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Poland puts Berlin's WWII bill at 440 billion euros

Mar 23, 2018

Poland puts Berlin's WWII bill at 440 billion euros

Polish victims of World War II should be able to claim €440 billion ($543 billion) from Germany in World War II damages, the head of a parliamentary commission said Thursday. Arkadiusz Mularczyk of the nationalist ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) based the figure, which ...

Mar 4, 2018

Polish group sues Argentine paper under new Holocaust law

A Polish campaign group is suing an Argentinian newspaper it says breached a new law that makes it a criminal offense to suggest Poland was complicit in the Holocaust. In what appeared to be the first legal action under the so-called Holocaust law, just hours ...

Shivering Europe hopes for weekend respite as deep freeze persists

Mar 3, 2018

Shivering Europe hopes for weekend respite as deep freeze persists

Europe's deep freeze, which has cost more than 60 lives over the past week, continued to wreak havoc early Saturday as the shivering continent awaited a sliver of weekend respite from a brutal Siberian cold front. After heavy snowfall and deadly blizzards lashed Europe, conditions ...

Decades after Holocaust, Poles still struggle with role

Feb 2, 2018

Decades after Holocaust, Poles still struggle with role

Seventy-three years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau — the infamous Nazi death camp that has come to symbolize the Holocaust — Poles are still struggling to understand their own role in Germany's wartime genocide of European Jews on Polish soil. A bill passed this week ...

Clues to cause of Chopin's death found in his well-preserved heart

Nov 26, 2017

Clues to cause of Chopin's death found in his well-preserved heart

The heart of Frederic Chopin, among the world's most cherished musical virtuosos, may finally have revealed the cause of his untimely death. The prolific 19th-century Polish-French pianist and composer died at the age of 39 of what had long been believed to be tuberculosis. However, in ...

Oct 20, 2017

NATO opens counterespionage hub in Krakow as Russia tensions heat up

NATO opened a counterespionage hub in Poland on Thursday aimed at expanding the alliance's intelligence-gathering capabilities amid tensions with Russia, a senior Polish official said. The new facility in the southern city of Krakow is focused on "developing the basic norms, principles and activities" for ...