Polish police use tear gas to protect gay rights march
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police used tear gas and a water cannon Saturday against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland.
Polish gay parade to go-ahead after court overrules mayor
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A spokeswoman for Poland's conservative ruling party says it is against promotion of gay relationships but respects a court ruling that overturned a city mayor's ban on an equality parade.
Beata Mazurek said Friday the Law and Justice party is "against ostentation and affirmation of homosexuality," while still respecting "freedom of expression and freedom of gatherings."
Painting seized at Poland border studied as possible Chagall
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine if Marc Chagall was the artist of a painting that a man allegedly tried to smuggle into Poland from Ukraine.
Marta Szpakowska of the Treasury Office in Lublin said Friday that if the painting turns out to be a Chagall, it would be one of the most valuable items discovered during a smuggling attempt at the Hrebenne border crossing.
German prosecutors charge former Majdanek death camp guard
BERLIN (AP) — A former guard at the Majdanek death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has been charged in Germany with being an accessory to murder for allegedly serving there during a period when at least 17,000 Jews were killed, prosecutors said Friday.
The 96-year-old Frankfurt resident, whose name wasn't released under German privacy regulations, is alleged to have served at the death camp near the Polish city of Lublin between August 1943 and January 1944.
Central Europe 3-nation force Ok’d for region’s peace tasks
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Defense ministers from Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine have authorized their two-year-old joint brigade to take part in international missions for the region's security.
Poland confirms Minnesota man as Nazi commander
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of a Minnesota man exposed by The Associated Press as a former commander in an SS-led unit that burned Polish villages and killed civilians in World War II, prosecutors said Monday.
Prosecutor Robert Janicki said evidence gathered over years of investigation into U.S. citizen Michael K. confirmed "100 percent" that he was a commander of a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion.