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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.

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.

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.
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Christmas decoration in Maximus, Nadarzyn, Poland.
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The castle's north-western wing, damaged during the 2nd World War and soon after rebuilt, Żary, Poland.
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Polish beekeepers & Anti-GMO protesters in Warsaw, Poland
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At Andrzej Mleczko s gallery  Warsaw  Poland.
At Andrzej Mleczko's gallery, Warsaw, Poland.
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Protest march in Warsaw  Poland against GMOs
Protest march in Warsaw, Poland against GMOs
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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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Historical field troops from the times between the two world wars when marching the streets of Warsaw during the Independence Day, Poland.
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(TV screen shot) The big man, Spanish coach looks on in the beginning of the final game of EURO 2012, Kiev, Ukraine.
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Positively  no entry  to the severaly damaged Promnitzs  castle in Żary  Poland.
Positively "no entry" to the severaly damaged Promnitzs' castle in Żary, Poland.
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Protest against GMO s in Warsaw  Poland
Protest against GMO's in Warsaw, Poland
Leszek Sobczyński
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On the farm market in Grodzisk Mazowiecki  Poland.
On the farm market in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland.
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Protest march in Warsaw  Poland against GMOs
Protest march in Warsaw, Poland against GMOs
Julian Rose
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Golancz castle in northern Poland.
Golancz castle in northern Poland.
Jerzy Strzelecki
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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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Klezhokics of Poland on a festival stage in Lvov  an ancient W. Ukrainian city populated traditional...
Klezhokics of Poland on a festival stage in Lvov, an ancient W. Ukrainian city populated traditionally by different nations settled on this European road-crossing.
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Cemetery with rich decorated graves and expensive monuments in Grodzisk Mazowiecki in central Poland...
Cemetery with rich decorated graves and expensive monuments in Grodzisk Mazowiecki in central 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.
Courtesy The Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland / Andrzej Grygiel / PAP
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A bus driver heating up frozen lock of a bus at the bus station in Klodzko  south-western Poland  20...
A bus driver heating up frozen lock of a bus at the bus station in Klodzko, south-western Poland, 2010.
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All-Polish Youth controlled by the police on Plac Zamkowy (Castle Place) before clashing with the In...
All-Polish Youth controlled by the police on Plac Zamkowy (Castle Place) before clashing with the Independence March, Warsaw, Poland.
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