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Poland to sign up 35,000 paramilitaries

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 12:34
related countries: Russia Russia

Poland says it will start recruiting in September for a new 35,000-strong paramilitary defence force because of tensions with Russia.
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EU issues formal warning to Poland

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 16:19

European Union issues formal warning to Poland for threatening the rule of law, one of the founding principles of the EU, over controversial changes to its top court.
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New Polish call to extradite Polanski

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 6:49
related countries: United States United States

Poland's justice minister says he will appeal in the supreme court against a decision not to extradite film director Roman Polanski to the US for statutory rape.
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VIDEO: Train driver's dash to save passengers

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 18:24

A Polish train driver had three seconds to warn passengers of an impending crash with a lorry on the track as it was travelling at 62 mph (110 km/h).
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VIDEO: Thousands in Polish government protest

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 0:44

Tens of thousands of people in Poland have demonstrated against the policies of the government, which took office seven months ago.
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Poles in anti-government protest

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 14:14
related places: Warsaw

Thousands take to the streets in Warsaw to protest against the Polish government's actions, which have been criticised by the EU as weakening the rule of law.
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Poland in row over landmark war museum

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 16:09
related places: Row, Warsaw

WW2 museum project pits experts against Poland
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Charges in Russia-Poland spy case

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 15:31
related countries: Russia Russia

A lawyer with dual Russian-Polish citizenship whose father played for the Russian national football team is charged with espionage, Polish media say.
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Russia lambasts Poland over bikers ban

Friday, April 29th 2016, 17:08
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia summons the Polish ambassador in Moscow to protest against a ban on Russian bikers from entering Poland as part of World War Two commemorations.
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Warsaw Ghetto author dies aged 93

Monday, April 25th 2016, 15:13
related countries: Belgium Belgium

One of the last survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto, who famously described it in his 1971 autobiography, is found dead in his swimming pool in Belgium aged 93.
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'Polish Catholic posed as rabbi'

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 17:52

A man entrusted to give talks at Polish schools about Judaism and lead Jewish prayers was neither a rabbi nor even Jewish, media say.
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Boy born to brain-dead mother goes home

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 16:02

A baby boy has now gone home safe and well after his brain-dead mother was kept alive on life support so he could be born, Polish authorities say.
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VIDEO: Race car narrowly avoids hitting deer

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 14:38

A deer in Poland had a lucky escape when it narrowly missed being hit by a racing car.
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Polish MPs pave way for abortion ban

Friday, April 8th 2016, 13:12

Polish MPs register a controversial citizens' campaign calling for a ban on abortion.
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Smolensk tragedy continues to haunt Poland

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 23:25

Air crash continues to haunt Polish politics
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Poles protest over constitution row

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 15:19

Thousands of people are protesting in the Polish capital Warsaw as a constitutional crisis between the government and the top court deepens.
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Poland heads for constitutional crisis

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 17:03
related places: Many

Many changes Poland's new conservative government has made to the functioning of the top legislative court are unconstitutional, judges rule.
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VIDEO: Paralysed man: 'I can feel each muscle as I pedal'

Friday, March 4th 2016, 17:39

A patient who was paralysed from the chest down, is learning to cycle again after taking part in regenerative transplant surgery in Poland.
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VIDEO: Coral reef seized on Polish border

Friday, March 4th 2016, 5:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Polish customs officials have seized 170kg of live coral at its border with Ukraine
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Last Treblinka death camp survivor dies

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 22:43
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Treblinka

Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of Nazi Germany's Treblinka death camp in Poland, dies in Israel at the age of 93.
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Informant claims unlikely to alter Polish view of Walesa

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 21:11

Poles unlikely to change minds over Lech Walesa
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Walesa 'was paid Communist informant'

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 14:26

Poland's history institute says that newly seized documents suggest former president and Solidarity hero Lech Walesa was an informer.
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Implying Polish Nazi guilt to be crime

Monday, February 15th 2016, 16:26

The Polish government plans a law making it a crime to say Poland bears any responsibility for atrocities carried out on its soil by Nazi Germany.
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Former Auschwitz guard goes on trial

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 15:52
related countries: Germany Germany

A 94-year-old former Nazi SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp goes on trial in Germany over the murder of at least 170,000 people.
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Poles held in Sweden asylum centre plot

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 18:13
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Fourteen Polish far-right activists are arrested in Sweden accused of planning to attack asylum seekers with axes and knives, police say.
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Cameron gets Danish backing for EU deal

Friday, February 5th 2016, 16:49
related countries: Denmark Denmark

David Cameron receives the backing of Denmark for his EU renegotiation after Poland said plans to limit benefits for migrants need "further discussion".
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Polish president approves surveillance law

Friday, February 5th 2016, 10:38

Polish police are given greater surveillance powers under the latest controversial law to be passed in the country.
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Poland re-opens Smolensk crash inquiry

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 20:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Smolensk

Poland launches a new investigation into the 2010 plane crash in Russia which killed President Lech Kaczynski, citing "mistakes" in previous inquiries.
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