Latest Poland government News

The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

Mar. 22, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could walk out without a deal on April 12, but he expects it to seek more time under any circumstance. Rutte said that "they can say, in theory, that on 12th of April we are getting...

Poland snubs Russia before World War II commemoration

Mar. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have refused to invite a Russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Krzysztof Szczerski, an aide to the Polish president, said Wednesday in comments carried by the Polish news agency PAP that Russia...

Poland's ruling chief speaks strongly against LGBT rights

Mar. 16, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's right-wing ruling party used hostile language Saturday while speaking against rights for LGBT persons, a subject that has risen to prominence in his political campaign ahead of crucial elections in Poland this year. Jaroslaw Kaczynski spoke to Law and Justice...

Hungarian PM says his people want new leaders for Europe

Mar. 15, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarians want strong new leaders for Europe and a "fresh start" to halt the continent's decline amid Muslim immigration, Hungary's populist prime minister said Friday as he looked ahead to May's European Parliament elections. "We're the ones who want a strong Europe, strong...

Poland's parliament cancels delivery of nationalist weekly

Mar. 14, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's parliament is cancelling the delivery of a nationalist weekly that recently ran an anti-Semitic headline. Andrzej Grzegrzolka, the head of parliament's press office, said Thursday that the list of publications delivered to the legislature will be reviewed to prevent a repeat...

Lawmaker protests anti-Semitic paper on parliament grounds

Mar. 13, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An opposition lawmaker in Poland is demanding explanations from the parliament speaker about why a right-wing weekly with an anti-Semitic headline was available at the parliament's hotel. Michal Kaminski said Wednesday he spotted the "Tylko Polska" paper with a front-page headline...

The Latest: Travel hub UAE suspends Boeing 737 Max 8, 9 jets

Mar. 12, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 4:40 a.m. The United Arab Emirates, a key international travel hub, has barred the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 from its airspace following the crash of a similar jetliner in Ethiopia. The Emirates' General Civil Aviation...

Ethiopian crash victims were aid workers, doctors, academics

Mar. 12, 2019 3:26 AM EDT

They worked to bring food to the hungry, medicine to the sick and clean water to people living in areas without it. Among the 157 people who died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner Sunday were dozens of international aid workers hailing from several countries in Africa and around the globe. Described...

Hungarian leader may turn to Polish party in EU Parliament

Mar. 8, 2019 8:56 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister said Friday he would seek to form an alliance with Poland's populist ruling party if his governing Fidesz party is ousted from the main center-right group in the European Parliament.  The European People's Party is expected to make a decision on...

Poland considers exhumations at pogrom site and Jews object

Mar. 6, 2019 2:58 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government is reconsidering whether to exhume human remains at a World War II-era site where Jews were burned alive by Polish neighbors, though the country's chief rabbi says the work would violate Judaism's prohibition on disinterment under most circumstances. Authorities...