EU leaves Poland out of 2050 climate deal after standoff

World / Science & Health Dec 13, 2019

EU leaves Poland out of 2050 climate deal after standoff

The European Union left Poland out of a 2050 climate neutrality agreement Friday after hours of summit haggling with three poorer eastern member states that demanded more funds for economic transition and support for nuclear power. The Czech Republic and Hungary eventually dropped their resistance ...

Business Dec 2, 2019

Poland museum slams Amazon for Auschwitz Christmas ornaments

A Polish museum on Sunday slammed U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon for selling Christmas ornaments with images of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, calling them inappropriate. The museum at the site of the former camp in southern Poland tweeted screenshots of the items showing train ...

Populists win in Poland polls raises fears of new EU tensions

World / Politics Oct 15, 2019

Populists win in Poland polls raises fears of new EU tensions

Poland's governing right-wing populist party won a weekend election, full official results showed on Monday, retaining a parliamentary majority that could allow it to pursue a judicial reform agenda that has put it at loggerheads with the EU. The triumph by the Law and Justice ...

Poland, Germany recall first WWII Nazi bombs 80 years on

World Sep 1, 2019

Poland, Germany recall first WWII Nazi bombs 80 years on

The heads of state of Poland and Germany on Sunday marked 80 years since the outbreak of history's bloodiest conflict with a ceremony in the Polish city of Wielun, where the first World War II bombs fell. Polish President Andrzej Duda and German President Frank-Walter ...

'Aphrodisiac' beavers good for food, says Polish minister

World / Offbeat Jun 8, 2019

'Aphrodisiac' beavers good for food, says Polish minister

Beavers could be a good source of food, Poland's agriculture minister said on Friday, after he outraged animal rights activists by joking the aphrodisiac qualities of the rodents' tails could encourage Poles to eat them. Jan Ardanowski made his tongue-in-cheek comment on the tails in ...

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies at 96

World Jun 4, 2019

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies at 96

Semion Rosenfeld, the "last known survivor" of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96, the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency said Monday. The head of the Jewish Agency, Isaac Herzog, said he was "very sad" about the death of Rosenfeld, who he described as a ...