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Poland seeks to cut funding for opposition movement

Warsaw - Poland's interior ministry has asked a court to replace the board of a foundation tied to a protest movement, known for rallying against far-right parties and the controversial right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) government.

Poland's freedom icon Walesa backs disabled protesters

Warsaw - Poland's freedom icon Lech Walesa on Monday rallied behind a group of young disabled Poles who have spent 34 days camped out at parliament demanding the right-wing government increase their meagre living allowance.

In Poland, disabled protest camp puts pressure on govt

Varsovia - Sitting in wheelchairs or lying on blankets, a handful of young disabled Poles have spent the past month camped out at the Polish parliament, demanding the government increase their meagre living allowance.

Thousands turn out for Poland's Freedom march

Warsaw - Thousands of people marched in Warsaw on Saturday to defend rights they say are threatened by the ruling nationalist government's policies and to demonstrate support for the European Union.

Choc-a-block traffic after tanker spill in Poland

Warsaw - A tanker truck turned a stretch of highway into Poland's sweet spot when it spilt 12 tonnes of liquid chocolate after crashing through a traffic barrier.

Poland plays down possible EU budget cuts

Warsaw - Poland on Monday played down possible EU funding cuts over its controversial judicial reforms -- in addition to sanctions it already faces -- saying it sees room for negotiation over financial allocations.

Rescuers search for three Polish miners after deadly quake

Warsaw - Rescuers were struggling to locate three missing miners on Sunday after finding one crushed to death and locating another trapped after an earthquake hit a coal mine in the country's south, a mining official said.

Poland consigns communist-era monuments to dustbin of history

Legnica - For nearly 70 years, an imposing monument to Soviet Red Army soldiers dominated a central square in the southwestern Polish town of Legnica.Known as Little Moscow, Legnica hosted the largest Soviet military base in Poland during the Cold War.

Poland looks east to plug manpower gap

Warsaw - From behind the wheel of his new Mercedes, a Polish entrepreneur eyes the bus in front of him. It features an ad from an employment agency boasting "Builders, welders: workers from Ukraine and Bangladesh".

EU's Tusk testifies in Poland over 2010 presidential jet crash

Warsaw - EU President Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, testified in a Warsaw court on Monday in defence of his former chief of staff facing allegations of negligence in connection with the 2010 crash of a Polish presidential jet in Russia.

Polish teachers rally to demand wage hikes

Warsaw - Several thousand teachers rallied in Warsaw on Saturday demanding wage hikes a week after Poland's right-wing government announced a raft of generous spending measures in other sectors ahead of local elections this fall.

Poland honours Warsaw Jews' uprising amid tension over Holocaust law

Warsaw - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday honoured the young Jews who launched the Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis 75 years ago, but also used the occasion to reject claims that Poles had a hand in the Holocaust.

Daffodils to mark 75 years after Warsaw ghetto uprising

Warsaw - Sirens will sound and paper daffodils will fill the streets of the Polish capital on Thursday to mark 75 years since hundreds of young Jews took up arms against Nazi German forces in the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

75 years after the Warsaw ghetto's end, the dead live on in memory

Warsaw - At 86 years old and the last remaining member of her family, Krystyna Budnicka has made it her mission to recount how she survived the Warsaw ghetto in order to keep her loved ones' memory alive.

Polish far-right lodges complaint against Israeli president under Holocaust law

Warsaw - Polish nationalist movement Ruch Narodowy (RN) said Tuesday it had filed a complaint with prosecutors against Israel's president under Poland's controversial new Holocaust law for having attributed responsibility to Poland for Nazi German crimes.

Polish lawmakers amend controversial court reforms

Warsaw - Poland's parliament, dominated by the governing conservatives, on Thursday adopted amendments to controversial court reforms that had led the European Union to launch unprecedented legal action against Warsaw.

Israel calls on Poland to study Holocaust history

Oswiecim - Israel's president on Thursday said there was a "deep disagreement" between his country and Poland over the Holocaust and called on Warsaw to study its history -- an allusion to the responsibility of some Poles for the deaths of Jews.

Poland demands Russia return 2010 presidential jet wreckage

Warsaw - Poland's President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday demanded that Russia hand over the wreckage of a 2010 presidential plane crash that has stoked friction with Moscow and divisions at home as Warsaw marked eight years since the disaster.

Poland demands Russia return 2010 presidential jet wreckage

Warsaw - Poland's President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday demanded that Russia hand over the wreckage of a 2010 presidential plane crash that has stoked friction with Moscow and divisions at home as Warsaw marked eight years since the disaster.

Holocaust survivors sue publisher over Nazi-era books

Warsaw - Two Holocaust survivors and a Polish anti-Nazi resistance fighter have filed a lawsuit against the publisher of books praising Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in a civil case that the plaintiffs' lawyers said on Monday is the first of its kind in Poland.
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