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German court rejects Polish ruling in Nazi camp row with TV station

Berlin - Germany's highest court declared Tuesday that a Polish ruling against German public broadcaster ZDF in a dispute sparked by a Holocaust documentary has no legal force in Germany.

'Most horrible place on earth': German FM visits Auschwitz

Oswiecim - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Monday visited the former Nazi-German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, which he called "the most horrible place on earth".

Ukrainian rights activist claims Poland banned her from Schengen zone

Warsaw - A Ukrainian human rights activist on Thursday claimed that Warsaw had banned her from Poland and the rest of the Schengen zone in what she called "a political affair".

Polish president vetoes change to European parliament election rules

Warsaw - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday vetoed a controversial change to European Parliament election rules that would have kept all small parties in Poland out of the running.

EU ramps up pressure on Poland over court reform

Apo - The European Union on Tuesday stepped up its legal threats to Poland over its controversial Supreme Court reforms, giving Warsaw one month to comply or risk being hauled before the bloc's top court.

EU ramps up legal threat to Poland over court reform

Apo - The EU on Tuesday stepped up its legal threats to Poland over its controversial supreme court reforms, giving Warsaw one month to comply or risk being hauled before the bloc's top court.

Israeli teen moons former Nazi German death camp

Warsaw - Polish police on Monday said they had detained an Israeli teenager after security cameras caught him exposing his rear at the former Nazi German death camp Majdanek.

Mr Gay Europe 2018 crowned in Poland, despite protests

Poznan - The final of this year's edition of Mr Gay Europe took place on Saturday in the western city of Poznan in Poland, a conservative and devout Catholic country where many do not accept homosexuality.

Top Polish court halts disputed judge retirements

Warsaw - Poland's Supreme Court on Thursday said it was suspending the forced early retirement of judges over the age of 65, adding that it had asked the European Court of Justice to weigh in on the matter.

Poland's Walesa extends olive branch to ruling party chief

Warsaw - Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa took to Facebook late Wednesday to extend an olive branch to arch-enemy Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of the ruling conservative party.

Virtual reality brings Warsaw uprising back to life

Warsaw - Seventy-four years after Polish insurgents launched the doomed Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, Poland has brought the tragic episode back to life through virtual reality.

Thousands protest disputed judicial reforms in Poland

Warsaw - Thousands of anti-government protesters hit streets across Poland on Thursday night to rally against a string of judicial reforms that the EU has dubbed a threat to judicial independence and the rule of law.

Polish senate nixes president's referendum bid

Warsaw - Poland's Senate on Wednesday torpedoed a bid by the president for a non-binding referendum on a new constitution in a move that analysts said underscored tensions within the governing right-wing camp.

EU member states can refuse arrest warrants: ECJ

Luxembourg - The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Wednesday authorised EU members to refuse arrest warrants issued by Poland if they doubt defendants will get a fair trial there.

Poland's Senate approves Supreme Court changes

Warsaw - Poland's Senate approved early Wednesday a controversial bill to reform the Supreme Court in a move that critics say puts the judicial system under government control and is a threat to the country's democracy.

Poland speeds changes to Supreme Court amid EU row

Warsaw - Poland adopted legislation Friday aimed at speeding up the process of replacing the country's disputed Supreme Court chief justice who has refused to step down under a retirement law the EU has called a threat to judicial independence.

Poland's 'retired' top judge back at work

Warsaw - Poland's disputed Supreme Court chief justice returned to work on Tuesday, defying a retirement law she argues is unconstitutional, as the EU country's rightwing government moved to speed up the process of replacing her.

Tourists charged with stealing bricks from Auschwitz memorial

Warsaw - Two Hungarian tourists have admitted to trying to steal bricks from the ruins of a crematorium at the site of the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, according to police.

Poland 'won't be broken' by EU: ruling party chief

Warsaw - Poland won't bow to EU pressure by dropping controversial judicial reforms, the leader of the governing nationalist party said on Monday, insisting they were "crucial".

Poland, Ukraine still divided by WWII massacres

Warsaw - Poland and Ukraine held separate ceremonies on Sunday marking 75 years since a WWII-era ethnic conflict between their nations claimed thousands of lives, as a row over history continued to sour bilateral ties.

Rolling Stones asked to support anti-government protests in Poland

Warsaw - Poland's anti-communist freedom icon Lech Walesa on Saturday urged legendary rockers the Rolling Stones to support Poles "defending freedom" amid sweeping judicial reforms that critics insist undermine democracy.

Holocaust centre slams Poland, Israel over controversial law

Jerusalem - One of the world's main Holocaust memorials on Thursday slammed an agreement between Israel and Poland over a Polish law on the World War II genocide of Jews, saying it contains "deceptions".

Poland standoff deepens as president disputes top judge's tenure

Warsaw - The standoff over Poland's Supreme Court intensified Thursday as the president insisted its chief justice Malgorzata Gersdorf must retire under a law she has rejected as unconstitutional and the EU has criticised as a threat to judicial independence.

Polish PM defends justice reforms to sceptical EU

Strasbourg - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki defended Warsaw's controversial judicial reforms to a doubtful European Parliament on Wednesday, saying the overhaul was his government's right.

Top Polish judge defies 'purge'

Warsaw - Poland's disputed top judge showed up at work on Wednesday in defiance of a retirement law pushed through by the right-wing government but criticised by the EU as a threat to judicial independence.Chanting "Free courts!", "Constitution!

Polish Supreme Court's top judge to defy 'purge'

Warsaw - Poland's Supreme Court chief justice has vowed to show up at work on Wednesday in defiance of a retirement law pushed through by the right-wing government but criticised by the EU as undermining judicial independence.

Stamped out by war and communism, Polish luxury is back

Warsaw - A grey Ferrari comes to a halt in Warsaw and a young woman emerges. Wearing Chanel sunglasses and carrying a little dog, she enters the Raffles Europejski hotel, a symbol of the luxury that has returned to Poland.

Polish presidency says top Supreme Court justice to retire

Warsaw - Poland's presidency announced Tuesday that the top Supreme Court justice would retire on July 4 in line with a reform by the rightwing government that has been criticised by the EU.

Poland's Supreme Court justice vows to defy retirement order

Warsaw - Poland's Supreme Court chief justice was set for a showdown with the EU country's president on Tuesday, vowing to defy controversial reforms pushed through by the right-wing government forcing top judges to retire early.

Polish judges set for showdown with govt over reforms

Warsaw - Polish Supreme Court judges including the body's chief justice were set for a showdown with the EU country's right-wing government on Tuesday, as they vowed to defy controversial reforms forcing their retirement.
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Golancz castle in northern Poland.
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