Showing Archived Posts

Poland Opens Investigation Into Death of Former Deputy PM

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Polish authorities have opened an investigation into the death of former deputy prime minister Andrzej Lepper, who was found hanged last week. Police suspect his death was a suicide. A spokesman said Monday there is no evidence that anyone else was involved but that an investigation is necessary to confirm this. Police officials say Lepper’s […]

Tags: , , Posted in Europe

Poland’s Former Deputy PM Lepper Dead at 57

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Authorities in Poland say former deputy prime minister Andrzej Lepper has been found dead and that it appears he committed suicide. He was 57. Police say Lepper’s body was found in his Warsaw office Friday and that everything indicates he killed himself. A police spokesman is quoted as saying authorities have ruled out the involvement […]

Tags: , , Posted in Europe

Poland Fires Generals After Smolensk Crash Probe

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Poland’s new defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak has fired three air force generals and 10 other top officers following an investigation into the plane crash last year that killed president Lech Kaczynski. The defense minister also said Thursday that the air force unit responsible for transporting top officials will be disbanded. Siemioniak’s predecessor, Bogdan Klich, quit […]

Tags: , , Posted in Europe

Polish President Sets Parliamentary Elections for October 9

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has set October 9 as the date for parliamentary elections. Opinion polls put the ruling Civic Platform party ahead of the Law and Justice party led by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the twin brother of Poland’s late president Lech Kaczynski who was killed in a plane crash last year. Voters will be selecting […]

Tags: , Posted in Europe

Polish Defense Minister Resigns Over Smolensk Plane Crash

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Polish Defense Minister Bogdan Klich has resigned after the release of a government report that blamed Polish officials and Russian air traffic controllers for a plane crash that killed Poland’s president, Lech Kaczynski, and 95 other people. Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Friday he accepted Klich’s resignation, which he offered on Thursday. The long-awaited report […]

Tags: , , , , , , Posted in Europe

Polish Defense Minister Resigns Over Smolensk Plane Crash

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Polish Defense Minister Bogdan Klich has resigned after the release of a government report that blamed Polish officials and Russian air traffic controllers for a plane crash that killed Poland’s president, Lech Kaczynski, and 95 other people. Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Friday he accepted Klich’s resignation, which he offered on Thursday. The long-awaited report […]

Tags: , , , , , Posted in Europe

Polish Report: Russians Share Responsibility for Smolensk Plane Crash

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A Polish investigation into the plane crash last year that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others finds Russian air traffic controllers gave incorrect instructions to the plane’s pilots. The report, released Friday, also said lighting was bad at the airstrip where the plane crashed near the Russian city of Smolensk. The long-awaited assessment also […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Europe

Poland Receives Stolen World War Two Painting

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A painting by prominent 19th-century Polish artist Aleksander Gierymski that went missing during World War Two has been returned to Poland. The painting, Jewish Woman Selling Oranges, was taken from the National Museum in Warsaw during the final months of the war. But the oil-on-canvas painting re-surfaced last November when it was among items put […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Europe

Poland Receives Stolen World War Two Painting

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A painting by prominent 19th-century Polish artist Aleksander Gierymski that went missing during World War Two has been returned to Poland. The painting, Jewish Woman Selling Oranges, was taken from the National Museum in Warsaw during the final months of the war. But the oil-on-canvas painting re-surfaced last November when it was among items put […]

Tags: , , Posted in Europe

Poland Begins EU Presidency

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Poland is taking over the European Union rotating presidency from Hungary as Europe struggles with the debt crisis in Greece and other member nations. Poland’s six-month mandate began Friday — its first since the eastern European nation joined the bloc in 2004. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk hosts EU leaders at an inaugural ceremony in […]

Tags: , , Posted in Europe

Calendar

August 2022
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Archives

Categories