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Polish leader suing Walesa for blaming him for plane crash

Polish leader suing Walesa for blaming him for plane crashWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two of Poland's most famous foes, former President Lech Walesa, and the country's de facto leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, faced off in court Thursday, exchanging wry comments.



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The Latest: German, Polish leaders back UK after poisoning

The Latest: German, Polish leaders back UK after poisoningBRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local):



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Polish mountaineers call off winter K2 summit bid

Polish mountaineers call off winter K2 summit bidA team of Polish mountaineers attempting the first winter summit of K2, the world’s second highest peak, have called off their bid citing bad weather, after a drama-filled expedition which made international headlines. The decision means that K2, in northern Pakistan on the border with China, remains the only peak in the world above 8,000 metres that has never been climbed in winter. “Based on a deep analysis of the situation in agreement with the team I decided today to end the mountain action on K2,” wrote the team leader Krzysztof Wielicki on their Facebook page.



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Israel's Netanyahu condemns Polish PM for 'Jewish perpetrators' comment

Israel's Netanyahu condemns Polish PM for 'Jewish perpetrators' commentIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned his Polish counterpart on Saturday for saying Jews were perpetrators in World War Two as well as Poles and others, just weeks after Warsaw drew criticism over a new Holocaust law. Poland passed a law this month imposing jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust, prompting criticism from Israel and the United States. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was asked by a reporter at the Munich Security Conference in Germany whether, under the new law, the reporter himself could be penalized for telling a story in Poland about his mother who survived the Holocaust and told him that some Poles had collaborated with the Gestapo.



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Israel slams Polish PM for WWII 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

Israel slams Polish PM for WWII 'Jewish perpetrators' remarkJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli politicians accused Poland's prime minister of anti-Semitism Saturday for equating the Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust to its supposed "Jewish perpetrators," setting off a new chapter in an angry dispute over Poland's new bill criminalizing the mention of Polish complicity in the Nazi-led genocide.



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Netanyahu slams 'outrageous' Holocaust remark by Polish PM

Netanyahu slams 'outrageous' Holocaust remark by Polish PMIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday lashed out at “outrageous” remarks by his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki, who said the Holocaust had involved “Jewish perpetrators” as well as Polish. The Israeli leader, who like Morawiecki was in Munich for a global security conference, in a statement condemned “an inability to understand history and a lack of sensitivity to the tragedy of our people”. “The Polish Prime Minister’s remarks here in Munich are outrageous,” he said, adding that he intended to speak to Morawiecki “forthwith” about the matter.



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Polish president signs Holocaust bill, triggers Israeli, U.S. criticism

Polish president signs Holocaust bill, triggers Israeli, U.S. criticismBy Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s president signed into law on Tuesday a bill that imposes jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust, prompting sharp criticism from Israel and the United States. Andrzej Duda said in a televised address the legislation would safeguard Poland’s international reputation, but Israel called for amendments, saying the two countries had a “joint responsibility” to preserve the memory of the Holocaust. The United States, a close NATO ally of Poland, expressed disappointment at Duda’s decision.



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The Latest: Polish PM: Poles, Jews share need for WWII truth

The Latest: Polish PM: Poles, Jews share need for WWII truthWARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the Polish Senate's vote to regulate Holocaust speech (all times local):



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Polish lawmakers back Holocaust bill, drawing Israeli outrage, U.S. concern

Polish lawmakers back Holocaust bill, drawing Israeli outrage, U.S. concernBy Justyna Pawlak and Lidia Kelly WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that would impose jail terms for suggesting Poland was complicit in the Holocaust, drawing concern from the United States and outrage from Israel, which denounced “any attempt to challenge historical truth”. Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) says the bill is needed to protect Poland’s reputation and ensure historians recognize that Poles as well as Jews perished under the Nazis.



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Rescuers in Pakistan call off efforts to save Polish climber

Rescuers in Pakistan call off efforts to save Polish climberISLAMABAD (AP) — Volunteers rescued a French mountaineer from a Himalayan peak but called off efforts to retrieve a Polish climber who was declared dead after the dramatic and treacherous rescue effort.



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