Polish bishops admit they haven’t done enough to stop abuse

Europe 05/22/19, 10:54

Poland's bishops acknowledged on Wednesday that they have not done enough to prevent clerical abuse of minors and said there are "no words" to describe their shame about sex scandals involving priests.The acknowledgement came as Poland, where Catholic traditions and ...

EU’s Tusk leads pro-Europe march in Poland before key vote

Europe 05/18/19, 13:31

Thousands of opposition supporters marched Saturday in the Polish capital to celebrate the nation's European Union membership ahead of the key European Parliament election this week.In Warsaw, EU Council President and Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, and numerous opposition ...

Poland cancels Israeli visit over Holocaust restitution

Europe 05/13/19, 01:25

The Polish government has canceled a visit by an Israeli delegation, saying the Israeli government made last-minute changes that suggested it would focus on the issue of the restitution of former Jewish property.The delegation was to have been headed by ...

Polish nationalists protest US over Holocaust claims

Europe 05/11/19, 13:10

Thousands of Polish nationalists marched to the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Saturday, protesting that the U.S. is putting pressure on Poland to compensate Jews whose families lost property during the Holocaust. The protesters included far-right groups and their supporters. They said ...

Poland, others mark 15 years in EU amid far-right protests

Europe 05/01/19, 12:20

Poland and other nations marked the 15th anniversary of their membership in the European Union with a leaders' summit in Warsaw, while far-right critics celebrated the occasion with protests Wednesday against the 28-nation bloc.Besides Poland, other countries that joined the ...

Ban on banana-eating artwork draws ridicule in Poland

World 04/29/19, 13:06

A few hundred mostly young people jointly ate bananas outside Warsaw's top national gallery on Monday to protest what they called censorship, after authorities removed artwork there featuring the fruit, saying it was improper.The protest was called by artists and ...

Polish teachers go on strike over pay, canceling classes

Europe 04/08/19, 05:39

Teachers in Poland went on an indefinite nationwide strike Monday to demand higher pay, after days of talks with the government failed to meet the demands of a majority of teachers unions.The strike by school and kindergarten teachers is the ...

EU takes action against Poland over justice laws

Europe 04/03/19, 08:23

The European Union on Wednesday launched legal action against Poland alleging that recent justice laws undermine the independence of the country's judges amid concern that the rule of law is being increasingly abused around the bloc.The EU's executive commission has ...

Update: Ukrainians abroad vote in presidential election

Europe 03/31/19, 07:32

The Latest on Ukraine's presidential election (all times local):3:15 p.m.Ukrainian citizens living in Poland are lining up to vote in their country's presidential election.Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy, holds his ballot before voting at a polling station, during ...

Poland’s ruling chief speaks strongly against LGBT rights

Europe 03/16/19, 12:23

The leader of Poland's right-wing ruling party used hostile language Saturday while speaking against rights for LGBT persons, a subject that has risen to prominence in his political campaign ahead of crucial elections in Poland this year. Jaroslaw Kaczynski spoke to ...

Poland’s Catholic Church: 382 priests abused 625 minors

World 03/14/19, 16:54

Poland's Catholic Church authorities revealed Thursday they have recorded cases of 382 clergymen who have abused 625 victims under the age of 18 since 1990.The figure includes 198 priests and friars who abused minors under 15 years old and 184 ...

Uproar over Poland comments lingers for Israel’s Netanyahu

Europe 02/18/19, 01:14

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's off-hand comment in Warsaw about Poland and the Holocaust looks to overshadow a summit of central European leaders this week in Israel.Poland's abrupt decision to downgrade its participation in the Visegrad conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday ...

Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

Europe 02/17/19, 10:02

A Polish government official says Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will not attend a meeting in Israel starting Monday amid new tensions between the two countries over how to remember Polish behavior during the Holocaust.Michal Dworczyk, who heads Morawiecki's chancellery, announced ...

Poland’s political leader on unprecedented defensive

Europe 02/16/19, 07:29

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's most powerful politician who has built his position on a reputation of honesty and anti-communist convictions, suddenly finds himself embroiled in revelations over his involvement in complex business dealings and the presence in his inner circle of ...

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