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Tens of thousands honor stabbed Polish mayor on burial eve

Jan. 18, 2019 1:52 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Church bells tolled as tens of thousands in Poland's northern city of Gdansk walked in a procession Friday bringing the coffin of the city's slain mayor to a basilica on the eve of his burial. Mayor Piotr Adamowicz, 53, died Monday after being stabbed Sunday night at a charity event...

Mayor's killing in Poland sparks anger against hate speech

Jan. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles on Wednesday heatedly condemned the power of hate speech to trigger real-life violence after the slaying of a popular liberal mayor, with many calling for stronger actions against those who threaten others. Not only did the killer, an ex-convict, take the life of the 53-year-old...

Poles place candles and flags at half-staff for slain mayor

Jan. 15, 2019 11:13 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Flags flew at half-staff and people signed condolence books at municipal buildings across Poland and in diplomatic missions abroad on Tuesday as the nation mourned the stabbing death of the popular liberal mayor of Gdansk. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski said police...

Poles unite in grief over assassination of Gdansk mayor

Jan. 14, 2019 4:01 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The popular liberal mayor of Poland's port city of Gdansk died Monday after being stabbed at a charity event by an ex-convict with a history of violent crime. The killing plunged the politically divided country into shock and grief and brought Poles into the streets for solemn vigils...

The Latest: Poland mayor mourned as critic of anti-Semitism

Jan. 14, 2019 3:25 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing of a Polish mayor (all times local): 9:10 p.m. The president of the World Jewish Congress says the fatal stabbing in Poland of Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz was an attack "on the very value of tolerance." In a statement issued in New York on Monday, Ronald...

Iran summons Polish envoy in protest against upcoming summit

Jan. 13, 2019 1:42 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Angered by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that Poland will host an international conference on Iran in mid-February, Iranian authorities on Sunday summoned Warsaw's top diplomat in the country and called off a Polish film festival. The moves followed a tweet by...

Huawei fires sales manager who Poland charged with spying

Jan. 12, 2019 11:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Chinese tech company Huawei on Saturday announced it has fired a sales director who was arrested in Poland and charged with spying for China, saying he has brought the firm's reputation "into disrepute." The company said it has "decided to terminate the employment of Mr. Wang Weijing, who...

Poland: Huawei exec, Polish security expert spied for China

Jan. 11, 2019 8:38 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has arrested a director at the Chinese tech giant Huawei and one of its own former cybersecurity experts and charged them with spying for China, authorities said Friday. The development comes as the U.S. is exerting pressure on its allies not to use Huawei, the world's biggest...

The Latest: Poland spying suspect held top cyber jobs

Jan. 11, 2019 12:05 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the espionage-related arrests in Poland (all times local): 6 p.m. The Polish state news agency says a Polish man who has been charged with spying for China had held top cybersecurity positions at different state agencies and had been involved in projects co-financed by...

Poles signal caution over alliance with Italy's Salvini

Jan. 10, 2019 10:53 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Members of Poland's populist ruling party on Thursday signalled some reservations about forming an alliance with Italy's anti-migrant League party. The head of the League, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, was in Warsaw on Wednesday trying to forge an alliance with Poland's ruling...