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Saule Technologies has breakthrough in perovskite solar cell

Nanotechnology, a science that focuses on understanding materials on an atomic scale, is being utilized to print solar panels using perovskite crystals, a cheap and highly sensitive mineral that was first found in the Ural Mountains of Russia in 1839.

Poland's leader condemns anti-Semitism, praises Israel

Varsovia - The powerful head of Poland's governing right-wing party denounced anti-Semitism and hailed Israel at a ceremony Monday honouring Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.

Poland hikes defence spending surpassing NATO target

Varsovia - Poland on Friday hiked defence spending above the 2 percent of GDP target set by NATO which few member states have so far have met.

Poland's rightwing government takes control of NGO funding

Varsovia - Poland's parliament voted Friday to create a body to distribute funds to non-governmental organisations, a move slammed by the opposition as a bid by the rightwing government to control NGOs.

German, Polish presidents eye 'calm' talks on war reparations

Varsovia - The heads of state of Germany and Poland agreed Thursday that a "calm discussion" was necessary to address the question of reparations from World War II, the Polish presidency said.

Poland accuses EU's top court of bias in primeval forest case

Varsovia - Poland on Wednesday accused the EU's top court of taking sides in a lawsuit lodged by the European Commission against it for logging in the Bialowieza Forest, Europe's last primeval woodland.

Poland's defence chief to hold talks in Paris on Wednesday

Varsovia - Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz will travel to Paris on Wednesday for talks with his French counterpart Florence Parly, against a backdrop of strained relations between the two countries.

Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili forces way into Ukraine

Medyka - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and hundreds of his supporters forced their way into Ukraine on Sunday in a bid by the firebrand politician to reclaim his citizenship stripped by President Petro Poroshenko after they fell out.

Former Georgian president Saakashvili forces his way into Ukraine

Medyka - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and hundreds of his supporters on Sunday forced their way into Ukraine in a bid by the firebrand politician to reclaim his citizenship stripped by President Petro Poroshenko after they fell out.

EU commissioner says eurosceptic members 'greater danger' than Brexit

Krak - Brussels considers eurosceptic members of the European Union more of a threat to the bloc's cohesion than Britain's leaving, EU commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said Friday.

Poland 'ready' to demand WWII reparations from Germany: PM

Varsovia - Poland's rightwing premier Thursday said she believed her country had the right to demand World War II reparations from Germany but added that her government was still mulling its official position.

Polish PM accuses Macron of pursuing 'protectionism' in EU

Varsovia - Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo on Wednesday accused French President Emmanuel Macron of "trying to introduce protectionism" amid their clash over his proposals to overhaul a controversial EU rule on sending workers abroad.

Saakashvili says determined to return to Ukraine Sunday

Varsovia - Exiled former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili said he was determined to return to Ukraine on Sunday, despite Tbilisi's request that Kiev detain and extradite him, amid his feud with the Ukrainian leader.

Poland warns multi-speed Europe could spawn 'more Brexits'

Varsovia - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday warned that a multi-speed Europe could spawn "more Brexits" and the breakdown of the EU, after powerful eurozone members like France and Germany backed the model.

Poland wants talks with Germany on WWII payout: minister

Varsovia - Poland and Germany should hold "serious talks" about World War II reparations, the Polish foreign minister said Monday, after his colleague said the figure could be as high as one trillion dollars.

Polish grandpa conquers Atlantic again in third kayak odyssey

Varsovia - A Polish grandfather on Sunday completed his third solo trans-Atlantic kayak crossing, arriving on the French coast 111 days after dipping his paddle into the waters off the US state of New Jersey."Hello!

Polish PM rejects 'blackmail' on EU migrant quotas

Varsovia - Poland's rightwing premier said Sunday that her country would not be "blackmailed" by its "largest" EU partners into accepting thousands of asylum seekers under a quota system for spreading them throughout the bloc.

In Warsaw, youths rescue Europe's largest Jewish cemetery

Varsovia - Wielding axes, rakes and shears, young European volunteers with sweat on their brows have been sprucing up the continent's largest Jewish cemetery, a Warsaw site largely neglected since the Holocaust.

Anti-Semitism being 'normalised' in Poland, Jewish Congress warns

Varsovia - The European Jewish Congress expressed "grave concerns" Thursday over an increase in anti-Semitic acts in Poland under the rightwing Law and Justice government.

Walesa joins voices saying Poland is pushing EU away

Varsovia - Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa said Wednesday that Poland was pushing the European Union away, echoing comments made this month by French and German leaders against Warsaw's rightwing government.
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