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Most Poles want presidential vote postponed: survey

Warsaw - Poland's government was under growing pressure over its decision to maintain the May presidential election despite the coronavirus pandemic, after opposition objections and a new opinion poll released Wednesday.

France's Macron urges Poland to respect European values

Krak - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday warned Poland against undermining European values during a visit aimed at mending ties with Warsaw as Brexit reshapes the European Union.

France's Macron seeks 'turning point' in ties with Poland

Warsaw - French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday sought a "turning point" in strained ties with Poland, saying Brexit requires a new dynamic among the remaining members of the European Union.

France's Macron sets sights on mending ties with Poland

Warsaw - French President Emmanuel Macron will pay his first visit to Poland on Monday in a bid to mend ties strained over Warsaw's controversial judicial reforms and its position on EU climate goals.

Poland inks $4.6bn deal for US fighter jets

Warsaw - Poland on Friday finalised an agreement to buy dozens of F-35 fighter jets from the US in a multi-billion dollar deal aimed at revamping its air force and further strengthening close ties with Washington.The United States in September approved the $4.

EU concerned over 'smear campaign' against Polish judges

Warsaw - European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova voiced concern over the Polish government's "smear campaign" against judges during a visit to Warsaw Tuesday to discuss the rule of law with authorities.

Born in Auschwitz, survivor says stories of atrocity must be told

Oswiecim - Her mother was so malnourished that the Nazi camp guards did not even know she was pregnant.

The history of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Warsaw - The Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau is an enduring symbol of the Holocaust.

Auschwitz survivors to issue warning 75 years after liberation

Oswiecim - Seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a dwindling number of elderly Holocaust survivors will gather at the former German Nazi death camp on Monday to honour its over 1.

Survivors, dignitaries to mark Auschwitz liberation 75 years on

Warsaw - Elderly Holocaust survivors will gather in Auschwitz on Monday, some for the last time, to mark 75 years since Soviet troops liberated the death camp where Nazi Germany killed more than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews.

Muslim, Jewish leaders pay 'historic' joint visit to Auschwitz

Oswiecim - Muslim and Jewish leaders on Thursday honoured Holocaust victims during what they termed an "historic" joint visit to the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz, days ahead of the 75th anniversary of its liberation.

EU judges join Polish colleagues to protest 'muzzle law'

Warsaw - Hundreds of Polish judges dressed in formal black robes marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest a draft law aimed at punishing justices who question the government's controversial court reforms.

Record 2.3 million people visited Auschwitz in 2019

Warsaw - A record 2.3 million visitors toured former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau last year, the museum said on Tuesday, as the site gears up to mark 75 years since its last prisoners were freed.

Polish left-wing taps gay MEP as presidential candidate

Warsaw - Poland's left-wing parties on Tuesday approved Robert Biedron, an openly gay politician, as their candidate in the May presidential election.

Polish president pulls out of Auschwitz event in Israel

Warsaw - Poland's president on Tuesday pulled out of an event in Jerusalem marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in protest at not being allowed to make a speech there.

Poland approves bill aimed at punishing judges

Warsaw - Defying Brussels, Poland's parliament on Friday passed a law punishing judges critical of controversial court reforms, a measure the governing conservatives say is necessary to avoid judicial chaos but that the opposition calls a threat to the rule of ...

Poles protest bill aimed at punishing judges

Warsaw - Thousands of people took to the streets across Poland Wednesday to protest government proposals aimed at punishing judges critical of controversial judicial reforms.

At Auschwitz, Merkel bows head to Holocaust victims

Oswiecim - Stony-faced and dressed in black, Germany's chancellor walked in silence along the railway tracks that brought prisoners to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp.

Merkel visits Auschwitz for first time

Oswiecim - Germany's Angela Merkel crossed the gates of the former Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland on Friday for the first time in her 14 years as chancellor, promising to battle a new wave of anti-Semitism.

Life in Oswiecim, a town in Auschwitz's shadow

Oswiecim - Only train tracks and barbed wire separate the former German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau from Oswiecim.
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