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People behind bizarre Auschwitz stunt say 'stop war'

Varsovia - The people who stripped naked at the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau last week before slaughtering a lamb were trying to take a stand against war, a statement said Wednesday.

Eastern EU members slam 'blackmail' by Brussels on migrants

Varsovia - Leaders from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland rejected on Tuesday what they called Brussels' use of "blackmail and diktat" over planned resettlements of migrants across the EU.

Poland charges 11 over bizarre Auschwitz stunt

Varsovia - Polish prosecutors on Saturday said they had pressed charges against 11 people who slaughtered a lamb and then stripped naked at the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Naked people slaughter a sheep at Auschwitz death camp

Varsovia - Eleven men and women in their twenties on Friday slaughtered a sheep and took their clothes off at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, according to police and the museum at the site in southern Poland.

Polish minister accuses Tusk of treason over 2010 crash

Varsovia - Poland's defence minister has accused EU President Donald Tusk of "diplomatic treason" over a probe into the 2010 Polish presidential jet crash in Russia that killed 96 people, national prosecutors said Tuesday.

EU-Turkey migrant deal working in full: top official

Varsovia - The EU's migration chief said Tuesday that a landmark border deal with Turkey remained fully operational despite Ankara's recent threat to "blow the mind" of Europe and renege on it.

Warsaw court jails lawyer for spying for Moscow

Varsovia - A Polish-Russian lawyer has been sentenced to four years in prison for spying for Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, a Warsaw court said Monday. The lawyer, a man with dual citizenship identified only as Stanislaw Sz.

Polish opposition seeks govt censure after EU drama

Varsovia - Poland's main opposition party, the liberal Civic Platform (PO), on Friday said it would table a motion of no confidence against the conservative government to protest its "demolition of democracy".

Poland and Ukraine warn could Russia use gas 'blackmail'

Varsovia - Poland and Ukraine said Wednesday they would take legal action against Russian plans for a second gas pipeline to the EU, a project they allege Moscow could use for political "blackmail".

Poland clears airport plan for takeoff

Varsovia - Poland's government approved Wednesday plans to build a large new airport outside the capital Warsaw that it hopes could become a passenger and cargo hub for central and eastern Europe.

Young pioneers push envelope on freestyle indoor skydiving

Varsovia - Dressed in a white skintight full body suit and helmet, Maja Kuczynska spins furiously before diving into a fast-moving sequence of airborne gymnastic moves with the elegance of a ballet dancer.

Poland accuses EU of 'cheating', after defeat in Tusk vote

Varsovia - Poland, which lost a diplomatic campaign to oust its former premier Donald Tusk from his post as European Council president, has now accused the EU of "cheating" and announced a "negative" policy towards Brussels.

Poland risks EU isolation in wake of Tusk debacle

Varsovia - Poland risks isolation in the European Union after its rightwing government failed in its bitter campaign to derail the re-election of its own citizen Donald Tusk as the bloc's president.

Poland 'alone' in the EU after Tusk re-election: media

Varsovia - Polish media on Friday underscored their country's isolation in the European Union after the bloc's leaders re-elected liberal Donald Tusk as president despite strident opposition from the rightwing government in his native Poland.

Petition to suspend 'sexist' Polish MEP goes viral

Varsovia - More than 700,000 people had by Thursday signed a petition demanding the European Parliament suspend a Polish far-right MEP who said women should be paid less because they are weaker and less intelligent than men.

Poland urges EU to reject Tusk presidency

Varsovia - Poland's prime minister on Wednesday stressed her opposition to compatriot Donald Tusk's re-election as EU president on the eve of a European summit overshadowed by the row.

EU's Tusk is 'Germany's candidate': Polish powerbroker

Varsovia - The head of Poland's ruling rightwing party on Tuesday called EU President Donald Tusk, a fellow Pole vying for a second term, "Germany's candidate" whose re-election would sow crisis.

Hollywood stars in Warsaw for Holocaust biopic set in zoo

Varsovia - Hollywood stars on Tuesday hit the red carpet in Warsaw for a gala screening of a film about a Polish couple who risked their lives to hide hundreds of Jews in a zoo during World War II.

South African poet, activist awarded in Poland

Varsovia - A jury in Warsaw on Monday named South African writer and anti-apartheid activist Breyten Breytenbach as the recipient of the 2017 Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award, named after the anti-communist Polish poet and philosopher.

Poland puts forward rival candidate to EU's Tusk

Varsovia - Poland said Saturday it was proposing a Polish Euro-MP for the EU presidency to succeed Donald Tusk, whose second term is opposed by the governing rightwing Law and Justice party (PiS).
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