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Poland's democracy anniversary exposes political divisions

Jun. 4, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland marked Tuesday the 30-year anniversary of partly-free elections that contributed to the fall of communism, with the country still divided over its legacy. The country's liberal opposition argues that the 1989 vote was a milestone event in Poland's transition into a European...

'Revolution' in Poland as nation confronts priestly abuse

May. 25, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One victim spoke out, and then another, and another. A statue of a pedophile priest was toppled in Gdansk, put back by his supporters, and finally dismantled for good. A feature film about clerical abuse was a box office hit. Poland thought it had started confronting the problem of...