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Polish Catholic leader threatens to suspend anti-migrant priests

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Polish president seeks to dedicate day to righteous gentiles

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The last Simhat Torah in the Warsaw Ghetto

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Miss Wheelchair World beauty pageant breaks down barriers for disabled women

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Belarussian student becomes first-ever Miss Wheelchair World

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Polish Catholics Gather at Border for Vast Rosary Prayer Event

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Poland slams Brussels museum over Holocaust exhibition

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Amid protest, Polish government to raise health care budget
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government has announced plans to significantly increase spending on health care as a hunger protest by young doctors demanding more funds for the sector entered a third week. The nation's health care system is chronically underfunded and waiting times for medical procedures are often long. Minister Henryk Kowalczyk, in charge of economy issues, said Thursday that the government will debate next week a plan to gradually increase spending on the sector to 6 percent of annual GDP in 2025, from the current 4   Read More ...
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Rights group chides Poland for 'harassment' of protesters
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Amnesty International has issued a report alleging that Poland's authorities have used surveillance, prosecutions and harassment, and even excessive force in rare cases, against peaceful anti-government protesters since 2016. The report "Poland: on the streets to defend human rights," released Thursday, says that authorities have at times carried out prolonged ID checks of protesters, depriving them of freedom of movement   Read More ...
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Rights group chides Poland for 'harassment' of protesters
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Amnesty International has issued a report alleging that Poland's authorities have used surveillance, prosecutions and harassment, and even excessive force in rare cases, against peaceful anti-government protesters since 2016. The report "Poland: on the streets to defend human rights," released Thursday, says that authorities have at times carried out prolonged ID checks of protesters, depriving them of freedom of movement   Read More ...
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Ambassadors of Estonia, Afghanistan, Poland, Canada, Finland, Belgium, France deliver credentials to Nazarbayev
President of Kazakshtan Nursultan Nazarbayev received credentials of 7 Ambassadors of foreign states. Ambassador Heiti Myaemees of Estonia, Ambassador Qadam Shah Shahim of Afghanistan, Ambassador Selim Chazbijewicz of Poland, Ambassador Nicholas Brousseau of Canada, Ambassador Mikko Kivikoski of Finland, Ambassador Alexis de Crombrugghe de Picquendaele of Belgium, and Ambassador Philippe Martinet of France delivered their credentials to Nazarbayev on October 18   Read More ...
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Polish Catholic leader threatens to suspend anti-migrant priests
WARSAW (AFP) - The honorary leader of Poland's Catholic Church on Wednesday said he would suspend any priest who takes part in anti-migrant demonstrations. "If I hear... of a protest against refugees where my priests participate, I will have a swift response: Each priest that joins in will be suspended," Archbishop Wojciech Polak, primate of Poland, said in an interview with the Roman Catholic weekly magazine   Read More ...
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Turkey's leader: Does EU want us in the bloc, or not?
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged European Union leaders Tuesday to simply say whether or not they want to admit Turkey as an EU member. "I would like to hear a clear declaration," Erdogan said on a visit to Poland. "If you want to accept Turkey, just do it. If you don't want to, just tell that   Read More ...
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Roman Polanski visits site of Polish ghetto where he was held during Holocaust
WARSAW, Poland — A Polish film company said Tuesday that Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski has traveled to Poland to appear in a documentary about his early life during the Holocaust and after the war in Poland. The KRK Film company said that Polanski was in Krakow to see the site of the former ghetto where he was held as a child by the German Nazis   Read More ...
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Roman Polanski in Poland for documentary on his early life
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish film company says director Roman Polanski has traveled to Poland to appear in a documentary about his early life during the Holocaust. The KRK Film company said Tuesday that Polanski was in Krakow to see the site of the former ghetto where he was held as a child by the German Nazis. The 84-year-old director also visited the village of Wysoka, where he after fleeing Krakow   Read More ...
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Turkey's leader: Does EU want us in the bloc, or not?
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged European Union leaders on Tuesday to simply say whether they want to accept Turkey as a member or not. "I would like to hear a clear declaration," Erdogan said on a visit to Poland. "If you want to accept Turkey, just do it. If you don't want to, just tell that   Read More ...
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Did Kate conceive third child while on Royal tour of Germany and Poland (when she appeared furious with William)?
