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Germany urges humane treatment of migrants at Belarus border

Germany urges humane treatment of migrants at Belarus border The German government has called for the “humane” treatment of migrants at the European Union’s external border with Belarus ByThe Associated PressOctober 1, 2021, 5:39 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — The German government on Friday called for the “humane” …

EU eyes visa retaliation to halt migrant influx from Belarus

EU eyes visa retaliation to halt migrant influx from Belarus The European Commission is proposing to tighten visa restrictions on members of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime By LORNE COOK and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated PressSeptember 29, 2021, 7:50 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Thursday, Aug. …

Polish court orders damages for toppling priest statue

Polish court orders damages for toppling priest statue A court in Poland has ordered three men to pay equivalent of 1,700 euros ($1,990) in damages for having toppled a statue of late Solidarity-era priest Henryk Jankowski over allegations he sexually abused minors ByThe Associated PressSeptember 28, 2021, 3:47 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

EU official: No dealing with ‘desperate’ Lukashenko

EU official: No dealing with ‘desperate’ Lukashenko The European Union’s home affairs commissioner says the 27-member bloc stands firm on its regime of sanctions against Belarus’ authoritarian president who’s “pushing” migrants into the EU out of “desperation.” ByThe Associated PressSeptember 28, 2021, 3:44 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIn …

San Marino legalizes abortion; Pope, women’s groups disagree

San Marino legalizes abortion; Pope, women’s groups disagree Pope Francis has repeated the Catholic stance that abortion is “murder,” a day after the tiny republic of San Marino became the latest Catholic state to legalize the procedure By NICOLE WINFIELD and FRANCESCO FEDELI Associated PressSeptember 27, 2021, 6:35 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Poland seeks to extend state of emergency on Belarus border

Poland seeks to extend state of emergency on Belarus border Poland’s interior minister says he will seek an extension of the state of emergency in force along the border with Belarus ByThe Associated PressSeptember 27, 2021, 5:22 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WARSAW, Poland — Poland will seek an extension …

Man in Poland gets 25-year sentence for murder, cannibalism

Man in Poland gets 25-year sentence for murder, cannibalism A court in Poland has convicted a man of instigating a murder in 2002 and participating in subsequent cannibalism and handed him a 25-year prison term ByThe Associated PressSeptember 27, 2021, 3:29 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WARSAW, Poland — A …

Is it a bluff? Some in Hungary and Poland talk of EU pullout

Is it a bluff? Some in Hungary and Poland talk of EU pullout An uptick in anti-European Union rhetoric in Hungary and Poland has some observers worried the countries’ right-wing governments might be planning to pull out of the 27-nation trade bloc By JUSTIN SPIKE and VANESSA GERA Associated PressSeptember 25, 2021, 8:51 AM• 6 …

Iraqi migrant dies near Belarus border, death toll up to 5

Iraqi migrant dies near Belarus border, death toll up to 5 Polish border guards say an Iraqi migrant has died near Poland’s border with Belarus and another has been hospitalized with COVID-19 By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated PressSeptember 24, 2021, 4:19 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WARSAW, Poland — An Iraqi …

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 …