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'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.

Polish priest 'very sorry' for Harry Potter book burning

Warsaw - A Polish priest apologised Wednesday for burning "magic" Harry Potter books, after his actions sparked a wave of protest and comparisons with totalitarian regimes and the Inquisition.

French shop chain apologises over swastika money belts

Warsaw - French supermarket chain Auchan admitted on Tuesday that it had sold military-style money belts bearing the Nazi swastika at its Polish stores in what it called an "oversight".

Outcry over Harry Potter book burning by priests in Poland

Warsaw - The burning of Harry Potter "magic" books by priests in Poland triggered a wave of protest in the majority Catholic country on Tuesday with critics making comparisons with totalitarian regimes and the Inquisition.

Catholic priests burn Harry Potter books in Poland

Warsaw - Catholic priests in Poland burned books they say are sacrilegious this weekend, including tomes from British author J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of fantasy novels.

Catholic priests burn Harry Potter books in Poland

Warsaw - Catholic priests in Poland burned books they say are sacrilegious this weekend, including tomes from British author J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of fantasy novels.

Polish dailies print blank front page in EU copyright appeal

Warsaw - Major Polish newspapers printed blank front pages on Monday in an appeal to the European Parliament to adopt controversial copyright reforms that have pitted traditional media firms against internet giants.

NATO confirms plans for US military storage in Poland

Apo - NATO on Saturday confirmed it plans a storage facility for US military equipment in Poland, as the alliance steps up its defences in the face of increased Russian assertiveness.

Accomplice of Paris attacks mastermind sentenced in Poland

Warsaw - A Moroccan accomplice of the suspected mastermind of the deadly 2015 terror attacks in Paris was sentenced to nearly four years in prison on Friday by a Polish court for belonging to the Islamic State group.Mourad T.

Russia angry at Poland over WWII anniversary snub

Moscow - Russia expressed anger Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin has not been invited to ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II in Poland later this year.

Polish reporter tells of being beaten by Venezuela police

Caracas - A Polish journalist in Venezuela was beaten by police in the troubled South American country, he said in accounts published by his newspaper and Venezuela's press union on Friday.

Polish church admits clergy abused hundreds of children

Warsaw - Poland's powerful Catholic church on Thursday published a report admitting that nearly 400 of its clergy had sexually abused children and minors over the last three decades, reflecting findings published last month by a charity focused on abuse in the ...

Statue of Polish priest accused of sex abuse to be removed

Warsaw - The statue of a Solidarity-era Polish priest accused of sex abuse will be permanently removed from a public square, city authorities in the port of Gdansk decided on Thursday, despite objections from supporters.

Polish anti-Semitism festers on the internet

Warsaw - Graffiti of a swastika and the words "Jude Raus" (Jew, get out) recently appeared overnight on the headquarters of a liberal opposition movement in the Polish capital Warsaw.

France calls for close cooperation with Poland as ties warm

Warsaw - France on Wednesday called Poland a "key player" in Europe, signalling warming ties between the two countries that had been chilled by diverging political views and Warsaw's cancellation of a major military contract.

Polish opposition forms coalition for European elections

Warsaw - Five Polish opposition parties on Sunday unveiled a coalition to fight the European elections in May, accusing the ruling conservatives of seeking an exit from the European Union.

Toppled statue of accused Polish priest restored

Warsaw - The toppled statue of a Polish priest accused of sex abuse has been restored to its plinth in the port of Gdansk, union sources said Saturday in a move which the local city hall decried.

Three charged for toppling statue of accused Polish sex abuse priest

Warsaw - Polish authorities on Friday charged three men who overturned a statue of a Polish priest accused of sex abuse in the northern city of Gdansk.

Slovakia slaps emergency checks on Polish beef

Bratislava - Slovakia on Friday decided to slap checks on beef imports from Poland after veterinarians in the neighbouring Czech Republic found the dangerous salmonella bacteria in a batch of Polish meat.

Israeli minister not backing down over Polish remarks

Jerusalem - Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Thursday refused to apologise for allegations he made that Poles are anti-Semitic and many of them collaborated with the Nazis during World War II.

Polish paedophile priests exposed in new report

Warsaw - A foundation supporting victims of paedophile priests in Poland on Thursday released a report documenting nearly 400 cases of sex abuse by clergymen in the staunchly Catholic country.

Activists topple statue of Polish priest accused of sex abuse

Warsaw - Three activists overturned a statue of a Polish priest accused of sex abuse in the northern city of Gdansk early on Thursday, local police said.
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