Latest Warsaw News

Donors suspend funds for Poland's Jewish museum

Jul. 16, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Jewish association says some private donors to Poland's renowned Jewish history museum have suspended funding out of concerns about the government's failure to renew the term of its director. A special commission in May approved Dariusz Stola for another five-year term, but Culture...

Slovakian president urges region to pursue EU goals

Jul. 15, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Slovakia's president on Monday urged Central Europe to continue to pursue EU goals, while deploring the fact that the region will have no representative among the EU's top leaders. Slovakian President Zuzana Caputova spoke Monday during a visit to Warsaw, where she met Polish...

Police in Poland search for missing boy whose father died

Jul. 15, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police are searching for the fifth straight day for a small boy whose father failed to deliver him to his mother and then died after being hit by a train. In one of the force's biggest searches ever, the police, aided by sniffer dogs and drones, have combed in vain through...

Poland convicts former gov't employee of spying for Russia

Jul. 5, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish court has convicted a former government employee on charges of spying for Russia and sentenced him to three years in prison. The man identified only as Marek W. was arrested in early 2018 on charges of passing classified information on the energy sector to the Russian...

Japanese crown prince, wife begin tour of Poland

Jun. 28, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish president and first lady have welcomed Japanese Crown Prince Akishino and his wife Crown Princess Kiko as the royal couple begins a tour of Poland. An official welcoming ceremony took place Friday at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. Akishino and Kiko also laid a wreath at...

Polish court: Ex-aide negligent in presidential plane crash

Jun. 13, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish court on Thursday found the chief of staff for former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk guilty of negligence in a 2010 presidential flight to Russia which ended in a devastating crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. The provincial court in Warsaw ruled...

Mayor joins pride parade amid Poland's anti-LGBT campaign

Jun. 8, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The largest gay pride parade in central and eastern Europe brought tens of thousands of people to the streets of Warsaw on Saturday at a time when Poland's LGBT rights movement is the target of a government campaign depicting it as a threat. Diplomats from the United States, Canada...

Blaze engulfs upper floors of Warsaw high-rise; no one hurt

Jun. 8, 2019 2:23 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish firefighters have worked overnight to put out a huge blaze that broke out on the upper floors of a high-rise building under construction in downtown Warsaw. Nobody was hurt in the fire. The fire broke out late Friday on the upper floors of a tower at the Warsaw Hub, a new...

Warsaw's plastic palm tree 'dies' to mark climate threat

Jun. 7, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A giant plastic palm tree that has become an artistic symbol of Warsaw has "died" as part of a stunt to draw attention to climate change. Residents were surprised to see this week that the popular tree's leaves had turned gray and were drooping, causing a buzz on social media. "I...

Poland's democracy anniversary exposes political divisions

Jun. 4, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland marked Tuesday the 30-year anniversary of partly-free elections that contributed to the fall of communism, with the country still divided over its legacy. The country's liberal opposition argues that the 1989 vote was a milestone event in Poland's transition into a European...