Prince William and Kate Middleton have revealed that their third child will be born in April - meaning the baby could have been conceived during a Royal tour. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went on a five-day tour of Germany and Poland in the middle of July this year. The couple landing in Warsaw on July 16 with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who were being looked after by their Spanish nanny   Read More ...
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Turkey leader in Poland for talks on security, his policies
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Turkey's president was in Poland on Tuesday for talks on international security and on his policies at home. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was greeted with military honors by Polish President Andrzej Duda and then they held talks. Duda's adviser, Andrzej Szczerski, said there would be no "taboo" topics and the talks would include the situation in Turkey, where tens of thousands of people have been arrested or dismissed from their jobs since last year's coup attempt   Read More ...
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Turkey leader in Poland for talks on security, his policies
WARSAW, Poland – Turkey's president was in Poland on Tuesday for talks on international security and on his policies at home. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was greeted with military honors by Polish President Andrzej Duda and then they held talks. Duda's adviser, Andrzej Szczerski, said there would be no "taboo" topics and the talks would include the situation in Turkey, where tens of thousands of people have been arrested or dismissed from their jobs since last year's coup attempt   Read More ...
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U.S. windfarm builder says notifies Polish govt of dispute
WARSAW, Oct 16 (Reuters) - U.S. company Invenergy LLC, which says it has spent more than $600 million building windfarms in Poland, said on Monday it had written Poland’s president to say it was formally in dispute with the government over state companies failing to honour contracts. The company said the letter to Poland’s president and prime minister would serve as formal notification of dispute under the U   Read More ...
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Chinese investment serves as long-awaited rain in drought for Polish company
"When Chinese company invested in Poland, we were worried about whether we could keep our jobs," said Malgorzata Bielica who works at Liugong Dressta Machinery in Stalowa Wola, southeast Poland. Malgorzata and her husband both used to work for HSW, a Polish company preceding Liugong Dressta. In 2012, when she learned that the company was to be acquired, Malgorzata had some concerns   Read More ...
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Poland to quit $9.2 billion precautionary IMF credit line: finance ministry
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will quit a precautionary Flexible Credit Line (FCL) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) worth $9.2 billion, the country’s Finance Ministry said on Saturday. “We are resigning from a $9.2 billion credit line from the IMF,” the Finance Ministry said on Twitter, quoting Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. “The Polish economy is in such a good situation that we can do it   Read More ...
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2 wounded in Warsaw shooting; suspect at large
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police say they are looking for a man who opened fire with a gun in east Warsaw and wounded two people. Warsaw police spokeswoman Anna Kedzierzawska said a passenger entering a car received a head injury and the car's driver was hit in the arm during Saturday's shooting in the Szmulowizna district. Both were hospitalized and the suspected gunman fled   Read More ...
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Poland's president signs divisive law on civic group funding
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president has signed into law a bill on funding for non-governmental organizations that critics fear the conservative government may use to undercut groups with missions that conflict with the ruling party's positions. International human rights organizations and a federation of Poland's NGOs had appealed to President Andrzej Duda to veto the bill, which they saw as setting back the development of formerly communist Poland's civic organizations   Read More ...
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Support for Polish ruling nationalists at all-time high
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's ruling nationalists have seen their public support rise to an all-time high in October, an opinion poll showed on Friday, benefiting from record-low unemployment and the popularity of their welfare-spending policies. Opposition groups that accuse the Law and Justice (PiS) party of undermining democratic standards in Poland have seen their public backing fall in recent months. According to CBOS, a pollster overseen by the office of the prime minister, public support for PiS has risen to 47 percent, up three percentage points from a month earlier   Read More ...
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Support for Polish ruling nationalists at all-time high
WARSAW: Poland's ruling nationalists have seen their public support rise to an all-time high in October, an opinion poll showed on Friday, benefiting from record-low unemployment and the popularity of their welfare-spending policies. Opposition groups that accuse the Law and Justice (PiS) party of undermining democratic standards in Poland have seen their public backing fall in recent months. According to CBOS, a pollster overseen by the office of the prime minister, public support for PiS has risen to 47 percent, up three percentage points from a month earlier   Read More ...
