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Poland Demands Israeli Response Over ‘Racist’ Holocaust Comments

Poland Demands Israeli Response Over ‘Racist’ Holocaust CommentsMorawiecki canceled sending a delegation to Jerusalem, where he was slated to meet his counterparts from the Visegrad Group of eastern European nations Monday, after Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu was reported as saying last week that the Polish nation cooperated with Nazi occupiers during World War II. While Israel clarified that Netanyahu had been talking about “individuals, and not the whole nation” collaborating with the Nazis, the comments drew swift reaction from the government in Warsaw, which has passed laws criminalizing the act of blaming Poland or its people for wartime crimes committed against Jews and other minorities.



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The Latest: US Jewish group asks Poland, Israel to stay calm

The Latest: US Jewish group asks Poland, Israel to stay calmWARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the dispute between Poland and Israel (all times local):



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Poland shuns Israel summit amid Holocaust row

Poland shuns Israel summit amid Holocaust rowPoland’s prime minister on Monday cancelled Warsaw’s participation in a summit in Jerusalem, accusing Israel’s foreign minister of “racist” comments about the actions of Poles during the Holocaust, in a row that has stoked outrage and soured relations. Mateusz Morawiecki’s decision to scotch Poland’s involvement in the summit of central European nations follows days of angry exchanges that were originally sparked by quotes from Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu over the role of Poles during World War II. Slovak government spokeswoman Patricia Macikova told AFP this week’s summit with Israel and the Visegrad Four (V4) — the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia — would be postponed until later in the year following Poland’s pull out.



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Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role

Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 rolePrime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki branded the remarks “racist and unacceptable”. The leaders of the other three ‘Visegrad Group’ nations – Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia – all still planned to attend the talks, Israel said, but Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said they would instead consist of bilateral discussions and that the summit would be rescheduled for later in 2019. The diplomatic spat between Poland and Israel has been escalating since Friday, when Israeli media reported remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday suggesting Polish complicity in the Holocaust.



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Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani's side project: Bashing Iran, in Poland

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani's side project: Bashing Iran, in PolandPresident Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani talks tough on Iran while in Poland. He's likely being paid to do it.



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China seeks consular access for Huawei employee arrested in Poland: state media

China seeks consular access for Huawei employee arrested in Poland: state mediaChina is seeking consular access for Huawei employee Wang Weijing who was arrested in Poland over espionage allegations, state media reported on Saturday. Citing China’s foreign ministry of affairs, state broadcaster CCTV said Beijing is “closely following” the detention of Wang Weijing and has asked to arrange a consular visit “as soon as possible”. Both men are suspected of having “worked for Chinese services and to the detriment of Poland,” said Polish special services spokesman Stanislaw Zaryn.



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Poland arrests Huawei employee, Polish man on spying allegations

Poland arrests Huawei employee, Polish man on spying allegationsHuawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, faces intense scrutiny in the West over its relationship with the Chinese government and U.S.-led allegations that its equipment could be used by Beijing for spying. No evidence has been produced publicly and the firm has repeatedly denied the claims, but the allegations have led several Western countries to restrict Huawei’s access to their markets.



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Huawei sacks employee arrested in Poland on spying charges

Huawei sacks employee arrested in Poland on spying chargesPoland’s internal affairs minister, Joachim Brudzinski, called for the European Union and NATO to work on a joint position over whether to exclude Huawei from their markets following the arrest of the Chinese employee and a former Polish security official on Friday. Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecommunications equipment, faces intense scrutiny in the West over its relationship with China’s government and U.S.-led allegations that its devices could be used by Beijing for spying. No evidence has been produced publicly and the firm has repeatedly denied the accusations, but several Western countries have restricted Huawei’s access to their markets.



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Poland to close 'escape rooms' that fail safety standards: PM

Poland to close 'escape rooms' that fail safety standards: PMPoland will close ‘escape rooms’ that do not meet safety standards, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Sunday after a fire killed five teenage girls. The girls were celebrating a birthday at an escape room in the northern town of Koszalin when the fire broke out. Authorities carried out inspections of at least 178 escape room locations across Poland at the weekend and found 129 did not meet health and safety standards, said the head of state fire services Leszek Suski.



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Poland to close 'escape rooms' that fail safety standards: PM

Poland to close 'escape rooms' that fail safety standards: PMPoland will close ‘escape rooms’ that do not meet safety standards, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Sunday after a fire killed five teenage girls. The girls were celebrating a birthday at an escape room in the northern town of Koszalin when the fire broke out. Authorities carried out inspections of at least 178 escape room locations across Poland at the weekend and found 129 did not meet health and safety standards, said the head of state fire services Leszek Suski.



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