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Warsaw hosts rival pro- and anti-migrant protests

Varsovia - Two demonstrations were held in Warsaw Saturday, with participants in one welcoming migrants into their country while rival protesters chanted "no to migrants.

Poland learns to love Stalin's unwanted gift

Varsovia - Polish TV presenter Robert Bernatowicz used to hate Warsaw's colossal Palace of Culture, an unwanted gift from Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin that opened 60 years ago this week. But that was before he broke into the building.

Drone spotted near Lufthansa plane landing at Warsaw

Varsovia - A drone passed within 100 metres of a Lufthansa plane landing at Warsaw airport, Poland's air navigation agency said Tuesday.

Cries for freedom at 'Belarus Woodstock'

Poland - Strumming away at his guitar in a forest clearing in Poland, Belarussian rocker Lavon Volski shout-sings into the microphone: "Break everything, break the system.

Nemtsov's daughter to receive million-euro Polish rights prize

Varsovia - Poland on Friday awarded the journalist daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov a million-euro prize for championing democracy and human rights.

'Feminist drone' delivers abortion pills to Poland

Varsovia - Feminist activists on Saturday sent a drone from Germany to Poland carrying abortion pills to highlight the staunchly Catholic country's restrictive abortion laws.

Hackers ground 1,400 passengers in attack on Polish airline LOT

Varsovia - A cyber attack against Polish flagship carrier LOT grounded more than 1,400 passengers at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin Airport in what an airline spokesman described as the "first attack of its kind".

Polish opposition leader taps deputy for future prime minister

Varsovia - The leader of Poland's conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, created surprise on Saturday by nominating his deputy to become prime minister in the event of a conservative victory in autumn elections.

NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games

Zagan - NATO flexed its muscles Thursday in Poland during the first full drill of its new spearhead force, a structure designed to boost security on its eastern flank in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Poland says Europe's peaceful period 'now over'

Zagan - NATO member Poland said Thursday that the post-Cold War period of peace is "now over", as the European Union grapples with various crises including the Ukraine conflict and terrorism.

NATO says implementing 'biggest' defence boost since Cold War

Zagan - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday the alliance was implementing its biggest defence reinforcement since the Cold War, as the region grapples with terrorism and an increasingly assertive Russia.

EU border agency launches 'hotspot' to tackle migrant crisis

Varsovia - EU border agency Frontex on Wednesday launched its first so-called "hotspot" in Sicily designed to bring together European and international actors to help Italy tackle the Mediterranean migrant crisis.

Poland says in talks with U.S. on storing heavy weapons

Varsovia - Poland said on Sunday it is in talks with the United States on the possibility of Washington storing heavy weaponry on Polish soil, as regional tensions run high over Russia and the conflict in Ukraine.

Beleaguered Polish govt scrambles to hold on to power

Varsovia - Poland's centrist Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz was scrambling Thursday to limit damage from a lumbering eavesdropping scandal just four months ahead of a general election which polls show could usher the conservative opposition into power.

Polish government hit by resignations over eavesdropping scandal

Varsovia - Three Polish government ministers and the speaker of parliament resigned Wednesday over a high profile eavesdropping scandal just four months ahead of a general election which polls show could usher the conservative opposition into power.

NATO launches 'spearhead' drill on eastern flank

Zagan - NATO on Tuesday launched the first full drill of its new spearhead force in northern Poland, a structure designed to boost security on its eastern flank in the wake of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Polish rock star leads opinion poll ahead of general vote

Varsovia - The movement of an anti-establishment rock singer, who scored a surprising 20 percent in the Polish presidential vote, topped an opinion poll released Monday, just months ahead of a parliamentary ballot.

Review: Indie Artist Karen Stever shares new Blackguard video and vision Special

Independent Artist Karen Stever releases her third video "Blackguard" from the Idiot Savant collection. Stever shares her ever growing creative vision with the Digital Journal.

5,000 migrants rescued in Med since Friday: Frontex

Varsovia - More than 5,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean since Friday, according to Frontex, the European Union's border agency.

Pope Francis expected to visit Auschwitz in 2016

Varsovia - Pope Francis will likely visit the former Nazi-German death camp Auschwitz when he comes to Poland next year for a major Catholic festival, an archbishop from the devout country said Friday.
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