Poland announces stiff fines against tech giants and their unjustified censorship

Europe 02/19/21, 10:53

Polish Deputy Justice Minister Sebastian Kaleta announced fines of up to $13.5 million for Big Tech that imposes censorship measures on users residing in Poland that are not justified under local laws.  Poland's proposed new legislation could implement massive fines for tech giants that censor users or remove publications for ideological ...

Hungary plans to implement sanctions in the face of censorship by Big Tech

Europe 01/19/21, 13:49

Hungary is considering sanctions against Big Tech as a result of the growing discussion about content policies and "systemic abuses" of freedom of expression. Minister of Justice Judit Varga, on Monday Jan. 18, announced that possible sanctions will be carried out against Facebook. This week, Varga announced that she hopes to meet ...

Soros frustrated by the cooperation between Angela Merkel, Hungary, and Poland

Europe 12/12/20, 15:50

International billionaire speculator George Soros expressed his frustration with the negotiations in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel reconciled the budget of the European Union (EU) with Hungary and Poland. "But the compromise she reached with Hungary and Poland is the worst of all possible worlds," Soros wrote of Merkel's decision, according ...

US and Poland agree to cooperate and ensure security of 5G mobile network

World 09/03/19, 14:27

The United States and Poland signed a cooperation agreement to "counter threats and ensure the safety of the next generation of mobile networks" following the controversy sparked by technology giant Huawei, reported AP. Vice President Mike Pence and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki pledged on Sept. 2 in Warsaw to follow ...

US and Poland could sign 5G agreement

Politics 08/31/19, 11:42

The United States and Poland could close a 5G technology deal during Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Warsaw tomorrow, Sept. 1.  Pence, who is traveling with his wife, will visit the European country on behalf of President Donald Trump who decided to stay in the United States because of the ...

Pompeo urges ‘fresh thinking to solve old problems’ in Middle East

Europe 08/21/19, 15:11

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed leaders at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on August 20,  urging for greater collaboration and “fresh thinking to solve old problems” in the Middle East. During a news conference with Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, Pompeo alluded to the Warsaw meeting discussions, where ...

US threatens Germany to move troops to Poland

Europe 08/10/19, 10:55

Prior to President Donald Trump's trip to Europe, U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell on Friday, aug. 9, criticized German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her reduced efforts to allocate 2% of its gross domestic product to defense, as agreed by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's military alliance. According to Reuters, the ...

President Trump receives Polish leader to White House for talks

Europe 06/13/19, 11:57

President Donald J. Trump welcomed Polish President Andrzej Duda to the White House on Wednesday, June 12, for talks about increasing the U.S. military presence in Poland. The U.S. president and the first lady walked out of one of the entrances at the White House to greet the Polish President Andrzej ...

Polish leader says Happy Birthday early to President Trump

Europe 06/13/19, 08:53

Poland's President Andrzej Duda gave happy birthday wishes in advance to President Donald Trump during their speeches at a reception honoring Americans with Polish heritage on Wednesday, June 12. “In two days, America will celebrate the great anniversary. It will be the day of the birth - a new anniversary of ...

Polish advocate for church victims resigns in scandal

Europe 05/30/19, 05:02

The founder and head of a Polish organization dedicated to helping victims of pedophile priests has resigned after allegations surfaced that he extorted money from a victim and demanded money from the producers of a documentary about clerical abuse.The foundation "Have No Fear" said the head of its board, Marek ...

City rents lodgings for parents of Poland’s first sextuplets

Europe 05/28/19, 07:21

The city of Krakow has rented a two-bedroom apartment for the parents of Poland's first sextuplets, to help them stay close to the hospitalized babies.The four girls and two boys, believed to be Poland's first ever sextuplets, were born May 20, in the pregnancy's 29th week, through cesarean section at ...

Soto leads US over Nigeria 2-0 at Under-20 World Cup

Soccer 05/27/19, 19:37

Sebastian Soto scored a pair of goals, and the United States beat Nigeria 2-0 Monday in the Under-20 World Cup at Bielsko Biala, Poland, to rebound from an opening loss to Ukraine. Soto headed in Alex Mendez's corner kick from 5 yards in the 18th minute, getting free from defender Zulkifilu ...

From Poland to Portugal, election highlights across Europe

World 05/27/19, 10:56

Here's a brief look at the results of the European elections, country by country, arranged according to the number of seats they hold in the European Parliament:GERMANY: Chancellor Angela Merkel's middle-of-the-road governing coalition lost significant ground , while the Greens surged and the far right made modest gains.FRANCE: The far ...

Poland’s ruling right-wing party tops the polls

Europe 05/27/19, 10:16

Poland's ruling Law and Justice party has emerged as the big winner in the country's European Parliament election, taking over 45% of the votes, but its leader said Monday more effort is needed before a national election later this year.Full official results announced by the State Electoral Commission suggest that ...

‘Revolution’ in Poland as nation confronts priestly abuse

Europe 05/25/19, 02:48

Poland thought it had started confronting the problem of clerical abuse and its cover-up by church authorities. Then a bombshell came: A documentary with victim testimony so harrowing it has forced an unprecedented reckoning with pedophile priests in one of Europe's most deeply Catholic societies.Poland's bishops acknowledged this week they ...

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