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Poland's Kamil Stoch is on course to retain his Four Hills title after overcoming Richard Freitag for the second leg in a row to triumph at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany on Monday.

Polish climbers hope to pull off a mountaineering first with a wintertime ascent of the world's second highest peak, K2, the only one of the 14 exceeding 8,000 meters (26,200 ft) not to have been conquered at the most testing time of the year.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said that Hungary sees a strong Poland as a vital component of a central European caucus within the European Union, and so will block any action to suspend Poland's voting rights in the EU.

British Prime Minister Theresa May gave Poland a rare dose of big power support on Thursday by saying that its constitution was its own affair, a sharply different tone to that of the European Union which has scolded Warsaw over judicial reforms.

Poland's new government led by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki won a vote of confidence in parliament just before midnight on Tuesday, voting records showed, opening the way for the Cabinet to start functioning.

"We're tremendously concerned about the direction that Poland seems to be going in,” said the spokeswoman for the US Department of State Heather Nauert. “A free and independent media is a fundamental pillar of democracies," she said, commenting on the decision of the National Radio and Television Broadcasting Council concerning TVN24's reporting on the political crisis in December last year. The US Department of State has also issued a statement on the matter.