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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.

Poland risks EU isolation in wake of Tusk debacle

Varsovia - Poland risks isolation in the European Union after its rightwing government failed in its bitter campaign to derail the re-election of its own citizen Donald Tusk as the bloc's president.

Poland 'alone' in the EU after Tusk re-election: media

Varsovia - Polish media on Friday underscored their country's isolation in the European Union after the bloc's leaders re-elected liberal Donald Tusk as president despite strident opposition from the rightwing government in his native Poland.

Petition to suspend 'sexist' Polish MEP goes viral

Varsovia - More than 700,000 people had by Thursday signed a petition demanding the European Parliament suspend a Polish far-right MEP who said women should be paid less because they are weaker and less intelligent than men.

Petition to suspend 'sexist' Polish MEP goes viral

Varsovia - More than 700,000 people had by Thursday signed a petition demanding the European Parliament suspend a Polish far-right MEP who said women should be paid less because they are weaker and less intelligent than men.

Petition to suspend 'sexist' Polish MEP goes viral

Varsovia - More than 700,000 people had by Thursday signed a petition demanding the European Parliament suspend a Polish far-right MEP who said women should be paid less because they are weaker and less intelligent than men.

'Hooligan' Tusk faces new EU fight

Brussels - Once a self-confessed football "hooligan", Poland's Donald Tusk now faces a fight with his own country to remain European Council president.

Polish fury over re-election of EU's Tusk

Brussels - EU leaders re-elected Donald Tusk as president Thursday despite opposition from his native Poland, prompting an angry Warsaw to warn that it set a dangerous pattern for bullying by a German-dominated union.

Hollande decries decline in women's rights in US, Russia

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday spoke out against what he said was a decline in women's rights in the United States and Russia.

EU's Tusk rejects Polish criticism over new term

Brussels - EU President Donald Tusk on Wednesday rejected charges from Poland's rightwing government that he has sought to undermine it, on the eve of a vote on his leadership.

Poland urges EU to reject Tusk presidency

Varsovia - Poland's prime minister on Wednesday stressed her opposition to compatriot Donald Tusk's re-election as EU president on the eve of a European summit overshadowed by the row.

EU's Tusk is 'Germany's candidate': Polish powerbroker

Varsovia - The head of Poland's ruling rightwing party on Tuesday called EU President Donald Tusk, a fellow Pole vying for a second term, "Germany's candidate" whose re-election would sow crisis.

Hollywood stars in Warsaw for Holocaust biopic set in zoo

Varsovia - Hollywood stars on Tuesday hit the red carpet in Warsaw for a gala screening of a film about a Polish couple who risked their lives to hide hundreds of Jews in a zoo during World War II.

South African poet, activist awarded in Poland

Varsovia - A jury in Warsaw on Monday named South African writer and anti-apartheid activist Breyten Breytenbach as the recipient of the 2017 Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award, named after the anti-communist Polish poet and philosopher.

'Disloyal' Polish rival to Tusk loses EU party job

Brussels - The EU Parliament's biggest party Monday stripped Poland's last-minute candidate to replace Donald Tusk of a senior post, saying it regretted his "disloyalty" for standing against the European Council head.

Poland puts forward rival candidate to EU's Tusk

Varsovia - Poland said Saturday it was proposing a Polish Euro-MP for the EU presidency to succeed Donald Tusk, whose second term is opposed by the governing rightwing Law and Justice party (PiS).

Polish MEP probed for saying women should be paid less

Brussels - A Polish extreme-right MEP faced on Friday an inquiry over "sexist remarks" in the European Parliament after he said women should be paid less because they are weaker and less intelligent than men.

Polish conservatives take on the Supreme Court

Varsovia - Poland's governing conservatives on Thursday questioned the legitimacy of Supreme Court chief justice Malgorzata Gersdorf, who had been critical of judicial measures introduced by the Law and Justice (PiS) party.

Archbishop calls for Poland to accept hundreds of Syrian refugees

Varsovia - The archbishop of Warsaw has called for Poland to accept hundreds of Syrian refugees in need of urgent medical care, in a move that risks embarrassing the right-wing government.

Poland to test for explosives in ex-leader's 2010 jet crash

Varsovia - Poland said Friday it would have a British laboratory search for traces of explosives on samples from a 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed 96 people, including then-Polish president Lech Kaczynski.

Poland ousts 90 percent of top brass in defence overhaul

Varsovia - About 90 percent of Poland's top military brass have been replaced in an overhaul launched by the rightwing government, the defence ministry said Wednesday.

Polish prosecutors probe play simulating oral sex on pope

Varsovia - Polish prosecutors on Wednesday began investigating a theatre play that drops hints about murdering a top politician and has a scene simulating oral sex on a statue of the late pope Saint John Paul II.

Polish activists complain to EU about toxic smog

Varsovia - Polish environmental groups on Friday filed a complaint with the European Union against national and local authorities for failing to fight lethal levels of smog.
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