Trump trade investigation will ‘poison’ relations with China, media warns

The president is expected to order the probe despite the risk of angering Beijing amid the North Korea nuclear standoff. Donald Trump’s decision to order an investigation into allegedly unfair Chinese trade practices will “poison” relations between the two countries, a state-run newspaper has said. Trump is expected to issue the

Poland questions EU’s Tusk for hours in case seen as revenge

Polish investigators questioned Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, for more than eight hours Thursday as a witness in an investigation into the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski — a case widely seen as an attempt to discredit and humiliate the EU leader by his

Duda Vetoes 2 Laws Limiting Courts’ Independence

Poland’s president defied expectations on Monday and vetoed two proposed laws that would have placed the country’s courts more directly under the control of the right-wing governing party, New York Times reports. Poles had taken to the streets by the tens of thousands over the past week to protest the laws

China tells world to stay out of its ‘domestic affairs’ over Liu Xiaobo’s death

Liu Xiaobo's death

Beijing dismisses ‘improper remarks’ over decision to not allow democracy advocate to be treated overseas for liver cancer. China has pushed back against a wave of international censure over the death of democracy advocate Liu Xiaobo, telling the world to stay out of its “domestic affairs” and labelling the 2010 decision

Tadeusz Kościński: Cautious Poland avoided others’ financial excesses

Minister of Economic Development Tadeusz Kościński wrote an open letter to the Financial Time. It is interesting and we publish it in full. Sir, Your beyondbrics article “Poland’s rush to banking sector socialism” (, June 30) demands a balanced response. The authors distort the reality and intent of this and previous

Poland aims for energy independence within five years

Poland wants to achieve energy independence within five years, and become a gas distribution hub in the next ten, the country's deputy prime minister has said. Mateusz Morawiecki's comments follow American President Donald Trump's visit to Warsaw last week. Poland is eyeing more purchases of US gas following the delivery of

Lech Walesa hospitalized, said ‘weak’


former president Lech Walesa, a democracy hero, has been hospitalized with heart problems in his Baltic coast home city of Gdansk, his son said Saturday. Jaroslaw Walesa told The Associated Press via text message that his father was feeling "unfortunately weak." It was not immediately known when he could be discharged

Melania Trump shines on global stage with her diplomatic skills, grace

The news media continues to snipe at the White House. But there’s some Trump triumph as well. First lady Melania Trump is earning accolades for her grace on the global stage this week. Yes, an admiring press chronicles every fabulous ensemble she wears down to the last fashion detail. But

Tomasz Szatkowski, Poland’s deputy minister of national defense: an interview

Following Russia's incursion into Ukranian territory in 2014, the easternmost countries in NATO began to increase their focus on defense requirements. Poland, in particular, has been very vocal about plans to increase defense spending while modernizing its military equipment. Tomasz Szatkowski serves as Poland’s deputy minister of national defense. He

Trump to promote US LNG exports at Warsaw summit

US President Donald Trump plans to promote US liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports at a meeting next Thursday (6 July) in Warsaw with a dozen leaders from Central and Eastern Europe, a region heavily reliant on Russian supplies, Euractiv reports. In a speech on 29 June Trump hailed the start of