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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...

Pompeo urges fresh thinking on Mideast, warns Iran

Aug. 20, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that greater cooperation and "fresh thinking to solve old problems" are needed in the Middle East — but he also condemned Iran and its proxies for continuing "to foment terror and unrest" in the...

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...

Poland honors wartime group that collaborated with Nazis

Aug. 11, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials joined war veterans on Sunday to pay tribute to a World War II-era underground force that collaborated with Nazi German forces toward the end of the war in their battle against the Communists, who were imposing control on the nation. A Mass in Warsaw opened ceremonies...

Polish city has peaceful pride march surrounded by police

Aug. 10, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

PLOCK, Poland (AP) — LGBT activists held a central Polish city's first pride parade with only minor incidents on Saturday amid a deep divide in the country over gay and lesbian rights. The parade in Plock, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) west of Warsaw, came three weeks after anti-gay violence marred the...

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...

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'...

Poland waives tax for young employees to counter emigration

Aug. 1, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Thursday scrapped its personal income tax for young employees earning less than $22,000 a year, as part of a drive to reverse a brain drain and demographic decline that's dimming the prospects of a country that is otherwise experiencing strong economic growth. A new law by...

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...