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China's Xi weaves Poland into 'new silk road' plan

Varsovia - The presidents of China and Poland greeted a Chinese freight train as it rolled into the Polish capital on Monday, part of a drive to drum up business between the Asian giant and the European Union's largest eastern economy.

Demos greet Chinese president in Poland

Varsovia - Rival demonstrations greeted Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrived in Warsaw on Sunday on a three-day visit focused on investment and trade with Poland, the EU's largest eastern economy.

Thousands protest against proposed abortion ban in Poland

Varsovia - Thousands of pro-choice campaigners marched in central Warsaw Saturday rallying against proposals for an almost total ban on abortion in the staunchly Catholic country, where the existing law is already one of the most restrictive in the EU.

Auschwitz museum tracks down long-lost inmate belongings

Varsovia - The Auschwitz museum said Tuesday it has recovered 16,000 long-lost items belonging to Jews killed at the Nazi death camp, decades after they were stored away and forgotten by Poland's former communist regime.

NATO launches massive war games in Poland

Torun - Thousands of NATO troops hit the ground in Poland in a massive show of force Tuesday as the alliance launched its biggest war games in eastern Europe since the Cold War.

Thousands attend Polish pro-democracy rally

Varsovia - Tens of thousands of people marched across downtown Warsaw on Saturday protesting against government policies they believe threaten democracy, as the country marked the 27th anniversary of its first taste of electoral freedom.

Poland in new bid to extradite Polanski

Varsovia - Poland launched a fresh bid Tuesday to extradite Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski to the United States to face sentencing over a 1977 case of statutory rape.

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.
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