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Polish activists complain to EU about toxic smog

Varsovia - Polish environmental groups on Friday filed a complaint with the European Union against national and local authorities for failing to fight lethal levels of smog.

Polish PM Szydlo remains hospitalised after car accident

Varsovia - Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo will stay in hospital for another couple of days after a car accident last week, a spokesman said Monday, while stressing that her condition is improving.

Polish PM 'stable' after car accident

Varsovia - Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo was in "stable condition" in hospital after a car accident, a government spokesman said.

Polish PM injured in car accident: reports

Varsovia - Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo was hospitalised with minor injuries on Friday after a car struck her government vehicle in the southern city of Oswiecim, according to local media. "Nothing serious happened.

Fans give Poland's Walesa 1,000 roses amid spying snafu

Varsovia - Poles gave Solidarity hero Lech Walesa 1,000 roses on Thursday in a fragrant show of support as the Nobel laureate fought off fresh allegations he had collaborated with the communist secret police in the early 1970s.

Polish powerbroker warns two-speed EU leads to 'breakdown'

Varsovia - The powerful head of Poland's ruling party on Wednesday warned that any moves toward a two-speed European Union would lead to the bloc falling apart.

'Good' transatlantic ties in EU interest: Germany

Varsovia - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that good ties based on shared values with the United States were in the interest of the European Union.

Facing new claims, Poland's ex-president Walesa denies spying

Varsovia - Poland's Solidarity hero Lech Walesa on Tuesday flatly denied allegations that fresh handwriting analysis proved he had collaborated with the communist-era secret police in the early 1970s.

Handwriting proves Poland's Walesa helped secret police: prosecutors

Varsovia - Polish prosecutors on Tuesday said handwriting analysis proves that Solidarity freedom hero Lech Walesa collaborated with the communist-era secret police in the early 1970s.

Handwriting proves Poland's Walesa helped secret police: prosecutors

Varsovia - Polish prosecutors on Tuesday said handwriting analysis proves that Solidarity freedom hero Lech Walesa collaborated with the communist-era secret police in the early 1970s.

Two Belgians face trial in Poland for Auschwitz theft

Varsovia - Two Belgians risk up to a decade behind bars in Poland if found guilty of stealing parts of an electric fence from the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp, Polish prosecutors said Monday.

Poland's leader hails 'historic' presence of US troops

Varsovia - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday hailed the "historic" presence of US soldiers on his country's soil, saying it would reinforce Poland's security within NATO.

Poland's leader hails 'historic' presence of US troops

Varsovia - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday hailed the "historic" presence of US soldiers on his country's soil, saying it would reinforce Poland's security within NATO.

Poland's leader hails 'historic' presence of US troops

Varsovia - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday hailed the "historic" presence of US soldiers on his country's soil, saying it would reinforce Poland's security within NATO.

Poland puts Auschwitz staff database online

Krak - Poland on Monday published the first online database with the names and other personal details of nearly 10,000 staff who ran the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German death camp.

Poland's WWII museum caught in political crosshairs

Gdansk - Poles on Sunday got their first -- and possibly last -- glimpse of a new Museum of the Second World War, a project slammed by Poland's right-wing government as underplaying the country's harrowing wartime fate.

Top general resigns in NATO member Poland

Varsovia - Poland's top general resigned on Friday, the latest senior military figure to quit at a time when US and NATO troops are deploying in the country to reinforce the alliance's eastern flank.

Poland will not host any new CIA secret jails: PM

Varsovia - Poland on Thursday ruled out allowing the United States to base secret prisons on its soil if President Donald Trump reinstated the so-called CIA "black sites" overseas.

Ukraine pledges to probe Nazi graffiti at Polish cemetery

Kiev - Ukrainian officials on Thursday pledged to investigate after unknown assailants painted Nazi graffiti around a cemetery that holds the remains of Polish officers shot by the Soviet secret police.

