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Body of missing wealthy Polish film producer is found

Aug. 22, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescuers have found the body of a Polish celebrity businessman who went missing after falling from his motorboat into a lake, a Polish minister said Thursday. Piotr Wozniak-Starak, 39, who produced some of Poland's most popular movies, hadn't been seen since late Saturday. A search...

Polish judges want lawmakers to probe hate campaign

Aug. 21, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some Polish judges on Wednesday urged lawmakers to investigate an online hate campaign against some of them that was apparently encouraged by a deputy justice minister who has resigned over the allegations. The judges of the independent Iustitia association also demanded that Justice...

Official resigns over online hate campaign against judges

Aug. 20, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's deputy justice minister resigned Tuesday after allegations surfaced that he encouraged an online hate campaign against judges who were critical of the right-wing government. Lukasz Piebiak said he was stepping down in the interests of the government, adding that he planned to...

The Latest: Polish deputy justice minister resigns

Aug. 20, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on a Polish political crisis (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Poland's deputy justice minister has handed in his resignation after allegations surfaced he encouraged an online hate campaign against judges critical of the government. Lukasz Piebiak published a statement Tuesday...

Polish parliament picks new speaker, seeking to end scandal

Aug. 9, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers have chosen a new parliamentary speaker as the ruling populist party seeks to move past a scandal over the frequent use of a government jet by the previous speaker and his family. A majority of lawmakers in the lower house of parliament voted on Friday to make...

Poland's parliament speaker resigns over use of govt flights

Aug. 8, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The speaker of the Polish parliament said Thursday that he is resigning after a scandal erupted over his and his family's frequent use of government planes. The affair was threatening to damage the reputation of the right-wing ruling party, Law and Justice, ahead of parliamentary...

Poland's parliamentary election set for Oct. 13

Aug. 7, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president has set Oct. 13 as the day for parliamentary elections, a vote which the current right-wing ruling party Law and Justice is well-positioned to win. The election is widely considered one of the most important in the 30 years since the fall of communism as the country...

Was Polish scandal a Russian test for US election tampering?

Aug. 4, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — High-ranking Polish politicians used a side door to get to the VIP section of Sowa & Przyjaciele, a posh Warsaw restaurant. Sealed off from other patrons, government ministers and lawmakers felt free to speak their minds while enjoying continental cuisine and wine at taxpayers'...

Polish president wants parliamentary election held on Oct.13

Aug. 2, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president says he wants the country's parliamentary election to be held on Oct. 13 after a short campaign season but still needs approval for that from the state electoral body. President Andrzej Duda said Friday on Polsat TV that he has asked the State Electoral Commission...

Poland remembers failed 1944 revolt against Germans

Aug. 1, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Maria Mostowska was a young pediatric nurse when the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi Germans occupying Poland broke out on Aug. 1, 1944. Seventy-five years on, she still vividly remembers how German troops put her against a wall and aimed a machine gun. She recalled how quickly the...