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Opposition candidate Duda wins Polish presidential vote with 52 pct: Official

Varsovia - Conservative newcomer Andrzej Duda from the Law and Justice (PiS) opposition party won Poland's presidential run-off with 51.55 percent of the vote, official results showed Monday.

Putin wants 'constructive' Poland ties after Duda presidential win

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called for "constructive ties" with Poland as he congratulated conservative challenger Andrzej Duda on his surprise victory at presidential polls.

New Polish president may spell eurosceptics' return to power

Varsovia - Polish voters have opted for change and chosen the conservative and relatively unknown lawyer Andrzej Duda as their next president, spelling a possible return to power of his eurosceptic mentor in autumn parliamentary elections.

Poles vote in presidential cliffhanger

Varsovia - Poles were voting Sunday in a cliffhanger presidential run-off with incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski struggling to fend off a challenge from conservative newcomer Andrzej Duda.

Polish presidential run-off a razor-edge race

Varsovia - Poland's presidential run-off on Sunday, pitting liberal incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski against conservative populist challenger Andrzej Duda, is on a knife-edge with opinion polls and analysts unable to call it.

Conservative to win Polish presidential run-off: Poll

Varsovia - Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda appeared poised to win Poland's Sunday presidential run-off against incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski, according to a survey released Thursday.

Polish presidential rivals campaign with daggers drawn

Varsovia - The knives are out in Poland's presidential campaign as incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski risks losing the May 24 run-off to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda, possibly setting the tone for this autumn's parliamentary election.

Andrzej Duda: Heir apparent to Poland's Kaczynski twins

Varsovia - Andrzej Duda, the 43-year-old conservative lawyer who pulled off a surprise first-round lead in Poland's presidential ballot, has strong ties to the powerful Kaczynski twins.

Poland pays damages to CIA detainees

Varsovia - Poland has paid part of the damages to two men detained in a secret CIA prison on Polish soil before they were transferred to Guantanamo Bay, the foreign ministry told AFP on Monday.

John Paul II's blood-stained cassock on display

Varsovia - The blood-stained cassock worn by the late pope John Paul II on the day of a failed assassination bid on May 13, 1981 at the Vatican went on display Wednesday in the Polish city of Krakow.

Op-Ed: Voice of America disappoints

U.S. taxpayer funded Voice of America (VOA) has problems offering timely analysis of Kremlin propaganda, such as President Putin's latest defense of the Hitler-Stalin Pact which launched World War II.

Komorowski's presidential setback spells trouble for Polish govt

Varsovia - Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski's shock setback in the first round of the presidential election spells serious trouble for the governing liberals just months ahead of the parliamentary polls.

Polish president's re-election bid falters at first hurdle

Varsovia - Conservative opposition challenger Andrzej Duda pulled off a surprise first-round lead in Poland's presidential ballot on Sunday, edging ahead of incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski with promises of generous social spending.Duda scored 34.

EU ministers urge intelligence sharing on migrant crisis

Lorient - EU defence ministers on Sunday discussed the sharing of intelligence to stop human traffickers behind the flow of migrants from North Africa, but said a UN mandate was necessary to do more.

European ministers hold talks on stemming tide of migrants

Lorient - Defence ministers from five EU countries will meet Sunday for talks on a military campaign to stop human trafficking and reinforce the region's defences against the flow of migrants from North Africa.

Poles vote for president, incumbent Komorowski tipped to win

Varsovia - Poland was voting Sunday in the first round of a presidential election focused on security and social issues that incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski is tipped to win, but only after a run-off vote.

Poland holds presidential vote, Komorowski tipped to win

Varsovia - Poles vote Sunday in the first round of a presidential election after a lacklustre campaign focused on defence and social issues, with popular incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski expected to win.

Ukraine's Poroshenko slams 'appeasement' of Moscow

Gdansk - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday criticised what he termed a policy of appeasement towards Russia in the context of the separatist conflict in Ukraine's east.

Poland recalls dark side of WWII victory

Varsovia - Poland on Thursday marks 70 years since the end of World War II, with an emphasis on the dark side of history: that victory over Nazi Germany triggered 45 years of Soviet domination.

Polish justice minister resigns over gun permit

Varsovia - Poland's premier on Thursday named Borys Budka as the new justice minister after his predecessor resigned over issues regarding his gun permit just days before a presidential vote.

Pro-Putin bikers heading for Berlin barred at Polish border

- Ten pro-Kremlin bikers on a controversial ride to Berlin to celebrate Soviet victory in World War II were on Monday denied entry into Poland at the Belarusian border, Polish border guards said.

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.
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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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