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  • Spain pulls level with Poland in Fed Cup

  • BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain and Poland's Fed Cup World Group playoff will be decided by the doubles match after Agnieszka Radwanska and Silvia Soler-Espinosa split Sunday's reverse singles matches.
  • US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

  • WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
  • Poland and Spain split points for 1-1 in Fed Cup

  • BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Agnieszka Radwanska beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa to give Poland the first point of its Fed Cup World Group playoff against Spain on Saturday, only for sister Urszula Radwanska to surrender a one-set lead and lose to Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor.
  • Warsaw marks 71 years since ghetto revolt

  • WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some 200 members of the Jewish community and Warsaw residents have observed the 71st anniversary of the city ghetto's ill-fated uprising against German Nazi forces.
  • U.S. Plans Military Drills in Eastern Europe

  • The moves in Poland and Estonia are part of a broader effort to strengthen NATO’s air, sea and land presence in the region in response to Russia’s military actions in and near Ukraine.
  • Poles most worried about their independence in at least 23 years: poll

  • People walk at Plac Zamkowy in Warsaw's Old TownPoles are more worried about their national independence than at any time since at least 1991, soon after the collapse of communism in the region, and 80 percent name Russia as the main threat, a survey shows. Most of those surveyed would like NATO to increase its military presence in Poland, according to the CBOS poll, quoted by local media. The survey showed 47 percent saw a risk to national independence - the highest level in the poll's history dating back to 1991 - as a result of the Ukraine crisis. In December last year, before tensions in Ukraine escalated, the survey showed one in seven Poles saw a risk to independence.



  • Canada sends fighter jets to Eastern Europe

  • Weapons are loaded onto a CF-18 Hornet fighter jet on November 4, 2009 near El Centro, CaliforniaCanada is deploying six CF-18 fighter jets to Eastern Europe as part of NATO's response to the worsening crisis in Ukraine, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Thursday. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine was on the brink of civil war, stoking fears of outright Russian intervention. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania -- which border Russia and have sizeable ethnic Russian populations -- have all sought reassurances, as have Ukraine's neighbors Poland and Romania. Harper condemned what he called "Russia's illegal occupation of Ukraine and its ongoing aggressive military provocation."



  • U.S. to send additional non-lethal support to Ukraine: Pentagon

  • The United States will send additional non-lethal military support to Ukraine, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday, in the latest U.S. move to reassure allies following Russia's annexation of Crimea and a buildup of Russian forces on the Ukrainian border. "Earlier this morning I called Ukraine's acting defense minister to tell him that President Obama has approved additional non-lethal military assistance for health and welfare items and other supplies," Hagel said, speaking at a Pentagon news conference after talks with Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak. The new support follows NATO's announcement on Wednesday that it would send more ships, planes and troops to eastern Europe "within days." NATO has made clear it will not intervene militarily in Ukraine, which is not a NATO member.
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