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Poland Protests Arrest of Journalist In Belarus

Posted June 23rd, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A reporter working for a Polish daily newspaper has been accused of defaming hardline Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and has been arrested. Warsaw has demanded the “immediate release of Andrzej Poczobut”, a journalist for Poland’s leading liberal Gazeta Wyborcza daily, according to a Friday foreign ministry statement. Poland’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Belarus ambassador over […]

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Poland Protests Arrest of Journalist In Belarus

Posted June 23rd, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A reporter working for a Polish daily newspaper has been accused of defaming hardline Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and has been arrested. Warsaw has demanded the “immediate release of Andrzej Poczobut”, a journalist for Poland’s leading liberal Gazeta Wyborcza daily, according to a Friday foreign ministry statement. Poland’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Belarus ambassador over […]

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Obama Express Regret Polish President for Holocaust Gaffe

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has expressed “regret” for what he called an inadvertent verbal gaffe that caused a storm of controversy in Poland. Earlier this week, Mr. Obama used the term “Polish death camp” while honoring a Polish World War Two resistance hero, instead of referring to the camp as one operated by the Nazis […]

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Obama Apologizes to Polish President for Holocaust Gaffe

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has expressed “regret” for what he called an inadvertent verbal gaffe that caused a storm of controversy in Poland. Earlier this week, Mr. Obama used the term “Polish death camp” while honoring a Polish World War Two resistance hero, instead of referring to the camp as one operated by the Nazis […]

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Poland Warns EU Could Lose Influence

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Poland’s foreign minister says the European Union could lose its global influence if it continues to delay economic decisions. Radoslaw Sikorski told parliament on Thursday that an EU decline could create a “void” in the bloc’s global influence that would most likely be filled by countries including Russia. He said the current financial crisis gripping […]

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Prosecutors: Human Error to Blame for Poland’s Deadly Train Crash

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Polish prosecutors say a railroad traffic controller is likely to blame for the deadly head-on collision of two passenger trains Saturday. Prosecutors said Monday the man will be charged with unintentionally causing an accident. They also are questioning another railroad worker in the crash that killed 16 people and injured more than 50 others. Poland […]

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Death Toll in Polish Train Crash Climbs to 16

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Polish rescue workers have pulled another victim from the wreckage of a head-on collision between two passenger trains, raising the death toll to 16. Officials say they believe they have found all the victims of the crash. Rescuers worked all night Sunday to look for survivors and recover bodies. Saturday’s crash injured at least 56 […]

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Death Toll in Polish Train Crash Climbs to 16

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Polish rescue workers have pulled another victim from the wreckage of a head-on collision between two passenger trains, raising the death toll to 16. Rescuers worked through the night to pull survivors and recover bodies from the site of the crash, which took place late Saturday. At least 56 of the estimated 350 people on […]

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15 Killed in Polish Train Crash

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Polish emergency officials say two passenger trains have collided head-on, killing 15 people and injuring at least 54. Prime Minister Donald Tusk called the accident “the most tragic train catastrophe” in Poland in recent years, after visiting the site early Sunday. Authorities say the trains were traveling toward each other on the same track late […]

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Polish Nobel Laureate Dies

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska has died at the age of 88. Authorities say the reclusive poet passed away Wednesday evening of lung cancer at her home in Krakow. Syzmborska’s style has been described as reflective and playful because of her approach to serious subjects such as war in Poland, death and torture. She had […]

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