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EU's Tusk leads pro-Europe march in Poland before key vote

May. 18, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters marched Saturday in the Polish capital to celebrate the nation's European Union membership ahead of the key European Parliament election this week. In Warsaw, EU Council President and Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, and numerous...

Poland demands reaction over assault of ambassador to Israel

May. 15, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister on Wednesday condemned what he described as a "xenophobic act of aggression" on the country's ambassador to Israel, who was spat at and verbally abused on a Tel Aviv street at a time of rising tensions between the two nations. Israeli officials expressed shock...

Poland airs tougher sex abuse penalties amid church crisis

May. 14, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister on Tuesday vowed tougher punishments for those who sexually abuse minors after a new film spurred the country into grappling with the problem of abuse by priests. The documentary "Tell No One" has triggered soul searching in the deeply Catholic country since it...

Poland's report on WWII damages readied for war anniversary

May. 14, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A study commissioned by the Polish government to assess the cost of Nazi Germany's occupation will be published on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, on Sept. 1, its leader said Tuesday. Poland's right-wing government has called on experts to estimate the human and...

Poland cancels Israeli visit over Holocaust restitution

May. 13, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government canceled a visit by an Israeli delegation that had been planned for Monday, saying the Israeli government made last-minute changes that suggested it would focus on the issue of the restitution of former Jewish property. The delegation was to have been headed by...

Polish nationalists protest US over Holocaust claims

May. 11, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Polish nationalists marched to the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Saturday, protesting that the U.S. is putting pressure on Poland to compensate Jews whose families lost property during the Holocaust. The protest took place amid a dramatic rise in anti-Semitic hate speech in...

Man disrupts memorial observance for Poland's late president

May. 10, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A man disturbed monthly observances in memory of Poland's late President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others who were killed in a 2010 plane crash, climbing the memorial to the victims and shouting at Poland's top politician Friday. The man climbed the stairs-shaped monument in Warsaw as...

Poland's president to meet Trump at White House in June

May. 10, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife have been invited to the White House in June to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, an aide to Duda said Friday. Krzysztof Szczerski, who heads the president's office, said the exact dates of the visit would be...

Quarrel leaves 1 minor dead at a Warsaw school

May. 10, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A minor has died at a Warsaw primary school after being stabbed with a sharp tool during a quarrel with another student, Polish police said Friday. Warsaw police spokesman Tomasz Oleszczuk told private TVN24 that medics were not able to save the boy who died and that he did not know...

Pro-LGBT poster with revered icon stirs Poland

May. 7, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rights groups and government critics in Poland protested Tuesday after police temporarily detained a human rights activist for putting up posters depicting the country's most revered Catholic icon with the LGBT rainbow on the halos of Mary and baby Jesus. Prosecutors in the central...