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1st Holocaust memorial in US merges past with new technology

Oct. 22, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In 1964, the first public memorial to the Holocaust in the United States was unveiled in a solemn ceremony in Philadelphia. The bronze-on-black granite sculpture called "Six Million Jewish Martyrs" was the work of artist Nathan Rapoport, who fled his native Poland when the Nazis invaded...

Poland: Top court judges return from forced retirements

Oct. 22, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Several Supreme Court judges in Poland returned from government-imposed retirements Monday after the European Union's top court ordered their reinstatements. Dozens of supporters chanted "Constitution," the catchword of the anti-government opposition, as they greeted the six judges as...

Poland's ruling populists see power, appeal checked

Oct. 22, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's populist ruling party has seen its fortunes turn after nearly three years of aggressive governing and vast popularity. First, the European Union's top court checked a key element of the party's overhaul of the courts. Local elections Sunday revealed limits to its appeal. Law...

Exit poll: Polish populists lead local votes, support down

Oct. 21, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The governing populist party, which has repeatedly clashed with European Union institutions, was the top vote winner in local elections Sunday, according to an exit poll, but it was headed to lower support than it got in Poland's 2015 parliamentary elections. The Ispos survey said...

The Latest: Exit poll: Pro-EU candidate wins Poland vote

Oct. 21, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's local elections (all times local): 9 p.m. Exit polls show that pro-European Union opposition candidate has won Warsaw mayoral race in local elections, preserving the party's control of the capital city. The Ispos survey says that Rafal Trzaskowski, a former...

Exit poll: Poland's ruling conservatives win elections for provincial councils

Oct. 21, 2018 3:13 PM EDT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Exit poll: Poland's ruling conservatives win elections for provincial councils.

Exit poll: Pro-EU opposition candidate for Warsaw mayor wins local election

Oct. 21, 2018 3:05 PM EDT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Exit poll: Pro-EU opposition candidate for Warsaw mayor wins local election.

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...

EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

Oct. 19, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately stop applying a law that lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges, forcing some 20 off the bench. The interim injunction from the European Court of Justice also obliges EU member Poland to reinstate the...

Poland: Local races offer gauge of ruling party's support

Oct. 19, 2018 9:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Local elections on Sunday are expected to measure popular support for Poland's conservative ruling party, whose policies have produced street protests and repeated clashes with European Union leaders. The voting for local offices — from city mayors to village councilors...