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Far-right UK student jailed over Prince Harry online posts

London - A far-right university student who called Prince Harry a race traitor and created an image of him with a pistol to his head was on Tuesday jailed in Britain for more than four years.

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.

Facebook on trial for 'censorship' in Poland

Warsaw - A Polish court held a first hearing Wednesday in a case brought against Facebook by a historian who claims the tech giant engaged in "censorship" by suspending accounts that had posted about a nationalist rally in Warsaw.

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies

Jerusalem - Semion Rosenfeld, the "last known survivor" of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96, the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency said Monday.

You can have your plate and eat it too, says Polish inventor

Polish inventor and entrepreneur Jerzy Wysocki catches a brown plate -- still warm -- as it drops out of a machine and he begins to eat the crunchy, fibrous tableware.

Jews slam Polish PM for calling WWII restitution a win for Hitler

Warsaw - The World Jewish Congress on Monday condemned the Polish prime minister for saying that holding Poland liable for the restitution of Jewish property seized by the Nazis during WWII would hand a "posthumous victory" to Hitler.

Thousands of Poles, including Tusk, hold pro-EU rally before vote

Warsaw - European Council chief Donald Tusk on Saturday joined thousands at a pro-Europe opposition rally in Warsaw, calling on his fellow Poles to vote against the eurosceptic governing conservatives in this month's EU elections."You have no choice....

Poland tightens laws on paedophiles as crisis hits church

Warsaw - Poland on Thursday raised jail terms for convicted paedophiles to a maximum 30 years after a groundbreaking documentary on child sex abuse among Polish priests sparked public outrage and a crisis in the devoutly Catholic country's church.

Polish paedophilia scandal rocks political scene

Warsaw - A Polish documentary on clergy paedophilia that has shocked the devout country could deal a blow to the chances of the ruling conservatives in this month's European Parliament elections, given the party's close ties to the Catholic Church, analysts sai...

Poland cracks down on child sex abuse as priest film goes viral

Warsaw - Poland's right-wing government on Tuesday unveiled plans to crack down on paedophiles by raising prison sentences to a maximum 30 years as a ground-breaking documentary on paedophilia among Polish priests went viral in the Catholic country.

Rare footage of life in Warsaw Jewish ghetto shown in Poland

Warsaw - Scenes of starving Jewish children smuggling food, a dead body on the sidewalk, were captured in never-before-seen footage of Warsaw's wartime ghetto by an amateur fillmmaker in 1941.

Poland cancels Israeli visit over WWII property restitution row

Warsaw - Poland on Monday said it had scrapped a visit by Israeli officials over their intention to raise the issue of the restitution of Jewish properties seized during the Holocaust, a matter Warsaw insists is closed.

Poland's Kaczynski vows crackdown on child sex abuse

Warsaw - The leader of Poland's governing right-wing party vowed Sunday to crack down on child sex abuse as an in-depth documentary on paedophilia among Polish priests went viral in the Catholic country.

Polish far-right protests US law on Jewish restitution

Warsaw - Several thousand nationalists rallied in Warsaw on Saturday against a US law on the restitution of Jewish properties seized during the Holocaust, an issue which has surfaced ahead of parliamentary elections later this year.

Timmermans calls on all EU members to adopt minimum wage

Warsaw - European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans on Monday called for each EU member to have a minimum wage equivalent to 60 percent of its median salary to reduce the bloc's growing wealth gap.

EU's Tusk raps Polish government on constitution

Warsaw - EU Council President Donald Tusk accused Poland's government on Friday of failing to respect the country's fundamental law as it marked its Constitution Day amid speculation that he could return home to run for president next year.

Italy's Five Star party seeks political shift in EU

Warsaw - Italy's Five Star Movement (M5S) wants to team up with like-minded anti-establishment parties and form a new grouping within the European Parliament to wrest power from the traditional left and right, its leader said Sunday.

Kaczynski calls LGBT rights a 'threat' to Poland

Warsaw - Poland's ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has denounced LGBT rights, gender theory and UN sex education recommendations as a "threat" to the devout Catholic EU country.