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Poland expels Russian historian suspected of hostile actions
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish security official says Poland has expelled a Russian historian on suspicion that he acted against Poland's interests. A spokesman for the minister in charge of state security, Stanislaw Zaryn, said Friday the man used his contacts among Polish historians and journalists to promote Russia's viewpoint, to discredit Polish authorities and to undermine Poland's ties with Ukraine   Read More ...
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Poland expels Russian historian suspected of hostile actions
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish security official says Poland has expelled a Russian historian on suspicion that he acted against Poland's interests. A spokesman for the minister in charge of state security, Stanislaw Zaryn, said Friday the man used his contacts among Polish historians and journalists to promote Russia's viewpoint, to discredit Polish authorities and to undermine Poland's ties with Ukraine   Read More ...
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Poland expels Russian historian suspected of hostile actions
WARSAW, Poland – A Polish security official says Poland has expelled a Russian historian on suspicion that he acted against Poland's interests. A spokesman for the minister in charge of state security, Stanislaw Zaryn, said Friday the man used his contacts among Polish historians and journalists to promote Russia's viewpoint, to discredit Polish authorities and to undermine Poland's ties with Ukraine   Read More ...
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Poland says it's repelled a 3rd Russian hacking attack
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's defense minister says the nation's cyber experts have successfully repelled a third hacking attempt from Russia but warns the cyberattack threat is mounting. Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Friday the recent attack targeted companies in Ukraine that also have offices in other countries, including Poland. He told state TV1 television that "luckily in Poland we repelled them, but the threat increases daily   Read More ...
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Senior Health Fair at Ansonia’s Warsaw Park Oct. 15
ANSONIA-Seniors can get flu shots, have their blood screened, get their mouths checked and even have a free lunch. All this can be accomplished at the annual Senior Health Fair which will place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Warsaw Park, 119 Pulaski Highway. State Sen. George Logan, R-Ansonia, is carrying on the tradition started by his predecessor former State Sen   Read More ...
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LG to open Europe's biggest car battery factory next year
WARSAW (Reuters) - South Korea’s LG Chem will open Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery factory in Poland next year as the region’s auto industry gears up to mass produce electric cars. Tumbling battery prices and growing pressure to cut exhaust emissions have led carmakers to embrace electric vehicles. Manufacturers from VW Group () to Volvo Cars, Daimler and BMW plan to roll out a raft of new electric models in coming years   Read More ...
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UPDATE 1-LG Chem targets big automakers with Polish battery plant
(Adds background) By Marcin Goettig WARSAW, Oct 12 (Reuters) - South Korean battery maker LG Chem will produce 100,000 electric car batteries a year in Poland to meet demand from global automakers ditching diesel and petrol engines. LG Chem said in a joint statement with the Polish development ministry on Thursday that its battery factory, which is due to be completed next year near the western city of Wroclaw, will be Europe’s largest and employ 2,500 people   Read More ...
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Polish president seeks to dedicate day to righteous gentiles
President of Poland Andrzej Duda announced Wednesday an initiative to dedicate March 17 as a Day of the Polish Righteous in the Polish parliament.Duda announced that he would propose a bill promoting this day during an event held at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw to mark the 75h anniversary of the inauguration of Żegota, a Polish underground army unit created to help save Jews in German-occupied Poland between 1942 to 1945   Read More ...
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Poland proposes new laws for seized property compensations
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's deputy justice minister has proposed new laws to regulate how compensation is paid to people whose properties were seized under communism. Patryk Jaki, who heads a special commission reviewing controversial cases of Warsaw property restitution, proposed rules limiting who can claim for seized property and when. He also proposed financial compensation instead of direct property restitution   Read More ...
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Rino Kasakake earns bronze in debut at Poland JPG
Rino Kasakake kept Japan’s streak of earning at least one medal at every Junior Grand Prix this season alive by claiming the bronze at the JGP in Gdansk, Poland, on Friday. It was an impressive start for the debutante on the JGP circuit. Kasakake, a 16-year-old from Nagoya, and Akari Matsubara, who finished sixth, were originally substitutes for the event, but were given the spots by the Japan Skating Federation in place of Moa Iwano and Yuhana Yokoi   Read More ...
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The last Simhat Torah in the Warsaw Ghetto
They watched in horror as their children died in the streets of the ghetto from typhus and starvation. They tried to save their sons and daughters but were barely surviving themselves. They witnessed the deportation of most of Warsaw Jewry to the death camp of Treblinka in the summer of 1942. Yet they danced on Simhat Torah, a time of great joy eviscerated by the death of their families   Read More ...
