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World Jan 07Poland admits to buying powerful Israeli spyware
The leader of Poland’s ruling conservative party has acknowledged that the country bought advanced spyware from the Israeli surveillance software maker NSO Group.
World Jan 06Amnesty International verifies Polish senator was hacked with Pegasus spyware
Amnesty International says it has independently confirmed that an Israeli company's powerful spyware was used to hack a Polish senator when he was running the opposition's 2019 parliamentary election campaign.
World Nov 16Poland uses water hoses on migrants, condemns Belarus for attack
The situation marked an escalation in a tense migration and political crisis at the eastern border of the European Union and NATO in which the lives of thousands of migrants who are being used as proxies by Belarus are at…
World Nov 10Merkel asks Putin to ‘exert his influence’ on Belarus regime over migrants
Poland’s Defense Ministry and local police reported Wednesday that multiple groups of migrants tried to enter the country late Tuesday and early Wednesday but that all the people who made it were detained.
World Oct 26Poland plans ‘radical’ strengthening of its military
Jaroslaw Kaczynski said Tuesday that the legislation is aimed at "radically" strengthening the military as the European Union nation faces migration pressure from its eastern neighbor Belarus.
World Oct 07WATCH: Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win Nobel peace prize
The Norwegian Nobel Committee stressed that an independent press is vital in promoting peace.
Politics Sep 23Pence hopeful the Supreme Court will restrict abortion in U.S.
Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says he's hopeful that the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court created during his and President Donald Trump’s administration will soon overturn abortion rights in the United States.
World Aug 11Polish government fails to pass bill limiting media freedom
Poland’s right-wing ruling party has failed to get a majority to pass a bill that would prevent non-European owners from having controlling stakes in Polish media companies.
World Aug 10Poles protest bill that would silence U.S.-owned TV network
Nationwide demonstrations have begun across Poland against a bill seen as an effort by the country’s nationalist ruling party to silence an independent, U.S.-owned television broadcaster.
World Jun 19Warsaw pride parade back after backlash and pandemic break
Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski walked at the head of the Equality Parade on Saturday — a sign of support for LGBT rights by the liberal politician. Thousands of people joined the march and were cheered on by others waving rainbow…