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Polish 'gold train' city basks in Loch Ness Monster effect

Walbrzych - Polish tour guide and ex-treasure-hunter Andrzej Gaik cannot contain his excitement as he points to the train track slope that has left the world spellbound: hidden in its depths may very well be a Nazi gold train.

Polish official '99% sure' Nazi train exists

Varsovia - Poland's deputy culture minister said Friday he saw a ground-penetrating radar image of the alleged Nazi train that has set off a gold rush, adding that he is 99 percent sure it exists.

Rumoured discovery of Nazi train sets off Polish gold rush

Varsovia - The alleged discovery of a Nazi "gold train" in western Poland has perked up the ears of treasure-hunters to such a degree that the government felt the need Thursday to warn them it could be booby-trapped.

U.S. 'to deploy heavy weapons to Poland in 2016'

Varsovia - Poland's defence minister said Thursday the United States would deploy heavy weapons to the EU state next year, as regional tensions run high over Russia and the conflict in Ukraine.

Polish media abuzz with rumoured discovery of Nazi 'gold train'

Varsovia - Local media are abuzz over the rumoured discovery of an armoured train car in southwestern Poland, which has revived old lore of trains full of gold and jewels stolen by the Nazis that vanished after World War II. "Has Hitler's gold train been located?...

18 migrants found hiding in truck on British motorway

London - Eighteen migrants have been found stowing away in a lorry on a British motorway, police said Sunday.

Poland swears in conservative Duda as new president

Varsovia - Conservative lawyer Andrzej Duda was sworn in on Thursday as Poland's president, promising generous social benefits and calling for a greater NATO presence in the region amid concerns over the perceived threat from Russia.

Nemtsov's daughter receives million-euro Polish rights prize

Varsovia - The journalist daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday received a million-euro ($1.1 million) Polish prize for championing democracy and human rights.

Warsaw hosts rival pro- and anti-migrant protests

Varsovia - Two demonstrations were held in Warsaw Saturday, with participants in one welcoming migrants into their country while rival protesters chanted "no to migrants.

Poland learns to love Stalin's unwanted gift

Varsovia - Polish TV presenter Robert Bernatowicz used to hate Warsaw's colossal Palace of Culture, an unwanted gift from Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin that opened 60 years ago this week. But that was before he broke into the building.

Drone spotted near Lufthansa plane landing at Warsaw

Varsovia - A drone passed within 100 metres of a Lufthansa plane landing at Warsaw airport, Poland's air navigation agency said Tuesday.

Cries for freedom at 'Belarus Woodstock'

Poland - Strumming away at his guitar in a forest clearing in Poland, Belarussian rocker Lavon Volski shout-sings into the microphone: "Break everything, break the system.

Nemtsov's daughter to receive million-euro Polish rights prize

Varsovia - Poland on Friday awarded the journalist daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov a million-euro prize for championing democracy and human rights.

'Feminist drone' delivers abortion pills to Poland

Varsovia - Feminist activists on Saturday sent a drone from Germany to Poland carrying abortion pills to highlight the staunchly Catholic country's restrictive abortion laws.

Hackers ground 1,400 passengers in attack on Polish airline LOT

Varsovia - A cyber attack against Polish flagship carrier LOT grounded more than 1,400 passengers at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin Airport in what an airline spokesman described as the "first attack of its kind".

Polish opposition leader taps deputy for future prime minister

Varsovia - The leader of Poland's conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, created surprise on Saturday by nominating his deputy to become prime minister in the event of a conservative victory in autumn elections.

NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games

Zagan - NATO flexed its muscles Thursday in Poland during the first full drill of its new spearhead force, a structure designed to boost security on its eastern flank in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Poland says Europe's peaceful period 'now over'

Zagan - NATO member Poland said Thursday that the post-Cold War period of peace is "now over", as the European Union grapples with various crises including the Ukraine conflict and terrorism.

NATO says implementing 'biggest' defence boost since Cold War

Zagan - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday the alliance was implementing its biggest defence reinforcement since the Cold War, as the region grapples with terrorism and an increasingly assertive Russia.

France's Le Pen wins backing to form anti-EU Parliament group

Brussels - French National Front leader Marine Le Pen recruited Polish and British MEPs on Tuesday, finally allowing her to launch a new eurosceptic party dedicated to challenging every ambition held dear by champions of the EU.

Israel's Netanyahu says boycott efforts recall Nazi Germany

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that a Palestinian-led campaign to boycott Israeli goods was reminiscent of Nazi Germany's campaign against Jews.

Poland says in talks with U.S. on storing heavy weapons

Varsovia - Poland said on Sunday it is in talks with the United States on the possibility of Washington storing heavy weaponry on Polish soil, as regional tensions run high over Russia and the conflict in Ukraine.

Beleaguered Polish govt scrambles to hold on to power

Varsovia - Poland's centrist Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz was scrambling Thursday to limit damage from a lumbering eavesdropping scandal just four months ahead of a general election which polls show could usher the conservative opposition into power.

Polish government hit by resignations over eavesdropping scandal

Varsovia - Three Polish government ministers and the speaker of parliament resigned Wednesday over a high profile eavesdropping scandal just four months ahead of a general election which polls show could usher the conservative opposition into power.

NATO launches 'spearhead' drill on eastern flank

Zagan - NATO on Tuesday launched the first full drill of its new spearhead force in northern Poland, a structure designed to boost security on its eastern flank in the wake of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Polish rock star leads opinion poll ahead of general vote

Varsovia - The movement of an anti-establishment rock singer, who scored a surprising 20 percent in the Polish presidential vote, topped an opinion poll released Monday, just months ahead of a parliamentary ballot.

NATO flexes muscles in Baltics, Poland

Vilnius - US-led NATO drills began Monday in the Baltic states and Poland, a move intended to reassure Russia's nervous neighbours amid tensions over Ukraine.

Pope Francis expected to visit Auschwitz in 2016

Varsovia - Pope Francis will likely visit the former Nazi-German death camp Auschwitz when he comes to Poland next year for a major Catholic festival, an archbishop from the devout country said Friday.

Poland's love affair with allotments

Varsovia - Pitchfork in hand, Hanna Wielgus turns the dark, rich soil of her allotment on a major thoroughfare of the Polish capital known for its monster traffic jams.

Opposition candidate Duda wins Polish presidential vote with 52 pct: Official

Varsovia - Conservative newcomer Andrzej Duda from the Law and Justice (PiS) opposition party won Poland's presidential run-off with 51.55 percent of the vote, official results showed Monday.
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