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UN experts warn of women's rights rollback in Poland

Warsaw - United Nations human rights experts on Thursday expressed concern over recent rollbacks of women's rights in Poland, especially those regarding reproductive health and societal roles.

Olympic fencer Dagmara Wozniak is on her quest for Olympic gold Special

2016 Olympic bronze medalist and sabre fencer Dagmara Wozniak chatted with Digital Journal about her career in the sport. Wozniak trains at the Manhattan Fencing Center under Yury Gelman.

Polish court orders Walesa to apologise over crash claims

Warsaw - A Polish court on Thursday ordered anti-communist icon Lech Walesa to publicly apologise to arch-rival Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the powerful leader of the governing rightwing party, for saying he was responsible for the deadly 2010 crash of a presidential j...

Host of COP24 conference wins shameful Fossil of the Day Award

Katowice - The COP24 global climate conference in Katowice, in the heart of Poland's coal country, got off to an inauspicious start on Sunday. For whatever reason, the Polish government decked the halls of its exhibition center with piles of coal.

Polish president says will defend coal mining industry

Katowice - President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday said he would not allow Poland's coal mining industry to be eliminated, as the EU member hosts the UN climate summit. "Don't worry.

For Poland's mining region, coal remains a way of life

Knur - "It's a family thing. My father, my grandfather were miners, so I am," says Arkadiusz Wojcik at a coal mine in the southern Polish town of Knurow.

Poland's glittering Christmas creches win UNESCO status

Krakow - Nativity scenes that are a centuries-old Christmas tradition in Poland's historic royal capital Krakow were granted UNESCO special status on Thursday, being added to its register of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity".

UN climate talks need compromise, not stubbornness: UN chief

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged leaders at the UN climate conference kicking off next week to set aside stubbornness and instead compromise to seal a deal on implementing the Paris climate accord.

EU sets goal to be 'climate neutral' by 2050

Apo - The European Union on Wednesday urged government, businesses, citizens and regions to join its ambitious plan to cut emissions and make the bloc carbon neutral by 2050.

Greenpeace protests ahead of Poland climate summit

Warsaw - Six Greenpeace activists scaled a massive chimney at Poland's Belchatow coal-fired power plant on Tuesday and will remain there overnight, as one of Europe's largest polluters gears up to host the COP24 climate summit.

Poland names coal companies partners for COP24 climate talks

Warsaw - Poland on Tuesday named the EU's largest producer of high-quality coking coal among several coal-sector companies that it chose to partner with the UN's COP 24 global climate summit opening this weekend in the southern coal city of Katowice.

Poland reverses disputed Supreme Court reform

Warsaw - Poland's parliament on Wednesday passed legislation reversing a disputed Supreme Court retirement law, bowing to a ruling from the EU's top court, which had raised fears of a threat to judicial independence.

Poland holds centenary parade alongside far-right march

Warsaw - Leaders of Poland's right-wing government marked the nation's centenary with a military parade Sunday, which took place at the same time and along the same route as an annual independence day march organised by marginal far-right groups.

Tusk lashes out at Trump stance on Europe

Lodz - European Union chief Donald Tusk on Saturday accused US President Donald Trump of being averse to a "strong and united" Europe and also warned against the emergence of a "brownshirt" nationalist front in EU elections next year.

Poland since 1918: a turbulent century

Paris - Poland was partitioned and wiped off the map for 123 years before it regained independence in 1918.

Poland isolated, divided on centenary of independence

Warsaw - Poles mark a century of independence on Sunday in a deeply polarised country, isolated within the European Union, as a march organised by far-right groups in the capital Warsaw risks casting a shadow over celebrations.

US Poland LNG deal way for Europe to ease reliance on Russia: Perry

Warsaw - Washington's energy secretary on Thursday hailed a 24-year deal to deliver US liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Poland as signal for Europe on ensuring energy security and easing dependence on Russian supplies.

Poland's leaders call centenary march after far-right ban

Warsaw - Poland's president and prime minister on Wednesday called a march in Warsaw to mark the country's independence day centenary this weekend, hours after the capital's mayor banned one planned by far-right groups for the occasion.

Warsaw mayor bans far-right march for Poland's centenary

Warsaw - Warsaw's mayor on Wednesday prohibited a march planned this weekend by far-right groups to mark Poland's independence day centenary, but organisers vowed to defy the ban.

