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Stories with place: Poland
  • Poland blocks entry to 7 bikers with pro-Kremlin group 
    Updated: May-01-16 12:01 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Polish border police say they have prevented seven members of a pro-Kremlin motorcycle club from entering Poland.

  • Holocaust remembrance is being held in Maine 
    Updated: May-01-16 8:37 am

    AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Holocaust and Human Rights Center is holding an interfaith observance to remember the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust.

  • Polish firm cuts contracts with 2 stud farms amid turmoil 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 6:13 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - A private Polish company said it has ended its contracts with two well-known state-owned stud farms after managers were replaced by the government, highlighting the turmoil surrounding the farms that feature Arabian and other horses.

  • Polish president OKs new judge for top court as crisis grows 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 11:05 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's president on Thursday swore in a new judge to the Constitutional Tribunal as political conflict over appointments to the court seeped down to local authority level.

  • Eastern Poland to have regional defense troops this year 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 11:11 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's defense minister says he has signed documents to create a nationwide territorial defense, and its first units will be launched in the east of the country this year.

  • Poland buries remains of World War II resistance commander story has photos
    Updated: Apr-24-16 4:12 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's president and government ministers attended the state burial Sunday of a World War II resistance commander and communist regime victim whose remains were found in a hidden mass grave.

  • Polish leaders threaten fate of nearly finished WWII museum story has photos
    Updated: Apr-24-16 6:11 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's conservative government is taking steps that threaten an ambitious new World War II museum which international experts have spent eight years creating - the latest ideological battle the nation's nationalistic authorities are waging against the pro-European rivals they ousted from power last year.

  • Polish historian hopes crumbling bunker hides Amber Room 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 11:15 am

    WARSAW, Poland - A historian in northeastern Poland says the moss-covered ruins of a German World War II bunker may hide Russia's precious Amber Room, a national treasure that went missing during the war.

  • Catholic Pole unmasked as impostor in Jewish community 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 11:20 am

    WARSAW, Poland - A Jewish leader in Poland said Thursday that her community was deceived by a Polish Catholic man who pretended to be an Orthodox Jew, wearing a beard and payots - curly sideburns in front of the ears - and leading prayers in Hebrew.

  • Ajax beats Heerenveen 2-0 to go back to top of Eredivisie 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 5:31 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Poland striker Arek Milik scored both goals as Ajax beat Heerenveen 2-0 on Wednesday to return to the top of the Eredivisie on goal difference with two matches to go.

  • Polish baby born from mother on life support is doing fine 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 12:06 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Hospital authorities in southwestern Poland said Wednesday that a baby born two months after his mother was put on life support is home and doing fine.

  • Polish church apologizes after Mass held for far-right group 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 11:20 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Catholic Church authorities in eastern Poland denounced nationalist views Wednesday and apologized after a radical extreme-right organization held a Mass in a regional cathedral.

  • Groups file complaint over Poland's ancient forest plan 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 12:04 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Environmental groups lodged a complaint Tuesday with the European Commission over a Polish government plan for extensive logging in Europe's last primeval forest, saying they were forced to take that step after running out of options in Poland.

  • Polish president leads ceremonies to Warsaw ghetto fighters story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-16 11:54 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's president on Tuesday led state ceremonies honoring the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, young Jews who took up arms to fight against the Nazi German occupiers during World War II rather than be transported to a death camp.

  • Snubs of president spark talk of rift in Polish ruling party 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 9:23 am

    WARSAW, Poland - The body language was telling. Polish President Andrzej Duda approached Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of the ruling party, nodding and reaching out to shake his hand. But Kaczynski barely acknowledged him, reaching his hand to the side in a passing shake, but without pausing or even looking at the head of state.

  • Organization opens center in Poland amid Jewish revival 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 5:01 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - A major Jewish organization opened its first chapter in Poland on Monday, the most recent sign of a Jewish revival in the Central European nation that comes even as Jews have been recently fleeing Western European nations hit by Islamic violence.

  • Polish leader hails shift to Christianity 1,050 years ago 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 9:45 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's president is leading formal celebrations marking the 1,050th anniversary of Christianity in Poland with a speech declaring the baptism of Poland's first king as the most important historical event in the nation's history.

  • German encryption machine on display at Bozeman museum 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 5:23 pm

    BOZEMAN, Montana - At the height of World War II, Europe was in flames, falling to Hitler's armies and bombing raids, and the Allies were desperate to crack the German military's secret codes.

  • Polish prosecutor questions scholar over Holocaust remarks story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 5:41 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - A Polish prosecutor has questioned a Polish-American scholar, Jan Tomasz Gross, to determine if he committed the crime of publicly insulting the nation with a statement on Polish violence against Jews during World War II.

  • Walesa's signature to be compared with purported agent's 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 10:23 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Prosecutors in Poland said Wednesday they will seek to establish whether Lech Walesa's handwriting matches the signatures of a purported communist-era agent, as they investigate collaboration allegations against the former Polish president.

  • Poland's abortion debate risks shaking government, church 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 7:09 am

    WARSAW, Poland - As Poland's Catholic Church prepares to celebrate 1,050 years as the national faith, a call by its bishops for a total ban on abortion has embroiled the church in a divisive and potentially harmful debate.

  • Poland honors late president and other plane crash victims story has photos
    Updated: Apr-10-16 4:25 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - The leader of Poland's ruling party on Sunday blamed the government of then-Prime Minister Donald Tusk for the 2010 plane crash in which President Lech Kaczynski, and 95 others were killed.

  • Giorgi and Cibulkova to meet at Katowice Open final 
    Updated: Apr-09-16 1:41 pm

    KATOWICE, Poland - Fifth-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy and eighth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia advanced to the Katowice Open final on Saturday.

  • Thousands of Poles protest efforts to change abortion law 
    Updated: Apr-09-16 1:12 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Thousands of Poles rallied Saturday against tightening Poland's anti-abortion law, which is already among Europe's strictest.

  • Polish workers in UK worry about possibility of Brexit 
    Updated: Apr-09-16 5:56 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Hundreds of thousands of people whose personal fates hinge on whether Britain leaves the European Union or stays don't even have a say in the matter: Polish immigrants, a community so numerous that Polish has become Britain's second most-spoken language.