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EU orders Poland to pay 70 million euros in spat over judges

Jan. 20, 2022 11:45 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union is ordering Poland to pay a fine of nearly 70 million euros ($80 million) for its failure to shut down a disciplinary chamber with the power to suspend or otherwise punish judges for their rulings, an official said Thursday. The move is just...

Sick bear cub in Poland euthanized as no improvement

Jan. 20, 2022 08:11 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Veterinarians in Poland said Thursday that they euthanized a brown bear cub after more than a week of treatment failed to ease his serious neurological symptoms. The veterinarians said on Facebook the male bear, named Ada, would not have been able to survive...

Polish airliner struck by lightning, returns to airport

Jan. 20, 2022 07:54 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — LOT Polish Airlines says one of its planes was struck by lightning shortly after takeoff on Thursday, prompting the plane to return to Warsaw, where it landed safely. Airline spokesman Krzysztof Moczulski said the lighting hit a Boeing 787 Dreamliner that was...

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

Jan. 20, 2022 03:08 AM EST

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party. The World Economic Forum in Davos. Europe’s largest...

Medical workers fear Polish hospitals can't handle new surge

Jan. 19, 2022 12:13 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Doctors and medical workers in Poland fear the country's health care system may not be able to cope with the latest surge of COVID-19 infections. More than 30,000 new cases in 24 hours were reported Wednesday in this nation of 38 million people and health...

EU to subtract millions from funds to Poland over coal mine

Jan. 19, 2022 09:03 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union is starting the process to deduct millions of euros from payments to Poland in order to cover fines imposed on Warsaw for ignoring a court injunction to close down a coal mine, an official said Wednesday. The European Court of Justice ruled...

Still no deal in Czech, Poland lignite mine dispute

Jan. 18, 2022 16:17 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The environment ministers of Poland and the Czech Republic said Tuesday they have made progress but still need to consult on some points in solving a stalemate over a Polish lignite mine the Czech government says is harmful to its citizens who live near the countries'...

Polish chief auditor seeks to question leader over spying

Jan. 18, 2022 13:47 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's chief auditor said Tuesday that he plans to initiate an audit of the state's supervision of the secret services following revelations of illegal surveillance of government critics with powerful spyware. Marian Banas, president of the Supreme Audit...

Poland: some 600 migrant crossings foiled this year

Jan. 18, 2022 09:41 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Border Guard authorities say that almost 600 attempts by migrants at illegally crossing the border from Belarus have been foiled so far this year. The attempts have continued since their peak in the fall, but the number of...

Poland expects highest infection rate so far in new wave

Jan. 18, 2022 07:09 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's health officials say that the country has entered a new, fifth wave, in the coronavirus pandemic, predicting that it it will peak in mid-February at about 60,000 new infections per day or even more. Waldemar Kraska, the deputy health minister, said...