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Joanna Plucinska

Poland's ruling party picks LGBT rights as election battlefront

15 Mar 2019

WARSAW Poland's ruling nationalist party aims to stem a decline in its popularity ahead of two key elections this year with warnings that opposition support for LGBT education is a threat to Polish culture and should be blocked wherever possible.

Polish parliament kiosk sells paper advising: 'How to recognize a Jew'

14 Mar 2019

WARSAW A news kiosk inside Poland's parliament was found to be selling a newspaper with an article instructing readers on "How to recognize a Jew", drawing accusations that lawmakers were happy to tolerate anti-Semitism.

U.S. says in talks with Poland on troop increase

13 Feb 2019

WARSAW The United States is in talks with Poland over Warsaw's request for more American troops on its soil, but no decision has been taken so far, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, as Washington weighs potential military threats from Russia.

U.S. seeks to increase pressure on Iran at Warsaw meeting

13 Feb 2019

WARSAW Foreign ministers and senior officials from 60 nations gather in the Polish capital Warsaw on Wednesday where the United States hopes to ratchet up pressure against Iran despite concerns among major European countries about heightened tensions with Tehran.

Exclusive: EU considers proposals to exclude Chinese firms from 5G networks

30 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS/WARSAW The European Union is considering proposals that would effectively amount to a de-facto ban on Huawei Technologies Co. equipment for next-generation mobile networks, four senior EU officials said, adding to mounting international pressure on the world’s largest maker of telecom gear.

Poland set to exclude China's Huawei from 5G plans

24 Jan 2019

WARSAW Poland is set to exclude Huawei [HWT.UL] from its future 5G network in favour of European players following the arrest of an employee from the Chinese telecoms company on suspicion of spying, officials and industry sources say.

Liberal mayor of Poland's Gdansk dies after stabbing

14 Jan 2019

GDANSK/WARSAW Pawel Adamowicz, the liberal mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, died on Monday of his wounds a day after being stabbed by a former convict who rushed the stage during one of Poland's biggest annual charity events. | Video

Poland arrests Huawei employee, Polish man on spying allegations

11 Jan 2019

WARSAW/LONDON Poland has arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei and a former Polish security official on spying allegations, officials and sources told Reuters on Friday, a move that could fuel Western security concerns about the telecoms equipment maker. | Video

Italy and Poland want 'new spring' in Europe - Salvini

09 Jan 2019

WARSAW Italy and Poland should join forces to reshape Europe, Italy's far-right Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday during a visit to Warsaw to drum up support for a eurosceptic alliance to contest May elections to the European Parliament.

Italy's Salvini visits Poland to discuss eurosceptic alliance for EU elections

09 Jan 2019

WARSAW Italy's far-right Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and the leader of Poland's ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, will discuss on Wednesday the possibility of forming a eurosceptic alliance to contest the European Parliament elections in May.

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Burials begin for New Zealand mosque shooting victims

The bodies of two victims from New Zealand's mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch's Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday - the first burials of the 50 victims.