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Polish official with doubted assassination theory honored

Sep. 23, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Andrzej Duda of Poland on Friday awarded the country's top civilian honor to a communist-era pro-democracy fighter who recently was accused in the media of manipulating evidence while investigating a presidential plane crash in Russia that killed 96 prominent...

Poland opens new sea waterway to cut dependence from Russia

Sep. 17, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s top leaders celebrated the opening Saturday of a new — albeit unfinished — canal that they say will mean ships no longer must secure Russia’s permission to sail from the Baltic Sea to the ports of the Vistula Lagoon. The event was timed to...

Report: Polish team ignored info in crash that killed leader

Sep. 13, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A television news report alleges a Polish government team manipulated evidence during its investigation of the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other prominent Poles, casting new doubt on the team's findings. The leader of...

Polish court hears defamation case brought by Kaczynski

Sep. 06, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A court in Warsaw on Tuesday opened proceedings in a defamation case brought by Poland’s most powerful politician, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, against a journalist who publicly alleges the leader is gay. Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s ruling right-wing Law and...

Poland demands $1.3 trillion war reparations from Germany

Sep. 01, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s top politician said Thursday that the government will seek equivalent of some $1.3 trillion in reparations from Germany for the Nazis’ World War II invasion and occupation of his country. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the Law and Justice party,...

Poland vows retaliation against EU over blocked funds

Aug. 09, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Tensions between Poland and the European Union's executive arm flared up this week after leaders of the Polish conservative governing party accused Brussels of failing to fulfill its obligations to Warsaw and threatened retaliation. A European Commission...

Poland's top banker filmed debating policy during vacation

Jul. 18, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s central bank chief drew criticism Monday after he was caught on a hidden camera discussing inflation and fiscal policy with an activist who approached him during a walk. Some critics said the head of the National Bank of Poland, Adam Glapinski,...

Former Polish officials claimed as spyware hacking victims

Jul. 07, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former officials in Poland have been identified among the victims of attempted phone hacking with the use of the powerful Pegasus spyware developed by Israel’s NSO Group, a rights watchdog said Thursday. Amnesty International said it confirmed the new...