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Tusk slams Poland for shunning EU 'solidarity' on migrants

Varsovia - EU Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday condemned his native Poland for wanting to "harshly reject European solidarity" by refusing to welcome refugees, warning Warsaw that there would be consequences.

Poland summons EU's Tusk as witness in jet crash probe

Varsovia - Polish prosecutors said Monday they have again summoned EU President Donald Tusk to testify as a witness in Warsaw regarding the 2010 presidential jet crash in Russia that killed Poland's then president and 95 others.

Polish capital sees huge anti-government protest

Varsovia - Tens of thousands demonstrated in Warsaw against Poland's government on Saturday, saying the rule of law was at stake after a slew of controversial reforms and appointments to public broadcasters.

US Army opens new Polish headquarters as troop levels rise

Varsovia - The US Army Europe said Thursday that it had set up a new headquarters in Poland to command troops deployed in NATO and Pentagon operations across the alliance's eastern flank aimed at deterring Russia.

Polish workers unfazed by French campaign fury over outsourcing

Lodz - Workers at a Whirlpool factory in Poland shrug off blame for job losses at the company's plant in fellow EU member France, as presidential rivals there trade barbs over the hot-button issue of outsourcing.

VW to launch production of electric utility vehicle in Poland

Varsovia - German carmaker Volkswagen will manufacture its new e-Crafter electric utility vehicles at a factory in neighbouring Poland, a spokesman for the group said Thursday.

Europe's largest wooden church restored in Poland

Varsovia - Europe's largest wooden church has recovered its original splendour after three years of restoration work, the coordinator of the project in southern Poland said Friday.

Warsaw Jews revive ancient ritual on ghetto uprising anniversary

Varsovia - Warsaw's Jewish community on Wednesday held a burial of damaged Torah scrolls in the Polish capital, an ancient ritual that some believe had not been carried out since the war.

Tusk testifies for hours in Warsaw as witness in spy case

Varsovia - EU president Donald Tusk on Wednesday testified for eight hours in Warsaw as a witness in an investigation of two former military counter-intelligence chiefs accused of overstepping their duties.

Poland hails 'historic' NATO battalion launch

Poland - Poland's president on Thursday hailed the launch of a US-led NATO multinational battalion in an area of his country bordering Russia's heavily militarised Kaliningrad exclave as an "historic moment".

As NATO moves in troops, reforms hit Poland's military hard

Varsovia - As NATO pours troops into Poland to beef up its eastern flank, key Polish generals at odds with the defence minister over a series of controversial reforms are quitting or being ousted in droves.

Polish probe finds blast caused presidential jet crash

Varsovia - A fresh probe into the deadly 2010 crash of a Polish presidential jet in Russia suggests an explosion likely caused the aircraft to break up in the air, investigators said Monday.

Five people killed as building collapses in Poland

Varsovia - At least five people were killed including two children when an apartment building collapsed in Poland on Saturday, possibly due to a gas explosion, according to officials.

18 hurt as train ploughs into lorry in Poland

Varsovia - A train crashed into a lorry at a level crossing in Poland on Friday, injuring 18 passengers, seven seriously.The injured were airlifted to hospitals, Pawel Fratczak, a spokesman for Polish national firefighters, told AFP.

Poland claims 2010 jet crash in Russia was 'deliberate'

Varsovia - Polish prosecutors on Monday said they would charge Russian air controllers with having deliberately caused the 2010 Polish presidential jet crash in Russia that killed 96 people, a theory the Kremlin immediately denied.

Homeless Poles hoist sails for around-the-world trip

Varsovia - Residents of a homeless shelter in Warsaw can already feel the wind in their sails as they work on the imposing steel hull of a majestic schooner, which they aim to take around the globe.

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.
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