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UN refugee agency concerned by Polish law allowing pushbacks

Oct. 15, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency on Friday expressed deep concern about legislation Poland adopted this week allowing the arbitrary rejection of migrants' asylum applications. The new legislation, approved by parliament on Thursday, came in...

Syrian migrant found dead on Polish-Belarusian border

Oct. 14, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police said Thursday they have found the body of a Syrian migrant near the border with Belarus, the latest fatality among people trying to illegally cross the European Union’s eastern border through dense forest and swamps. Bialystok...

Poland's president urges EU to stop Belarus migrant 'push'

Oct. 07, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union should take “specific actions” to stop Belarus “pushing” migrants across its border into Polish territory, Poland's president said on Thursday. President Andrzej Duda didn’t outline what those actions might be, but...

Belarus opposition leader warns of border migration crisis

Oct. 06, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Belarus' exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on Wednesday urged the global community to stop a “humanitarian catastrophe” which she said is being created by the Belarusian regime facilitating largescale migration into the European Union. ...

Polish gov't to ask president to extend state of emergency

Sep. 28, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The spokesman for Poland’s government said the authorities will ask President Andrzej Duda to extend by 60 days the state of emergency along the border with Belarus to support efforts to stop an influx of migrants there that Warsaw says is organized by Belarus. ...

COVID at the UN: One topic, used to make many points

Sep. 24, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

For the United States, COVID-19 was about leadership and “a dose of hope.” For Iran, it was about the inhumanity of sanctions. Tiny Palau, largely virus-free, used its precious speech minutes to praise Taiwan for its support during the pandemic — and, not incidentally, to urge the...

EU Parliament asks Polish PM to stop law primacy court case

Sep. 16, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Parliament adopted a resolution Thursday calling on Poland’s prime minister to cancel a case in which he asks a top Polish court whether Poland’s or the European Union's law takes precedence in the country. The court’s ruling,...

Jewish leaders bury remains found in former Warsaw ghetto

Sep. 14, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw's Jewish community buried an unidentified Holocaust victim on Tuesday whose remains were discovered this summer in a building that was within the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. “We are here as the family for a person we don't know,”...

Polish nun, cardinal who defied communism are beatified

Sep. 12, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's top political leaders on Sunday attended the beatification of two revered figures of the Catholic church — a cardinal who led the Polish church's resistance to communism and a blind nun who devoted her life to helping others who couldn't see. ...

Merkel calls migrant push at EU's border 'unacceptable'

Sep. 11, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that she found it unacceptable that refugees were being used to apply pressure to Poland and other European Union members on the border with Belarus. Speaking at a news conference during what she said...