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Polish Prosecutor Shoots Self After News Conference

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A military prosecutor investigating media leaks from an inquiry into the 2010 air crash that killed then-Polish president Lech Kaczynski shot himself in the head after a press conference. At the press conference Monday, Mikolaj Przybyl denied his office eavesdropped on journalists as part of the military probe. Reporters at the conference in the western […]

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Factbox – Polish Troops In Afghanistan

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Five Polish soldiers were killed Wednesday in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan. It was the single deadliest day for Polish troops since their 2002 deployment to the country following the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan the year before. The total number of Polish troops to die in Afghanistan now stands at 36. Poland is one of […]

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Poland Marks 30th Anniversary of Solidarity Movement

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Poland paused Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the communist government’s martial law crackdown on members of the Solidarity trade union. The anniversary was remembered with historical reenactments, church services, ceremonies, and protests. Thousands of demonstrators joined a rally against government policies and called for the prosecution of those responsible for the communist crackdown. […]

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Poland’s Walesa Unveils Reagan Statue in Warsaw

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Polish president and opposition leader Lech Walesa has unveiled a statue of Ronald Reagan in Warsaw, honoring the former U.S. president for inspiring the fall of communism in Poland. In a ceremony in the capital city Monday, Mr. Walesa said Poland would not have been free without Mr. Reagan. Mr. Reagan was president from […]

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Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Poland

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Boeing 767 jet aircraft traveling from the United States made an emergency landing at Poland’s Warsaw international airport Monday after its landing gear failed to come down. The plane circled above the airport for some time before the pilots landed the plane safely on its belly on the runway, which had been sprayed with […]

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Polish Authorities Reopen Auschwitz Investigations

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Polish authorities have reopened investigations into crimes committed at Auschwitz and other concentration camps in the country during World War Two, in a final attempt to track down any remaining Nazi perpetrators. The announcement was made Thursday by the Institute of National Remembrance, the state body charged with investigating wartime crimes. If new perpetrators are […]

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Poland’s PM Begins Building New Government

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Poland’s prime minister, Donald Tusk, has turned his attention to building a new government coalition after winning Sunday’s elections. With the victory, the center-right Mr. Tusk becomes the first prime minister since the fall of Soviet communism 22 years ago to win a second consecutive term in Poland. With balloting results nearly complete Monday, Mr. […]

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Poland Centrists Win Second Term

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Center-right Polish leader Donald Tusk has become the first prime minister since the fall of Soviet communism 22 years ago to win a second consecutive term in Poland. With 93 percent of ballots counted, Mr. Tusk said his Civic Platform Party had 39 percent of the votes in Sunday’s election. Its nearest rival, Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s […]

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Exit Poll: Tusk to Keep Power in Poland

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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An exit poll shows Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his conservative Civic Platform Party holding on to power after Sunday’s parliamentary election. The survey gives Civic Platform candidates close to 40 percent of the vote, while the main opposition Law and Justice Party, which also is conservative, has 30 percent. A newly founded liberal […]

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Poland Holds General Election

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Poland is voting in parliamentary elections that could give incumbent Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his center-right Civic Platform four more years to pursue economic reforms and improved ties with the rest of Europe. Voters are electing 460 members of the lower house of parliament and 100 members of the senate. The party winning the […]

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