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Poland's ruling party tightens grip on big state firms
WARSAW (Reuters) - When presidential aide Malgorzata Sadurska joined the board of Poland's biggest and oldest insurance company this summer, her lack of business experience was no obstacle. Her main qualification to help run state-owned Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen (PZU) was something else -- loyalty to the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party. What PZU needs is "a person who knows the PiS programme and is a guarantee that it will be implemented," parliamentary deputy Marek Suski told radio RMF FM as the conservative PiS took to the airwaves to explain her appointment in June   Read More ...
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Poland striker Robert Lewandowski gets college degree
Poland striker Robert Lewandowski has obtained a college degree, one day after scoring his 16th goal in World Cup qualifying. The Bayern Munich forward faced a panel from the Academy of Sport Education in Warsaw and passed his exam for a bachelor’s degree. One of the professors, Marek Rybinski, said Lewandowski’s answers were “excellent.” Lewandowski’s thesis focused on coaching and management and described his own career from childhood soccer to playing for titles in large stadiums   Read More ...
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'All winners' at inaugural Miss Wheelchair World pageant
Warsaw, Poland | AFP | In her elegant evening dress and perfectly styled hair and make-up, Maria Diaz looks like any beauty pageant contestant — except for the wheelchair she has been confined to since being shot by a stranger ten years ago. Maria is one of 24 young women who gathered in Warsaw on Saturday to compete for the first-ever title of Miss Wheelchair World   Read More ...
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Poland book ticket to Russia
Paris: Robert Lewandowski scored a European qualifying record 16th goal as Poland defeated Montenegro 4-2 on Sunday to reach next year’s World Cup, but Scotland missed out on the play-offs after a 2-2 draw in Slovenia. Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski struck his 16th goal of the qualifying campaign as Poland recovered from throwing away a two-goal lead in Warsaw to secure a first trip to the World Cup finals since 2006   Read More ...
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Poland head to World Cup, perfection for Germany - Capital Sports
PARIS, France, Oct 8Robert Lewandowski scored a European qualifying record 16th goal as Poland defeated Montenegro 4-2 on Sunday to reach next year’s World Cup, while reigning champions Germany secured a 10th successive win. Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski struck again in what has been a remarkable qualifying campaign as Poland recovered from throwing away a two-goal lead in Warsaw to secure a first trip to the World Cup finals since 2006   Read More ...
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Poland head to World Cup, perfection for Germany
PARIS: Robert Lewandowski scored a European qualifying record 16th goal as Poland defeated Montenegro 4-2 on Sunday to reach next year's World Cup, while reigning champions Germany secured a 10th successive win. Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski struck again in what has been a remarkable qualifying campaign as Poland recovered from throwing away a two-goal lead in Warsaw to secure a first trip to the World Cup finals since 2006   Read More ...
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Poland mara ke Piala Dunia
PARIS: Robert Lewandowski menjaringkan rekod 16 gol dalam kelayakan Eropah ketika Poland menewaskan Montenegro 4-2 awal pagi tadi untuk layak ke Piala Dunia tahun depan. Penyerang Bayern Munich itu meledak sekali lagi dalam kempen kelayakan yang menakjubkan ketika Poland bangkit selepas membuang kelebihan dua gol di Warsaw untuk memastikan mereka layak ke pusingan akhir Piala Dunia sejak 2006. "Saya marah   Read More ...
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Lewandowski helps Poland seal World Cup berth with Montenegro win
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland sealed their first World Cup spot since the 2006 tournament after an early onslaught and a late flourish, including a goal from the excellent Robert Lewandowski, gave them a 4-2 home win over Montenegro on Sunday. The result left Poland top of Group E with 25 points from 10 games, five ahead of second-placed Denmark who sealed a playoff berth after a 1-1 home draw with Romania   Read More ...
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Poland reach World Cup with 4-2 win over Montenegro
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland qualified for the 2018 World Cup after a 4-2 home win over Montenegro on Sunday saw them to finish top of Group E with 25 points from 10 games. Krzysztof Maczynski and Kamil Grosicki gave Poland a 2-0 lead in the opening 16 minutes, with Robert Lewandowski and a Filip Stojkovic own goal sealing their passage after Montenegro had hit back through Stefan Mugosa and Zarko Tomasevic   Read More ...
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Lewandowski record helps Poland qualify for 2018 World Cup
PARIS: Robert Lewandowski scored a European qualifying record 16th goal as Poland defeated Montenegro 4-2 on Sunday (Oct 8) to reach next year's World Cup, but Scotland missed out on the play-offs after a 2-2 draw in Slovenia. Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski struck his 16th goal of the qualifying campaign as Poland recovered from throwing away a two-goal lead in Warsaw to secure a first trip to the World Cup finals since 2006   Read More ...
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