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Poland Says It's Not Sending More Weapons to Ukraine
Ukraine Loses Arms Supplier

Ukraine Loses Arms Supplier

Facing campaign pressure, Poland's prime minister says no more weapons will be shipped

(Newser) - Poland's prime minister said his country is no longer sending arms to Ukraine, a comment that appeared aimed at pressuring Kyiv and put Poland's status as a major source of military equipment in doubt as a trade dispute between the neighboring states escalates. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said...

In a First, Vatican Beatifies an Entire Family

Polish parents, children were killed by Nazi troops along with the Jews they were sheltering

(Newser) - In an unprecedented move, the Vatican on Sunday beatified a Polish family of nine—a married couple and their small children—who were executed by the Nazis during World War II for sheltering Jews. During a ceremonious Mass in the village of Markowa, in southeastern Poland, papal envoy Cardinal Marcello...

Russian Hockey Player Accused of Spying

Poland says player in top league is 14th member of spy ring to be arrested

(Newser) - Polish authorities have detained a Russian hockey player who competes in a top Polish league on suspicion of spying, officials said Friday. "Russian spies are falling one by one!" said Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister and chief prosecutor. "A spy who operated under the guise of an...

Bus 666 No Longer Goes to Hel
Bus 666 No Longer Goes to Hel

Bus 666 No Longer Goes to Hel

Christian groups were not amused by Polish bus route

(Newser) - There will be no more going to Hel on bus 666. The bus to the town of Hel on Poland's Baltic coast has long been popular with tourists. But some Christian conservatives have protested the number signifying the devil on a bus leading to a place that sounds like...

Walesa Joins Thousands in Pro-Democracy March

Crowds in Poland protest government's move toward autocracy

(Newser) - Hundreds of thousands of people marched in an anti-government protest in Poland's capital on Sunday, with citizens traveling from across the country to voice their anger at officials who they say have eroded democratic norms and created fears that the nation is following Hungary and Turkey down the path...

Auschwitz Museum Conserves 'Only Trace Left' of Children Killed

Specialists are preserving 8K shoes of Nazis' youngest victims at Polish death camp

(Newser) - In a modern conservation laboratory on the grounds of the former Auschwitz camp, a man wearing blue rubber gloves uses a scalpel to scrape away rust from the eyelets of small brown shoes worn by children before they were murdered in gas chambers. Colleagues at the other end of a...

Poland Angers Russia With Name Change

Warsaw now refers to Kaliningrad as Królewiec

(Newser) - Poland has infuriated Russia by renaming the city of Kaliningrad and the surrounding Russian exclave in official documents. A Polish government body said Kaliningrad should be known as Królewiec, its name when it was under Polish rule before 1657, the BBC reports. The city was known as Koenigsberg—Kró...

Poland Put Razor Wire Along Russia Border, Goes a Step Further

Nation to install barrier with 24-hour monitoring along its land border with Russia

(Newser) - Poland has begun building a state-of-the-art electronic barrier at its land border with Russia's Kaliningrad exclave to monitor and counteract any illegal activity, the Polish interior minister said Tuesday. The barrier, which will be equipped with 24-hour monitoring cameras and motion detectors, will run for 130 miles and is...

Poles Turn Out in Defense of John Paul II

Marchers object to documentary with allegations about sexual abuse coverup

(Newser) - Thousands of Poles joined marches Sunday in defense of the late pope, St. John Paul II, in response to a TV documentary that alleged he covered up child sex abuse involving clergy in his native Poland before being elected pope. The marches, which took place in Warsaw and other cities...

Poland Will Be First in NATO to Give Ukraine Jets

President plans to send a dozen MiG-29s, though Germany sounds puzzled

(Newser) - Poland's president said Thursday that his country plans to give Ukraine around a dozen MiG-29 fighter jets, which would make it the first NATO member to fulfill the Ukrainian government's increasingly urgent requests for warplanes . President Andrzej Duda said that Poland would hand over four of the Soviet-made...

