Tag: Poland

Heartland Institute, Polish Labor Union Sign Historic Pact to Resist Climate Change Agenda

The Heartland Institute and the Polish labor union Solidarity have joined forces on the sidelines of the United Nations (U.N.) COP24 climate change conference to sign a historic statement on Wednesday vowing to resist the globalist agenda that critics say threatens nations’ sovereignty around the globe. Solidarity, founded by Nobel Peace Laurette Lech Walesa whose […]

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‘Hypocritical’ UK Govt to Sign UN Migration Pact Despite Pledge to Control Borders

While debate on the UN migration pact rages worldwide, with a growing number of nations following the United States in withdrawing, the major deal has seen little discussion in the United Kingdom. Britain’s ruling Conservative Party made pledges to reduce immigration “from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands” in the 2010, 2015, […]

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World Follows Trump’s Lead: Nations Abandon Legal ‘Framework’ Building UN Migration Pact

More nations are joining the exodus from the United Nations’ (UN) controversial compact on mass migration, with legal experts now standing up to raise concerns about the drafting of the document and what legal implications signing it might have for countries party to the pact. President Donald Trump was the first to pull out of […]

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Google Photos photo books come to the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, and Romania

Beyond being your awesome digital photo archiver, Google Photos offers to print copies of your pics if you prefer to keep those memories in a physical album. After launching in May of 2015 in the US, Photo books expanded to seven more countries over time (Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Spain), and they’re […]

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Trump Got From NATO Everything Obama Ever Asked For

Now that the smoke has cleared from the NATO summit meeting, the most tangible result is apparent: President Trump advanced President Barack Obama’s initiative to keep the allies on track to shoulder a more equitable share of NATO’s costs. Mr. Trump even signed on to a tough statement directed at Russia. For once he saw […]

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Yad Vashem Rebukes Israeli and Polish Governments Over Holocaust Law

JERUSALEM — Israel’s official Holocaust memorial center on Thursday issued a stinging critique of a joint statement by the Israeli and Polish prime ministers that was meant to resolve a rift between the countries over a contentious Polish law on the Holocaust. The Polish law, which made it illegal to accuse Poland of complicity in […]

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Booksy, the worldwide booking system, raises $13.2 million

Booksy, a Poland-based booking application for the beauty business, has raised $13.2 million in a series B effort to drive global growth. The company, founded in 2014 by Stefan Batory and Konrad Howard, is currently seeing 2.5 million bookings per month. The company raised from Piton Capital, OpenOcean, Kulczyk Investments, and Zach Coelius. Batory, an […]

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Polish Crisis Deepens as Judges Condemn Their Own Court

WARSAW — For days, tens of thousands of Poles have marched in the streets to protest their nationalist government’s purge of the Supreme Court, an action that has been condemned by the European Union as a threat to the rule of law in a country that led the struggle against Soviet domination in 1989. The […]

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Challenging Poland’s Leaders, Top Supreme Court Justice Takes a Defiant Stand

WARSAW — Surrounded by hundreds of cheering supporters, Poland’s top Supreme Court justice took a defiant stand on the courthouse steps here Wednesday morning and vowed to keep fighting to protect the Constitution and the independence of the nation’s courts. “We emphasize our attachment to the rules of a democratic state,” the justice, Malgorzata Gersdorf, […]

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Poland Purges Supreme Court, and Protesters Take to Streets

Waldemar Zurek, a former spokesman for the National Council of the Judiciary and a district court judge in the city of Krakow, has been openly critical of the changes. In response, he says, both he and his family have been subject to intense pressure and abuse, including death threats. Judge Zurek said he was dismissed […]

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Amid Growing Uproar, Poland to Remove 27 Supreme Court Justices

WARSAW — First Poland’s governing party labeled her and her fellow judges communists and obstructionists. Next it took control of the Constitutional Tribunal, which reviews the constitutionality of legislation. Then it co-opted the body responsible for selecting new judges. This week, it is forcing her to step down as Poland’s top Supreme Court judge. “I […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Polish Lawmaker Speaks Out After Cathy Newman’s Latest Car Crash Interview on Illegal Migration

Polish lawmaker Dominik Tarczyński has stuck to his guns following a frank interview on the migrant crisis with Cathy Newman, insisting his government will not take a single illegal migrant because that is what his party promised before the elections. The Channel 4 presenter, who became infamous online following her viral interview with Canadian scholar […]

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In Eastern Europe, Militaries Gird Against Russian Might and Manipulation

ORZYSZ, Poland — Soon after a United States Army convoy crossed Poland’s border into Lithuania during a major military exercise this month, two very strange things happened. First, four Army Stryker armored combat vehicles collided, sending 15 soldiers to the hospital with minor injuries. No one died. But hours later, an anti-American blog claimed a […]

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Apple Pay Expands to Norway; Launching Soon in the Czech Republic

After launching Apple Pay in Poland, Apple has now launched its mobile payment service in Norway. Initially, Apple Pay in the country will be supported by Nordea, Santander, and Sbanken for Visa cardholders. For Nordea customers, MasterCards will also work with Apple Pay issued by the bank. During Apple’s Q2 earnings call, Tim Cook mentioned that […]

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump to Dictators: Have a Nice Day

This is a trend. As the Committee to Protect Journalists reported in December: “For the second consecutive year, more than half of those jailed for their work around the world are behind bars in Turkey, China and Egypt. … President Donald Trump’s nationalistic rhetoric, fixation on Islamic extremism and insistence on labeling critical media ‘fake […]

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After a President’s Shocking Death, a Suspicious Twin Reshapes a Nation

WARSAW — For six weeks, Jaroslaw Kaczynski kept up the charade. By day, he appeared at political rallies, campaigning in mourning clothes as a stand-in for his twin brother, Lech, who had been running for a new term as Poland’s president before he died in a shocking plane crash over the Russian city of Smolensk […]

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In Poland, ‘a Narrow Window to Do Justice’ for Those Robbed by Nazis

“Our grandfather’s legacy — and we never saw a penny out of it,” Ms. Sorkin said. The sisters’ claim is further complicated by past efforts at restitution, including an international treaty between Poland and the United States. Under the 1960 agreement, Poland paid the United States $40 million to settle all claims by American citizens […]

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