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Another swimming medal for Poland in Copenhagen
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:30:49 +0100
Poland’s Alicja Tchórz has won a silver medal in the women’s 50m backstroke at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Poland’s ruling conservatives keep strong poll lead
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:30:00 +0100
Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party is backed by 45 percent of voters who say they would take part in parliamentary elections, according to a new survey by Instytut Badań Pollster.
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Ski-jumping World Cup podium for Poland’s Stoch
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:07:00 +0100
Poland’s double Olympic champion Kamil Stoch claimed third place at a ski-jumping World Cup event in Engelberg, Switzerland on Saturday.
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Contested Polish legal changes await president’s nod
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:50:00 +0100
Two contested laws to reshape the Polish judicial system are waiting for the president’s nod after being approved by the upper house of the country's parliament on Friday evening.
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Polish ports see significant rise in cargo traffic
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:01:00 +0100
Two of Poland’s largest seaports have experienced record cargo traffic this year, with total tonnage processed in the ports up by 5 percent from 2016.
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Poland’s interests secured as Brexit looms: PM
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:30:00 +0100
Poland has effectively secured its interests in the European Union’s ongoing exit negotiations with Britain, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said.
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State funeral after 65 years for Polish navy officers killed by communists
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:30:00 +0100
Three senior Polish navy officers will on Saturday receive a state funeral with honours 65 years after they were killed by the country’s former communist rulers.
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Merkel, Macron say they would support EU move against Poland
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The leaders of France and Germany said on Friday they would support the European Commission if it takes the unprecedented step of triggering Article 7.1 against Poland and sends a warning to Warsaw amid concerns over the rule of law.
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Berlin was ready to sacrifice Nord Stream 2 in deal with Poland: report
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:15:00 +0100
Berlin was until recently ready to offer Warsaw a deal under which Germany would abandon plans for a contested gas pipeline in exchange for Poland giving up demands for war reparations from Germany, according to a report.
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Man charged over arson attack on Polish gov’t minister’s office
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:55:00 +0100
A man who has admitted to an arson attack on the MP’s office of a Polish government minister has been charged with a crime “of a terrorist nature”, prosecutors said on Friday.
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Germany’s Merkel blasts EU’s Tusk over migration policy: reports
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:30:00 +0100
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has hit out at top European Union official Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, over his critical comments about the bloc’s migration policy, according to media reports.
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Russia responsible for crash that killed president: Polish defence minister
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:12:00 +0100
Poland's defence minister has said that Russia was responsible for a plane crash that killed the Polish president in 2010.
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Polish MPs vote through contested changes to electoral law
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Poland’s MPs have voted through contested changes to the country’s electoral law and to rules on how local government functions.
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Polish FM off to Houston to open new consulate-general
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:40:00 +0100
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski is on Friday flying stateside to open a new consulate-general in Houston, Texas.
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Record number of tourists in Kraków
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:35:00 +0100
The Polish city of Kraków has drawn a record number of tourists this year.
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President opens Poland’s first indoor speed skating track
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:30:00 +0100
President Andrzej Duda on Thursday officially opened the first indoor speed skating track in Poland.
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Russia might return plane wreckage if Poland ends probe: report
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +0100
A media report suggests that authorities in Moscow might be ready to return the wreckage of a Polish presidential plane that crashed in western Russia in 2010, but only if Warsaw ends an ongoing probe into the disaster.
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Migration: Visegrad Group pledges EUR 35m to help Italy
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:15:00 +0100
Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have vowed to contribute some EUR 9 million each to support Italy in projects aiming at stopping illegal migration from Libya.
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Polish prosecutors probing would-be chopper deal with France: report
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Polish prosecutors have launched a probe into a scrapped multi-billion deal for the purchase of military helicopters by Poland from a French firm, according to a report.
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New Polish PM at EU summit in Brussels
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:19:00 +0100
Poland’s new prime minister on Thursday arrived in Brussels where, on his first foreign visit, he was to take part in an EU summit set to debate defence policy, migration and Brexit.
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Swimming: Pole wins silver at European Championships
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:29:00 +0100
Poland’s Radosław Kawęcki has won the silver medal in the men’s 200m backstroke at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Poland’s ruling conservatives with record 50% support: poll
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:30:00 +0100
Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party is backed by a record 50 percent of voters, according to a new survey by pollster Kantar Public.
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New sex assault claims against Polish-French filmmaker Polanski: report
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:30:00 +0100
Police in Los Angeles are investigating claims that Polish-French filmmaker Roman Polanski subjected a 10-year-old girl to sexual assault in 1975, according to a report by Los Angeles Times.
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US embassy Warsaw warns of planned protest over Jerusalem
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:30:00 +0100
A demonstration is planned in front of the American embassy in Warsaw on Friday over a recent declaration that the United States recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the US embassy in Warsaw has warned.
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Thai royal pianos renovated in Poland
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:30:00 +0100
Three 19th-century grand pianos belonging to the Thai royal collection have undergone a thorough makeover in Poland.
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American conductor to lead top Polish orchestra
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:26:00 +0100
Prominent American conductor Lawrence Foster has signed a contract to lead a top Polish orchestra beginning in September 2019.
