A rare albino penguin makes its debut at zoo in Poland

Europe 03/22/19, 14:25

An extremely rare albino penguin has made its debut at Gdansk Zoo in northern Poland.The albino penguin hatched in mid-December and has been under veterinary care. In the wild, such an unusual-looking penguin would be rejected by other penguins and ...

Statue of divisive Polish priest removed from Gdansk square

Europe 03/08/19, 07:32

Workers in the Polish city of Gdansk dismantled Friday a statue of the late Solidarity-era priest, Henryk Jankowski, following allegations he sexually abused minors.Councilors in the city voted Thursday to have the statue removed, and to have the name of ...

Slain Gdansk mayor’s deputy wins by-election in Poland

Europe 03/04/19, 05:37

Officials in northern Poland say that the deputy to slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz has won a by-election to become his successor and the first woman to hold the post.The city's electoral commission said Monday that 39-year-old lawyer Aleksandra Dulkiewicz ...

Poland: Statue of priest toppled over abuse claims restored

Europe 02/23/19, 05:43

Shipyard workers in northern Poland have put back in place the metal statue of a prominent Solidarity-era priest that protesters toppled amid allegations that he sexually abused minors.Karol Guzikiewicz, head of a union at the Gdansk shipyard, said Saturday the ...

Man charged for toppling statue of Polish priest over abuse

Europe 02/22/19, 11:57

Polish prosecutors say they have charged the first of three men who pulled down the statue of a prominent Solidarity-era priest this week amid allegations the priest sexually abused minors.Gdansk region prosecutors' spokeswoman Grazyna Wawryniuk said Friday the man was ...

Poland’s political divide widens more after mayor is slain

Europe 02/02/19, 08:53

Poland's political fissures have widened in recent months, pitting conservatives against liberal critics who accuse the government of threatening the country's hard-won democracy by undermining the independence of the judiciary and the media.In this toxic atmosphere, there has been an ...

Polish PM calls for respect in public life after mayor slain

Europe 01/20/19, 11:37

Poland's conservative Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has called on politicians and public figures to make the public debate more respectful after the slaying of Gdansk city mayor which raised calls for national reconciliation.Morawiecki said Sunday that the death of Pawel ...

Polish parliament honors slain Gdansk mayor with prayer

Europe 01/16/19, 05:19

Polish lawmakers have paid respects to the popular mayor of Gdansk, who died after being stabbed by an ex-convict with a grudge.Parliament members stood Wednesday for a minute of silence and prayed for Pawel Adamowicz, who died on Monday after ...

Poland arrests 3 urging more deaths after mayor slain

Europe 01/15/19, 03:53

Poland's interior ministry says police have arrested three people calling for more killings following the assassination of the mayor of Gdansk.Joachim Brudzinski said Tuesday on Twitter that police arrested the three on Monday, the day Pawel Adamowicz died after being ...

Update: Poland ruling party condemns attack on mayor

Europe 01/14/19, 04:20

The Latest on the stabbing of a Polish mayor (all times local):10:15 a.m.A spokeswoman for Poland's ruling right-wing party has condemned a knife attack on an opposition city mayor as "barbaric" and has called for less aggression in politics.Gdansk Mayor ...

Blood collection being held for stabbed Polish mayor

Europe 01/14/19, 01:22

The Polish city of Gdansk is holding a blood collection for its mayor, who remains in serious condition after being stabbed in the heart and the abdomen.Doctors operated for five hours on Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who was stabbed during a ...

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