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Poland risks controversy on independence centenary

Chaos engulfed plans for the state military parade in Warsaw just days ahead of the centenary

Poland illegally logged in ancient forest — EU

The country's rightwing government broke the law by logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests setting up a clash between Brussels and Warsaw.

Urinating troops ‘democratise’ evil of war

Afghan incident shows it is no longer surprising that violence and cruelty are self-documented, writes Jonathan Jones.

Mini-kangaroos nabbed at Polish border

Polish border guards have foiled an attempt to smuggle kangaroos, miniature ponies and 11 pheasants across Poland's border with Ukraine.

Polish premier’s mum holds the purse strings

Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski revealed on Thursday that he doesn't have a bank account and instead hands his salary over to his mother. "I still don't have a bank account," the 57-year-old conservative premier said in an interview with the weekly news magazine, <i>Wprost</i>. "I'm not joking. I keep my money in Mum's account," he said.

Google sues Polish poets over web address

Google has launched legal action against a group of Polish poets, demanding that they give up their internet domain name <i></i>, a member of the cultural collective said on Friday. The domain belongs to GMAiL -- the "Grupa Mlodych Artystow i Literatow", or Group of Young Artists and Writers.

Polish priest skips town with parish collection box

A Polish priest with a penchant for a bet has slipped out of his parish in the central Polish town of Lowicz, taking with him the collection box, local press reports said on Thursday. The faithful at the Holy Spirit parish in Lowicz were a bit bemused at not seeing Father Franciszek Augustynski since mid-May.

Hieronymus Bosch picture ‘can damage people’

Polish education inspectors have banned a CD with a painting by Hieronymus Bosch reproduced on its cover from being distributed in schools, saying the picture, entitled <i>Hell</i>, could harm young people. "There are pornographic scenes in the Bosch picture that can damage people," said one school inspector.

Provocative T-shirt show banned in Poland

A university in Poland has banned an exhibition of T-shirts bearing slogans such as "I didn't cry when the Pope died" and "I've got Aids," saying the show was too provocative, press reports said on Tuesday. "The texts printed on the T-shirts could have offended the feelings and beliefs of many people," said Wieslaw Kaminski, president of UMCS University.

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Pharmacists, denied frontline status, get PPE late

Pharmacists at one of the major public hospitals in Gauteng say they only received sufficient protective gear after several of their colleagues contracted Covid-19.

ConCourt settles the law on the public protector and interim interdicts

The Constitutional Court said it welcomed robust debate but criticised the populist rhetoric in the battle between Busisiwe Mkhwebane and Minister Pravin Gordhan

Gauteng nurses say they did not take an oath to die

With more resources than other provinces, health workers in Gauteng still say they do not have enough protective equipment to ensure safety when working with Covid-19 patients

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