Poland unlikely to adopt UN migration pact: PM

Warsaw - Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Friday it was unlikely Poland would support the UN migration pact set to be adopted in December, following rejections by Washington, Budapest and Vienna and a cool reception in Prague.

Aurora Cannabis gets first permit to export medical pot to Poland

Aurora Cannabis has reason to celebrate today, Besides having a modest rally of 1.9 percent as they headed for their first gains since debuting on the NYSE. Aurora also announced they will begin exporting medical cannabis to Poland.

Poland Supreme Court judges return to work after EU court ruling

Warsaw - Poland's Supreme Court chief justice asked 23 of the court's judges to return to work on Monday, days after the European Union's top court ordered Poland to "immediately suspend" their retirement under a disputed law.

Poland's nationalists on top in regional polls, but losing urban vote

Warsaw - Poland's governing nationalists came out on top in regional elections Sunday, but were losing to opposition centrists in mayoral races in large cities including the capital Warsaw, exit polls showed.

Local votes pit Polish nationalists against liberals in key test

Warsaw - Poles vote for mayors and regional councils in local elections on Sunday pitting centrist opposition candidates against the governing nationalists whose controversial judicial reforms have put Poland on a collision course with the European Union.

EU top court orders Poland to suspend Supreme Court retirements

Luxembourg - The European Union's top court on Friday ordered Poland to "immediately suspend" its decision to lower the retirement age of its Supreme Court judges, which it said threatens judicial independence.

EU top court orders Poland to suspend Supreme Court retirements

Luxembourg - The European Union's top court on Friday ordered Poland to "immediately suspend" its decision to lower the retirement age of its Supreme Court judges, which it said threatens judicial independence.

Poland's nationalists face key test in local election

Warsaw - Poles vote Sunday in local elections seen as a key test for the country's controversial nationalist governing party as it gears up for EU and legislative elections next year.

Poland, Czech Republic against EU border guard plan

Warsaw - Poland's premier on Monday said he and his Czech counterpart oppose a plan to bolster the European Union's external borders, fearing they would receive less infrastructure funding if the scheme goes ahead.

Prosecution calls for life sentence in Monaco heiress murder trial

Aix-en-provence - French prosecutors Monday called for the maximum life sentence for Poland's former consul in Monaco who is on trial for ordering the murder of a billionaire heiress over an inheritance dispute.

Polish president names top court judges despite protests

Warsaw - Poland's president appointed 27 new judges to the supreme court Wednesday, pushing ahead with a controversial judicial reform that has put Poland in the EU's crosshairs.
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A bus driver heating up frozen lock of a bus at the bus station in Klodzko, south-western Poland, 2010.
Traditional Polish kielbasa on a special display in Maximus  warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn  Poland.
Traditional Polish kielbasa on a special display in Maximus, warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn, Poland.
All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
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Families and friends while visiting decorated graves of their loved ones who passed away, holiday of All Saints Day, cemetery in Nadarzyn, Poland.
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A sign of bygone times covered by snow, old steam engine displayed on a side track of a railway station in Wegliniec, Western Poland, 2010.
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Armin van Buuren concert in Poznan, Poland.
Cemetery with decorated graves in Nadarzyn  central Poland.
Cemetery with decorated graves in Nadarzyn, central Poland.
Fashionable boutique display in Maximus  warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn  Poland.
Fashionable boutique display in Maximus, warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn, Poland.
The castle s north-western wing  damaged during the 2nd World War and soon after rebuilt  Żary  Pol...
The castle's north-western wing, damaged during the 2nd World War and soon after rebuilt, Żary, Poland.
Baroque decorations of the columns on the castle s south wing  Żary  Poland.
Baroque decorations of the columns on the castle's south wing, Żary, Poland.
Former Primate of Poland (1981-2009)  cardinal Jozef Glemp during the mass in the open air  Nadarzyn...
Former Primate of Poland (1981-2009), cardinal Jozef Glemp during the mass in the open air, Nadarzyn, Poland.
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Lignite mine "Turów", Poland.
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Saying Kaddish at the site of the Massacre. Bishop of Poland, Chief Rabbi of Poland , Rabbi of Lodz, and Survivor, respectively.
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Farmers in Poland protest against sale of farmland to foreign multinationals.
Farmers in Poland protest against sale of farmland to foreign multinationals.
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Protest in Warsaw, Poland against GMO's
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All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
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Polish beekeepers & Anti-GMO protesters in Warsaw, Poland
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Dead bees dumped on the steps of the Ministry of Agriculture.
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