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Putin allegedly fires artillery on Ukraine as bodies retrieved

Donetsk - Instead of backing off because of the world’s condemnation of Russia for the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner, Moscow began an artillery barrage into Ukraine territory Thursday.
In the Media by Robert Weller

European court condemns Poland for hosting secret CIA prisons

Strasbourg - Europe's top human rights court condemned Poland on Thursday for hosting secret CIA prisons on its territory, saying Warsaw knowingly abetted unlawful imprisonment and torture of Guantanamo-bound detainees.
In the Media by AFP

Bus crash in Germany leaves 9 dead, scores injured

Dresden - Nine people are confirmed dead and scores more are injured after three buses plow into each other on the German autobahn.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Seven drown in septic tank on Polish pig farm

Warsaw - Seven people, all members of the same family, died in a freak accident Thursday after falling into an industrial-size septic tank on a pig farm in western Poland, firefighters said.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

11 die in plane crash at Poland parachute club: emergency services

Warsaw - Eleven people were killed and one person seriously injured after a plane from a parachute club crashed in southern Poland, with local media suggesting the light aircraft may have been carrying too many passengers.
In the Media by Bernard Osser (AFP) - 1 comment

Son-in-law retracts confession in Monaco heiress killing

Marseille - The son-in-law of a Monaco heiress gunned down in a Mafia-style contract killing has retracted his confession to ordering the shooting, saying he did not fully understand police.
In the Media by Thibault Le Grand (AFP)

Polish city's new statue cuts a urinating Lenin down to size

- A Lenin statue has returned to a onetime model communist city in Poland but the monumental hero of Soviet days is now a small, lurid green man urinating from atop a black plinth.
In the Media by Maja Czarnecka (AFP)

Diplomat son-in-law admits to orchestrating Monaco heiress hit

It's an event eerily reminiscent of some novels and conspiracy theories. Polish Diplomat Wojciech Janowski allegedly orchestrated the assassination of his mother-in-law Helene Pastor, the heiress to a large amount of real estate.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Son-in-law charged with contract killing of Monaco heiress

Marseille - The son-in-law of a Monaco heiress gunned down in a Mafia-style killing has been charged with her murder paying hitmen for the brazen attack that has shaken the principality's super-rich.
In the Media by Renaud Lavergne (AFP)

Monaco heiress's son-in-law behind her murder: French prosecutor

Marseille - The son-in-law of a Monaco real estate heiress who was shot dead in a Mafia-style killing paid hitmen to murder her, a French prosecutor said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Polish PM survives vote of confidence over bugging scandal

Warsaw - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Wednesday survived a vote of confidence in his coalition amid a high-profile bugging scandal that has prompted calls for his centre-right government to resign.
In the Media by AFP

Polish govt seeks to limit leaks scandal fallout

Warsaw - Poland's beleaguered government is scrambling to limit fallout from a high-profile eavesdropping scandal after its foreign minister was allegedly caught on tape slamming Warsaw's alliance with the United States as "worthless".
In the Media by Mary Sibierski (AFP)

Polish government under fire over bugging scandal

Warsaw - Poland's centre-right government has found its future called into question after leaked audio recordings suggested it cut a deal with the central bank to boost the budget and garner political support.
In the Media by Bernard Osser (AFP)

Obama: U.S. commitment to eastern Europe security 'sacrosanct'

Warsaw - President Barack Obama declared moments after landing on Polish soil Tuesday that U.S. security commitments to eastern Europe amid the Ukraine crisis were "sacrosanct.
In the Media by AFP

Hundreds jeer as Poland's last communist leader laid to rest

Warsaw - Hundreds of protesters jeered Friday at the Warsaw burial of Poland's last communist leader, General Wojciech Jaruzelski, in a sign the controversial figure continues to polarise Poles even in death.
In the Media by Michel Mrozinski (AFP)

Poland remembers late communist-era strongman Jaruzelski

Warsaw - General Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland's last communist leader, died Sunday as Poles voted in the European Parliament elections, highlighting Warsaw's solid anchoring in the West a quarter century after communism fell.
In the Media by Bernard Osser (AFP)

General Wojciech Jaruzelski has died

Poland's last Communist leader General Wojciech Jaruzelski has died aged 90 after a long illness. Jaruzelski led Poland from 1981 and until 1989.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Poland's communist-era strongman Jaruzelski dies

Warsaw - General Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland's last communist leader who tried but failed to crush the freedom-fighting Solidarity union, died Sunday aged 90, a hospital spokesman said.
In the Media by Michel Mrozinski (AFP)

Orban urges autonomy for ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban renewed a controversial call for autonomy for his ethnic kin in western Ukraine, less than a week after sparking a diplomatic row with both Kiev and Warsaw.
In the Media by AFP

