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Polish Leader’s Resignation Likely

A spy scandal centering on Prime Minister Joseph Oleksy’s decade-long dealings with a KGB agent is likely to result in his resignation this week, politicians and diplomats said Sunday.

The allegations have rocked Polish politics since an ally of former President Lech Walesa declared last month that Oleksy, a former Communist, had passed state secrets to Moscow; the allegations prompted an informal inquiry by the military prosecutor’s office.

Oleksy, once the head of the Polish Communist Party’s ideology department, has denied the espionage charges but not that he was a friend of the Soviet diplomat and spy, Col. Vladimir Alganov, who was stationed in Warsaw from 1982 until the early 1990s.



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Trump administration pulls U.S. out of UN human rights council

UPDATED: 7:23 p.m.

The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.