A deeply divided Poland chooses a president in runoff vote

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two bitter rivals are heading into a razor's-edge presidential runoff election Sunday in Poland that is seen as an important test of populism in Europe after a campaign that exac...

Coronavirus slams Poland's already-troubled coal industry

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The coronavirus has ripped through Poland's coal mines, where men descend deep underground in tightly packed elevators and work shoulder-to-shoulder to extract the source of 75% ...

Sunday election in Poland a test for president and populism

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s right-wing president, Andrzej Duda, is fighting for a second term in an election Sunday that will test whether he was helped by a campaign that depicted LGBT rights as a...

Populist Polish president faces tough re-election challenge

BIALYSTOK, Poland (AP) — Senior citizens in the eastern Polish city of Bialystok sit on city benches after a summer storm had passed, holding small Polish flags as they wait patiently for the man they...

Rights groups criticize Trump for inviting Polish president

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump is being accused of sending a message of support to those looking to discriminate against LGBT people and other minorities by hosting his Polish count...

EU official criticizes Polish campaign targeting LGBT people

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A senior European Union official on Monday criticized a campaign by Polish authorities against the LGBT rights movement during a close presidential election campaign, saying is i...

Polish president calls LGBT 'ideology' worse than communism

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda accused the LGBT rights movement Saturday of promoting a viewpoint more harmful than communism and said he agreed with another conservative politici...

Polish state TV seeks to discredit president's key rival

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish state television faced increasing criticism Wednesday for its negative coverage of the main opposition candidate in this month's presidential election, with accusations fr...

IKEA manager charged for firing Pole over anti-gay remarks

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish prosecutor has charged an IKEA manager with violating the religious rights of an employee sacked for voicing strong objections, within the company, to a corporate event ...

Song critical of Polish leader disappears from hit chart

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A song took aim at an alleged abuse of power by Poland's ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski. It rose to the top of the chart of a public radio station. Then it disappeared. ...

St John Paul II honored as Poland sees new abuse allegations

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — St. John Paul II was honored on the centennial of his birth with special Masses at the Vatican and in his native Poland on Monday, an anniversary that comes as the Polish church ...

Poland targeted by disinformation attack, suspects Russia

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish government official says Poland has been hit by a “complex disinformation operation” that appears aimed at weakening the Polish-U.S. alliance and is consistent with prev...

Poles divided on `draconian` abortion, sex education bills

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers on Wednesday are debating draft laws backed by a conservative Catholic group that would impose a near-total ban on abortion, criminalize school sex education and...

As virus deaths rise, Sweden sticks to 'low-scale' lockdown

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Crowds swarm Stockholm's waterfront, with some people sipping cocktails in the sun. In much of the world, this sort of gathering would be frowned upon or even banned. ...

Intellectuals warn of 'chaos' if EU can't find solidarity

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — More than 200 European intellectuals, artists and politicians have signed an open letter to European Union leaders urging them to take swift action to ease the economic pain of t...