Stories tagged: Poland
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.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Polish govt gets more power over the courts, defying EU
Polish lawmakers overwhelming approved two bills Friday that would give the ruling party greater power over the judiciary despite blunt warnings from elsewhere in Europe that the legislation contravenes democratic …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Polish finance chief Morawiecki to be the new prime minister
Poland’s prime minister has resigned and will be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the conservative ruling party announced Thursday.
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Polish prosecutors open racism probe of far-right march
Prosecutors in Poland opened an investigation Monday to determine if statements expressed during a march by far-right nationalists in Warsaw this month violated laws against propagating racism.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
EU official Tusk likens Poland policies to ‘Kremlin plan’
European Council President Donald Tusk has strongly criticized the policies of the ruling right-wing party in his native Poland, prompting an angry retort from the prime minister.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Poland slams EU Parliament actions as ‘scandalous’
Poland’s government hit back Wednesday after the European Parliament launched action over concerns that the right-wing government in Warsaw has compromised the independence of the judiciary and risks breaching fundamental …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 6:06 p.m.
Polish president sharply condemns weekend nationalist march
The Polish president has sharply condemned expressions of xenophobia and racism at a weekend march by nationalists, saying there is no place in the country for anti-Semitism and “sick nationalism.”
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
60,000 join far-right march on Poland’s Independence Day
Tens of thousands of nationalists marched in a demonstration organized by far-right groups in Warsaw Saturday, as Poles celebrated their country’s Independence Day.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Polish government asks citizens to multiply like rabbits
The Polish government is encouraging citizens to go forth and multiply like rabbits.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Silent march in Poland honors man who set himself on fire
Hundreds of people marched in silence Monday to honor a man who set himself on fire to protest policies by Poland’s ruling party that he said are destroying the rule …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Poles pray for peace at border; some see anti-Muslim agenda
Polish Catholics held rosaries and prayed together Saturday along the country’s 2,000-mile border, appealing to the Virgin Mary and God for salvation for Poland and the world in a national …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Stateless Mikheil Saakashvili breaks through into Ukraine
Mikheil Saakashvili’s strategy for returning to Ukraine despite the revocation of his citizenship changed Sunday when the stateless ex-officeholder boarded a train that runs from Poland straight into the Ukrainian …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Germany rejects Polish demand for World War II reparations
The German government said Friday that the question of paying reparations to Poland for World War II has been resolved for over 60 years and there’s no reason to reopen …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
Polish minister: EU leaders erasing Poles from WWII memory
Poland’s defense minister accused European critics of trying to “erase” the tragic fate Poles suffered at German hands during World War II “from the historical memory of Europe.”
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
People from across Europe protest logging in Polish forest
Hundreds of people have gathered in an ancient forest in Poland to protest the widespread logging the government has ordered there.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 6:16 p.m.
Poles commemorate Warsaw Uprising on 73rd anniversary
Sirens wailed across Poland’s capital on Tuesday as the country marked the 73rd anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, a doomed revolt against the occupying Germans during World War II.
Fri., July 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
EU court orders Poland to halt logging in ancient forest
A European court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately stop cutting trees in Europe’s last pristine woodland, the Bialowieza Forest.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
E.U. still open to sanctioning Poland over judicial overhaul
The European Union’s executive arm remains open to triggering sanctions against Poland for limiting judicial independence despite the Polish president’s decision to veto parts of a controversial legal overhaul, a …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Polish president signs 1 of 3 contested laws on judiciary
The office of Poland’s president said Tuesday that he has signed into law one of three contested bills that critics say limit the independence of the judiciary.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
President’s vetoes mark latest stage in Polish legal battle
A legislative package that would have put Poland’s judicial system under the control of the country’s governing party has sparked mass protests across the country. Critics who argued that it …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
Polish president vetoes judiciary laws amid EU, public outcry
Poland’s president vetoed part of a judicial overhaul that’s triggered one of the country’s deepest political crises since the fall of communism and touched off debate in the European Union …
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Poles protest for eighth day over contentious judicial changes
Thousands of Poles are protesting for the eighth day over a plan by the ruling party that would drastically limit the independence of the judiciary.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
British royals feted on visit to Poland with their children
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shook hands with wellwishers and met with World War II veterans in Poland on Monday at the start of a two-country goodwill trip that …
Sun., July 9, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Is the press undermining Trump on foreign soil?
If the media weren’t consciously trying to undercut the president’s authority while he was overseas, then unconsciously, they were doing a pretty good job.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Poland democracy hero Lech Walesa hospitalized, said ‘weak’
Poland’s former president Lech Walesa, a democracy hero, has been hospitalized with heart problems in his Baltic coast home city of Gdansk.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
10K to be evacuated in Poland while WWII bomb is destroyed
Authorities in eastern Poland have ordered an evacuation of some 10,000 people and the temporary closure of the road to Belarus on Sunday to allow for the removal and destruction …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
In Poland, Trump says of Russian meddling: ‘Nobody really knows for sure’
Hours before a crucial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump stopped short Thursday of condemning Moscow for meddling in the U.S. presidential election – and refused to …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
President Trump welcomed by cheering, flag-waving supporters in Warsaw
Donald Trump was welcomed Thursday by an enthusiastic crowd in Warsaw that chanted his name and waved U.S. and Polish flags when he delivered an address – just as Poland’s …