Poland inks deal with France's DCNS to build subs

Varsovia - Poland's state-owned defence consortium PGZ on Wednesday said it had signed a partnership agreement with French naval shipbuilder DCNS, notably to build submarines.

IEA urges Poland to curb reliance on coal

Varsovia - Poland should rethink its dependence on heavily polluting coal and focus instead on developing cleaner energy sources, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday.

The rape case that shadowed Polanski

Paris - Four decades on, award-winning film director Roman Polanski is still dogged by the greatest stain on his reputation: the rape of a 13-year-old girl.

Protests as Polanski is asked to preside at 'French Oscars'

Paris - Feminists called for protests Thursday at the "French Oscars" next month after controversial film director Roman Polanski agreed to preside over the ceremony.

Auschwitz seeks death camp items from Germans, Austrians

Varsovia - The museum at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Poland on Wednesday urged Germans and Austrians to hand over any material that could shed light on its wartime staff.

Fleeing Chechens stranded at door to EU

Brest - On a snowy day a commuter train leaves the Belarusian border city of Brest as usual for the town of Terespol in EU member Poland just a few kilometres away.

Poles welcome US troops as NATO eyes Russia

Zagan - Polish authorities and ordinary Poles welcomed Saturday US troops who arrived this week as part of an unprecedented deployment to NATO's eastern flank aimed at deterring Russia.

Poland's president signs disputed 2017 budget

Varsovia - Poland's president on Friday signed into law the country's disputed 2017 budget, which was at the centre of an unprecedented parliamentary sit-in staged by opposition MPs who allege it was adopted illegally.

Poland to Trump: improved Russia ties must not harm us

Varsovia - Poland on Friday told US President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration that any improvement in Washington's ties with Moscow cannot come at the cost of harming Warsaw.

Unprecedented work at Auschwitz to preserve Holocaust site

Oswiecim - Brick by brick, plank by plank, workers at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau carefully clean its barracks to preserve the Holocaust symbol for future generations.

Polish opposition halts month-long parliament sit-in

Varsovia - Poland's liberal opposition on Thursday called an end to its unprecedented month-long occupation of parliament after the governing conservatives scrapped controversial planned media restrictions.
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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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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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Decorated door of the Sanctuary of Jesuit Brothers, Warsaw, Poland.
On February 7  British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in c...
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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Wishbone Ash s founder Andy Powell on concert in Warsaw.
Wishbone Ash's founder Andy Powell on concert in Warsaw.
Strike in the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk. 1980.
Strike in the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk. 1980.
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Protest against GMO s in Warsaw  Poland
Protest against GMO's in Warsaw, 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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The upside down house at Szymbark, near Gdansk, Northern Poland
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Polish beekeepers & Anti-GMO protesters in Warsaw, Poland
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Spanish National Police broke up a ring of Polish car thieves.
Spanish National Police broke up a ring of Polish car thieves.
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Northern wing of the castle as of May 2009, still in the same shape, Żary, Poland.
On February 7  British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in c...
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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Local vendors selling red-and-white national colours at the entry to Saski Park, Warsaw, Poland.
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Historical horse cavalry from the times between the two world wars when riding the streets of Warsaw during the Independence Day, Poland.
Protest in Warsaw  Poland against GMO s
Protest in Warsaw, Poland against GMO's
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Polish President Lech Kaczynski, boarding Air Force Tu-154M at Warsaw Frédéric Chopin Airport. On 10 April 2010, this aircraft, belonging to the Polish Goverment, crashed north of Smolensk, Russia, killing Poland's President and other officials.
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(TV screen shot) Action of the soccer field during the game between the Polish and Czech team, EURO 2012, Wroclaw, Poland.
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(TV screen shot) Balotelli (Italy) getting ready for a free kick against Spain, final game of EURO 2012, Kiev, Ukraine.
Kosciuszko Mound at night
Kosciuszko Mound at night

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