Karol Witenberg

Polish far-right supporters protest against restitution of Jewish property

May 11 2019

WARSAW Hundreds of far-right supporters marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest against a U.S. law on the restitution of Jewish property seized during or after World War Two, an issue increasingly featuring in campaigns for upcoming Polish elections.

Poland defies green activists, EU with Baltic canal project

Mar 05 2019

GDANSK Poland is pressing ahead with plans to dig a waterway across a narrow strip of land that separates its main eastern coastline from the Baltic Sea despite concerns among activists and in the European Union that it could damage the environment. | Video

Poland arrests Huawei employee, Polish man on spying allegations

Jan 11 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

Poland adopts new law to accelerate changes in Supreme Court

Jul 25 2018

WARSAW The upper chamber of Poland's parliament has approved an amendment smoothing the way for the ruling party to name the next chief of the Supreme Court, despite street protests and objections from opposition parties.

Poles protest at parliament against Supreme Court overhaul

Jul 24 2018

WARSAW Several hundred people protested outside the Polish parliament on Tuesday against planned legal amendments aimed at making it easier for the ruling party to name the next Supreme Court head.

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All homes on one of Tonga's islands destroyed, three dead

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON (Reuters) -All the homes on one of Tonga's small outer islands have been destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption and tsunami, with three people so far confirmed dead, the government said on Tuesday in its first update since the disaster struck.