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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his meeting with ex-Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika and his appointed successor Igor Krasnov in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The upper house of Russian parliament is set to approve Krasnov's appointment Wednesday. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Poland calls on Putin to tell truth at WWII event in Israel

Jan. 21, 2020 1:26 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to refrain from using World War II and Holocaust victims for current political goals and pointed to wartime documents in which the Polish government called on the Allies to save Jews. Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon...

Poland: Far-right party chooses presidential candidate

Jan. 18, 2020 11:49 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's far-right Confederation party on Saturday chose a lawmaker who previously led an ultra-nationalist youth organization as its candidate in the country's spring presidential election. Krzysztof Bosak, one of the 11 Confederation members elected to Poland's 460-seat parliament...

In this Thursday Jan. 9, 2020 photo Polish Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki speaks to reporters in Warsaw, Poland. Following fall elections, Speaker Tomasz Grodzki, from the centrist opposition, has become the only politician with any real power to put up roadblocks to the populist ruling party as it seeks to exert full control of the judicial system. A prominent surgeon, Grodzki is using that role as much as he can, angering the government, which has been seeking to discredit him with claims he took bribes as a doctor. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poland rejects European legal experts' opinion as 'parody'

Jan. 16, 2020 12:10 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Pending legislation in Poland that gives politicians the authority to fire or fine judges would further undermine judicial independence in the country and violates European Union principles, European legal experts said Thursday. Members of the Council of Europe's Venice Commission...

Judges from Italy, the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe, many wearing their professional gowns, take part in a march in support of judicial independence in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday Jan. 11, 2020. The judges marched silently in Warsaw in a show of solidarity with Polish peers who are protesting a bill that would allow the government to fire judges who issue rulings officials don't like. (AP Photo/Vanessa Gera)

EU seeks to suspend chamber disciplining Polish judges

Jan. 14, 2020 2:52 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union asked its highest court on Tuesday to order the Polish government to suspend a new chamber to the country's Supreme Court whose job is to discipline judges. Polish government spokesman Piotr Mueller said the EU has no power to order the European Court of Justice to...

Judges from Italy, the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe, many wearing their professional gowns, take part in a march in support of judicial independence in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday Jan. 11, 2020. The judges marched silently in Warsaw in a show of solidarity with Polish peers who are protesting a bill that would allow the government to fire judges who issue rulings officials don't like. (AP Photo/Vanessa Gera)

Judges from across Europe march to defend Polish peers

Jan. 11, 2020 4:18 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Judges from across Europe, many of them dressed in their judicial robes, marched silently in Warsaw on Saturday in a show of solidarity with Polish peers who are protesting a bill that would allow the government to fire judges who issue rulings officials don't like. The judges...

Polish state TV ordered to apologize for migrants comments

Jan. 10, 2020 2:38 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A court in Poland has found state TV station guilty of insulting city authorities in Gdansk, including its slain mayor, and ordered the news station to publicly apologize and pay $13,000 to a refugee center. The Warsaw Provincial Court ruled Friday in a case filed in 2016 by Gdansk...

In this Thursday Jan. 9, 2020 photo Polish Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki speaks to reporters in Warsaw, Poland. Following fall elections, Speaker Tomasz Grodzki, from the centrist opposition, has become the only politician with any real power to put up roadblocks to the populist ruling party as it seeks to exert full control of the judicial system. A prominent surgeon, Grodzki is using that role as much as he can, angering the government, which has been seeking to discredit him with claims he took bribes as a doctor. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Polish Senate speaker pushes back against bribe allegations

Jan. 10, 2020 2:27 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent transplant surgeon who serves as speaker of Poland's Senate defended himself from allegations that he took bribes from patients, claims that appeared in state-controlled media and which the doctor-politician's supporters said were an attempt to discredit a government...

Polish President Andrzej Duda, left, and Archbishop of Warsaw Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz attend the 12th annual Epiphany procession in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Epiphany, the 12th night of Christmas, marks the day the three kings visited Christ. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Polish president boycotts Holocaust remembrance in Israel

Jan. 7, 2020 2:28 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president said Tuesday that he won't attend a commemoration in Israel to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp because he was not asked to speak at the forum along with world leaders who include the presidents of Russia and Germany....

FILE -- In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 photo Matthew Tyrmand, right, is pictured as he gives testimony in a district court in Warsaw, Poland against Polish journalist Tomasz Piatek, left, who looks at him from his seat. Tyrmand has lost a defamation case that he brought against Piatek and his newspaper publisher for an article that described him as 'part of the global war by the right wing against democracy'. The judge ruled on Friday rejected Tyrmand's argument that the article was defamatory, saying it was based on facts. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)

Bannon protege loses case against liberal Polish newspaper

Jan. 3, 2020 3:06 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An American conservative activist and Steve Bannon protege lost a defamation case Friday against a Polish journalist who described him as “Trump's man” and part of a global war against democracy by the political right. Matthew Tyrmand, a 38-year-old American with Polish...

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. European Union leaders are gathering Friday to discuss Britain's departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured an election majority that should allow him to push the Brexit deal through parliament. (Christian Hartmann, Pool Photo via AP)

US, German, Israeli envoys weigh in on Russian WWII claims

Dec. 30, 2019 1:43 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S, German and Israeli ambassadors in Warsaw weighed in Monday against claims by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Poland bears part of the blame for the outbreak of World War II. “Dear President Putin, Hitler and Stalin colluded to start WWII. That is a fact. Poland...