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WARSAW, Poland | Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base

WARSAW, Poland— Poland’s president voiced hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country, speaking as the nation put on a large military parade on its Armed Forces Day holiday Wednesday replete with tanks and people marching in historic uniforms. Poland is fearful of Russia’s renewed aggression, and President Andrzej Duda said that a … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base

WARSAW, Poland | Israeli teen admits to desecrating WWII death camp in Poland

WARSAW, Poland — A police spokesman in eastern Poland says an Israeli teen has admitted to dropping his pants at the former Nazi German death camp of Majdanek and is facing a fine. Andrzej Fijolek said Monday the 17-year-old, whose identity has not been released, was caught on CCTV cameras as he let down his … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Israeli teen admits to desecrating WWII death camp in Poland

WARSAW, Poland | 3 WWII bombs removed from Baltic Sea resort in Poland

WARSAW, Poland — More than 2,000 people were evacuated Monday while Polish navy experts removed three World War II bombs from the Baltic Sea bed at the vacation resort of Kolobrzeg. The spokesman for the local navy unit, Jacek Kwiatkowski, said the bombs were hoisted out of the sea and onto a special truck and … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | 3 WWII bombs removed from Baltic Sea resort in Poland

WARSAW, Poland | Secretly handmade for CIA: Pottery from Poland

WARSAW, Poland — A newly declassified secret of the CIA’s is the handiwork of experts in Poland: custom-made plates, bowls and other pieces of tableware painted with the U.S. intelligence agency’s official seal. Helena Smolenska, the head of the craft-maker cooperative in the town of Boleslawiec that produced the ceramic set, said workers met the … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Secretly handmade for CIA: Pottery from Poland

WARSAW, Poland | Poles want coal jobs protected amid green energy shift

WARSAW, Poland  — Polish trade union leaders and government officials at a climate conference called Thursday for nations to protect industrial jobs and be given the freedom to choose their own approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The two-day meeting that opened in Katowice aimed to work out the positions of Poland’s trade unions and … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poles want coal jobs protected amid green energy shift

WARSAW, Poland | Retaining industrial jobs endorsed at Poland climate meeting

WARSAW, Poland — Trade union leaders and government officials attending a climate conference in Poland have called for protecting industrial jobs and giving nations the freedom to choose their approaches for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The two-day meeting that opened Thursday in Katowice was organized to work out the positions of Poland’s trade unions and … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Retaining industrial jobs endorsed at Poland climate meeting

WARSAW, Poland | Photo exhibit documents revival of Polish Jewish life

WARSAW, Poland — American photographer Chuck Fishman was just 21 when he began traveling behind the Iron Curtain in 1975 to document a Jewish community on the verge of dying out after centuries of existence in Poland. He couldn’t have foreseen a Jewish revival that came after the fall of communism in 1989. A new … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Photo exhibit documents revival of Polish Jewish life

WARSAW, Poland | Poland obtains archive of diplomats’ efforts to rescue Jews

WARSAW, Poland  — Poland has obtained a World War II-era archive that documents the efforts of Polish diplomats in Switzerland to get Jews out of Europe by issuing phony passports from Latin American countries. The Culture Ministry and the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum announced Monday that Poland had obtained the archive after more than a year … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland obtains archive of diplomats’ efforts to rescue Jews