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Poland's Kubica ‘no longer in the frame’ to drive for Williams: report
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:53:00 +0100
Polish driver Robert Kubica is no longer in the frame to drive for the British Williams team next year in a Formula One comeback, the Motorsport.com website has reported.
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Just over half of Poles read newspapers every day: report
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:37:30 +0100
Fifty-two percent of Poles read newspapers on a daily basis, according to a report.
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Justice system ‘deeply flawed’: new Polish PM
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:28:00 +0100
Poland’s new prime minister has said his country’s judicial system is “deeply flawed” and that his ruling conservatives were elected with a mandate to overhaul it.
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Ministers keep jobs as new Polish gov’t sworn in
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:39:00 +0100
All government ministers kept their jobs as Poland’s new Cabinet led by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was sworn into office on Monday afternoon.
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Suspected arson attack on MP office of Polish gov’t minister
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:56:00 +0100
Investigators are probing a suspected arson attack on the MP’s office of a minister in Poland’s conservative government.
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Polish-British animated film Loving Vincent nominated for Golden Globe
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:15:00 +0100
A Polish-British animated film entitled Loving Vincent has been nominated for this year’s Golden Globe award in the Best Animated Motion Picture category.
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Planned Norway-Poland gas pipeline route examined
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:01:31 +0100
Specialised ships are examining the possible route of the Baltic Pipe, a planned pipeline to supply gas from Norway to Poland, Poland's PAP news agency reported on Monday.
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Contested Polish legal changes await president’s nod
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:50:00 +0100
Two contested laws to reshape the Polish judicial system are waiting for the president’s nod after being approved by the upper house of the country's parliament on Friday evening.
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Polish private broadcaster fined over coverage of MP protests
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:29:00 +0100
Poland’s media regulator has imposed a fine on private television broadcaster TVN over its coverage of protests in the country’s parliament in December last year.
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New Polish gov’t to be appointed on Monday afternoon: president’s spokesman
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:56:00 +0100
Polish President Andrzej Duda will appoint a new government headed by Prime Minister-designate Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday afternoon, the president’s spokesman said.
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Ukrainian FM condemns ‘provocation’ after Polish bus damaged near Lviv
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0100
Ukraine’s foreign minister has condemned an incident in which a Polish bus was damaged at a parking lot near Lviv.
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New Polish PM announces efforts to tackle air pollution
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:57:38 +0100
Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has declared that tackling air pollution, which is estimated to kill some 50,000 people a year in the country, will be one of his government’s priorities.
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EU’s Tusk summoned to testify in Polish plane crash probe
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:30:00 +0100
Top European Union official Donald Tusk has been summoned to testify as a witness in a Polish probe into a 2010 presidential plane crash, a spokesman for a Warsaw court said on Tuesday.
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New Polish PM vows to focus on economy, social solidarity
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:12:00 +0100
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki vowed on Tuesday that his new conservative government would focus both on economic development and on helping poorer citizens.
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Train named after Enigma-cracking Polish mathematician
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:31:00 +0100
Polish rail carrier PKP Intercity has named a train after Marian Rejewski, a Polish mathematician who helped break the famous Enigma code, contributing to the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany.
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Poles to have new chip ID cards: report
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:17:57 +0100
Poles will be able to get new chip ID cards in 2019, a daily reported on Monday.
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US concerned at fine for private broadcaster in Poland
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:35:00 +0100
The United States has said it is concerned at Poland’s decision to fine private broadcaster TVN for alleged biased reporting of demonstrations outside parliament last December.
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Winds wreak damage in southern Poland
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:25:00 +0100
Six people have been injured and 50,000 households have been left without electricity in Poland, firefighters said on Tuesday morning after strong winds and heavy snowfall hit the south of the country.
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Poland set to benefit from EU-Japan trade deal: expert
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:20:44 +0100
Poland’s exports to Japan could rise significantly if a proposed trade deal between the EU and Japan goes ahead, according to a Polish business organisation.
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Poland Independence Concert at Carnegie Hall
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:20:00 +0100
New York’s Carnegie Hall is the venue Monday of a concert under the motto “Musical Tribute to Piłsudski and Paderewski.”
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Polish president to appoint new government on Monday: report
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:59:00 +0100
Polish President Andrzej Duda plans to appoint a new government headed by Prime Minister-designate Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday afternoon, the PAP news agency has reported.
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Polish oil refiner Orlen offers to buy up shares in Czech unit
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:22:22 +0100
Polish oil refiner PKN Orlen has offered to buy up shares in its Czech unit Unipetrol that it still does not own in a bid to integrate its business.
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Poland marks martial-law anniversary
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:30:00 +0100
Top politicians were on Wednesday to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the imposition of martial law by Poland’s former communist authorities.
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Berlin was ready to sacrifice Nord Stream 2 in deal with Poland: report
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:15:00 +0100
Berlin was until recently ready to offer Warsaw a deal under which Germany would abandon plans for a contested gas pipeline in exchange for Poland giving up demands for war reparations from Germany, according to a report.
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