After Putin Doubles Down, Biden Does, Too

US president accuses Moscow of crimes against humanity

(Newser) - Hours after Vladimir Putin doubled down on his nation's war with Ukraine, President Biden gave a speech in Poland in which he did the same on behalf of Kiev. The dueling speeches came on the one-year anniversary of the war's start.
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Poland's Fight With Germany Over Reparations Turns Nasty

'Disrespectful' Germany aims to 'treat Poland as a vassal state,' Polish minister claims

(Newser) - Poland is appealing to the United Nations for help in securing $1.4 trillion in war reparations from Germany, which describes the issue of reparations over its World War II invasion and occupation of the country as closed. Germany's latest response to Poland's request— issued last year following...

80 Years After Teen Worked in Nazi Camp, a Conviction

Irmgard Furchner, 97, aka 'Secretary of Evil,' found guilty of being accessory to murder at Stutthof

(Newser) - A German court on Tuesday convicted a 97-year-old woman of being an accessory to murder in over 10,000 cases for her role as a secretary to the SS commander of the Nazis' Stutthof concentration camp during World War II, the AP reports. Irmgard Furchner was accused of being part...

Pope Proclaims Polish Couple Who Hid Jews Martyrs

Francis honors Jozef and Wiktoria Ulma

(Newser) - Pope Francis has declared a Polish couple executed by German police during World War II for hiding Jews in their farmhouse martyrs. A farmer and beekeeper, Jozef Ulma, and his wife, Wiktoria, in the Polish town of Markowa hid several members of the Jewish community, who were being hunted down...

Exploding Gift From Ukraine Injures Poland's Police Chief

Grenade launcher was thought to have been defused

(Newser) - The top police official in Poland has provided details about a weird explosion that sent him to the hospital for observation. Gen. Jaroslaw Szymczyk says he received two supposedly defused grenade launchers as a gift from Ukraine—one, for example, had been turned into a loudspeaker. At least one of...

Russian Pranksters Trick Polish Leader. Again

This time, callers pose as French leader Macron

(Newser) - Russian comedians pretending to be the French president tricked the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, into giving them sensitive information after a missile exploded in eastern Poland last week. Duda's office confirmed on Tuesday that he was put through last week to a person claiming to be France's president,...

AP Reporter Canned Over Story on Deadly Missile in Poland

James LaPorta cited anonymous US official who suggested missile was Russian; it was Ukrainian

(Newser) - The world held its breath last week after a report suggested two missiles had been fired by Russia amid its war in Ukraine and killed two people in Poland—an incident that could have qualified as a breach against a NATO nation and possibly triggered a military response from western...

NATO, Poland: No, Missile Wasn't Fired by Russia

Jens Stoltenberg, Polish prez say fatal incident was most likely Ukrainian air defense missile

(Newser) - First President Biden expressed doubt that a missile that killed two in Poland had been fired by Russia. Now, NATO's chief and Poland's president are doing the same. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that there is "no indication" of a deliberate Russian attack and preliminary...

Biden: 'Unlikely' Missile That Hit Poland Was Fired From Russia

He spoke to NATO, G7 leaders in Indonesia

(Newser) - President Biden said Wednesday it was “unlikely” that a missile that killed two in NATO-ally Poland was fired from Russia, but he pledged support for Poland's investigation into what it had called a “Russian-made” missile, the AP reports. Biden spoke after he convened an “emergency” meeting...

Pentagon Investigating Reports Russian Missiles Hit Poland

'We will defend every inch of NATO territory,' Pentagon spokesman says

(Newser) - The Pentagon says it is looking into reports that two missiles hit Poland—a NATO ally—during Russia's bombardment of Ukraine Tuesday. The AP quoted a "senior US intelligence official" speaking on condition of anonymity as saying two people were killed when apparent Russian missiles hit a site...

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