday that Britain's shock vote to quit the European Union does not mean the country will play a smaller role in world affairs.

Obama warns against 'adversarial' Brexit negotiations

Varsovia - US President Barack Obama on Friday warned it was in no one's interest that talks on Britain leaving the European Union be drawn out or difficult.

Obama condemns 'calculated and despicable' Dallas attack

Varsovia - US President Barack Obama on Friday denounced the "despicable" attacks in Dallas in which snipers shot dead five police officers during a protest against police shootings of black men."We still don't know all the facts.

Obama downplays Brexit impact at NATO summit

Varsovia - US President Barack Obama insisted Friday Brexit would not harm transatlantic unity but warned against a bitter divorce undermining security in the face of a resurgent Russia.

'Suwalki Gap' key to NATO's eastern flank security

Varsovia - Lakes, forest and villages dot the rolling hills along Poland's 65-kilometre (40-mile) stretch of border with Lithuania, but for NATO's top brass, this bucolic landscape gives cause for sleepless nights.

NATO-Russia talks must tackle Ukraine 'withdrawal': Poland

Varsovia - Planned NATO talks with Moscow should be focussed solely on Russia's "withdrawal" from Ukrainian soil, Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Tuesday.
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