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  • new storyPoland charges Russian-born lawyer with spying for Moscow 
    Updated: May-05-16 6:27 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland has charged a Warsaw lawyer with dual Polish-Russian citizenship with spying for Russian military intelligence, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.