Latest Poland News

Missing Polish coal miner found alive more than two days after an earthquake

Jul. 13, 2024 14:13 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A miner who was reported missing after an earthquake shook Poland's Rydultowy coal mine has been found alive more than two days after the accident that killed one of his colleagues and injured another 17, local officials said Saturday. The miner has been...

With words, deeds and arms deals, allies make the case for NATO in terms that would appeal to Trump

Jul. 13, 2024 08:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — European allies in NATO are stepping up their military spending, just as Donald Trump wanted. They're pointing to common interests, such as concerns over China. They’re creating American jobs by buying U.S. weapons. In words, deeds and arms deals, leaders of the...

Poland's centrist government suffers defeat in vote on liberalizing abortion law

Jul. 12, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his centrist coalition government suffered a bitter defeat Friday in parliament, where a slim majority rejected legislation that would have eased the strict anti-abortion law. The vote was 218-215 with two abstentions...

Rescuers resume search for a miner missing after Polish mine accident killed 1, injured 17

Jul. 12, 2024 09:27 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescuers resumed an underground search for a missing miner in southern Poland Friday after a powerful tremor shook the Rydultowy coal mine the previous day, killing one miner and injuring 17 others. Aleksandra Wysocka-Siembiga, spokeswoman for the Polish Coal...

He was orphaned in the Holocaust and never met any family. Now he has cousins, thanks to DNA tests

Jul. 11, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Shalom Korai never knew his real name or his birthday. He was saved from the streets of a burning Warsaw neighborhood while he was a toddler during World War II, when the rest of his family was killed by Nazis in Poland. He grew up and lived in Israel...

A miner dies and another is missing after a coal mine accident in Poland. 17 miners are injured

Jul. 11, 2024 15:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One of the Polish coal miners who were injured when a tremor struck the Rydultowy coal mine on Thursday has died in hospital, a mining official in southern Poland said. At least 17 miners were reported injured in the accident. The tremor, deep underground took...

Poland hopes new NATO training center could prepare Ukrainians living abroad to fight Russia

Jul. 10, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new joint training center in Poland that NATO is setting up with Ukraine ideally would be used to provide military training to potentially “millions” of Ukrainian civilians living abroad who would be willing to come home to join the fight against Russia, a senior Polish...

NATO leaders are descending on Washington. Here's what to know

Jul. 08, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NATO leaders meet this week for a summit commemorating the 75th anniversary of the military alliance, which has never been larger and more focused but is also facing potentially existential threats from outside and within. If Russia’s war in Ukraine, challenges...

Britain's new top diplomat in Poland discusses closer ties with Europe and support for Ukraine

Jul. 07, 2024 10:11 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Britain’s new Foreign Secretary David Lammy held talks with his Polish counterpart on Sunday as part of his first international trip seeking to tighten U.K. relations with the European Union and stress support for Ukraine in its war against Russia. Lammy...

Leaders of Poland, Germany meet to mend strained ties and discuss Europe's security

Jul. 02, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Government leaders of Poland and Germany held consultations Tuesday aimed at giving a new impulse to bilateral relations that sagged under Poland’s previous government and to jointly declare responsibility for Europe’s security in turbulent times. German...