Auschwitz survivor inspires many but others see political agenda

World / Social Issues Jan 30, 2020

Auschwitz survivor inspires many but others see political agenda

An Auschwitz survivor's warning about indifference to discrimination is reverberating strongly in his native Poland, with some people praising the 93-year-old's World War II anniversary speech as wise but others criticizing it as overtly political. Marian Turski was one of the keynote speakers during observances ...

Polish parliament approves 'muzzle law' for judges

World / Crime & Legal Jan 24, 2020

Polish parliament approves 'muzzle law' for judges

Poland's parliament on Thursday approved a controversial draft law aimed at disciplining judges who question government judicial reforms that the European Union says are out of step with the rule of law. The EU member country's lower house, where lawmakers from the governing right-wing Law ...

Japan and Poland agree to bolster energy cooperation

National / Politics Jan 22, 2020

Japan and Poland agree to bolster energy cooperation

Japan and Poland agreed Tuesday to deepen cooperation in promoting low-carbon energy during a summit aimed at strengthening their strategic partnership. After holding talks with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan would step up cooperation on hydrogen and nuclear power ...

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 ...