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Ukraine upends Poland's EU election campaign

Warsaw - The Ukraine crisis has shifted Poland's campaign for next month's European elections, boosting the governing centre-right party's chances as its prime minister reassures voters nervous about Russia's next move.
In the Media by Bernard Osser (AFP)

Poland extends corruption probe into Britain's GSK

Warsaw - Polish prosecutors said Monday they have extended a probe into allegations that British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline bribed doctors into promoting one of its drugs.
In the Media by AFP

France's Total says dropped shale gas licence in Poland

Warsaw - French oil giant Total said Monday it has decided not to renew its only shale gas exploration licence in Poland, the latest setback in the country's efforts to grow the sector.
In the Media by AFP

Pastafarianism now an official religion in Poland

The Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster is now accepted as an official religion in Poland after a 2013 ruling was overturned on Tuesday.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 5 comments

Lego's monsters and zombies 'tools of Satan,' says Polish priest

A Polish priest has a dire warning for parents: Lego's new line of Monster Fighters and Zombies figures are tools of Satan that can destroy your children's souls.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 1 comment

Pole running to Rome for Polish pope sainthood

- A Polish marathoner is running the whole 2,000 kilometres to Rome in time for next month's canonisation of his countryman Pope John Paul II.On his way to celebrating the sainthood of the late Polish pontiff, Piotr Kurylo will also pray for world peace,...
In the Media by Maja Czarnecka (AFP)

West waxes laws and norms as Russia absorbs Crimea

Sevastopol - The U.S. and Europe are trying to contain Russian revanchism in Crimea by suspending G8 participation and warning of further costs while Putin's star soars again.
In the Media by Bradley Axmith - 1 comment

Volkswagen to build 800-million-euro factory in Poland

Warsaw - German auto giant Volkswagen will invest 800 million euros ($1.1 billion) in a new factory near the western Polish city of Poznan, Poland's foreign investment agency said Tuesday."The group will invest close to 3.4 billion zloty in Wrzesnia, where it w...
In the Media by AFP

Biden in Poland as Russia tightens grip on Crimea

Warsaw - US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Poland for talks with regional allies Tuesday as Russia tightened its grip on the Ukraine's breakaway region of Crimea.Biden will hold talks with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Prime Minister Donald Tus...
In the Media by AFP - 6 comments

Poland, Baltics fear Berlin hedging bets over Ukraine

Warsaw - Poland and the Baltic states are worried that the reliance of European powerhouse Germany on Russian natural gas undermines Western leverage against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Monday he would voice these fears...
In the Media by Michel MROZINSKI (AFP)

Shale gas extraction tax-free in Poland through 2020

Warsaw - The Polish government on Tuesday decided to make it tax-free to extract shale gas at home through 2020, as the EU member strives to ensure energy independence from Russia.Poland's shale gas reserves are estimated at between 800 to 2,000 billion cubic m...
In the Media by AFP

Fifteen years on, Ukraine neighbours glad to be in NATO

Warsaw - Fifteen years have passed since the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland joined the NATO military alliance, a decision the ex-Soviet satellites now see as fortuitous given today's Ukraine standoff between Russia and the West."NATO is the safest alliance ...
In the Media by Emmanuel Angleys (AFP)

German reliance on Russian gas 'threatens Europe', says Poland

Warsaw - Germany's reliance on Russian natural gas poses a threat to European sovereignty, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk warned Monday amid rising East-West tensions over Ukraine."Germany's reliance on Russian gas can effectively limit European sovereignty....
In the Media by AFP

America's natural gas boom could curb the Russian stranglehold

The crisis in Crimea is handing a powerful set of cards on the table, heralding a new diplomatic strategy for Washington.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Poland can manage without Russian gas: PM

Warsaw - Poland could handle being cut off from Russian supplies of natural gas by turning to other sources and improving domestic infrastructure, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Wednesday."The current gas reserves and the fact that winter is coming to an end a...
In the Media by AFP

Big increase in net migration to UK pushes targets further away

The amount of people migrating into the UK against the levels of those emigrating out of the country, or net migration, has risen to 212,000. These figures are for the year to September 2013.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Ukraine agreement still very far off: Polish PM

Warsaw - Talks led by three EU ministers on the future of Ukraine have stopped the bloodshed, but an agreement remains far off, Poland's prime minister said Friday."For now, this objective (to end bloodshed) has been achieved, but the road to an agreement is st...
In the Media by AFP

Ukrainian President agrees to hold a presidential election

Kiev - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has agreed to hold an election before the end of 2014, in a bid to end the crisis that has gripped the nation.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Married for 50 years? Poland says you deserve a medal

Warsaw - Grey-haired and grinning, two dozen couples hold champagne flutes at a Warsaw ceremony in their honour.
In the Media by Anna Maria Jakubek (AFP) - 1 comment

John Paul II notes published in defiance of pontiff's last wishes

Warsaw - A controversial book of John Paul II's personal notes hit stores in Poland on Wednesday, compiled by his personal secretary in defiance of the late pontiff's dying wish that they be destroyed.
In the Media by AFP
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