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Junk food banned in schools in Poland

Lawmakers in Poland decided to ban junk food in schools in an effort to reduce the obesity rates among children. The ban will go into effect next school year.

Used to rebuild Warsaw, Jewish tombstones return to cemeteries

Warsaw - Two-year-old Krzys zooms down a slide in Warsaw and shrieks with delight, paying no mind to the workmen who are busy demolishing the playground walls. At first glance, there is nothing special about the old walls.

Op-Ed: Putin ‘wanted to split Ukraine with Poland’

Warsaw - In what can only be described as a major added splash in the murky puddle of Ukraine/Russian relations, it’s been revealed by Polish sources that Vladimir Putin proposed splitting Ukrainian territory between Russia and Poland in 2008.

Op-Ed: Putin's Russian victimhood on Voice of America

Western media both expose, but often just report, Putin's Russian victimhood propaganda claims, while poor management at Voice of America and insufficient funding from Congress prevent U.S. broadcaster from effectively countering Kremlin's disinformation.

Poles await sainthood of Solidarity priest murdered 30 years ago

Warsaw - Fresh from celebrating the sainthood of Pope John Paul II this spring, Polish Catholics are now eagerly awaiting the canonisation of a priest they cherish as a martyr for freedom.

Ukraine's Maidan movement wins Lech Walesa freedom prize

Warsaw - The Lech Walesa foundation on Thursday awarded its annual freedom prize to the Euromaidan protest movement that helped topple Ukraine's pro-Moscow government earlier this year.

75 years on, Polish brothers relive Soviet invasion

Warsaw - The Soviets rode in on horseback, rifles dangling on rope. Boguslaw Kamola watched in horror from the woods as they occupied his city in eastern Poland. Then the shots rang out.

Germany charges 93-year-old over Auschwitz murders

Berlin - Germany charged a 93-year-old former member of the Nazi Waffen-SS on Monday with at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder over his time at the Auschwitz death camp.

Polish PM Tusk steps down as Brussels calls

Warsaw - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk resigned Tuesday, paving the way for him to take over as European Council president in December.

Op-Ed: Putin’s mouth gets him in trouble again

Moscow - Even though Russian President Vladimir Putin has a stranglehold on the nation’s media, his ill tempered remarks have made him the laughing stock of the world, or worse.

Op-Ed: NATO challenges Putin’s threats

Warsaw - On the 75th anniversary of Hitler’s invasion of Poland, NATO has announced it is developing a force to counter the other nation that stabbed Warsaw in the back.

Russia has 'severed' partnership with Europe, says Germany

Gdansk - Russia has "effectively severed its partnership" with Europe and wants to establish a new order, German President Joachim Gauck said Monday.

War could spread beyond Ukraine, warns Poland's Tusk

Warsaw - Poland's Prime Minister Donald warned on Monday that the war in eastern Ukraine risks spreading if NATO does not toughen its stance quickly.

Poland on edge 75 years after Hitler and Stalin carved it up

Warsaw - Poland marks the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II Monday with one eye on Russia, which invaded it during the war and is now throwing its weight around in neighbouring Ukraine.

Tusk: Unflappable leader who has steered Poland through crisis

Warsaw - Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk is a pro-European free marketeer who has earned the reputation of being an unflappable leader able to turn even the most difficult situations to his advantage.

Russia issues ban on Polish fruit and vegetables

Moscow - Tensions continue to mount between politicians in Moscow and those across the Western world regarding the nearly five month-old Crimean Crisis.

Russia responds to U.S. and E.U. sanctions with 'food fight'

The U.S. and the 28-nation European Union upped the ante on Russia this past week, tightening sanctions that target the country's arms, energy and banking sectors. Russia is fighting back, and in essence, it's a food-fight.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.
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Polish beekeepers & Anti-GMO protesters in Warsaw, Poland
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A view at the very centre of Warsaw from the top of secured observation deck, The Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland.
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Environmental activists hold placards as they protest during the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw, November 21, 2013.
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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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All-Polish Youth controlled by the police on Plac Zamkowy (Castle Place) before clashing with the Independence March, Warsaw, Poland.
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All Saints Day lights and candles during traditional holiday in Poland.
All Saints Day lights and candles during traditional holiday in Poland.
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Alcohol drinks on a special display in Maximus  warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn  Poland.
Alcohol drinks on a special display in Maximus, warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn, Poland.
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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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All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
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Protest in Warsaw, Poland against GMO's
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At least sixteen persons have died and 57 other were injured in a head-on train collision in Szczeko...
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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Barbed wire fence surrounds a military area in the forest in Stare Kiejkuty village, close to Szczytno in northeastern Poland. Poland declined to tell the European Court of Human Rights on December 3, 2013 whether it had hosted a secret CIA jail on its soil
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Strike in the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk. 1980.
Strike in the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk. 1980.
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All Saints Day candle lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
All Saints Day candle lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
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At least 16 people died and 57 other were injured in a head-on train collision in Szczekociny near Z...
At least 16 people died and 57 other were injured in a head-on train collision in Szczekociny near Zawiercie, southern Poland on Saturday evening.
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Outdoor gallery and its owner on the Old City Square  Warsaw  Poland.
Outdoor gallery and its owner on the Old City Square, Warsaw, Poland.
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Children putting lights at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the cemetery in  Grodzisk Mazowiecki  ...
Children putting lights at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the cemetery in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, central Poland.
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Coat of arms at the top of the main gate of the castle on the south side, Żary, Poland.
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(TV screen shot) Spanish fans after scoring first goal in the final game of EURO 2012, Kiev, Ukraine.
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