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Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest in Poland

Sep. 22, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes. Poland's economy is booming and wages have been rising in the private sector. But those who protested Saturday say their...

Polish leader resists view that he was disrespected by Trump

Sep. 21, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president is fighting back against criticism at home over a photo posted by Donald Trump that some say shows the Polish leader in a subservient role during a White House visit. Trump tweeted photos of himself with President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday, including one of them...

AP Interview: Chopin contest winner praises old pianos

Sep. 21, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The winner of the world's 1st Chopin competition on historic pianos says the search for the original sound restores the appeal of classical music and helps artists understand the composer's intentions. Tomasz Ritter of Poland was named the best of 30 young pianists at the 1st...

Polish police arrest suspect in rock attack on synagogue

Sep. 21, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police in the Polish city of Gdansk have detained a 27-year-old man suspected of smashing a synagogue window during the Yom Kippur holiday earlier this week. Security footage showed a man hurling a rock at the New Synagogue on Wednesday evening. Several people were nearby inside,...

Polish police looking for man who threw stone into synagogue

Sep. 20, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police are looking for a man who threw a stone into a synagogue in the city of Gdansk as members of the Jewish community were praying at the end of the Yom Kippur holiday. On Thursday, police released security footage of the incident, which shows a man in a dark shirt and jeans...

Court rules against Poland over plane crash exhumations

Sep. 20, 2018 10:34 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Court of Human rights has ruled that the Polish government violated the rights of two women whose husbands were exhumed without their consent as part of a probe into a plane crash that also killed the president. The government in 2016 ordered autopsies of many of the...

The Latest: China's premier appeals for global support

Sep. 18, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade war (all times local): ___ 11:30 p.m. China's No. 2 leader has appealed for global support for free trade following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in an escalating battle over Beijing's technology policy. Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday in a...

Fort Trump? Polish leader dangles offer to US president

Sep. 18, 2018 4:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poland's leader pressed President Donald Trump on Tuesday to consider creating a permanent American military base in Poland, offering a tempting incentive: The installation would be called "Fort Trump." Polish President Andrzej Duda extended the invitation during a one-on-one meeting with...

The Latest: Polish leader proposes US base called Fort Trump

Sep. 18, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The president of Poland is telling President Donald Trump that he'd like the U.S. to create a permanent American base in Poland that would be named Fort Trump. Trump says that...

EU official sees new justice independence threat in Poland

Sep. 18, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official says Poland's government appears to have taken new steps recently that could undermine the independence of its judiciary and shows no sign of backing down. European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said Tuesday that since June talks with Warsaw his...