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Pro-Kremlin bikers ride for Berlin defying bans from Germany, Poland

Moscow - Dozens of bikers from pro-Kremlin gang the Night Wolves on Saturday set off on a ride to Berlin ahead of the anniversary of Soviet victory in World War II, despite Poland and Germany barring the riders.

Polish ex-foreign minister Bartoszewski dies at 93

Varsovia - Auschwitz survivor and two-time Polish foreign minister Wladyslaw Bartoszewski died Friday at the age of 93, his biographer said.

Poland denies entry to pro-Putin bikers planning WWII victory ride

Varsovia - Poland on Friday said it had denied entry to a Russian biker gang backed by the Kremlin that plans to ride through Europe to celebrate the Soviet Union's role in the World War II victory over Nazi Germany.

Warsaw urges Mattel to recall game over 'Nazi Poland' term

Varsovia - Poland on Friday said it has demanded that US toy producer Mattel recall the party game "Apples to Apples" for using the erroneous term "Nazi Poland," as Warsaw had never collaborated with Hitler.

Poland picks U.S. for missiles purchase talks

Varsovia - Poland announced Tuesday that it will hold exclusive talks with the U.S. government on a 5 billion euro ($5.4 billion) air defence missile contract at the centre of military upgrades in response to tensions with neighbouring Russia.

US envoy apologises to Poland over FBI chief's Holocaust claim

Varsovia - The US ambassador to Warsaw apologised Sunday after being summoned by the foreign ministry over comments by the head of the FBI that Poland shared responsibility for the Holocaust with Germany.

Polish man charged over rape and murder of French nine-year-old

Paris - A 38-year-old Polish man was charged Friday with the kidnapping, rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in northern France that has shocked the country.

Germany honours anti-Nazi Warsaw Uprising fighters

Varsovia - Germany on Thursday awarded its highest honour for the first time to Poles who fought the occupying Nazis in the ill-fated Warsaw Uprising of 1944, one of World War II's bloodiest episodes.

Thousands march at Auschwitz in memory of Holocaust dead

Oswiecim - Thousands of young Jews from Israel and across the globe marched alongside Polish teenagers Thursday in memory of Holocaust victims at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau WWII death camp in southern Poland.

Pro-Putin bikers' WWII victory ride a 'provocation': Poland

Varsovia - Poland's prime minister on Wednesday criticised a fiercely nationalistic Russian biker gang's plans to ride through Europe to celebrate the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

Pro-Putin bikers spark controversy with WWII victory ride

Moscow - A Russian biker gang backed by President Vladimir Putin is planning to ride through Europe to celebrate the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, sparking controversy in Central Europe.

Poles still divided over Russia crash five years on

Varsovia - Poles on Friday marked the fifth anniversary of the deadly plane crash in Russia that killed then president Lech Kaczynski and 95 officials, amid continued controversy over the causes.

Sex assault victim 'willing to testify' on Polanski extradition

Varsovia - The woman raped by filmmaker Roman Polanski decades ago when she was 13 is ready to testify during the Oscar winner's extradition hearing in Poland, his lawyer said Thursday.

Pilots pressured to land in Polish presidential jet crash: Report

Varsovia - The military pilots blamed for the deadly 2010 crash of a Polish presidential jet in Russia were pressured into landing in thick fog by their superior, according to new transcripts of cockpit recordings leaked on Tuesday.

Saint John Paul II cast as poster-boy for Polish unity

Varsovia - A decade after John Paul II's death, dozens of controversial posters have gone up in his native Poland, showing the canonised pope sporting a suit and tie urging "togetherness" in an election year."Karol Wojtyla, your candidate in your daily choices.

Russian air controllers charged for Polish presidential jet disaster

Varsovia - Pilot error was to blame for the 2010 crash of a Polish presidential jet in Russia, but two Russian air traffic controllers also triggered the disaster that killed Poland's then head of state, prosecutors in Warsaw said Friday.

Russia upping military activity to sway EU on sanctions: Poland

Varsovia - Russia has stepped up military activity to pressure EU leaders who are set to consider fresh sanctions against Moscow, Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said Tuesday.

