Communism

Incumbent President Andrzej Duda flashes a victory sign in Pultusk, Poland, Sunday, July 12, 2020. An exit poll in Poland's presidential runoff election shows a tight race that is too close to call between the conservative incumbent, Andrzej Duda, and the liberal Warsaw mayor, Rafal Trzaskowski.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 13, 2020 - 12:02 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda declared victory Monday in a runoff election in which he narrowly won a second five-year term, acknowledging the campaign he ran was often too harsh as he appealed for unity and forgiveness. The close race followed a bitter campaign between Duda...
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda addresses supporters during a ruling Law and Justice party convention that backed his re-election bid in the May 10 presidential vote in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
June 15, 2020 - 11:38 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A senior European Union official on Monday criticized a campaign by Polish authorities against the LGBT rights movement during a close presidential election campaign, saying is is wrong to target minorities for political gain. European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova,...
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A woman waves a Czech flag from a roof as people take part in a large anti-government protest in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Czechs are rallying in big numbers to use the 30th anniversary of the pro-democratic Velvet Revolution and urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign as peaceful protesters from all corners of the Czech Republic are attending the second massive protest opposing Babis at Letna park, a site of massive gatherings that significantly contributed to the fall of communism in 1989. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
November 16, 2019 - 1:06 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — About a quarter of a million Czechs gathered on the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution that brought an end to decades of communist rule in the country to give Prime Minister Andrej Babis an ultimatum — sell your business or quit your job. Protesters from across the Czech...
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Flowers stuck in remains of the Berlin Wall during a commemoration ceremony to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Wall memorial site at Bernauer Strasse in Berlin, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
November 09, 2019 - 1:50 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe. Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic attended a ceremony at Bernauer Strasse — where one of...
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses the media during his visit to Bratislava, Slovakia, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Pompeo is in Slovakia on the second leg of a five-nation European tour that began in Hungary and will take him to Poland, Belgium and Iceland. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
February 12, 2019 - 2:03 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday invoked the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central and Eastern Europe to resist Chinese and Russian influence. Speaking on a five-nation tour of Europe, Pompeo said China and Russia pose twin...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 file photo shows a general view of Gdansk seen from the tower of St. Mary's Church, in Gdansk, Poland. The Polish port city of Gdansk, whose mayor died after being stabbed while on stage during a charity fundraiser, is among Poland’s most famous cities due to the key role it played in 20th century European history, from the early shots of World War II to the end days of the Cold War. Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 as a result of wounds to his heart and abdomen, was among the many who have called it a city of “freedom of Solidarity,” a reference to the anti-communist movement born in the city’s shipyard in 1980. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)
January 14, 2019 - 4:21 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's port city of Gdansk, where the longtime mayor died Monday after being stabbed at a fundraiser, served as the setting for key events in 20th century European history, from the early shots of World War II to the Cold War's final days. The movement that played a pivotal...
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