Polish constitutional court strikes down new rules on court

Mar 10, 2016

Polish constitutional court strikes down new rules on court

Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled Wednesday that new rules introduced by the new government to regulate how the court functions are unconstitutional. The ruling deepens a legal crisis that has upended politics in Poland and brought sharp condemnation from European and U.S. authorities. While it ...

John Paul II had intense friendship with married woman: BBC

Feb 15, 2016

John Paul II had intense friendship with married woman: BBC

Pope John Paul II had a close relationship with a married woman that lasted over 30 years, according to letters which feature in a documentary being shown Monday by the BBC. While the documentary does not claim he broke his vow of celibacy with ...

NATO plans biggest build-up against Russia since the Cold War

Feb 7, 2016

NATO plans biggest build-up against Russia since the Cold War

Backed by an increase in U.S. military spending, NATO is planning its biggest build-up in Eastern Europe since the Cold War to deter Russia, but it will reject Polish demands for permanent bases. Worried since Russia’s seizure of Crimea that Moscow could rapidly invade ...