Polish MP confronts hardships of migrant life in London

London - Sacrificing his bed for the floor and his corner office for a building site, a Polish MP says his mission to discover what attracts his countrymen to Britain in such numbers has been testing, but important for the future of his nation.
In the Media by Remi Banet (AFP)

US troops head to Poland, Baltics to 'reassure' allies

Washington - The United States is deploying 600 troops to Poland and the Baltics to highlight its commitment to NATO allies amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine, officials said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

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

HP to pay $108 million in US to settle bribery probes

Washington - US computer giant Hewlett-Packard agreed to pay $108 million to settle investigations that it paid bribes to win public contracts in Russia, Poland and Mexico, officials said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

Australian 'Great Escape' survivor still has vivid memories

Perth - Australian Paul Royle, one of only two men alive from World War II's daring "Great Escape", says he still has vivid memories of the audacious prison breakout on its 70th anniversary.Royle, 100, was one of 76 men who tunnelled out of German prison camp ...
In the Media by AFP

Ukraine seeks joint US war games after Crimea takeover

Kiev - Ukraine's acting president asked parliamentary approval on Wednesday for a set of military exercises with NATO partners that would put US troops in direct proximity with Russia's forces in the annexed Crimea peninsula.Acting President Oleksandr Turchyn...
In the Media by AFP

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)

Poland's Orange and mBank want to create mobile bank services

The Polish unit of France's Orange will work with mBank, a unit of Germany's Commerzbank, to provide mobile financial services, both companies said in a statement on Wednesday.
In the Media by Reuters
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Christmas decoration in Maximus  Nadarzyn  Poland.
Christmas decoration in Maximus, Nadarzyn, Poland.
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President Barack Obama and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk walk to a bilateral meeting at the Chan...
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President Barack Obama and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk walk to a bilateral meeting at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister in Warsaw, Poland, June 3, 2014.
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(TV screen shot) The Spanish after the final game of EURO 2012  Kiev  Ukraine.
(TV screen shot) The Spanish after the final game of EURO 2012, Kiev, Ukraine.
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Upside down house in the village of Szymbark  near Gdansk  Northern Poland.
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Upside down house in the village of Szymbark, near Gdansk, Northern Poland.
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Your DJ reporter with the backpack over his right shoulder, highlighted from the back when photographing his own shadow on the wall of the Royal Castle on the Castle Square, Warsaw, Poland.
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Dead bees dumped on the steps of the Ministry of Agriculture.
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Dead bees dumped on the steps of the Ministry of Agriculture.
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At least sixteen persons have died and 57 other were injured in a head-on train collision in Szczeko...
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At least sixteen persons have died and 57 other were injured in a head-on train collision in Szczekociny near Zawiercie, southern Poland on Saturday evening. All the injured were taken by ambulances and helicopters to hospitals in the region. President Bronislaw Komorowski on Sunday evening announced a national mourning on March 5 and 6 following the tragic accident
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Protesters wearing masks of the world leaders in front of the national stadium during the last day o...
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Protesters wearing masks of the world leaders in front of the national stadium during the last day of the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw, November 22, 2013
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Railway workers removing snow from tracks in Poland  2010.
Railway workers removing snow from tracks in Poland, 2010.
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(TV screen shot) Second Spanish goal by Jordi Alba  final game of EURO 2012  Kiev  Ukraine.
(TV screen shot) Second Spanish goal by Jordi Alba, final game of EURO 2012, Kiev, Ukraine.
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Protest against GMO s in Warsaw  Poland
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Protest against GMO's in Warsaw, Poland
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Polish beekeepers & Anti-GMO protesters in Warsaw  Poland
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Polish beekeepers & Anti-GMO protesters in Warsaw, Poland
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St. Jacek s church at Freta Street  Warsaw  Poland.
St. Jacek's church at Freta Street, Warsaw, Poland.
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Galeria Freta Cafe and restaurant  Warsaw  Poland.
Galeria Freta Cafe and restaurant, Warsaw, Poland.
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On February 7  British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in c...
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On February 7, British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in central London against the sale of prime Polish farmland to foreign multinationals for possible cultivation of GMO crops.
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A view from the observation deck of the Palace to the new and old (in the centre of the picture) par...
A view from the observation deck of the Palace to the new and old (in the centre of the picture) part of Warsaw, The Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland.
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Local vendors selling red-and-white national colours at the entry to Saski Park  Warsaw  Poland.
Local vendors selling red-and-white national colours at the entry to Saski Park, Warsaw, Poland.
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(Screen TV shot) Iker Casillas in the game against France  EURO 2012  Poland - Ukraine.
(Screen TV shot) Iker Casillas in the game against France, EURO 2012, Poland - Ukraine.
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