Poland snubs Russia before World War II commemoration
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have refused to invite a Russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's right-wing ruling party used hostile language Saturday while speaking against rights for LGBT persons, a subject that has risen to prominence in his...
Poland’s Catholic Church: 382 priests abused 625 minors
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Catholic Church authorities revealed Thursday they have recorded cases of 382 clergymen who have abused 625 victims under the age of 18 since 1990.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An opposition lawmaker in Poland is demanding explanations from the parliament speaker about why a right-wing weekly with an anti-Semitic headline was available at the...
Man charged for toppling statue of Polish priest over abuse
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors said Friday they have charged the first of three men who pulled down the statue of a prominent Solidarity-era priest amid allegations that he sexually...
Poland awaiting Israel’s apology for minister’s comments
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish government official said Tuesday that Warsaw is still waiting for Israel's government to apologize for comments the acting foreign minister made about Poles and...
Israeli leaders’ Nazi remarks scuttle summit with Europeans
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's off-hand comment in Warsaw about Poland and the Holocaust set in motion a diplomatic crisis that on Monday scuttled this week's summit of central European leaders in Israel.
Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki canceled his plans to attend a meeting of central European leaders in Israel starting Monday amid new tensions over how Polish behavior during the Holocaust is remembered and characterized.
Morawiecki informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's of his decision by phone Sunday, Michal Dworczyk, who heads the prime minister's chancellery, said. Poland's foreign minister, Jacek Czaputowicz, plans to attend instead, he said.
Poland’s political leader on unprecedented defensive
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's most powerful politician who has built his position on a reputation of honesty and anti-communist convictions, suddenly finds himself embroiled in revelations over his involvement in complex business dealings and the presence in his inner circle of people with alleged communist ties.
The stakes are high, given two crucial elections this year — for the European Parliament in May and for the national parliament in the fall.
US Vice President Mike Pence makes his first Auschwitz visit
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the memorial site of Auschwitz on Friday along with the Polish president and Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, viewing a train car, crematoriums and the hair of victims that make it such a powerful testament to the evil that befell Europe in the last century.
Netanyahu misquoted on Holocaust in Poland, his office says
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Israeli government said Friday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was misquoted by a newspaper on the extremely sensitive issue of Polish behavior during the Holocaust, seeking to defuse a diplomatic crisis.
However, the Polish government said it considered that response insufficient and expects a clearer explanation.
Israeli leader’s trip to Poland beset by string of missteps
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A two-day security conference in Warsaw was supposed to be a crowning achievement for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stamping a seal on his long-held goal of pushing his behind-the-scenes ties with Arab leaders into the open. Instead, the publicity-seeking Israeli leader made one embarrassing misstep after another, distracting attention from his main mission and sending his aides into a nonstop cycle of damage control.
Netanyahu leaves Poland after plane mishap delayed departure
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced to spend an extra night in Warsaw after his plane was damaged following an airport mishap shortly before departure. He departed around noon Friday, marking an inauspicious ending to a turbulent visit.
Israel’s Netanyahu denies agreeing to Holocaust distortion
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denied suggestions of going along with Holocaust historical revisionism in Poland.
Netanyahu was asked Thursday in Warsaw about the issue by a reporter and replied: "Here I am saying Poles cooperated with the Nazis. I know the history and I don't whitewash it. I bring it up."
Arab leaders play down Palestinian issue in leaked video
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office on Thursday released a video of a closed meeting in which senior Gulf Arab officials play down the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, defend Israel's right to defend itself, and describe Iran as the greatest threat to regional peace.
US vice president honors Jews, Poles who resisted Nazis
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid homage Thursday to the suffering of the Jewish and Polish people under German occupation during World War II with visits to memorials honoring their suffering and heroism.
Pence urges Europe to quit Iran deal, stop busting sanctions
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Trump administration lashed out at some of America's closest traditional allies Thursday, accusing Britain, France and Germany of trying to bust U.S. sanctions against Iran and calling on European nations to join the United States in withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear deal.
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The Latest: Russia says no ‘value added’ in Mideast meeting
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the Middle East meeting taking place in Warsaw (all times local):
Russian U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia says Moscow didn't participate in the Middle East security meeting in Warsaw co-hosted by Poland and the United States "because we don't see a value added in the conference."
