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Poland hands over site of future Warsaw Ghetto Museum

Oct. 19, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A museum dedicated to the Jews who suffered in the Warsaw Ghetto during Nazi Germany's wartime occupation of Poland came closer to reality Friday with a key handover ceremony. Plans call for the Warsaw Ghetto Museum to be housed in a former children's hospital that was within the...

Taxi drivers in Warsaw protest unlicensed Uber drivers

Oct. 18, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of taxi drivers have driven slowly through Poland's capital city of Warsaw, causing traffic jams as they protested low wages and competition from unlicensed companies like Uber. Some drivers came from other Polish cities for the protest Thursday in front of the Justice...

EU chides Poland again over rule of law, judicial conflict

Oct. 16, 2018 8:13 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union's executive has criticized Poland for exacerbating its conflict with the bloc over the state of the rule of law in the nation and the controversial nomination of new judges. EU Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said Tuesday that "sadly things have not improved"...

Polish police use tear gas to protect gay rights march

Oct. 13, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police used tear gas and a water cannon Saturday against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland. More than 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists with rainbow-colored flags and...

Victims group in Poland maps 255 sex abuse cases by priests

Oct. 7, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A private foundation published a map Sunday showing where Catholic priests in Poland have been accused of child sexual abuse, adding pressure on the church in the predominantly Catholic country to respond. The Have No Fear foundation, which represents abuse survivors, said the map of...

Polish court orders Catholic order to pay sex abuse victim

Oct. 2, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An appeals court in Poland ruled Tuesday that a Roman Catholic order should pay damages to a woman who was abducted and sexually abused by one of its priests when she was 13. The court in the western city of Poznan said the Society of Christ Fathers must pay damages of 1 million...

NATO military leaders convene in Poland for talks

Sep. 28, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's defense minister has met with the chief of NATO's Military Committee for talks ahead of a weekend session of military leaders from the alliance's 29 member nations. Mariusz Blaszczak and Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach met Friday at the Defense Ministry chief office. Poland is...

Polish bishop apologizes to victims of clergy sex abuse

Sep. 27, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish Catholic bishop apologized Thursday to those who were sexually abused by priests in his Warsaw diocese and vowed to take steps to win back their trust. Bishop Romuald Kaminski of the Warsaw-Praga district spoke as Poland's church leaders worked on a document to be published...

Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest in Poland

Sep. 22, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes. Poland's economy is booming and wages have been rising in the private sector. But those who protested Saturday say their...

AP Interview: Chopin contest winner praises old pianos

Sep. 21, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The winner of the world's 1st Chopin competition on historic pianos says the search for the original sound restores the appeal of classical music and helps artists understand the composer's intentions. Tomasz Ritter of Poland was named the best of 30 young pianists at the 1st...