EPP's Weber wants to 'stop' Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

Warsaw - The lead candidate for Europe's conservative bloc in next month's EU elections has said he would try to stop the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline if he becomes European Commission president, according to an interview published Tuesday.

Jewish group slams Polish burning of effigy

Warsaw - The World Jewish Congress has condemned a Polish town after reports that residents hung and burnt an effigy "made to look like a stereotypical Jew" in a revival of an old Easter tradition.

Polanski sues US motion picture academy for reinstatement

Los Angeles - Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, demanding his reinstatement nearly a year after the organization expelled him amid the #MeToo movement.

'I weighed 32 kilos' -- Auschwitz survivors remember a living hell

Oswiecim - "I really thought it would be my last journey ... I weighed 32 kilos (70 pounds)."Three quarters of a century have passed but all those years cannot dim the memories of Esther Senot as she recalls the horrors of Auschwitz.

Five women nominated for Booker International Prize

London - Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk, who scooped last year's Booker International Prize for fiction, was named Tuesday among five female nominees for this year's prestigious literary award.

Talks fail between Polish government, striking teachers

Warsaw - Poland's conservative government and teacher unions on Tuesday announced the breakdown of talks meant to bring an end to a national strike for higher wages, putting a question mark over upcoming school exams.

Polish smugglers who hid migrant in coffin given jail in France

Lille - A French court has sentenced two Polish truck drivers to 14-month jail terms for trying to smuggle an Iraqi migrant across the Channel to Britain in a coffin, local authorities said Tuesday.

Polish teachers stage open-ended strike for wage hike

Warsaw - Classrooms remained empty across Poland on Monday as kindergarten, primary and secondary school teachers launched an indefinite national strike for higher wages, a move that challenges the right-wing government in an election year.

EU's Timmermans denies Polish minister's 'bias' charge

Warsaw - European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans hit back Sunday at accusations of political bias from Poland's right-wing government, as he campaigned as a Socialist candidate for May's European elections.

Polish opposition warns of 'Polexit' ahead of European vote

Warsaw - A coalition of Polish opposition parties on Saturday launched its campaign for May's European elections by warning that the governing eurosceptic PiS party could drive the country out of the European Union.

EU launches new action against Poland to protect judges

Apo - The EU on Wednesday launched fresh action against Poland over its controversial judicial reforms, saying a new disciplinary regime for judges would have a "chilling effect" on legal freedoms.

EU launches new action against Poland to protect judges

Apo - The EU on Wednesday launched fresh action against Poland over its controversial judicial reforms, saying a new disciplinary regime for judges would have a "chilling effect" on legal freedoms.
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Fashionable boutique display in Maximus, warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn, Poland.
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Natalia Bajorek-Dziemianczuk, wife of jailed Polish Greenpeace activist Tomasz Dziemianczuk, being interviewed by Polish TV after visiting her husband in jail in Murmansk, Russia
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Fashionable boutique display in Maximus, warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn, Poland.
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The Promnitzs' castle, the south wing, Żary, Poland.
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Alcohol drinks on a special display in Maximus, warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn, Poland.
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At the entry door to Le Regina restaurant, Warsaw, Poland.
Spanish National Police broke up a ring of Polish car thieves.
Spanish National Police broke up a ring of Polish car thieves.
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Screenshot of video showing a car crashing into spectators at a Gran Turismo event in Poland
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On the farm market in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland.
Wishbone Ash s founder Andy Powell on concert in Warsaw.
Wishbone Ash's founder Andy Powell on concert in Warsaw.
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All-Polish Youth controlled by the police on Plac Zamkowy (Castle Place) before clashing with the Independence March, Warsaw, Poland.
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TV screen shot after the game Greece and Russia (1-0) as part of 2012 EURO Football Tournament in Warsaw, Poland.
Golancz castle in northern Poland.
Golancz castle in northern Poland.
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On February 7, British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in central London against the sale of prime Polish farmland to foreign multinationals for possible cultivation of GMO crops.
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Kosciuszko Mound at night
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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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A personal moment of a woman contemplating on the grave of her loved one who passed away, cemetery in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland.
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Outdoor gallery and its owner on the Old City Square, Warsaw, Poland.

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