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Auschwitz seeks death camp items from Germans, Austrians

Varsovia - The museum at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Poland on Wednesday urged Germans and Austrians to hand over any material that could shed light on its wartime staff.

Poles welcome US troops as NATO eyes Russia

Zagan - Polish authorities and ordinary Poles welcomed Saturday US troops who arrived this week as part of an unprecedented deployment to NATO's eastern flank aimed at deterring Russia.

Poland's president signs disputed 2017 budget

Varsovia - Poland's president on Friday signed into law the country's disputed 2017 budget, which was at the centre of an unprecedented parliamentary sit-in staged by opposition MPs who allege it was adopted illegally.

Poland to Trump: improved Russia ties must not harm us

Varsovia - Poland on Friday told US President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration that any improvement in Washington's ties with Moscow cannot come at the cost of harming Warsaw.

Unprecedented work at Auschwitz to preserve Holocaust site

Oswiecim - Brick by brick, plank by plank, workers at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau carefully clean its barracks to preserve the Holocaust symbol for future generations.

Polish opposition halts month-long parliament sit-in

Varsovia - Poland's liberal opposition on Thursday called an end to its unprecedented month-long occupation of parliament after the governing conservatives scrapped controversial planned media restrictions.

US troops arriving in Poland draw Russian ire

Olszyna - US troops and tanks began arriving in Poland Thursday, part of one of the largest deployments of US forces in Europe since the Cold War that will eventually involve more than 3,000 soldiers.

US troops arriving in Poland draw Russian ire

Olszyna - US troops and tanks began streaming into Poland Thursday as part of one of the largest deployments of US forces in Europe since the Cold War, an operation that Russia angrily branded a "threat".

'No deal' as Polish opposition sticks to parliament protest

Varsovia - Poland's parliament was paralysed Wednesday as liberal opposition MPs refused to end an unprecedented protest against what they say are anti-democratic actions by the government.

Elderly woman in wheelchair pushed onto train tracks by man

Leszno - An elderly woman was pushed onto the train tracks by a man she met while on a train. The man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Talks fail to resolve Polish political crisis

Varsovia - Poland's political parties said Tuesday they failed to reach agreement in talks on ending an unprecedented sit-in protest in parliament over a budget vote.

Europe's deep freeze claims new victims

Varsovia - Sub-freezing temperatures across swathes of Europe have claimed over 60 victims in recent days -- notably in Poland, Romania and the Balkans -- with migrants and the homeless among the most vulnerable, officials said on Tuesday.

Europe cold snap kills dozens, prompts travel chaos

Varsovia - A cold snap gripping Europe has killed more than 30 people in recent days, left thousands of travellers stranded in snow-covered Turkey and brought fresh misery for migrants and the homeless.

At least 23 people die in cold snap across Europe

Varsovia - A cold wave across Europe has left at least 23 dead in the past two days, including several migrants and homeless people, authorities said Saturday, with the frigid temperatures expected to continue through the weekend.

Horns blare as Polish trucker killed before Berlin attack buried

Poland - Truckers honked their horns across Poland in homage to Lukasz Urban, the registered driver of the lorry hijacked in the Berlin Christmas market attack, who was buried on Friday.

Poland to buy Da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine'

Varsovia - Poland's culture ministry is expected Thursday to buy a private art collection worth two billion euros that includes Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine".

Polish leader says opposition protest a 'coup bid'

Varsovia - The head of Poland's ruling conservatives Jaroslaw Kaczynski on Tuesday denounced as a "coup bid" a rolling opposition sit-in protest in parliament that compromised a budget vote.

Polish 'sit-in' opposition to spend Christmas in parliament

Varsovia - Polish opposition lawmakers said Friday they would continue to occupy parliament through Christmas and New Year's in protest against what they called the government's anti-democratic actions.

Poland drops controversial proposals after protests

Varsovia - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday announced that the governing conservatives have scrapped controversial proposals to restrict media access in parliament that had set off an opposition outcry and street demonstrations.

Poland president in crisis talks on third day of protests

Varsovia - Polish President Andrzej Duda launched mediation talks Sunday to try to diffuse the nation's seething political crisis, as protesters staged a third day of mass anti-government demonstrations.
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