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Mick Jagger speaks to support Poland's judges at Warsaw gig

Jul. 8, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Mick Jagger made a reference to Poland's controversial judicial system overhaul during a Rolling Stones concert Sunday, according to news portals in Poland. Gazeta.pl said Jagger spoke in Polish to fans at the concert in Warsaw's National Stadium, saying: "I am too old to be a judge...

Joint statement on Holocaust fuels anger it was meant to end

Jul. 6, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A joint statement by the prime ministers of Poland and Israel was meant to lay to rest a months-long dispute over how to remember Polish behavior during the Holocaust. Instead, the document has re-opened wounds that go back decades. Prime ministers Benjamin Netanyahu and Mateusz...

Japan, Poland's foreign ministers discuss security, economy

Jul. 6, 2018 10:42 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The foreign ministers of Poland and Japan said Friday they will cooperate closely in the U.N. Security Council and at the European Union level to strengthen security in their regions. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono held talks with his Polish counterpart, Jacek Czaputowicz, on...

Poland's isolation deepens as Supreme Court law takes effect

Jul. 4, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's international isolation and political uncertainty at home deepened on Wednesday as a purge of the Supreme Court's justices took effect, with the chief justice defiantly refusing to step down. First President Malgorzata Gersdorf arrived for work as usual at the court in...

Protests in Poland against government judicial overhaul

Jul. 3, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Anti-government protests broke out late Tuesday in Warsaw and several other Polish cities in defense of the country's constitution, judicial independence and the rule of law. The protests came as a lower retirement age was taking effect for Poland's Supreme Court justices. The law...

The Latest: Supreme Court shake-up stirs protests in Poland

Jul. 3, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the overhaul of Poland's judicial system (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Anti-government protests have broken out in Warsaw and several other Polish cities in defense of the country's constitution, judicial independence and the rule of law. Thousands of people gathered...

Hundreds protest plan to further restrict abortion in Poland

Jul. 2, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of abortion-rights activists in Poland held a protest Monday against a proposed law that would ban abortions in cases involving irreparably damaged fetuses. The activists who assembled outside Poland's parliament chanted "We want choice, not terror" as a special commission of...

Olympic gold sprinter Irena Szewinska of Poland dies at 72

Jun. 30, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Irena Szewinska, a Polish sprinter who dominated women's athletics for two decades, winning seven Olympic medals, and who later became a member of the International Olympic Committee, has died at 72. Szewinska's husband and former coach, Janusz Szewinski, said his wife died shortly...

Poland scraps prison threat for blaming nation for Holocaust

Jun. 27, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland suddenly backtracked Wednesday on a disputed Holocaust speech law, scrapping the threat of prison for attributing Nazi crimes to the Polish nation — but leaving the possibility of fines in place. The original law, which was passed five months ago, was presented as an...

No headway seen from EU hearing on Poland's justice policies

Jun. 26, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Poland faced questions from its European Union partners Tuesday over an overhaul of its judicial system that is seen as a violation of Western democratic standards, while also taking the opportunity to explain its reasons for the contested changes. In an unprecedented move, the EU's...