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Poland General Election Under Way

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Voting is under way in Poland’s parliamentary election, which looks likely to return centrist Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s Civic Platform Party to a second four-year term. Final opinion polls last week indicated the ruling pro-market party held a lead over the opposition. In a poll published by the Gazeta Wyborcza daily Tuesday, the PO received […]

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Poland’s Civic Platform Party Leads in Pre-Election Polls

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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An opinion poll out just days ahead of Poland’s parliamentary elections Sunday shows that the ruling pro-market party holds a comfortable lead over the opposition. In a poll published by the Gazeta Wyborcza daily on Tuesday, Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s Civic Platform Party received 31-percent support, while the opposition center-right Law and Justice party has […]

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Polish Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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A roadside bomb has killed a Polish soldier who was on patrol in Afghanistan. Poland’s defense ministry says the 30-year-old serviceman was killed Tuesday when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni province. Two other Polish soldiers were wounded in the blast. Tuesday’s death brings the number of Polish troops killed in Afghanistan […]

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Polish Jews, Christians Protest Anti-Semitic Vandalism

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Polish Jews and Christians prayed together and marched silently to oppose last week’s desecration of a memorial to Polish Jews burned to death in World War Two. As many as 100 people protested the crime in the town of Jedwabne near the eastern city of Bialystok. Vandals spray painted a swastika and the words “they […]

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Vandals Deface Jewish Memorial in Poland

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Vandals in Poland have defaced a monument marking the mass murder of hundreds of Jews during World War Two. Police Thursday said the vandals used green paint to draw swastikas and write racist inscriptions on the walls of the monument, located in the town of Jedwabne . The monument honors the victims of the 1941 […]

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Ukraine’s President Discusses Closer Ties to EU in Poland

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was in Poland Tuesday to talk about closer ties to Europe. Mr. Yanukovych met with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski in Gdansk, where they discussed plans for greater cooperation and a free trade agreement with the European Union. Poland currently holds the rotating EU presidency. Mr. Yanukovych wrote in The Wall Street […]

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Poland Dismisses 2 Prosecutors for Exposing Belarus Activist

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Poland has dismissed two prosecutors who played a role in giving Belarus financial data about leading human rights activist Ales Belyatsky – information which led to his arrest. Earlier this month, financial police in Minsk arrested Belyatsky and charged him with tax evasion. The move came after Polish prosecutors shared the details of a bank […]

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1Killed, 50 Hurt in Poland Train Derailment

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Poland say a passenger train has derailed, killing at least one person and injuring more than 50 others. Officials initially reported that four people had been killed. The train was traveling between Warsaw and Katowice when it derailed near the town of Baby. The engine and three cars left the tracks, and at […]

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Poland Train Derailment Kills 4

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A passenger train has derailed in Poland, killing four people and injuring at least 20 others. The train was traveling between Warsaw and Katowice when it derailed near the town of Baby, with the engine and three cars leaving the tracks, and at least one car tipping over on its side. The cause of the […]

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Poland Apologizes for Its Part in Activist Belyatsky’s Arrest

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Poland’s foreign minister has publicly apologized after his country gave Belarusian investigators information that led to the detention of leading human rights activist Ales Belyatsky. Radoslaw Sikorski said Friday Belarus had taken advantage of international procedures when it requested information about a bank account Belyatsky had in Poland. Belarus police last week arrested Belyatsky, founder […]

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