New research shows how recent laws have slowly eroded the role of nongovernmental agencies all over the world . Experts have said that these actions threaten democracy in countries where institutions have already become weak. See where and how laws like these have had their biggest impact.
Coal smog can make many poles feel like they're living in the 19th century. Now a growing grassroots movement is pushing local and national governments to cut smog and rethink the country's heavy reliance on coal.
This year's global climate conference is convening in the heart of Poland's coal country. Poland's leaders are vowing to continue their heavy reliance on coal, but the politics and economics of the highly-polluting fuel are starting to shift.
"Leaders of the world, you must lead," urged naturalist David Attenborough, who was given a "people's seat" at the two-week UN climate conference in Katowice, Poland, alongside two dozen heads of state and government.
Katowice, home to one of Poland's oldest coal mines, closed in March. Now the city will host a series of UN talks on climate change. Budding artists have embraced the cleaner air and inspiration as the coal mining industry changes, others miss the community spirit.
All UN member nations — except the US — approved a UN pact regulating migration in July. Now Poland's Law and Justice party says it plans to oppose the pact, while Slovakia's government is concerned it may bring more migrants to the country than Slovakia is prepared to accept.
Anchor Lisa Mullins gets another perspective on the US presidential race from three European reporters who cover American politics for readers back home: Corine Lesnes writes for the French newspaper Le Monde
The answer is Krakow, Poland. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Adam Easton about Krakow's brand new Jewish cultural center. It's part of a renewed interest in Poland's Jewish communities, which were decimated by the Nazis during World War Two.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with collector Sam Sarowitz about the different ways Hollywood posters are adapted to market films oversees; Sarowitz is the author of a new book on the subject, "Translating Hollywood."
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Zagan in Poland. The town is the site of a former Nazi prisoner of war camp featured in the movie "The Great Escape." Host Katy Clark speaks with military historian Howard Tuck about ongoing efforts to commemorate the daring break-out of Allied prisoners held at the camp.
The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement today to locate part of Washington's missile defense system on Polish territory. Russia objects to it, and today said it would respond with more than diplomatic protests. The World's Jason Margolis has the story.
Poland's last communist leader, General Wojciech Jaruzelski is on trial in Poland. He and seven other former officials are charged with committing "communist crimes." Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from reporter Rafal Motriuk of Radio Poland.
President Obama announced a new US missile defense plan ï¿½ it shifts away from a previous plan by the Bush Administration to build a missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic. The World's Jason Margolis begins our coverage.