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(FILES) Polish President Andrzej Duda attends the acceptance of the first South Korean K2 battle tanks and South Korean K9 howitzers for Poland in December 6, 2022 at the Baltic Container Terminal in Gdynia. - Poland is ready to host nuclear arms if NATO decides to deploy the weapons in the face of Russia reinforcing its armaments in Belarus and Kaliningrad, President Andrzej Duda said in an interview published on April 22, 2024. (Photo by MATEUSZ SLODKOWSKI / AFP)

Poland ‘ready’ to host nuclear weapons- President

Poland is ready to host nuclear arms if NATO decides to deploy the weapons in the face of Russia reinforcing its armaments in Belarus and Kaliningrad, President Andrzej Duda said in an
3 months ago
A Polish court convicts 14 citizens of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine for preparing acts of sabotage and intelligence activities against Poland on behalf of Russia as part of a dismantled spy ring. (Reuters/File)

Poland finds 14 foreigners guilty of spying for Russia

A Polish court on Tuesday convicted 14 citizens of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine for preparing acts of sabotage on behalf of Moscow as part of a spy ring. [[ad] The defendants were
7 months ago
A group of women's rights activists with a sign reading "Abortion Without Borders" protesting Poland's strict anti-abortion law, outside the top constitutional court, in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. © Czarek Sokolowski, AP

Poland ordered to pay woman denied abortion

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ordered Poland to pay a woman 16,000 euros (more than $17,000) for denying her the right to abort a foetus with abnormalities. [ad] Poland
7 months ago
Grzegorz Braun, a far-right Polish lawmaker, second from the left, is seen after using a fire extinguisher to put out Hanukkah candles at the parliament in Warsaw, Poland Dec. 12, 2023. SLAWOMIR KAMINSKI/AGENCJA WYBORCZA.PL/REUTERS

Poland investigates lawmaker for dousing menorah

Polish prosecutors announced a probe Wednesday into a far-right lawmaker who doused a Hanukkah menorah in the parliament, a day after the incident drew harsh condemnation. [ad] On Tuesday evening, Grzegorz Braun,
7 months ago
A police car and a firefighters' truck before the Pniowek coal mine in Pawlowice, southern Poland, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, where two underground methane explosions killed five people and injured more than 20 early Wednesday. (AP Photo)

Four now dead in Poland legionellosis outbreak

The death toll has climbed to four in a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in Rzeszow in south-east Poland, a local hospital said on Wednesday. [ad] The latest victim is a 70-year-old man with
11 months ago
Russian soldiers stand at the edge one of the highways entering Moscow on June 24, 2023. - The chief of the rebel Wagner mercenary force Yevgeny Prigozhin threatened to march on Moscow on Saturday before announcing a stunning pull-back, saying he did not want to spill blood. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)

Poland arrests two Russians distributing Wagner ‘propaganda’

Poland has arrested two Russians for allegedly distributing propaganda leaflets for mercenary group Wagner in the country’s two biggest cities, Warsaw and Krakow, the interior minister said on Monday. [ad] “Both were
12 months ago
Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki addresses a joint press conference with Lithuania's Prime Minister on the migrant crisis on the Polish border with Belarus, in Vilnius, Nov. 21, 2021. Photo/VOA

Poland reinforces eastern border after airspace violation

Poland announced Thursday it would reinforce its eastern border surveillance, two days after two Belarusian military helicopters violated its airspace. [ad] “Russia and Belarus are intensifying pressure on the border, increasing the
12 months ago
This video grab taken from a handout footage posted on May 5, 2023 on the Telegram account of the press-service of Concord -- a company linked to the chief of Russian mercenary group Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin -- shows Yevgeny Prigozhin addressing the Russian army's top brass standing in front of Wagner fighters at an undisclosed location. - The head of Russian paramilitary group Wagner on Friday threatened to pull his fighters from the front line in Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine on May 10, saying ammunition shortages meant they faced "senseless death". "On May 10, 2023 we will have to hand over our positions in Bakhmut to units of the defence ministry and withdraw Wagner units to rear camps to lick our wounds," Yevgeny Prigozhin said in a written statement on his Telegram channel. (Photo by Handout

Poland, Lithuania mull shutting Belarus border over Wagner

Poland and Lithuania are considering closing their respective borders with Belarus amid concerns over the presence there of the Wagner mercenary group, a Lithuanian deputy interior minister said on Friday.
12 months ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Mikhail Tereshchenko / SPUTNIK / AFP)

Poland carpets Russian ambassador on Putin ‘provocative’ comments

Poland’s foreign ministry Saturday issued an “urgent” summons to the Russian ambassador to protest what Warsaw termed “provocative declarations” by President Vladimir Putin. Putin had Friday accused Warsaw of harbouring territorial ambitions
1 year ago
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