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Poland: huge military data leak has only public information

Jan. 14, 2022 08:08 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Defense Ministry said Friday that a massive leak from a military equipment database includes only publicly available information and is not harmful. The ministry said that the database found online is a list from a body responsible for making...

Liberals in EU parliament seek inquiry into abuse of spyware

Jan. 12, 2022 14:07 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Parliament lawmakers called Wednesday for a committee to investigate rights abuses by European Union governments using powerful spyware produced by Israel's NSO Group. Meanwhile, the Polish Senate formally approved the formation of a committee to...

Poland hits sad milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Jan. 11, 2022 15:42 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Tuesday became the latest European nation to record 100,000 deaths related to coronavirus, a sad milestone that comes as the country braces for a surge of infections fueled by the omicron variant. Nearly a quarter of those deaths — some 24,000 —...

Poland announces tax cuts meant to ease soaring inflation

Jan. 11, 2022 13:09 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Tuesday announced a second round of sales tax cuts as part of the right-wing government’s efforts to fight inflation after it reached a 21-year high last month. Morawiecki blamed surging consumer prices on high...

Polish official fired after calling Holocaust law 'stupid'

Jan. 10, 2022 07:13 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish diplomat charged with improving contacts with Jews worldwide has been fired after he criticized his own government's approach to regulating Holocaust speech, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. Jaroslaw Nowak, the plenipotentiary for contacts with the...

Polish leader admits country bought powerful Israeli spyware

Jan. 07, 2022 11:08 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's most powerful politician has acknowledged that the country bought advanced spyware from the Israeli surveillance software maker NSO Group, but denied that it was being used to target his political opponents. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of...

Poland recalls ambassador to Prague over coal mine comments

Jan. 07, 2022 09:13 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is recalling its new ambassador to Prague after he criticized the country’s approach to a dispute with the Czech Republic over a state-run coal mine. Polish government spokesman Piotr Mueller wrote on Twitter late Thursday that the ambassador's...

Rights group verifies Polish senator was hacked with spyware

Jan. 06, 2022 14:27 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Amnesty International said Thursday it has independently confirmed that powerful spyware from the Israeli surveillance software maker NSO Group was used to hack a Polish senator multiple times in 2019 when he was running the opposition’s parliamentary election campaign. ...

Polish PM calls Facebook ban on far-right party undemocratic

Jan. 06, 2022 09:38 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister on Thursday criticized as undemocratic a Facebook ban imposed on a far-right party for alleged violations of the social network's rules on the fight against COVID-19 and hate speech. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said — on...

Poland's president tests positive for COVID for 2nd time

Jan. 05, 2022 07:53 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for COVID-19 but has no serious symptoms, an aide said Wednesday. The aide, Pawel Szrot, said on Twitter that Duda was under medical observation but feels well. Duda, 49, has been vaccinated...