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Russian plane enters Estonia airspace for 6th time this year

Russian plane enters Estonia airspace for 6th time this year NATO member Estonia says a Russian air force plane violated its airspace in what the Baltic nation alleged was the sixth such incident this year by a Russian aircraft ByThe Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 3:13 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

UN agencies want access to asylum-seekers stuck at EU border

UN agencies want access to asylum-seekers stuck at EU border Two United Nations agencies have requested access to asylum-seekers stranded at Belarus’s border with Poland and Lithuania after four migrants were found dead in the area ByThe Associated PressSeptember 21, 2021, 5:55 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressWarsaw residents …

Poland sending 500 more troops to protect Belarus border

Poland sending 500 more troops to protect Belarus border Poland says it is sending 500 additional troops and special vehicles to the border with Belarus to strengthen it against increasing migrant pressure that it says is orchestrated by Belarus and Russia By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 6:06 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

EU court fines Poland 500,000 euros daily until mine closes

EU court fines Poland 500,000 euros daily until mine closes The European Union’s top court has ordered Poland to pay a daily fine of 500,000 euros ($586,000) until it complies with an earlier ruling to shut down a lignite mine near the border with the Czech Republic and Germany ByThe Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 4:33 …

3 migrants found dead in Poland, 9 others hospitalized

3 migrants found dead in Poland, 9 others hospitalized Poland’s prime minister says the bodies of three people who were trying to illegally cross into Poland were found in the border region and that body of a woman was found on Belarus side ByThe Associated PressSeptember 19, 2021, 7:55 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Pope to bishops: Listen to abuse victims for sake of church

Pope to bishops: Listen to abuse victims for sake of church Pope Francis is urging European bishops to listen to survivors of clergy sexual abuse and consider them partners in reforming the Catholic Church By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 12:06 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

Jewish leaders bury remains found in former Warsaw ghetto

Jewish leaders bury remains found in former Warsaw ghetto Warsaw’s Jewish community has buried an unidentified Holocaust victim whose remains were discovered in a building that was within the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II By VANESSA GERA Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 3:02 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressWarsaw’s …

Pope to Orban’s Hungary: Open your arms to everyone

Pope to Orban’s Hungary: Open your arms to everyone Pope Francis is urging Hungary to open its arms to everyone, in a veiled critique of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s anti-migrant policies By NICOLE WINFIELD and JUSTIN SPIKE Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 4:07 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressPope Francis …

Official’s comment triggers fear Polish govt wants out of EU

Official’s comment triggers fear Polish govt wants out of EU Polish opposition politicians are accusing the governing party of putting Poland’s membership in the European Union in danger after a top party official said “drastic solutions” could be needed amid a conflict with Brussels ByThe Associated PressSeptember 9, 2021, 6:07 PM• 2 min readShare to …

Polish Senate rejects media bill affecting US-owned company

Polish Senate rejects media bill affecting US-owned company Poland’s Senate voted has rejected a media bill seen as targeting a U.S.-owned television network’s ability to keep broadcasting independent news By VANESSA GERA Associated PressSeptember 9, 2021, 5:14 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s Senate voted on Thursday …

Hungary offers to help Poland with border surveillance

Hungary offers to help Poland with border surveillance Hungary’s president said Thursday that his government would assist Poland in conducting border surveillance on its eastern border with Belarus in an effort to deter migrants from entering the country illegally By JUSTIN SPIKE Associated PressSeptember 9, 2021, 3:22 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

UN: Migrants face ‘dire conditions’ at Poland-Belarus border

Polish lawmakers uphold state of emergency at Belarus border Poland’s parliament has upheld the state of emergency along the border with Belarus that was declared last week amid migration pressure By VANESSA GERA Associated PressSeptember 6, 2021, 6:07 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:07 On Location: September 6, 2021 Catch up …

Polish PM to EU: Don’t lecture us Poles about democracy

Polish PM to EU: Don’t lecture us Poles about democracy The Polish prime minister says nobody has the right to lecture Poland on democracy ByThe Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 6:53 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WARSAW, Poland — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Friday that nobody has the right …

The Latest: US building ‘small cities’ at bases for Afghans

The Latest: US building ‘small cities’ at bases for Afghans U.S. military bases housing Afghanistan evacuees are building their own city-type leadership organizations to deal with sanitation, food and other challenges as the numbers of Afghans coming into the U.S. grows By The Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 6:37 PM• 9 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

EU leader ‘deplores’ Belarus behavior amid migrant standoff

EU leader ‘deplores’ Belarus behavior amid migrant standoff A top European Union official has condemned Belarus and expressed support for Poland, Lithuania and Latvia ByThe Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 4:58 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressPolish security forces surround migrants stuck along with border with Belarus in Usnarz Gorny, …