Kushner: Mideast peace plan expected after Israeli election
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Donald Trump's senior Middle East adviser, son-in-law Jared Kushner, said Thursday that the Trump administration would unveil its much-awaited Mideast "Deal of the Century" after Israeli elections on April 9.
Absent Iran takes center stage at Mideast talks in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Although it is absent from the stage, Iran is nevertheless taking the spotlight at a Middle East security conference co-hosted by the United States and Poland that has highlighted deep divisions between the U.S. and some of its traditional allies.
Israeli leader sees ‘common interest’ in confronting Iran
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Wednesday sent out a belligerent rallying cry to his Arab partners at a U.S.-backed Mideast conference, saying he planned to focus on the "common interest" of confronting Iran.
Netanyahu made the comments during an off-the-cuff interview with reporters on a Warsaw street, shortly after meeting Oman's foreign minister.
Suicide bomber targeting Iran’s Revolutionary Guard kills 27
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A suicide car bomber claimed by an al-Qaida-linked group attacked a bus carrying members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard paramilitary force Wednesday, killing at least 27 people and wounding 13 others, state media reported.
The Latest: Israeli leader hopes to rally Arabs against Iran
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the international conference on the Middle East (all times local):
Israel's prime minister says he plans on working with Arab countries at a U.S.-backed Mideast conference in Warsaw to focus on the "common interest of war with Iran."
Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to reporters Wednesday shortly after meeting Oman's foreign minister, Yusuf bin Alawi, on the sidelines of the conference.
Israeli leader hopes summit brings Arab ties out in the open
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Mideast conference in Poland that started Wednesday offers Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an opportunity to flaunt in public what he has long boasted about happening behind the scenes — his country's improved relations with some Gulf Arab nations.
Iran’s supreme leader says any talks with US can only ‘harm’
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that any negotiations with the U.S. would "bring nothing but material and spiritual harm" in remarks before an American-led meeting on the Mideast in Warsaw.
US, Poland launch Mideast conference despite uncertain aims
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States and Poland are kicking off an international conference on the Middle East on Wednesday amid uncertainty over its aims and questions about what it will deliver.
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Netanyahu says Iran focus of Warsaw Mideast summit
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the focus of Wednesday's Mideast conference in Warsaw will be Iran, an issue he says "unites Israel, the United States, many countries in the world."
Speaking to reporters before departing for Poland on Tuesday, Netanyahu said Israel enjoys "very good relations" with every country in the region "except Syria." He confirmed Israel carried out a strike against Iran in Syria a day before.
Pompeo warns Eastern Europe on Chinese and Russian meddling
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday invoked the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central and Eastern Europe to resist Chinese and Russian influence.
Speaking on a five-nation tour of Europe, Pompeo said China and Russia pose twin threats to the democratic and free-market gains made since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
With Mideast meeting, Poland woos Trump but risks other ties
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government has joined forces with the United States to co-host an international conference on the Middle East, hoping to strengthen its ties with Washington as its seeks greater protection from Russia.
But other longstanding relationships are being tested.
Lebanon to boycott Warsaw conference seen as hostile to Iran
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon said Monday it will not take part in a Middle East conference in Poland this week that is widely seen as an effort to isolate Iran.
Former Polish prime minister Jan Olszewski dies at 88
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jan Olszewski, a Polish anti-communist dissident and former prime minister, has died. He was 88.
Olszewski died in a Warsaw hospital late Thursday after a long illness, the news agency PAP reported Friday, citing former Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz.
Many Polish officials praised Olszewski for his service to the nation, describing him as a person of honor and honestly.
Progressive politician seeks Polish ‘Spring’ with new party
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A former lawmaker who is openly gay launched a progressive party in Poland ahead of two elections this year, presenting a program Sunday that includes phasing out coal production and liberalizing the abortion laws.
At an inaugural convention in Warsaw, Robert Biedron announced the new party's name, Wiosna, or "Spring," and vowed to work to unify the bitterly divided country.
Zimmer: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
WARSAW, Ind. (AP) _ Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (ZBH) on Friday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $901.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Warsaw, Indiana-based company said it had a loss of $4.42. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs and non-recurring costs, were $2.18 per share.
Pence to address security challenges at European conferences
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Vice President Mike Pence will visit Poland and Germany in mid-February.
During his meetings and speeches, he will focus on the NATO alliance, trade and stabilizing the Middle East.
The vice president will give keynote remarks at a forum in Warsaw. The White House says he will focus on the United States' commitment to work with partners to "help build a strong, secure and economically viable Middle East."
