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TV station fined after Polish flag-in-dog-mess stunt

Poland’s Supreme Court upheld an appeal court verdict on Tuesday against a TV station that broadcast a miniature Polish flag being placed in a dog’s excrement. Judge Maciej Pacuda insisted

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Janowicz triumphs in Wimbledon all-Poland quarter final

Jerzy Janowicz became the first Pole ever to reach the men’s semi finals at Wimbledon when he beat fellow countryman Lukasz Kubot in an emotional last-eight match on Wednesday. This

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US deports comatose illegal Polish immigrant

A 69-year-old Polish man was deported from the US while still in a coma, after medics discovered that he was an illegal immigrant. Wladyslaw Haniszewski had apparently been living in

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Warsaw's second airport open from 2 July

Poland’s Civil Aviation Office (ULC) has given permission for Warsaw Modlin Airport to resume flights, after six months out of business due to runway repairs. Marta Chylinska, a spokesperson for

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'Anonymous' hackers behind nationwide bomb hoax?

Several of the emails sent to 22 institutions across Poland, Tuesday, claiming there were bombs at the Attorney General’s office and other institutions were signed “anon.pl”.   An Internal Security

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LOT to apply for second bailout package

Cash-strapped LOT airlines has applied for a second loan amounting to 100 million euros from the state. The European Commission is currently examining the first 400 million zloty (100 million

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Man who torched himself outside PM's Office dies

A man who set himself on fire in the vicinity of the Prime Minister’s Office a fortnight ago has died. A spokesman for the Military Medical Institute in Warsaw, where the

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Amazon pursuing IT path in Poland?

US e-commerce giant Amazon will be launching its presence in Poland with IT services rather than an online retail site, a source has claimed.  According to the Rzeczpospolita daily, the

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Government backs flexible residence permits for foreigners

Poland’s coalition government has approved a package of draft legislation designed to be more flexible to foreigners hoping to extend their stay in the country. According to the draft legislation,

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'Amazing' JP II miracle clears way for sainthood

The Polish Pope is likely to be made a saint this autumn after the Vatican has identified a miracle which insiders say will “amaze the world”. Details of the miracle

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German tourist drowns in Masurian lake

A German tourist drowned on Wednesday evening while swimming in one of the popular Masurian lakes of north east Poland. Police revealed that the 67-year-old man had been staying at

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Senate: Ukrainian WWII massacres of Poles 'bear hallmarks of genocide'

Poland’s upper house of parliament passed a resolution on Thursday branding WWII massacres of Poles by Ukrainians as ‚ethnic cleansing bearing the hallmarks of genocide.’  The resolution foreshadows next month’s

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Karski bench unveiled in Warsaw

A bench dedicated to Jan Karski, the WW II Polish underground courier who informed the West of the plight of Polish Jewry under Nazi occupation, was unveiled in Warsaw, Tuesday.

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Dreamliners still dogged by technical problems

A Japanese Dreamliner didn’t take off after the right side engine failed to start, Wednesday, after the troubled 787s were given the all clear to resume service after battery problems.

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56 year-old sets himself ablaze near PM’s office

A 56 year-old man has been rushed to hospital after setting himself on fire outside the Prime Minister’s Office in Warsaw. The incident occurred at 11.15 CET, Wednesday, police spokesman

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Poles against religious exams in schools

Sixty five percent of Poles are against the introduction of religion exams for pupils completing their end of school matriculation, a new poll has found. The survey follows discussions on

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Witcher 3 game previewed in US

The latest instalment in Poland’s best-selling Witcher video game series was previewed in Los Angeles on Monday, together with news of it’s additional Xbox One release. Game creators CD Projekt

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Polish soldier dies in Afghanistan

Sergeant Jan Kiepura died Monday morning after stepping on a roadside mine fiver kilometres from the Polish military base in Ghazni, eastern Afghanistan. The 35 year-old soldier, a member of

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PM Tusk won't be standing as EC president candidate

After months of speculation, Prime Minister Donald Tusk has finally ruled himself out of the race to become the next president of the European Commission. “Until 2015, I will be