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'He beat us for three hours' - the stories of asylum seekers trying to make it in Poland

Sky News Friday, 12 November 2021
Outside a detention centre in the Polish city of Bialystok, where we know asylum seekers who crossed the border from Belarus are being held, we meet a local mother and son.
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US Announces Plan , To Increase Military Presence , Across Europe. On June 29, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. will increase its military presence throughout Europe in response to Russia's war in Ukraine. The BBC reports that the U.S. will establish a permanent Army headquarters in Poland and deploy warships to Spain, fighter jets to the U.K. and ground forces to Romania. The BBC reports that the U.S. will establish a permanent Army headquarters in Poland and deploy warships to Spain, fighter jets to the U.K. and ground forces to Romania. According to Biden, the decision comes as NATO is , "needed now more than it has ever been.". The U.S. announcement occurred as NATO leaders met at a summit in Madrid. Biden told fellow NATO leaders that the alliance would be , "strengthened in all directions across every domain - land, air and sea". We mean it when we say an attack against one is an attack against all, Joe Biden, President of the United States, via the BBC. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that member states had agreed to a "comprehensive assistance package" for Ukraine. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that member states had agreed to a "comprehensive assistance package" for Ukraine. BBC reports that the aid package will include fuel, medical supplies, body armor, anti-drone systems and other equipment. NATO leaders also described Russia as , "the most significant and direct threat to Allies' security and to peace and stability in the Euro-Atlantic area.". According to NATO leadership, "we cannot discount the possibility of an attack against allies' sovereignty and territorial integrity."

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US Open To Allow , Russian and Belarusian Players , To Compete. The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) made the announcement on June 14. . The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) made the announcement on June 14. . Wimbledon was the first tennis event to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from competing amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. But Lew Sherr, the USTA's CEO, said there was "concern about holding the individual athletes accountable for the actions and decisions of their governments.". But Lew Sherr, the USTA's CEO, said there was "concern about holding the individual athletes accountable for the actions and decisions of their governments.". ...Each organization has had to deal with unique circumstances that affect their decisions, Lew Sherr, the USTA's CEO, via statement, as reported by CNN. Based on our own circumstances, the USTA will allow all eligible players, regardless of nationality, to compete at the 2022 U.S. Open, Lew Sherr, the USTA's CEO, via statement, as reported by CNN. The decision will allow Daniil Medvedev, currently the best in the world and reigning men's singles champion, to defend his title. The decision will allow Daniil Medvedev, currently the best in the world and reigning men's singles champion, to defend his title. CNN reports that the USTA has also pledged "significant financial support" to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. The USTA will work with the players and both Tours to use the U.S. Open as a platform to further the humanitarian effort of the 'Tennis Plays for Peace' program, USTA, via statement, as reported by CNN. The U.S. Open kicks off in New York City on Aug. 29

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