Lakeland Financial: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
WARSAW, Ind. (AP) _ Lakeland Financial Corp. (LKFN) on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $21.4 million.
The bank, based in Warsaw, Indiana, said it had earnings of 83 cents per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 80 cents per share.
US: Upcoming Mideast conference not aimed at demonizing Iran
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States said Tuesday an international conference next month to promote peace and stability in the Middle East is not aimed at demonizing Iran, which has denounced the gathering as America's anti-Iran "circus."
Car hits Polish policeman, rams into presidential palace
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A car driving the wrong way down a street struck a policeman near the Polish president's headquarters Tuesday before speeding off and ramming into a metal barrier protecting the driveway of the building, officials said. A man was detained at the scene.
President Andrzej Duda said it was an "astonishing" situation, but stressed that the palace is well guarded and protected.
Polish authorities said that the incident didn't appear to be terror-related.
Iran not invited, Russia snubs meeting over Iran concerns
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's foreign minister says Iran has not been invited to an international conference on the Middle East next month in Warsaw, while Russia has declined the invitation.
Iran has protested the Feb.13-14 conference, calling it a hostile move. Poland and the U.S. are co-hosting the event that has also met with a lukewarm reaction from the European Union, whose foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will not be attending.
Archbishop calls for unity at slain Polish mayor’s funeral
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Catholic archbishop and other speakers at the funeral Saturday of slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz urged an end to the political and social divisions in Poland, targeting some of their comments at the country's ruling right-wing party.
Top Polish and European officials and thousands of citizens joined Adamowicz's widow, two daughters and other family members at the Mass held at Gdansk's vast Gothic St. Mary's Basilica.
Tens of thousands honor stabbed Polish mayor on burial eve
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Church bells tolled as tens of thousands in Poland's northern city of Gdansk walked in a procession Friday bringing the coffin of the city's slain mayor to a basilica on the eve of his burial.
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Mayor’s killing in Poland sparks anger against hate speech
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles on Wednesday heatedly condemned the power of hate speech to trigger real-life violence after the slaying of a popular liberal mayor, with many calling for stronger actions against those who threaten others.
Not only did the killer, an ex-convict, take the life of the 53-year-old Gdansk mayor, Pawel Adamowicz, but he stabbed him during a popular fundraising concert by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, which raises money for life-saving medical equipment.
Poles place candles and flags at half-staff for slain mayor
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Flags flew at half-staff and people signed condolence books at municipal buildings across Poland and in diplomatic missions abroad on Tuesday as the nation mourned the stabbing death of the popular liberal mayor of Gdansk.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski said police have arrested three people who had called for more killings following the assassination of Pawel Adamowicz, who died Monday after being stabbed the previous day during a charity event.
Poles unite in grief over assassination of Gdansk mayor
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The popular liberal mayor of Poland's port city of Gdansk died Monday after being stabbed at a charity event by an ex-convict with a history of violent crime. The killing plunged the politically divided country into shock and grief and brought Poles into the streets for solemn vigils in a rare show of national unity.
The Latest: Poland mayor mourned as critic of anti-Semitism
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing of a Polish mayor (all times local):
The president of the World Jewish Congress says the fatal stabbing in Poland of Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz was an attack "on the very value of tolerance."
In a statement issued in New York on Monday, Ronald Lauder called Adamowicz "a true friend of the Jewish community, speaking loudly and clearly against anti-Semitism in Poland."
Iran summons Polish envoy in protest against upcoming summit
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Angered by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that Poland will host an international conference on Iran in mid-February, Iranian authorities on Sunday summoned Warsaw's top diplomat in the country and called off a Polish film festival.
The moves followed a tweet by Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif who denounced the upcoming summit as America's anti-Iran "circus."
Poland: Huawei exec, Polish security expert spied for China
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has arrested a director at the Chinese tech giant Huawei and one of its own former cybersecurity experts and charged them with spying for China, authorities said Friday.
The development comes as the U.S. is exerting pressure on its allies not to use Huawei, the world's biggest maker of telecommunications network equipment, over data security concerns.
The Latest: Poland spying suspect held top cyber jobs
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the espionage-related arrests in Poland (all times local):
The Polish state news agency says a Polish man who has been charged with spying for China had held top cybersecurity positions at different state agencies and had been involved in projects co-financed by the European Union.