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Auschwitz launches Facebook site

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 15:22

The Polish authorities in charge of Auschwitz launch an official site for the former Nazi death camp on the social networking website Facebook.
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Polish leader ratifies EU treaty

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 10:44
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Portugal Portugal

Polish President Lech Kaczynski signs the EU's Lisbon Treaty, leaving the Czech Republic the only country yet to ratify it.
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Doubts over Poland treaty signing

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 11:40
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Poland's expected ratification of the EU's Lisbon Treaty is in doubt, with contradictory messages about the president's plans.
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Minister quits over casino claims

Monday, October 5th 2009, 10:48

Poland's Sports Minister, Miroslaw Drzewiecki, resigns over claims he was involved in lobbying for the gambling industry.
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Warsaw ghetto uprising leader dies

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 22:31

The last surviving leader of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, Marek Edelman, dies at the age of 90.
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Polish killer dies in UK prison

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 23:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A convicted killer dubbed "the Beast" who raped and murdered a 12-year-old girl in her west London home has died in prison.
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Poland backs chemical castration

Friday, September 25th 2009, 14:51

Polish MPs pass legislation making it obligatory to chemically castrate certain sex offenders.
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Award for Poland abortion woman

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 19:40

Polish court awards compensation to a woman likened to a child killer by a Catholic magazine after seeking an abortion.
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Polish coal mine blast kills 12

Friday, September 18th 2009, 14:59
related places: Kochlowice, Ruda Slaska

At least 12 miners die in a methane gas explosion at a coal mine in Ruda Slaska-Kochlowice, southern Poland.
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Obama shelves Europe missile plan

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 16:58
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, United States United States

President Barack Obama shelves controversial US missile defence plans for Europe, in a major foreign policy shift.
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Bargain builders?

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 23:37
related countries: China China

Fears in Poland as Chinese firm wins large contract
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NI earn crucial point in Poland

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 20:25
related places: Chorzow

Northern Ireland keep their World Cup qualifying hopes alive with a 1-1 draw in Poland.
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Live - International football

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 18:07
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia, Slovenia Slovenia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland keep their World Cup dream alive by beating Macedonia, N Ireland earn a crucial draw in Poland and England see off Slovenia in a friendly.
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Poland angry at Soviet war role

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 16:40

Poland's president criticises the Soviet role in World War II, during commemorations marking the beginning of the conflict.
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Poland remembers World War start

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 15:46
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia

Commemorations are taking place to mark the outbreak of World War II amid tensions between Poland and Russia.
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How did you mark the start of WWII?

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 10:10

Commemorations have taken place in Poland marking World War II's start. Send us your thoughts.
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'I was there'

Monday, August 31st 2009, 23:19

Polish corporal recalls watching World War II begin
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Polish army chief quits amid row

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 21:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The head of Poland's army resigns after a row in which said troops in Afghanistan were poorly equipped.
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Madonna fans delay Warsaw concert

Monday, August 17th 2009, 9:50
related places: Warsaw

Madonna makes an emotional tribute to her fans after they delay her concert by singing Happy Birthday to her.
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Long quest for Polish restitution

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 11:11

A baroness's bid to be reunited with a family heirloom saved from the Nazis is part of a wider restitution problem for Poland, reports Nick Higham.
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Mass Polish reburial of war dead

Friday, August 14th 2009, 16:33

The remains of 2,000 people found in Poland's largest mass grave from World War II are reburied in a military cemetery.
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Polish woman fined for gay abuse

Friday, August 7th 2009, 11:10

A Polish court bans a woman from publicly insulting her gay neighbour and imposes a hefty fine on her.
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'Dog lard sale' probed in Poland

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 17:26

Polish police question a woman suspected of fattening up dogs and slaughtering them to sell the lard as a health supplement.
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Pakistani held over Polish death

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 22:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistani police arrest a former right-wing MP accused of ordering the Taliban murder of an abducted Polish engineer.
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Storms kill eight people in Poland

Friday, July 24th 2009, 10:17

Severe storms kill at least seven people in Poland, uprooting trees in many areas and bringing down power lines.
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EU backs Gdansk shipyard rescue

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 11:30
related places: Gdansk

The European Commission backs a plan to save Poland's historic Gdansk shipyard - but it will have to cut capacity.
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Polish anti-Marxist thinker dies

Friday, July 17th 2009, 21:47

Polish anti-totalitarian philosopher Leszek Kolakowski, who denounced Marxism and spent half his life in exile, dies aged 81.
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Tory anger at 'anti-gay' claims

Friday, July 17th 2009, 14:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The top UK Conservative in the European Parliament hits out at criticism of his group's Polish leader for allegedly making homophobic remarks.
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Euro newcomers

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 21:31

Polish president and BNP at first Strasbourg session
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