13 Sep 2021

Poland Extradites Alleged Botnet Operator to US

Ukrainian national Glib Oleksandr Ivanov-Tolpintsev has been extradited to the United States and is facing charges associated with decrypting the credentials of thousands of computers across the world and selling them on dark web forums. Ivanov-Tolpintsev was initially arrested in Poland on October 3, 2020, however, he will now travel

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10 Mar 2021

Covid wave intensifies in Central Europe

In Central Europe, the Covid-19 pandemic has progressed in several countries that are now struggling to cope with high numbers of cases and overcrowding at hospitals. In the Czech Republic, the number of patients in intensive care has reached a new high, prompting the country to send its first patient

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05 Nov 2020

Poland needs calm to discuss disputed abortion ruling, government says

Amid widespread protests in Poland demonstrating against the country’s recent abortion ban, a government spokesperson has claimed that Poland needs a period of calm to discuss the ruling, which was made by the highest court. Two weeks of mass protests occurred after the October 22 ruling which bans abortions due

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13 Jun 2019

Putin says US-Russia relations are getting ‘worse and worse’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that US-Russia relations “are going downhill, they are getting worse and worse,” adding that the current US administration has made “several dozen decisions on sanctions against Russia.” A day earlier, US President Donald Trump stated that wants his country to have “a great

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08 Jan 2019

Russia accused of hiring “Polish thugs” to conduct arson attacks in Ukraine

Three “Polish thugs” with ties to neo-fascist and pro-Russian parties have been accused of setting fires at a Hungarian Cultural Association building in Ukraine in order to weaken Ukrainian-Hungarian relations. The accused were allegedly paid $265 each for the attacks and sources have accused Russia of having an instigating role,

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18 Dec 2018

Think tank: NATO must prepare to counter a rapid Russia invasion in Europe

According to international affairs think tank the Atlantic Council, Russia is currently equipped to overrun U.S. and NATO forces stationed across Eastern Europe and annex land before defenses are able to mobilize. While the US has made deterrence against Russia a priority in its defense strategy through a number of

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19 Sep 2018

‘Fort Trump’: US considers permanent base in Poland

Poland has been inviting the US to open a permanent base in the country since the second Bush administration, and the US is increasingly considering the possibility under the Trump administration. Following a meeting with the Polish president, Trump stated, “Poland is willing to make a very major contribution to

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16 Aug 2018

Poland wants permanent US forces stationed there

Citing threat of Russian aggression, Poland has voiced strong support for the possibility of permanent U.S. troop deployment in the country. While the U.S. has not indicated plans towards this end, Poland has remained a strong NATO member and one of the few that has met the group’s defense spending

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12 Jul 2018

Lockheed to double Patriot missile production as orders explode

Lockheed is doubling its Patriot missile production in the coming years as orders for them from both the U.S. and its allies increase dramatically. New customers this year include Poland, Romania, and Sweden, who are bolstering their defenses to deter Russia and counter potential threats from the Middle East.  Source:

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30 May 2018

Poland wants a permanent US military base, and is willing to pay $2 billion for it

“The Polish defense ministry said there is a ‘clear and present need for a permanent U.S. armored division deployed in Poland,’ and is willing to provide financial backing to host the soldiers that could reach $2 billion, according to a copy of the proposal obtained by Polish news outlet Onet.

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