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Pope moves against Polish bishop accused of hiding predators

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has ordered a Polish bishop to leave his central diocese and let someone else run it while he is under investigation for covering up cases of sexual abuse that were featured i...

New film tells tale of North Korean orphans sent to Europe

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Six decades after they returned to their homeland, traces of thousands of North Korean children orphaned by the Korean War linger for the elderly Europeans whose lives they b...

Liberal Warsaw mayor injects suspense into presidential vote

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Childhood actor. Pro-democracy activist. Avid supporter of the European Union and LGBT rights. Warsaw’s liberal mayor Rafal Trzaskowski made a late entry in Pol...

Polish opposition sees double standards in distancing rules

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police in Poland on Saturday called on a small protest by business people to disperse because of a ban on large gatherings and the need to keep social distancing amid the coronav...

Polish presidential election in chaos with only 4 days to go

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is scheduled to hold a presidential election in just four days but nobody can say whether it will happen or not. Sunday’s election date was was set month...

Polish government gets pushback on postal presidential vote

WARSAW (AP) — The Polish government’s determination to move forward with a scheduled presidential election next month by making it an all-postal vote has sparked anxiety and anger amid the coronavirus...

Polish composer, conductor Krzysztof Penderecki dies at 86

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's leading composer and conductor, Krzysztof Penderecki died Sunday after a “long and serious illness,” sources close to his family said. He was 86. In a...

Poland sets date for 18th Frederic Chopin Piano Competition

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Culture authorities in Poland said Monday that the 18th edition of the international Frederic Chopin Piano Competition will take place Oct. 2-23 in Warsaw. Elim...

Report in Poland lists judges, prosecutors facing reprisals

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An association of judges in Poland published a report Saturday listing dozens of judges and prosecutors who face reprisals and disciplinary measures for having criticized or ques...

Auschwitz Museum upset at scene in Amazon series 'Hunters'

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The museum of the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp is objecting to a scene in a new Amazon TV series that shows a murderous game of human chess being played there, insisting that...

US ambassador defends Poland from false Russian WWII claims

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S. ambassador in Warsaw came to Poland's defense on Monday following repeated claims by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Poland bears blame for the outbreak of World W...

Polish govt hostage to compromised official who won't go

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s right-wing ruling party has seen the start of its second term hijacked by the country's chief auditor, who is suspected of financial wrongdoing but refuses to resign a...

Poland's right-wing wins but leader Kaczynski wants more

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jaroslaw Kaczynski has guided Poland's conservative ruling party to capture the biggest electoral share for any party in 30 years of democracy in Poland — yet the man who has dre...

Poles to vote in one of most important elections in decades

LEGIONOWO, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling conservative party has targeted gays as a campaign tactic. Its programming on state media has drawn comparisons with communist-era propaganda and it has assert...

Ex-nurse recalls failed 1944 Polish revolt against Germans

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Maria Mostowska was a young pediatric nurse when the Warsaw Rising against the Nazi Germans occupying Poland broke out on Aug.1, 1944. Seventy-five years on, sh...