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Lithuania president against any EU sanctions for Poland

Jul. 16, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lithuania's new president spoke out Tuesday against the possibility of European Union sanctions on Poland for changes the country has made to its judiciary. Gitanas Nauseda was sworn in last week and was making his first foreign trip to Poland for talks on European and bilateral...

Donors suspend funds for Poland's Jewish museum

Jul. 16, 2019 10:25 AM 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's Kaczynski says party will have a new leader in 2023

Jul. 14, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of the right-wing party that has governed Poland since 2015 said Sunday he plans to step down at some point to make way for a new leader in 2023. Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski is a lawmaker without a Cabinet post but is Poland's most powerful politician, forging...

Poland wants China to open market further for exports

Jul. 8, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's foreign minister says the country would like China to open up its market further to goods from Poland. Jacek Czaputowicz spoke Monday following talks with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on intensifying political and business ties between the two nations. Czaputowicz said...

Film producer and Holocaust survivor Artur Brauner dies

Jul. 7, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Artur Brauner, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who became one of post-World War II Germany's most prominent film producers, died Sunday at age 100. Brauner's family said he died in Berlin, the German news agency dpa reported. Culture Minister Monika Gruetters said Germany has lost one of the...

Gas explosion kills mother and 2 young daughters in Poland

Jul. 6, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in southern Poland say that a woman and her two children have been killed in a gas explosion in an apartment in the city of Bytom. Four other people have been hospitalized. A spokeswoman for local firefighters, Aneta Golebiowska, said the explosion occurred shortly after 1...

1 miner killed, 5 injured at Polish copper mines

Jul. 6, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's international copper mining company KGHM Polska Miedz says that one miner has been killed and five injured at two separate mines in the country's southwest. The company said Saturday that a 40-year-old operator of a mining machine was killed by falling rocks in the...

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...