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Tusk accuses Poland's ruling conservatives of 'abuse of power'

Warsaw - Outgoing EU Council President Donald Tusk on Monday accused the governing conservatives from his home country of Poland of exploiting state institutions for political purposes and propaganda.

Palestinian minister hits back at Israeli annexation talk

Warsaw - The Palestinian foreign minister on Monday called for sanctions on Israel if it starts to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.But Riyad al-Maliki also questioned whether Israel was a "holy cow" no one dare touch.

Facebook on trial for 'censorship' in Poland

Warsaw - A Polish court held a first hearing Wednesday in a case brought against Facebook by a historian who claims the tech giant engaged in "censorship" by suspending accounts that had posted about a nationalist rally in Warsaw.

Poland marks landmark vote that rang the Soviet bloc's death knell

Gdansk - European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday hailed the Polish election 30 years ago that heralded the peaceful demise of the entire Soviet bloc, holding it up as a reminder that China's bloody Tiananmen crackdown that same day was not the only po...

Poland marks 30 years since election of first non-communist govt

Gdansk - Thirty years after Poland's election that heralded the peaceful demise of the entire Soviet bloc, anti-communist icon Lech Walesa on Tuesday warned against the dangers of demagoguery, populism and income inequality in capitalist societies today.

Jews slam Polish PM for calling WWII restitution a win for Hitler

Warsaw - The World Jewish Congress on Monday condemned the Polish prime minister for saying that holding Poland liable for the restitution of Jewish property seized by the Nazis during WWII would hand a "posthumous victory" to Hitler.

Thousands of Poles, including Tusk, hold pro-EU rally before vote

Warsaw - European Council chief Donald Tusk on Saturday joined thousands at a pro-Europe opposition rally in Warsaw, calling on his fellow Poles to vote against the eurosceptic governing conservatives in this month's EU elections."You have no choice....

Poland tightens laws on paedophiles as crisis hits church

Warsaw - Poland on Thursday raised jail terms for convicted paedophiles to a maximum 30 years after a groundbreaking documentary on child sex abuse among Polish priests sparked public outrage and a crisis in the devoutly Catholic country's church.

Polish paedophilia scandal rocks political scene

Warsaw - A Polish documentary on clergy paedophilia that has shocked the devout country could deal a blow to the chances of the ruling conservatives in this month's European Parliament elections, given the party's close ties to the Catholic Church, analysts sai...

Poland cracks down on child sex abuse as priest film goes viral

Warsaw - Poland's right-wing government on Tuesday unveiled plans to crack down on paedophiles by raising prison sentences to a maximum 30 years as a ground-breaking documentary on paedophilia among Polish priests went viral in the Catholic country.

Rare footage of life in Warsaw Jewish ghetto shown in Poland

Warsaw - Scenes of starving Jewish children smuggling food, a dead body on the sidewalk, were captured in never-before-seen footage of Warsaw's wartime ghetto by an amateur fillmmaker in 1941.

Poland cancels Israeli visit over WWII property restitution row

Warsaw - Poland on Monday said it had scrapped a visit by Israeli officials over their intention to raise the issue of the restitution of Jewish properties seized during the Holocaust, a matter Warsaw insists is closed.

Poland's Kaczynski vows crackdown on child sex abuse

Warsaw - The leader of Poland's governing right-wing party vowed Sunday to crack down on child sex abuse as an in-depth documentary on paedophilia among Polish priests went viral in the Catholic country.

Polish far-right protests US law on Jewish restitution

Warsaw - Several thousand nationalists rallied in Warsaw on Saturday against a US law on the restitution of Jewish properties seized during the Holocaust, an issue which has surfaced ahead of parliamentary elections later this year.

Timmermans calls on all EU members to adopt minimum wage

Warsaw - European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans on Monday called for each EU member to have a minimum wage equivalent to 60 percent of its median salary to reduce the bloc's growing wealth gap.

EU's Tusk raps Polish government on constitution

Warsaw - EU Council President Donald Tusk accused Poland's government on Friday of failing to respect the country's fundamental law as it marked its Constitution Day amid speculation that he could return home to run for president next year.

Italy's Five Star party seeks political shift in EU

Warsaw - Italy's Five Star Movement (M5S) wants to team up with like-minded anti-establishment parties and form a new grouping within the European Parliament to wrest power from the traditional left and right, its leader said Sunday.

Kaczynski calls LGBT rights a 'threat' to Poland

Warsaw - Poland's ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has denounced LGBT rights, gender theory and UN sex education recommendations as a "threat" to the devout Catholic EU country.

EPP's Weber wants to 'stop' Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

Warsaw - The lead candidate for Europe's conservative bloc in next month's EU elections has said he would try to stop the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline if he becomes European Commission president, according to an interview published Tuesday.

Jewish group slams Polish burning of effigy

Warsaw - The World Jewish Congress has condemned a Polish town after reports that residents hung and burnt an effigy "made to look like a stereotypical Jew" in a revival of an old Easter tradition.
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