EXPLAINER: Why Poland declared state of emergency at border

EXPLAINER: Why Poland declared state of emergency at border Polish President Andrzej Duda has declared a state of emergency in areas along Poland’s border with Belarus By VANESSA GERA Associated PressSeptember 2, 2021, 7:14 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressMigrants stuck along the Poland-Belarus border carry plastic water bottles …

Polish authorities probe police role in deaths of 2 men

Polish authorities probe police role in deaths of 2 men Polish authorities are investigating the recent deaths of two men after alleged mistreatment by police in two separate cases in southwestern Poland ByThe Associated PressSeptember 2, 2021, 1:24 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WARSAW, Poland — Polish authorities are investigating …

Poland seeks state of emergency along border with Belarus

Poland seeks state of emergency along border with Belarus Poland’s government has asked the president to declare a state of emergency along the border with Belarus as it tries to stop migrants from entering from the neighboring country By VANESSA GERA Associated PressAugust 31, 2021, 4:21 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Activists block court on eve of key ruling in Poland

Activists block court on eve of key ruling in Poland A group of pro-democracy activists in Poland have entered the grounds of the country’s constitutional court in an act of civil disobedience By VANESSA GERA Associated PressAugust 30, 2021, 12:40 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA group of pro-democracy …

Poland detains activists for damaging barrier with Belarus

Poland detains activists for damaging barrier with Belarus Thirteen activists have been detained in Poland for destroying part of a barbed wire fence that Polish authorities are building on the border with Belarus to stop migrants from coming in ByThe Associated PressAugust 29, 2021, 7:50 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

Poland claims neighbor invites migrants, pushes them across

Poland claims neighbor invites migrants, pushes them across Poland’s prime minister is insisting that efforts by Middle Eastern migrants to enter the European Union country from neighboring Belarus are part of an organized bid by the Minsk regime to sow political instability in the EU ByThe Associated PressAugust 24, 2021, 5:32 PM• 3 min readShare …

Poland plans fence on Belarus border, offers aid to migrants

Poland plans fence on Belarus border, offers aid to migrants Poland’s Defense Ministry says it plans to build a fence along its border with Belarus and deploy more soldiers there to stop migrants seeking to enter the country By VANESSA GERA Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 7:52 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Vatican punishes Polish archbishop for sex abuse negligence

Vatican punishes Polish archbishop for sex abuse negligence Catholic Church authorities in Poland say the Vatican is punishing a retired Polish archbishop for his alleged negligent response to cases of sexual abuse of minors by clergymen under his authority ByThe Associated PressAugust 21, 2021, 6:12 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

Refugee group: 32 Afghans trapped between Poland and Belarus

Refugee group: 32 Afghans trapped between Poland and Belarus A Polish refugee rights group says 32 people who fled Afghanistan before the Taliban takeover have been trapped for 12 days in an area between Poland and Belarus By VANESSA GERA Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, 7:06 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:04 …

Polish troops, barbed wire reinforcing border with Belarus

Polish troops, barbed wire reinforcing border with Belarus Poland has deployed hundreds of troops and is laying barbed wire along its border with Belarus amid a surge of migrants seeking to enter the country By VANESSA GERA Associated PressAugust 18, 2021, 2:16 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WARSAW, Poland — …

Greece wildfires: Winds fan 2 new blazes outside of Athens

Greece wildfires: Winds fan 2 new blazes outside of Athens More wildfires have broken out in hard-hit Greece, with two blazes triggering the evacuation of 11 villages southeast and northwest of Athens, the Greek capital By ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS Associated PressAugust 16, 2021, 7:07 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Discovery obtains Dutch license for Polish news station

Discovery obtains Dutch license for Polish news station The U.S. company Discovery Inc. says it has been granted a Dutch license that would allow it to keep broadcasting its independent news channel TVN 24 into Poland ByThe Associated PressAugust 16, 2021, 6:07 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

Holocaust researchers in Poland win libel case on appeal

Holocaust researchers in Poland win libel case on appeal An appellate court in Poland has rejected a lawsuit brought against two Holocaust scholars in a case that has been closely watched By VANESSA GERA Associated PressAugust 16, 2021, 6:03 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:13 On Location: August 16, 2021 Catch …

Israel condemns Poland restitution law, recalls top diplomat

Israel condemns Poland restitution law, recalls top diplomat Israel is condemning Poland’s approval of a law that restricts the rights of former Polish property owners, including Holocaust survivors and their descendants, to reclaim property seized by the country’s former communist regime By VANESSA GERA and JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated PressAugust 14, 2021, 9:09 PM• 4 min …

Discovery official vows fight to keep Polish media company

Discovery official vows fight to keep Polish media company An executive with Discovery Inc. says the U.S.-owned company will fight hard to keep control of a television network it owns in Poland, a $3 billion investment that is threatened by a new media bill that passed in parliament this week By VANESSA GERA Associated PressAugust …