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Monument unveiled to remember buried Warsaw Ghetto archive

Warsaw - A new monument unveiled in Warsaw on Monday consisting of a glass cube above an underground chamber commemorates the extraordinary history of a Holocaust-era archive hidden by Jewish volunteers.

Former SS canteen at Auschwitz bears witness to Holocaust history

Oswiecim - A Polish foundation hopes to restore a canteen where SS guards ate and sought distraction after long days of killing at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, to bear witness to a forgotten page of Holocaust history.

Op-Ed: COVID — New spike and ‘endemic’ status is a serious threat

Sydney - It’s not over yet, or anything like over. Statistics are showing returning spikes worldwide. Worse, the dangerous situation of COVID becoming “endemic” is now credible for the foreseeable future.

Polish teen's fake beauty site helps lockdown abuse victims

Warsaw - Worried about reports of rising domestic violence during lockdown, Polish teen Krysia Paszko set up a website purporting to be a cosmetics shop that actually offers victims covert help.

Archives uncover forgotten names of Auschwitz inmates

Warsaw - Ewa Bazan, an archivist at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, compares her work on newly-accessible records to piecing together a "puzzle" that is revealing new names and stories of the Nazi death camp's inmates.

Activists acquitted in Polish rainbow Virgin Mary case

Plock - A Polish court on Tuesday acquitted three gay rights activists who were accused of offending religious sentiment after they put up posters of the Virgin Mary with a rainbow halo.

Polish adventurer dies atop Kilimanjaro: family

Warsaw - A Polish adventurer who crossed the Atlantic three times by kayak unaided has died climbing Kilimanjaro, his family said on Tuesday.

Reed harvest in snowy Poland

Elblag - In a snowstorm on the Vistula River lagoon near Poland's Baltic coast, a special harvester is cutting down reeds destined for export across Europe for use on traditional and sustainable thatched roofs.

Polish pro-choice protest leader charged, risks jail

Warsaw - One of the organisers behind mass protests against a tightening of abortion laws in Poland has been charged and faces up to eight years in prison, the prosecutor's office said Thursday.

Media blackout in Poland to protest new ad tax

Warsaw - Poland's commercial TV and radio networks went off air on Wednesday and newspapers blacked out their front pages in protest against a proposed tax that critics say will crush independent media.

Poland's Walesa nominates Kremlin critic Navalny for Nobel

Warsaw - Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa on Thursday nominated Alexei Navalny for a Nobel Peace Prize, lauding the jailed Russian opposition figure for his courage in working to reveal corruption and defend political pluralism.

Poland's Walesa calls for 'system change' in Russia

Gdansk - Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa on Wednesday called for international cooperation to bring about "system change" in Russia following the jailing of opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

IT sector in Poland remains resilient in time of COVID-19

A new survey of companies in Poland operating in the IT sector finds that the impact of COVID-19 impact on conducting business as being reported as negative by half of the companies polled.

Thousands rally in Poland for third night over abortion ban

Warsaw - Thousands protested for a third consecutive night in Warsaw and other parts of Poland on Friday after the country's right-wing government implemented a court ruling imposing a near-total ban on abortion.

Spilling red paint, Poles protest near-total abortion ban

Warsaw - Armed with red paint and defying coronavirus restrictions, hundreds of Poles rallied in Warsaw Thursday against a controversial court verdict imposing a near-total ban on abortion.

Protests as Poland adopts near-total ban on abortion

Warsaw - A controversial Polish court ruling that imposes a near-total ban on abortion came into force on Wednesday, sparking nationwide protests that brought thousands into the streets despite coronavirus restrictions.

Auschwitz child victims honoured 76 years on

Warsaw - The more than 200,000 children killed by Nazi Germany at Auschwitz were honoured on Wednesday in online ceremonies marking the liberation of the camp which has come to symbolise the Holocaust.

Poles losing faith in once mighty Catholic Church

Warsaw - Once all powerful in Poland, the Catholic Church has been under severe pressure this year -- from a series of abuse scandals and a perceived association with the country's right-wing government.

Poland eyes hard split with coal

Warsaw - Coal-dependent EU member Poland aims to shut its last mine by the bloc's 2050 target, but experts warn the move to go green comes late and faces many hurdles.

Fresh protest in Poland over abortion ruling

Warsaw - Thousands of people turned out in Warsaw Sunday for the latest protest against a court decision restricting the right to abortion in all but the most exceptional circumstances.
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