Poland seeking submarine-launch cruise missiles

Varsovia - Poland is seeking advanced cruise missiles to equip three new submarines it wants to acquire by 2030, the NATO member's minister of defence said Thursday.

Op-Ed: Murder of Polish priest may offer clues in Boris Nemtsov's case

The 1984 murder of Polish Catholic priest Father Jerzy Popieluszko may offer clues as to what led to the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and who may have been responsible. The U.S. can help with better media outreach to Russia.

Polish, Latvian officials barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral

Warsaw - Senior Polish and Latvian officials who sought to attend the Moscow funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday they had been denied entry into Russia on the eve of the ceremony.

Next hearing on Polanski U.S. extradition bid likely in April: Lawyer

Krak - A Polish court adjourned on Wednesday without ruling on whether to extradite Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski to the United States, where he faces sentencing for the 1977 rape of a 13-year-old girl, his lawyer said."This isn't the last hearing.

Poland kicks off unprecedented military spending spree

Warsaw - Looking east to the bloody conflict gripping Ukraine, NATO-member Poland has kicked off an unprecedented military spending spree worth billions to overhaul its forces as Warsaw believes peace in Europe is no longer a given.

Fleeing war at home, Ukrainians seek security in Poland

Warsaw - For a rising number of Ukrainians, Poland is looking like the promised land as the war at home forces them to seek safe haven in their European Union neighbour."Everyone I know from my region has lost a relative.

Polish transsexual lawmaker announces bid for president

Warsaw - Polish transsexual lawmaker Anna Grodzka said Friday she would run for president in May elections, breaking new ground in the staunchly Catholic country.

Seventy years on, a 'Soviet' liberator of Auschwitz remembers

Moscow - It was the silence, the smell of ashes and the boundless surrounding expanse that struck Soviet soldier Ivan Martynushkin when his unit arrived in January 1945 to liberate the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

Poland uncovers new names of former Auschwitz staff

Warsaw - Polish officials said Friday they had drawn up a list of 9,500 staff members at the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, thousands more than previous estimates.

Auschwitz survivors relive atrocities, 70 years on

Krak - The piercing screams of a woman electrocuted on a barbed wire fence, children sent to the gas chambers and the constant threat of death: Auschwitz survivors recall life in the world's most notorious death camp with remarkable clarity.

Putin will not go to Auschwitz for 70th anniversary of liberation

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend ceremonies in Poland for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Eight missing as ship sinks off Scotland

London - An overturned cargo ship sank Sunday off the coast of Scotland as the search continued for the missing eight-member crew.

Thousands of protestors flood Polish opposition demo

Warsaw - Tens of thousands of Polish opposition supporters marched in the capital Warsaw on Saturday to denounce alleged irregularities in last month's local elections.
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Fashionable boutique display in Maximus, warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn, Poland.
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin will on Tuesday inaugura...
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin will on Tuesday inaugurate a Warsaw museum chronicling the vibrant 1,000-year history of Poland's Jewish community, all but wiped out during the Holocaust
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Cemetery with decorated graves in Nadarzyn, central 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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Railway workers removing snow from tracks in Poland, 2010.
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(TV screen shot) Balotelli (Italy) getting ready for a free kick against Spain, final game of EURO 2012, Kiev, Ukraine.
Positively  no entry  to the severaly damaged Promnitzs  castle in Żary  Poland.
Positively "no entry" to the severaly damaged Promnitzs' castle in Żary, Poland.
Dicounted store display in Maximus  warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn  Poland.
Dicounted store display in Maximus, warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn, Poland.
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(TV screen shot) The Spanish after the final game of EURO 2012, Kiev, Ukraine.
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(TV screen shot) Polish soccer fans with white-and-red national colours on the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw, EURO 2012, Poland.
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All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
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A bus driver heating up frozen lock of a bus at the bus station in Klodzko, south-western Poland, 2010.
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Laying a wreath funded by the stae officials at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, celebration of the Independence Day in Warsaw, Poland.
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Polish fans inside the Warsaw National Stadium
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