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Poland accuses EU of violating its sovereignty

Varsovia - Poland's rightwing Prime Minister Beata Szydlo vowed Friday that Warsaw would never bow to any EU ultimatum as her government pushed through a parliamentary resolution accusing Brussels of violating the country's sovereignty.

Auschwitz finds inmate jewellery in false-bottomed mug

Oswiecim - A gold ring and necklace hidden by an Auschwitz prisoner in a false-bottomed mug for fear of looting by German Nazis has been discovered at site of the death camp, the Auschwitz museum said Thursday.

Poland, Hungary fume over Bill Clinton 'dictatorship' remark

Varsovia - Poland and Hungary have blasted Bill Clinton over a remark by the former US president accusing the ex-communist EU and NATO countries of taking an authoritarian turn and wanting "Putin-like leadership".

U.S., Russia step up war of words over missile shield

Redzikowo - The United States and Russia on Friday accused each other of mounting an aggressive military presence in northern Europe, with Moscow vowing to "end threats" posed by a US missile shield near its border.

Poland moves on missile shield as Russia voices outrage

Redzikowo - Poland on Friday broke ground on the northern section of a US missile defence shield launched in Romania a day earlier, which Russia slammed as a serious security threat despite US assurances to the contrary.

Op-Ed: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty can't cope with Putin propaganda

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum and British journalist Edward Lucas assert in a Washington Post op-ed that U.S. funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) "cannot provide a complete response" to the danger of Russian disinformation.

240,000 Poles join landmark pro-EU, pro-democracy march

Varsovia - Around a quarter of a million Poles flooded central Warsaw on Saturday, marching to defend their country's place in the European Union and protest against moves by the right-wing government, which they claim undermine democracy.

Thousands march at Auschwitz to honour victims

Oswiecim - Thousands of young Jews from 40 nations marched alongside a handful of Holocaust survivors and Polish teenagers Thursday in homage to the victims of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau WWII death camp in southern Poland.

Poland turns back pro-Kremlin bikers at border

Varsovia - A group of bikers from the infamous pro-Kremlin Night Wolves club, heading for Germany to celebrate the anniversary of victory over the Nazis, was denied entry to Poland Sunday, officials said.

John Paul II Superstar: Poland plans papal musical

Varsovia - It's a tale of saints and singers: a new Polish musical is bringing some pizzazz to the story of its beloved native son, the late pope John Paul II."We're trying to create something big," says the show's writer Michal Kaczmarczyk.

Op-Ed: Cuba jazz musician snubbed by White House and Voice of America

A controversy over the Obama White House treatment of Cuban jazz musician Paquito D’Rivera has been ignored by the Voice of America (VOA) whose late music broadcaster Willis Conover had played a major role in promoting jazz and artistic freedom.

Polish president slams EU's lack of 'solidarity' with E. Europe

Varsovia - Polish President Andrzej Duda defied European Union criticism of his country's government on Sunday, accusing the bloc of showing "too little solidarity" with its eastern members.

Weeping Poles mark Shakespeare's 400th deathday

Gdansk - Four hundred weeping Poles took to the streets on Saturday in a symbolic funeral parade to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

Poland's Walesa views files alleging he was a communist spy

Varsovia - Poland's Solidarity freedom hero Lech Walesa on Wednesday viewed the secret police files that allegedly prove he was a paid communist spy, prosecutors said, adding that the former president again denied their authenticity.

Former Polish first ladies slam proposed abortion ban

Varsovia - Three former Polish first ladies on Tuesday denounced a proposal to tighten the abortion law, already one of the most restrictive in Europe, saying it would only "aggravate women's tragedy".

Polish right questions presidential jet crash six years on

Varsovia - Poland marked the sixth anniversary Sunday of the jet crash that killed then president Lech Kaczynski amid louder-than-ever claims it was no accident -- fuelled by his twin brother's party winning power last year.

Thousands protest against proposed Poland abortion law

Varsovia - More than 3,000 people protested in Warsaw on Saturday against proposals to tighten Poland's abortion law, which is already one of the most restrictive in Europe.

Poland crisis escalates as justice minister warns judges

Varsovia - A battle between Poland's right-wing government and the EU member's top court escalated Wednesday, amid a four-month-long constitutional crisis that observers allege has put democracy at risk.

Polish abortion proposals draw protests

Varsovia - Proposals to tighten an already restrictive abortion law on Sunday drew thousands of people to protests in Poland.

Polish Catholic Church calls for total abortion ban

Varsovia - Poland's Catholic Church on Wednesday called for a total abortion ban, as pro-life activists seek to tighten the law that is already one of the most restrictive in Europe.
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