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Poles to vote in presidential cliffhanger

Varsovia - Poles vote Sunday in the second round of a too-close-to-call presidential election with incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski trying to fend off the populist challenge of conservative newcomer Andrzej Duda.

Polish presidential run-off a razor-edge race

Varsovia - Poland's presidential run-off on Sunday, pitting liberal incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski against conservative populist challenger Andrzej Duda, is on a knife-edge with opinion polls and analysts unable to call it.

NATO to hold summit in Warsaw in July 2016

Varsovia - NATO announced Friday it will hold its next summit in Warsaw on July 8-9 next year as it tackles perceived threats from Russia to the east and jihadists to the south.

Conservative to win Polish presidential run-off: Poll

Varsovia - Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda appeared poised to win Poland's Sunday presidential run-off against incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski, according to a survey released Thursday.

EU, ex-Soviet states meet in Putin's shadow

Varsovia - European Union leaders and six ex-Soviet states hold a summit Thursday focussed on the bloc's Eastern Partnership project, which was designed to bolster mutual ties but has been undermined by Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

Polish presidential rivals campaign with daggers drawn

Varsovia - The knives are out in Poland's presidential campaign as incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski risks losing the May 24 run-off to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda, possibly setting the tone for this autumn's parliamentary election.

Andrzej Duda: Heir apparent to Poland's Kaczynski twins

Varsovia - Andrzej Duda, the 43-year-old conservative lawyer who pulled off a surprise first-round lead in Poland's presidential ballot, has strong ties to the powerful Kaczynski twins.

Poland pays damages to CIA detainees

Varsovia - Poland has paid part of the damages to two men detained in a secret CIA prison on Polish soil before they were transferred to Guantanamo Bay, the foreign ministry told AFP on Monday.

John Paul II's blood-stained cassock on display

Varsovia - The blood-stained cassock worn by the late pope John Paul II on the day of a failed assassination bid on May 13, 1981 at the Vatican went on display Wednesday in the Polish city of Krakow.

Op-Ed: Voice of America disappoints

U.S. taxpayer funded Voice of America (VOA) has problems offering timely analysis of Kremlin propaganda, such as President Putin's latest defense of the Hitler-Stalin Pact which launched World War II.

Komorowski's presidential setback spells trouble for Polish govt

Varsovia - Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski's shock setback in the first round of the presidential election spells serious trouble for the governing liberals just months ahead of the parliamentary polls.

Polish president's re-election bid falters at first hurdle

Varsovia - Conservative opposition challenger Andrzej Duda pulled off a surprise first-round lead in Poland's presidential ballot on Sunday, edging ahead of incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski with promises of generous social spending.Duda scored 34.

Poles vote for president, incumbent Komorowski tipped to win

Varsovia - Poland was voting Sunday in the first round of a presidential election focused on security and social issues that incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski is tipped to win, but only after a run-off vote.

Black bears have close call with tourists blocking bridge

Montana Parks and Wildlife posted a video reminding tourists that although they may want to, no one should ever get too close to a bear.

Poland holds presidential vote, Komorowski tipped to win

Varsovia - Poles vote Sunday in the first round of a presidential election after a lacklustre campaign focused on defence and social issues, with popular incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski expected to win.

Ukraine's Poroshenko slams 'appeasement' of Moscow

Gdansk - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday criticised what he termed a policy of appeasement towards Russia in the context of the separatist conflict in Ukraine's east.

Two children injured when wind blows tree crashing down

Strong winds caused a huge tree to come crashing down and injuring two young children playing in park. Incident caught on video.

Poland recalls dark side of WWII victory

Varsovia - Poland on Thursday marks 70 years since the end of World War II, with an emphasis on the dark side of history: that victory over Nazi Germany triggered 45 years of Soviet domination.

College student caught on video putting Windex in roommates food

A student at the University of South Carolina is facing criminal charges after she was allegedly caught on a hidden camera secretly poisoning her roommate's food.

Want to go on a real treasure hunt? Follow clues to box of jewels

Somewhere deep in the middle of the Rocky Mountains lies a hidden treasure. Many have searched for the golden treasure chest but no one has found it. Could you be the one?
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