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Experts probe Polish govt's alleged breach of rule of law

Varsovia - European legal experts on Monday began a fact-finding mission in Poland to determine if Warsaw's new right-wing government has violated the EU member's constitution and democracy rules.

Poland to probe 'Russian role' in 2010 presidential crash

Varsovia - Poland's right-wing government on Thursday launched a fresh probe into a 2010 Polish presidential jet crash in Russia, arguing that key facts pointing to "Russia's responsibility" were "hidden" during a previous investigation.

Poland's new government revisits presidential jet crash

Varsovia - Poland's new right-wing government will on Thursday launch a fresh investigation into what caused a 2010 air crash in Russia that killed then president Lech Kaczynski and 95 others, according to the defence ministry.

Poland's rapper MP unveils bill on medical marijuana

Varsovia - A Polish rapper-turned-politician on Monday presented a draft bill on legalising medical marijuana in an EU nation where two-thirds of people back the idea.

Polish senate approves Internet surveillance law

Varsovia - Poland's senate on Friday approved a controversial amendment making it easier for the secret service and police to access Internet data, stoking concerns about the state of democracy in the EU member.

Polish law sparks fears over judicial independence

Varsovia - Poland's parliament adopted a law giving the justice ministry control over the prosecutor's office, further stoking concerns about the state of democracy in the EU member.

Poland's Walesa to publicly debate communist spy allegations

Varsovia - Poland's former president and Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa will publicly defend himself against allegations that he was in league with the Soviet era communist police, the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) said Monday.

Polish protesters take to streets to 'defend freedom'

Varsovia - Thousands of people took to the streets in more than 30 cities across Poland on Saturday to "defend freedom" and protest against the conservative government.

Holocaust survivor donates tiny 'freedom shoes' to Auschwitz museum

Varsovia - Ninety-year-old Auschwitz survivor Batszewa Dagan on Wednesday said she had donated a pair of miniature shoes that helped her live through the Holocaust to the museum at the site of the former Nazi German death camp.

Poland will not bow to EU on reforms: Right-wing leader

Varsovia - The head of Poland's ruling right-wing party insisted Sunday it would not bow to EU pressure after Brussels launched an unprecedented probe into judicial reforms that have stoked concerns about the state of democracy in the country.

Poland slams EU 'pressure' in rule-of-law dispute

Varsovia - Poland on Tuesday accused the European Commission of attempting to pressure its "democratically elected" right-wing government regarding a rule-of-law dispute triggered by controversial media and justice reforms.

Poland downplays tensions with Germany over 'anti-Polish' comments

Varsovia - Poland on Monday sought to downplay tension with EU and NATO partner Germany over comments by German politicians that Warsaw earlier slammed as "anti-Polish".

Thousands protest against Polish government control of state media

Varsovia - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in cities around Poland on Saturday to protest against a new law giving the conservative government control of state media.

New-look Poland edges closer to hardline Hungary

Varsovia - Poland's conservatives have been cosying up to populist Hungary since returning to power in October, following Budapest's lead in tightening government control over the judiciary and media in moves that have riled the European Union.

1,500 pedophiles busted by FBI hacking the Dark Web

In perhaps the largest pedophile sting in history, the FBI hacked the Dark Web server to infiltrate and investigate 1,500 pedophiles using the secret website named the Playpen.

Inter-dimensional portal caught on film, Truth or Hoax?

On December 7, 2015 tourists captured on film a swirling inter-dimensional portal in the sky above the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. An orb is seen entering the portal before it disappears. The question is it truth or a clever hoax?

Deontay Wilder to continue knocking out foes in 4 rounds or less

Unbeaten heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder is telling his fans he is ready to start knocking out opponents in less than four rounds as he has fully recovered from his hand injury during his title fight against Bermane Stiverne last year.

Polish president seals government control of state media

Varsovia - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday signed into law a controversial bill handing the conservative government control of state media, despite EU concern and condemnation from rights watchdogs.

The superfood of the year is the black raspberry

Those looking for this year’s superfood and one high in antioxidants should consider black raspberries, according to new research.

Polish president to visit Brussels amid EU concerns

Varsovia - Polish President Andrzej Duda will visit Brussels on January 18 following a planned European Commission debate on the rule of law in Poland, whose government has sparked concern by pushing through controversial changes to the judiciary and media.
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