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Polish parliament elects new speaker after expenses scandal

Warsaw - Poland's parliament on Friday elected interior minister Elzbieta Witek as speaker, replacing Marek Kuchcinski who was forced to quit over an expenses scandal involving use of government aircraft for personal travel.

Polish parliament elects new speaker after expenses scandal

Warsaw - Poland's parliament on Friday elected former interior minister Elzbieta Witek as its speaker, replacing Marek Kuchcinski, who was forced to quit over an expenses scandal involving his alleged use of government aircraft for personal travel.

Pride and prejudice: Poland at war over gay rights before vote

Warsaw - Poland's October general election is shaping up to be dominated neither by the economy nor politics as the devout Catholic country goes to war over LGBT rights, denounced by the governing conservatives and an archbishop as a "threat" to their way of li...

Activists rally against Polish anti-gay bishop

Warsaw - Several hundred people demonstrated in Warsaw on Wednesday against the city's archbishop for calling LGBT+ activists "the rainbow plague", organisers said.

Poland's top rabbi slams honours for accused Nazi collaborators

Warsaw - Poland's chief rabbi on Wednesday criticised plans by the country's right-wing government to honour a group of ultra-nationalist underground fighters accused of collaborating with the Nazis during World War II.

'Forgotten' Roma Holocaust marked at Auschwitz ceremony

Oswiecim - Roma and Jewish Holocaust survivors gathered at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday to mark 75 years since a massacre of Roma and Sinti people at the twin German death camps.

Poles pay homage 75 years since Warsaw Uprising

Warsaw - Poland's capital ground to a halt on Thursday as air-raid sirens wailed to mark 75 years since Polish insurgents launched the doomed Warsaw Uprising against Nazi German forces occupying their city.

Poland needs to save water for (non-)rainy day

Warsaw - With his two fishing rods planted firmly on the bank of the Vistula river, 85-year-old Tadeusz Norberciak peers at rocks exposed on the dry riverbed, a telling sign of Poland's looming water crisis.

Polish court orders withdrawal of anti-gay stickers

Warsaw - A Polish court on Thursday ordered a weekly news magazine to temporarily halt the distribution of anti-LGBT stickers with its current edition.

Kazimierz Albin, early Auschwitz prisoner, dies in Poland

Warsaw - Kazimierz Albin, the last survivor of the first convoy of prisoners sent by the Nazis to the Auschwitz death camp has died at the age of 96, the camp museum said on Tuesday.

Polish Gay Pride marchers defy stone-throwing hooligans

Warsaw - The first-ever Gay Pride parade was held in the eastern Polish city of Bialystok on Saturday, but the march was marred by violence from soccer hooligans and conservative campaigners staged counter protests, local police said.

Poland probes Russian-made FaceApp behind viral old age selfies

Warsaw - Poland said Thursday it was looking into the potential security risks of using a Russian-made face-editing app that has triggered a viral social media trend where users post "aged" selfies.

Review: Pawel Wojciechowski clears 5.87 meters in Monaco, new season best Special

July 12 was a great day for Polish pole vaulters at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco. Pawel Wojciechowski and Piotr Lisek triumphed.

Review: Piotr Lisek improves personal best to 6.02 meters in Monaco Special

Polish pole vaulter Piotr Lisek has been on fire lately and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. He won the IAAF Diamond League in Monaco.

Dozens of Polish communities say they are 'LGBT-free'

Warsaw - A Polish campaign group on Wednesday said that around 30 communities including villages and regional assemblies in the devout Catholic country had in recent months declared themselves to be "free of LGBT ideology".

Eva Kor, survivor of Auschwitz doctor Mengele, dies in Poland

Warsaw - Eva Mozes Kor, a survivor of Auschwitz and the death camp's infamous doctor Josef Mengele, has passed away in Poland during a trip to the Holocaust site, sources said.

Germany, Poland urge EU opporunity for Western Balkan states

Poznan - Germany and Poland urged Friday that countries such as Albania and North Macedonia be given the opportunity to join the EU, despite reluctance from France, the Netherlands and other northern member states.

Eva Kor, survivor of Auschwitz doctor Mengele, dies in Poland

Warsaw - Eva Mozes Kor, a survivor of Auschwitz and the death camp's infamous doctor Josef Mengele, has passed away in Poland during a trip to the Holocaust site, sources said.

Tusk accuses Poland's ruling conservatives of 'abuse of power'

Warsaw - Outgoing EU Council President Donald Tusk on Monday accused the governing conservatives from his home country of Poland of exploiting state institutions for political purposes and propaganda.

Palestinian minister hits back at Israeli annexation talk

Warsaw - The Palestinian foreign minister on Monday called for sanctions on Israel if it starts to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.But Riyad al-Maliki also questioned whether Israel was a "holy cow" no one dare touch.
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