Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, is expected to express Moscow's anger at the agreement by Poland to host part of the planned American missile defense system in Eastern Europe during a visit to Poland. The Russian military has warned that the installation could become a target for a nuclear strike.
The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement today to locate part of Washington's missile defense system on Polish territory. Russia objects to it, and today said it would respond with more than diplomatic protests. The World's Jason Margolis has the story.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Zagan in Poland. The town is the site of a former Nazi prisoner of war camp featured in the movie "The Great Escape." Host Katy Clark speaks with military historian Howard Tuck about ongoing efforts to commemorate the daring break-out of Allied prisoners held at the camp.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with collector Sam Sarowitz about the different ways Hollywood posters are adapted to market films oversees; Sarowitz is the author of a new book on the subject, "Translating Hollywood."
The answer is Krakow, Poland. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Adam Easton about Krakow's brand new Jewish cultural center. It's part of a renewed interest in Poland's Jewish communities, which were decimated by the Nazis during World War Two.
Anchor Lisa Mullins gets another perspective on the US presidential race from three European reporters who cover American politics for readers back home: Corine Lesnes writes for the French newspaper Le Monde
About 90% of Poland’s Jewish population was killed during World War II. For the remaining community, hiding their religion became a survival tactic. Now, more and more young people are discovering their Jewish roots.
The pandemic is robbing the world of institutional memories of the past as older people fall victim to COVID-19. Indira Lakshmanan, the senior executive editor for National Geographic, shares her mother's story.
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday became the first foreign leader to visit US President Donald Trump since the coronavirus pandemic led to global lockdowns, and the two leaders said they looked forward to signing a defense cooperation agreement.
Germany’s populous Guetersloh and Warendorf regions became the first in the country to return to strict restrictions against the coronavirus, angering many residents. Also, the Democratic Republic of Congo said today that the Ebola outbreak in the east of the country is over. And, Sergei Khrushchev, the son of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, died on June 18 at his home in Rhode Island at the age of 84.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum speaks with The World's Marco Werman about the presidential photo-op between the United States' Donald Trump and Poland's Andrzej Duda, and how President Vladimir Putin's efforts at historical revisionism play into security considerations on NATO's eastern flank.
US President Donald Trump accused The New York Times of a possible "fabricated Russia Hoax" regarding a report that a Russian military intelligence unit offered Taliban-linked militants bounties for killing US service members in Afghanistan. Congress has demanded answers. The pandemic has infected more than 10 million people worldwide, as deaths surpass 500,000.
The WHO released new guidelines on Thursday acknowledging some reports of airborne transmission of the coronavirus. And, the WHO sent a team to China today to lay the groundwork for an investigation on the origins of the novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, several countries are making additional moves to reopen. The UK government announced that starting Friday, visitors arriving in England from 58 selected countries will no longer be required to self-isolate for 14 days.