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Europe's largest wooden church restored in Poland

Varsovia - Europe's largest wooden church has recovered its original splendour after three years of restoration work, the coordinator of the project in southern Poland said Friday.

Warsaw Jews revive ancient ritual on ghetto uprising anniversary

Varsovia - Warsaw's Jewish community on Wednesday held a burial of damaged Torah scrolls in the Polish capital, an ancient ritual that some believe had not been carried out since the war.

Tusk testifies for hours in Warsaw as witness in spy case

Varsovia - EU president Donald Tusk on Wednesday testified for eight hours in Warsaw as a witness in an investigation of two former military counter-intelligence chiefs accused of overstepping their duties.

Poland hails 'historic' NATO battalion launch

Poland - Poland's president on Thursday hailed the launch of a US-led NATO multinational battalion in an area of his country bordering Russia's heavily militarised Kaliningrad exclave as an "historic moment".

Top US lawmaker Ryan visits European NATO allies next week

Washington - US House Speaker Paul Ryan will head a bipartisan delegation next week to Europe to meet with leaders of NATO allies including Estonia, his office said Wednesday, amid Russia's rising tensions with the West.

As NATO moves in troops, reforms hit Poland's military hard

Varsovia - As NATO pours troops into Poland to beef up its eastern flank, key Polish generals at odds with the defence minister over a series of controversial reforms are quitting or being ousted in droves.

As NATO moves in troops, reforms hit Poland's military hard

Varsovia - As NATO pours troops into Poland to beef up its eastern flank, key Polish generals at odds with the defence minister over a series of controversial reforms are quitting or being ousted in droves.

As NATO moves in troops, reforms hit Poland's military hard

Varsovia - As NATO pours troops into Poland to beef up its eastern flank, key Polish generals at odds with the defence minister over a series of controversial reforms are quitting or being ousted in droves.

Poland to celebrate UK cultural ties as Brexit looms

London - Poland said Tuesday it was launching a new festival in Britain to celebrate the contribution of Polish immigrants as the country's biggest minority community at a time when many are rattled by Brexit.

Polish probe finds blast caused presidential jet crash

Varsovia - A fresh probe into the deadly 2010 crash of a Polish presidential jet in Russia suggests an explosion likely caused the aircraft to break up in the air, investigators said Monday.

Polish probe finds blast caused presidential jet crash

Varsovia - A fresh probe into the deadly 2010 crash of a Polish presidential jet in Russia suggests an explosion likely caused the aircraft to break up in the air, investigators said Monday.

Polish probe finds blast caused presidential jet crash

Varsovia - A fresh probe into the deadly 2010 crash of a Polish presidential jet in Russia suggests an explosion likely caused the aircraft to break up in the air, investigators said Monday.

Five people killed as building collapses in Poland

Varsovia - At least five people were killed including two children when an apartment building collapsed in Poland on Saturday, possibly due to a gas explosion, according to officials.

18 hurt as train ploughs into lorry in Poland

Varsovia - A train crashed into a lorry at a level crossing in Poland on Friday, injuring 18 passengers, seven seriously.The injured were airlifted to hospitals, Pawel Fratczak, a spokesman for Polish national firefighters, told AFP.

Poland claims 2010 jet crash in Russia was 'deliberate'

Varsovia - Polish prosecutors on Monday said they would charge Russian air controllers with having deliberately caused the 2010 Polish presidential jet crash in Russia that killed 96 people, a theory the Kremlin immediately denied.

Homeless Poles hoist sails for around-the-world trip

Varsovia - Residents of a homeless shelter in Warsaw can already feel the wind in their sails as they work on the imposing steel hull of a majestic schooner, which they aim to take around the globe.

People behind bizarre Auschwitz stunt say 'stop war'

Varsovia - The people who stripped naked at the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau last week before slaughtering a lamb were trying to take a stand against war, a statement said Wednesday.

Walesa slams Poland's populist 'dictatorship'

Berlin - Poland's freedom icon Lech Walesa on Wednesday laid into the powerful boss of the governing right-wing party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, asking if he was seeking to turn the country into "a dictatorship".

Poland to withdraw troops from Eurocorps force: official

Strasbourg - Poland will withdraw its contingent from the Eurocorps military group by 2020, a spokesman for the Strasbourg-based intergovernmental body said Tuesday.

Eastern EU members slam 'blackmail' by Brussels on migrants

Varsovia - Leaders from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland rejected on Tuesday what they called Brussels' use of "blackmail and diktat" over planned resettlements of migrants across the EU.

Poland charges 11 over bizarre Auschwitz stunt

Varsovia - Polish prosecutors on Saturday said they had pressed charges against 11 people who slaughtered a lamb and then stripped naked at the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Naked people slaughter a sheep at Auschwitz death camp

Varsovia - Eleven men and women in their twenties on Friday slaughtered a sheep and took their clothes off at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, according to police and the museum at the site in southern Poland.

Polish minister accuses Tusk of treason over 2010 crash

Varsovia - Poland's defence minister has accused EU President Donald Tusk of "diplomatic treason" over a probe into the 2010 Polish presidential jet crash in Russia that killed 96 people, national prosecutors said Tuesday.

Warsaw court jails lawyer for spying for Moscow

Varsovia - A Polish-Russian lawyer has been sentenced to four years in prison for spying for Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, a Warsaw court said Monday. The lawyer, a man with dual citizenship identified only as Stanislaw Sz.

Polish opposition seeks govt censure after EU drama

Varsovia - Poland's main opposition party, the liberal Civic Platform (PO), on Friday said it would table a motion of no confidence against the conservative government to protest its "demolition of democracy".

Poland and Ukraine warn could Russia use gas 'blackmail'

Varsovia - Poland and Ukraine said Wednesday they would take legal action against Russian plans for a second gas pipeline to the EU, a project they allege Moscow could use for political "blackmail".

Poland clears airport plan for takeoff

Varsovia - Poland's government approved Wednesday plans to build a large new airport outside the capital Warsaw that it hopes could become a passenger and cargo hub for central and eastern Europe.

Polish MEP fined for saying women should earn less

Strasbourg - The European Parliament punished a Polish extreme-right MEP on Tuesday after he said women should be paid less because they are "weaker and less intelligent" than men.

Young pioneers push envelope on freestyle indoor skydiving

Varsovia - Dressed in a white skintight full body suit and helmet, Maja Kuczynska spins furiously before diving into a fast-moving sequence of airborne gymnastic moves with the elegance of a ballet dancer.

Poland accuses EU of 'cheating', after defeat in Tusk vote

Varsovia - Poland, which lost a diplomatic campaign to oust its former premier Donald Tusk from his post as European Council president, has now accused the EU of "cheating" and announced a "negative" policy towards Brussels.
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