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Jazeera journalists receive free speech prize

Varsovia - Three Al-Jazeera journalists who served jail terms in Egypt were honoured Tuesday for standing up for freedom of speech despite intimidation and incarceration.

Some foreign leaders 'using' Europe's refugee crisis: Tusk

Sopot - The huge influx of migrants into Europe is being used by some foreign leaders to weaken the European Union politically, EU president Donald Tusk said Friday in Poland.

Suspense mounts over fabled Nazi gold train

Varsovia - The mystery surrounding a fabled Nazi gold train allegedly buried in southwestern Poland intensified Friday after a week of tests by an army unit including a bomb squad appeared to have produced no clues.

Starvation and war: S.Sudan's 'peace' deal in action

Koch - On paper, the war is over in South Sudan, after rivals signed a peace deal to end 21-months of violence that left tens of thousands killed.

Polish army inspects alleged site of Nazi gold train

Varsovia - Poland's army said Monday it has begun inspecting the southwestern area where two men claim to have discovered an armoured Nazi gold train buried at the end of World War II.

Russian ambassador backtracks on Poland's 'co-responsibility' for WWII

Varsovia - Russia's ambassador to Poland on Monday backtracked on controversial weekend comments suggesting Warsaw was partly to blame for World War II that sparked outcry."I regret having been imprecise ...

Poland reburies 35 victims of Stalin-era terror

Varsovia - The bodies of 35 victims of a Stalin-era campaign of terror in Poland were reburied at a solemn ceremony on Sunday after being exhumed from mass graves and identified.

Poland 'co-responsible' for WWII, says Russian ambassador

Varsovia - The Russian ambassador to Poland has alleged that Warsaw was partly to blame for World War II, prompting a storm of protest in the country which claims to be its greatest victim.

Plaque stolen from Hitler's WWII lair in Poland

Varsovia - Police on Friday said someone has stolen a plaque honouring German resistance to the Nazis from Adolf Hitler's former command headquarters in northern Poland.

Poland's eurosceptic opposition tops polls, possible majority

Varsovia - Poland's eurosceptic conservative opposition is on track to win next month's general election, polls showed Friday, with one suggesting Jaroslaw Kaczynski's Law and Justice (PiS) party could end up scoring a majority.

Polish taxi drivers protest against Uber

Varsovia - Hundreds of Polish taxi drivers on Thursday caused tailbacks in the capital Warsaw by driving at a snail's pace to protest against competitors including the controversial ride-sharing app Uber.

Refugee crisis: Why eastern EU states oppose quotas

Varsovia - Four EU members, namely the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, are at the forefront of a growing east-west split in the bloc after they voted against a controversial deal to relocate 120,000 refugees adopted on Tuesday.

Polanski extradition ruling likely on October 30

Varsovia - A Polish court will probably decide on October 30 whether to extradite Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski to the United States to face charges of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977, his lawyer said Tuesday. "We're almost there.

Polish right joins eastern EU's anti-migrant camp

Varsovia - Poland's conservative party chief who appears poised to win the October general election has ruled out taking in refugees, bolstering the hardline of other eastern EU countries on the migrant crisis.

Youths march through Warsaw on Soviet invasion anniversary

Varsovia - Around 5,000 Polish youths wearing military uniform and carrying Kalashnikov replicas marched through Warsaw Thursday, pledging to come to their country's aid if necessary amid concern over Russian activity in neighbouring Ukraine.

Sumatran tiger mauls keeper to death at Polish zoo: Police

Varsovia - A Sumatran tiger mauled its keeper to death Wednesday morning at a zoo in Poland's southwestern city of Wroclaw, local police said."The accident occurred at 8:00 o'clock local time.

Half a million migrants counted at EU border

Varsovia - Over half a million migrants have crossed the European Union's border so far this year, up from 280,000 in 2014, the bloc's Frontex border agency said Tuesday -- but warned some people may have been counted twice.

Thousands flock to anti-migrant demos in E.Europe

Varsovia - Thousands of people joined anti-migrant protests in three eastern European capitals on Saturday after leaders from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia opposed an EU scheme to fix refugee quotas.

Pole claims to have discovered two 'Nazi' tunnels

Varsovia - A treasure-hunter on Friday claimed to have located two more Nazi built railway tunnels in southwestern Poland, adding to the global buzz around a possible World War II 'gold train' in the area.

'Unlawful' vote in rebel-run areas would breach Ukraine peace deal: PM

Varsovia - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned Wednesday that any attempt to hold "unlawful" elections in rebel-run areas in the country's east would constitute a breach of a February peace deal.
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