Pawel Adamowicz: Murder on stage stuns a divided Poland

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPoland mourns mayor’s death after stabbing The murder of the 53-year-old liberal mayor of Gdansk, Pawel Adamowicz, has left Poland in shock – and it has raised questions about its deeply divided society and at times toxic political debate. Some of that shock comes from the fact…

Huawei Fires Employee Arrested in Poland on Spying Charges

BEIJING — The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has fired an employee who was arrested in Poland on charges of spying for the Chinese government, saying in a statement on Saturday that the worker had brought “disrepute” to the company. Huawei said that the alleged actions that the employee, Wang Weijing, was accused of had nothing…

In a Divided Poland, Pope John Paul II Is Claimed by All Sides

WADOWICE, Poland — On his knees, head bowed before bloodstained robes, a Polish man was deep in prayer. He was worshiping in a chapel at the John Paul II Center in Krakow, a sprawling complex where relics of the former pontiff are displayed, including the clothes he was wearing when nearly killed by an assassin’s…

Poland arrests Huawei executive on spying charges

Poland’s counterintelligence service confirmed on Friday that a Chinese citizen suspected of spying had been arrested. Polish state media identified the suspect as Huawei’s sales director in the country. China’s embassy in Poland named him as Weijing Wang. Huawei is a Chinese telecommunications company that is viewed by US government officials as a national security…

Poland Arrests 2, Including Huawei Employee, Accused of Spying for China

The Polish authorities have arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, and a Polish national, and charged them with spying for the Chinese government, officials said on Friday, amid a push by the United States and its allies to restrict the use of Chinese technology based on espionage fears. The Huawei employee…

‘Chinese, Polish nationals’ arrested in Poland for ‘spying’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Huawei has repeatedly been accused of being a proxy for the Chinese government, a claim it denies Polish security services have arrested a Chinese national and Polish national for spying, according to local press. Poland’s public TV channel TVP reports that the Chinese national is a sales director at…

Escape room fire: Poland closes 13 venues after five teenagers die

Image copyright EPA Image caption People in Koszalin held a vigil on Sunday for the five girls who died Thirteen escape rooms have been closed in Poland after a fire in one of the venues killed five teenage girls. An owner of the facility has been charged with creating a fire hazard that led to…

‘Escape Room’ Fire in Poland Kills 5 Teenagers

A fire that broke out at an “escape room” game in northern Poland killed five teenage girls and injured a man, the authorities said. Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski said the girls were all 15 years old, adding that he had ordered fire safety checks at all such sites in Poland. The blaze began around 5…

Five teenagers killed in Poland escape room fire

Image copyright EPA Image caption Participants are locked in a room and must solve a series of puzzles against the clock in order to escape Five teenage girls have died after a fire broke out while they were playing an escape game in northern Poland. A 25-year-old man was seriously injured in the blaze which…

Hello. Does Poland Have Vampires? My Date Wants to Know My Blood Type.

LONDON — The British Foreign Office is used to tackling matters of import on a global scale. This year, for example, it was involved when Britain expelled 23 Russian diplomats as retaliation after a former Russian spy was poisoned with a nerve agent on British soil. It helped shepherd President Trump’s contentious visit to Britain…