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Polish chairman says UN climate talks call for higher effort

Dec. 12, 2018 5:55 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Polish government official serving as president of a U.N. climate summit said Wednesday the international talks have entered a "critical phase" and require dedication from all involved if they are to end in success. Deputy Environment Minister Michal Kurtyka said ministers from...

UN chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks

Dec. 12, 2018 5:36 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general called on countries to make compromises in tackling global warming, amid concern that the U.N. conference on the issue could end without a substantial agreement. In his second dramatic appeal at the talks in Poland in the space of 10 days,...

Polish PM survives confidence vote that he called for

Dec. 12, 2018 3:22 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki's conservative government easily survived a confidence vote in parliament Wednesday that the leader had unexpectedly asked for earlier in the day. Morawiecki, with the ruling Law and Justice party, said he wanted to reconfirm that his...

Farmers' protest blocks traffic on major artery into Warsaw

Dec. 12, 2018 10:43 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Protesting Polish farmers wearing yellow vests blocked a major highway into Warsaw for several hours on Wednesday to demand government action on several grievances. Dozens of farmers in vests similar to those worn by French protesters in recent weeks gathered on the A2 without warning...

The Latest: German minister stresses future for coal workers

Dec. 11, 2018 3:41 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Germany's environment minister says it's crucial to offer mining industry workers other options for a transition from coal to energy sources that don't contribute to global warming to succeed. Svenja Schulze...

The Latest: Catholic pilgrims bear climate change warning

Dec. 10, 2018 4:04 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A dozen Roman Catholic pilgrims have arrived at an ongoing U.N. climate summit in Poland after walking hundreds of miles across Europe. The pilgrims were greeted Monday by the head of the U.N. climate...

Poland's president, Jewish leaders light Hanukkah candles

Dec. 9, 2018 3:22 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda and Jewish community members have lit a menorah at the Presidential Palace to jointly mark Hanukkah. A part of democratic Poland's tradition is highlighting the long history and role of the Jewish nation in Poland. Hanukkah candles are lit each year at...

Polish Church urged to check sex abuse claims against priest

Dec. 7, 2018 11:02 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk has asked the local Roman Catholic archbishop to investigate allegations that a now-deceased priest who rose to prominence in the Solidarity pro-democracy movement sexually abused minors. The allegations against the late Mgr. Henryk Jankowski...

The Latest: Private, graveside service ends; Bush buried

Dec. 6, 2018 9:16 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Texas A&M says the private, graveside service for George H.W. Bush's family members has ended and the former president has been buried. Thursday evening's ceremony concludes days of funeral...

Poland's Lech Walesa wears protest T-shirt to Bush funeral

Dec. 6, 2018 12:13 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lech Walesa is still fighting. The founder of Poland's anti-communist Solidarity movement attended President George H.W. Bush's state funeral in Washington wearing a T-shirt bearing the word "Konstytucja" (Constitution), a symbol of a political struggle in his homeland against the...