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After fall of last town, IS loses grip over Iraqis

Rawa - "Islamic State - Euphrates Province" reads an abandoned sign covered by dust and sand in the Iraqi town of Rawa.

Poland slams 'neo-Nazi' march claim

Varsovia - Poland's president on Friday slammed remarks by a senior European Parliament member who called the tens of thousands of people at a controversial Polish Independence Day march "fascists" and "neo-Nazis".

Top Polish politicos 'dream' of demolishing Stalinist palace

Warsaw - Two senior Polish politicians want an iconic Stalinist-era tower in the heart of the Polish capital razed to the ground, as the country's rightwing government seeks to banish all traces of the communist era from public life.

Secret Holocaust-era archive on display in Poland

Warsaw - Eight decades ago, Jewish archivists facing death in the Warsaw Ghetto hid a trove of documents they hoped would bear testimony to the sufferings of the Holocaust.

Polish leaders condemn 'xenophobia' after huge far-right march

Warsaw - Poland's right-wing leaders on Monday spoke out against xenophobia after a controversial Independence Day march organised by far-right groups.

Tens of thousands join Polish nationalists' march on independence day

Warsaw - Carrying Polish flags and throwing red smoke bombs, tens of thousands of people on Saturday joined a march in Warsaw organised by far-right nationalists to mark independence day, while counter-protesters rallied against fascism.

Poland rules out 'Polexit' but slams European Commission

Warsaw - Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo on Thursday said her country would not follow Britain and leave the European Union, but criticised the European Commission for overstepping its brief.

Activists occupy ranger headquarters in primeval forest dispute

Warsaw - Several dozen environmental activists on Thursday occupied the Warsaw headquarters of Poland's state forest management agency to protest against logging in the Bialowieza forest, a protected UNESCO site that includes Europe's last primeval woodland.

Poland eyes cybersecurity in skies

Warsaw - Poland on Wednesday agreed to test a cybersecurity pilot programme for the aviation sector as Europe's EASA civil aviation authority tackles the potential threats posed by hackers to air traffic.

German minister's resistance remarks unacceptable: Poland

Warsaw - Poland on Monday accused Germany's defence minister of calling on Poles to engage in anti-government activity, labelling it "unacceptable".

Poles march in memory of man who self-immolated in protest

Warsaw - More than 1,000 Poles on Monday took part in a silent march in memory of Piotr Szczesny, who set himself on fire last month to protest the governing conservatives.

Poles launch petition over French plan to axe cross

Varsovia - More than 38,000 people signed an online petition as of Thursday protesting against a French court order to remove a cross from a statue of the late Polish-born Pope John Paul II in Brittany, western France.

Poles honour the dead at Skull Chapel

Poland - From inside the tiny baroque Skull Chapel in southern Poland, Father Romuald Brudnowski offers up a prayer for thousands of nameless individuals whose bones line the walls of an unusual place of worship.

Pole dies after setting himself on fire in protest

Varsovia - A man who set himself on fire in Warsaw earlier this month has died, Polish media reported Monday, with his family saying he acted in protest against Poland's rightwing government.The 54-year-old man identified only as Piotr S.

UN envoy says Polish separation of powers 'under threat'

Varsovia - A United Nations envoy on Friday warned that a judicial overhaul undertaken by the conservative Polish government has jeopardised the separation of powers and independence of the courts.

Polish health sector needs treatment: striking doctors

Varsovia - A month into a hunger strike by young Polish doctors, whose call for more public health spending the public backs, and the results are in: the medical sector needs treatment.

Poland objects to planned visit by US white supremacist

Varsovia - Poland's foreign ministry on Thursday said it objected to a visit by US white supremacist Richard Spencer, whom Polish nationalists have invited to an Independence Day event next month.

Polish women table liberal abortion legislation

Varsovia - A Polish women's rights groups on Monday submitted a draft law to parliament to liberalise the EU nation's restrictive abortion law, a move bound to fail in the conservative-dominated lower house.

Rights group accuses Poland of crackdown on protesters

Varsovia - Amnesty International on Thursday alleged police and justice authorities in Poland are suppressing anti-government protesters, a claim flatly rejected by the interior ministry.

Pole attempts self-immolation in likely anti-govt protest

Varsovia - A man set himself on fire in the heart of Warsaw Thursday in what appeared to be a protest against Poland's rightwing government, according to leaflets found at the site. "I was leaving a city council meeting and saw a man burning.
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