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Europe's human rights court finds fault with Polish tribunal

May. 07, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights said Friday that Poland’s top court violated a local company’s right to fair trial because a judge on the review panel handling its case had been irregularly appointed to the tribunal. Law experts in Poland...

Play it again, Sam: Polish city recruits new bugle players

May. 06, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ready to welcome tourists back, Polish's southern city of Krakow has recruited two more trumpeters to play the city's trademark bugle call every hour from the tower in St. Mary’s Basilica. They joint a contingent traditionally composed of retired...

EU Court advisor: Poland's handling of judges against EU law

May. 06, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A top European Union legal advisor argued Thursday Poland's way of disciplining judges is contrary to EU law — a view the Polish government denounced as a politically motivated attack on the country's sovereignty. Those were the latest...

Polish lawmakers OK spending plan for EU recovery funds

May. 04, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

Polish lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve the nation’s spending plan for the 58 billion euros ($70 billion) it expects to receive from the European Union’s pandemic recovery plan. At a special parliament session, the vote was 290-33 in favor with 133 abstentions. ...

Poland sends its virus recovery plan to EU for approval

May. 03, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s government says it has sent European Union officials its spending plan for the 58 billion euros ($70 billion) it expects to receive from the bloc’s pandemic recovery plan. The spokesman for Poland's right-wing government, Piotr...

Ukraine, Baltics, Poland leaders meet on Polish holiday

May. 03, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lithuania's president said Monday that his country will never accept Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and Moscow's military pressure on eastern Ukraine, or the Kremlin's attempts to influence Belarus. President Gitanas Nauseda was in...

The Latest: 10% of Washington town positive for COVID-19

May. 01, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

REPUBLIC, Wash. -- About 10% of the population of Republic, a small city in north-central Washington, has tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak traced to large indoor events last month at the local Fraternal Order of Eagles hall. Ferry County Memorial Hospital...

Auschwitz inmates' families oppose ex-PM on museum council

Apr. 30, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Relatives of former Auschwitz prisoners from Poland are protesting the appointment of a top member of the country’s right-wing ruling party to an advisory council at the state-run Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in Poland. They argue that the former...

Egyptian mummy was a pregnant woman, not a male priest

Apr. 29, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish researchers examining an ancient Egyptian mummy that they expected to be a male priest were surprised when X-rays and computer tests revealed instead it was a mummy of a woman who had been seven months pregnant. The researchers said...

Polish govt, unions initial plan to phase out coal by 2049

Apr. 28, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The government of Poland, a country heavily reliant on coal, initialed an agreement with the coal mining industry Wednesday to phase out coal production by 2049. The deal, which has been under negotiation for months, marks the first time that the...