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Former Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski signs with Polish team

Former Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski is going home to continue his professional basketball career.

Former Gonzaga forward Sam Dower Jr. resuming pro career in Poland

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Sam Dower Jr. is resuming his professional basketball career with his former team in Poland.

European Union moves against Poland for its new court law

The European Union opened another rule-of-law procedure Monday against Poland over what it sees as flaws in the country’s Supreme Court law, intensifying a standoff that could threaten Poland’s EU …

Another motorcycle maker considers moving output overseas

A Minnesota-based company said on Friday that it is considering moving production of some motorcycles out of the country because of European tariffs, just days after Harley-Davidson announced a similar …

UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 2:32 p.m.

LeMond, Holocaust survivors ride to celebrate Jewish life

Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, two Holocaust survivors and dozens of others took part in a symbolic ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to a Jewish cultural center in Poland to …

UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

Japan advances on yellow cards despite losing at World Cup

Japan advanced to the knockout round at the World Cup on a tiebreaker by receiving fewer yellow cards than Senegal. The Japanese lost to Poland 1-0 in their final group …

Falcao scores, Colombia beats Poland 3-0 at World Cup

Four years after Radamel Falcao was supposed to lead Colombia at the World Cup, he’s doing just that. Falcao missed the tournament in Brazil with a knee injury and had …

UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 8:57 a.m.

Poland’s Walesa urges opposition to unite ahead of elections

Lech Walesa, Poland’s former president and pro-democracy leader, said Saturday he is joining forces with the opposition to prevent Poland’s right-wing ruling party from winning a string of upcoming elections.

UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 1:28 p.m.

Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup

Senegal became the first African team to win at this year’s World Cup. The team defeated Poland 2-1 on a first-half own-goal and a controversial second-half score by Mbaye Niang. …

Pride parades and rainbow art defy conservative Polish times

Pride celebrations come as LGBT activists say a conservative turn in Poland is forcing them to fight harder for their rights, even though their hope of seeing same-sex marriage legalized …

UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 8:50 a.m.

Bodies of 2 Polish miners recovered week after quake

Officials in Poland say that they have recovered the bodies of two miners killed when an earthquake hit a coal mine in southern Poland last week, bringing the death toll …

Two found dead in quake-hit Polish coal mine; 3 still missing

Polish rescue workers on Sunday found the bodies of two miners after an earthquake hit a coal mine in southern Poland.

UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 2:31 p.m.

Rescue workers in Poland locate 3rd coal miner, 4 missing

Two missing coal miners were found hurt but conscious after a quake struck a mine Saturday in southern Poland, and scores of rescue workers were still trying to reach five …

UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Israeli, Polish presidents join Holocaust remembrance march

The Israeli and Polish presidents sought to calm bitter feelings that have flared between their nations as they joined thousands at a Holocaust remembrance event Thursday at the former Nazi …

UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Poland to sign deal to buy U.S. Patriot air defense systems

Poland says it will sign a deal Wednesday to purchase U.S. air defense Patriot missile systems as it seeks to bolster its defenses against a resurgent Russia.

Four killed, 24 injured in Poland apartment building collapse

An apartment block collapsed Sunday in Poland’s western city of Poznan, killing four people and injuring 24 others, officials said as teams of firefighters and rescuers with dogs combed the …

Polish law criminalizing some Holocaust speech takes effect

A Polish law that makes it a crime to falsely accuse the Polish nation of crimes committed by Nazi Germany took effect Thursday, part of a wider effort by nationalist …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

U.S. Jewish group sparks anger in Poland with Holocaust video

A prominent Jewish-American foundation removed a video from YouTube, which had sparked outrage in Poland and beyond on Wednesday with its provocative use of the historically inaccurate term “Polish Holocaust” …

Ukraine deports opposition leader Saakashvili to Poland

Opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili was deported from Ukraine to Poland on Monday after being detained by armed, masked men at a restaurant in Kiev and rushed to the airport, Ukrainian …

Polish adviser says Israel wants ‘monopoly on the Holocaust’

An adviser to Poland’s president says he thinks Israel’s negative reaction to a law criminalizing some statements about Poland’s actions during World War II stemmed from a “feeling of shame …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Polish law barring some Holocaust speech signed, referred

Poland’s president on Tuesday signed legislation that outlaws blaming Poland as a nation for Holocaust crimes committed by Nazi Germany, defying both criticism from Israel and a warning from the …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 10:51 a.m.

Polish PM: Holocaust bill needed, but timing wasn’t good

Legislation to criminalize certain statements about the Holocaust in Poland could have been timed and presented better, the country’s prime minister acknowledged Friday, but he insisted that the law is …

Israel slams bill to outlaw blaming Poles for crimes of WWII

Israeli leaders angrily criticized pending legislation in Poland that would outlaw blaming Poles for the crimes of the Holocaust, with some accusing the Polish government of outright denial Saturday as …

Tillerson seeks to show ‘America First’ isn’t America alone

As President Donald Trump declared that “America First does not mean America alone” at a global economic forum in Switzerland, his top diplomat was on a European trip of his …

U.S., Poland oppose gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany

The United States and Poland on Saturday took a strong stand against a planned gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany, saying it is part of a Kremlin scheme to politicize …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 8:28 a.m.

EU takes historical step threatening Poland with sanctions

The European Union’s executive arm triggered proceedings against Poland on Wednesday over Warsaw’s contentious overhaul of the justice system, a move that could lead to unprecedented sanctions as Brussels struggles …

Missing Polish fighter jet found; pilot ejected before crash

Wreckage from a Polish fighter jet that disappeared from radar Monday was found near a domestic air base, but the pilot of the Russian-made plane survived the crash, a defense …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Members of Polish death metal band Decapitated released from jail while awaiting Spokane rape trial

All four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated have been released from jail.

New PM: Poland needs to protect its national interests

Poland “fits the European puzzle” and should be allowed to protect its national interests and character even while being a member of the European Union, the country’s new prime minister …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

Poland’s new prime minister sworn in with old Cabinet

Poland’s new prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, was officially sworn into office Monday along with the Cabinet members who served under his predecessor.