Tens of thousands of right-wing extremists are expected to march through the streets of Warsaw this month — on the same day the United Nations climate conference starts.
The clash of events is prompting concern for the safety of delegates at the conference.
Right-wing groups are a “clear threat to minorities,” said Michael Dorsey, a delegate with the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.
WARSAW, Poland — A statue of Adolf Hitler praying on his knees is on display in the former Warsaw Ghetto, the place where so many Jews were killed or sent to their deaths by Hitler’s regime, and it is provoking mixed reactions.
The work, “HIM” by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, has drawn many visitors since it was installed last month. It is visible only from a distance, and the artist doesn’t make explicit what Hitler is praying for, but the broader point, organizers say, is to make people reflect on the nature of evil.
An 18th-century painting looted by the Nazis for Adolf Hitler’s ‘Fuehrer Museum’ was handed back to Poland on Monday, a move Germany hopes will revive thorny talks over a vast trove of historical documents that Berlin wants to recover from Poland.
The painting – “Palace Stairs” by Venetian artist Francesco Guardi – was taken from the National Museum in Warsaw in 1939, shortly after Germany invaded Poland. The small painting depicts noblemen talking at the grand stairs of Venice’s Doge Palace.
Putin's invasion in Crimea and his apparent willingness to redraw international borders to have set Eastern Europe and the Baltic States on edge. Russian forces poured into the strategic Black Sea region under the pretext of protecting ethnic Russians from "lawlessness," setting a dangerous precedent for the Kremlin's intervention in the region.
Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland were left with egg on their faces Monday as a friendly against France had to be shifted to the capital Warsaw due to stadium-construction delays in the Baltic port of Gdansk."Poland won't be playing in Gdansk. The game with France will take place on June 9 at 21:00 at Legia Warsaw's stadium," Agnieszka Olejkowska, spokeswoman of Poland's PZPN football association, said on her Twitter feed.Poland's meeting with les Bleus was meant to mark the gala opening of Gdansk's PGE Arena, one of four Polish venues for the European Championships.