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BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trump, Polish president discuss military ties

BRUSSELS — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s trip to Europe (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and President Donald Trump have spoken on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels about strengthening military cooperation. The talk Wednesday comes as Poland is lobbying to have thousands of American troops permanently stationed … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trump, Polish president discuss military ties

WARSAW, Poland  | Polish state bank funds publication of Holocaust statement

WARSAW, Poland — A Polish state-run bank says it has funded the publication in international newspapers of a Polish-Israeli government statement that criticizes those who blame Poland for the Holocaust crimes of Nazi Germany. The statement, published last week, was signed by the Israeli and Polish prime ministers and came just as Poland scrapped potential … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland  | Polish state bank funds publication of Holocaust statement

Polish neo-Nazis praising Hitler spark revulsion and debate

WARSAW, Poland/January 26, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— An undercover expose of Polish neo-Nazis celebrating Adolf Hitler in a nighttime forest ceremony has sparked widespread revulsion in Poland, a country where Adolf Hitler’s regime murdered millions of people in concentration camps, ghettos and in the bombing of cities. Leaders have condemned the extremists and launched an investigation that has … Continue reading Polish neo-Nazis praising Hitler spark revulsion and debate

Polish gov’t pressured to act following report on neo-Nazis

WARSAW, Poland/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Poland’s right-wing government faced pressure on Monday to act forcefully against far-right extremists following an expose of Polish neo-Nazis who celebrated Adolf Hitler, burning a swastika and dressing in Nazi German uniforms. Private news channel TVN24 broadcast hidden-camera footage Saturday of neo-Nazis celebrating what would have been Hitler’s 128th birthday in … Continue reading Polish gov’t pressured to act following report on neo-Nazis

Polish prime minister to change government ahead of EU visit

WARSAW, Poland/January 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Poland’s new prime minister is set to reshuffle his cabinet before heading off to Brussels for talks with top European Union officials. Mateusz Morawiecki, who became prime minister in December, is conducting the reshuffle just before he attempts to avert possible EU sanctions on Poland. EU leaders have raised a series of … Continue reading Polish prime minister to change government ahead of EU visit

The Latest: Homeless children in Mexico get Epiphany gifts

VATICAN CITY/January 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Epiphany observances Christians in many parts of the world are holding: (all times local): 7:45 p.m. In Mexico City, aid workers brought toys and other gifts to brighten the Epiphany holiday for children living in dozens of makeshift tent camps more than three months after a deadly … Continue reading The Latest: Homeless children in Mexico get Epiphany gifts

Polish gov’t donates $28 million to preserve Jewish cemetery

WARSAW, Poland /December 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Polish government has donated 100 million zlotys ($28 million) to preserve a major Jewish cemetery in Warsaw where many tombstones are dilapidated or covered by vegetation. The Polish Jewish community — once the world’s largest — expressed gratitude for the donation. Decades after the Holocaust, the community … Continue reading Polish gov’t donates $28 million to preserve Jewish cemetery

Polish govt gets more power over the courts, defying EU

WARSAW, Poland / December 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) —  Polish lawmakers overwhelmingly approved two bills Friday that give the ruling party greater power over the judiciary despite blunt warnings from European Union officials and others that the laws contravene democratic norms. Supporters in the ruling conservative Law and Justice party said the changes would make Poland’s … Continue reading Polish govt gets more power over the courts, defying EU