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Polish journalist taken hostage in Syria

Polish photojournalist Marcin Suder has been kidnapped by Islamist militants in north west Syria, say opposition activists. Suder, who works for the Studio Melon photo agency based in Warsaw, was

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Joint US-Polish military training to continue

US budget cuts will not affect the joint American-Polish military training program  the US’s highest-ranking general insisted on Wednesday.  General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made

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Poland sends condolences after dozens die in Spain train crash

Poland’s prime minister has expressed his “deepest sympathy” with the Spanish people after at least 78 died in the train crash in north west Spain on Wednesday. “On behalf of

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Pole elected as world credit union chief

Poland’s Grzegorz Bierecki has been elected chairman of the World Council of Credit Union at its conference in Ottawa, Canada.  Members of the World Council include regional and national credit

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Security lapse led to president egg attack?

Poland’s Ministry of the Interior has indicated that security officers made procedural errors allowing President Bronislaw Komorowski to be struck with an egg in Ukraine, Sunday. “According to preliminary findings,

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Israel summons Polish ambassador over kosher ban

Poland’s ambassador to Israel has been summoned to Israel’s Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem to explain the vote in parliament, which upheld the ban on kosher and halal slaughter.    Ministry

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Hitch-hikers killed ‚lying down’ across road

Two Polish hitch-hikers were killed on Wednesday night when a van ran over the pair while they were reportedly lying down in the middle of a road in Seelow, east

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Four out of ten Poles attend Sunday Mass

Forty percent of Polish Roman Catholics attend Sunday mass, according to Poland’s Statistical Institute of the Catholic Church.  The annual count was carried out in the autumn of last year

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President Komorowski: „it was a Polish Wimbledon”

Poland’s president has awarded Agnieszka Radwanska, Jerzy Janowicz and Lukasz Kubot state honours for their success at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.  “It was a Polish Wimbledon,” Bronislaw Komorowski said

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Janowicz ranking soars after Wimbledon success

Jerzy Janowicz has advanced to 17th place in the ATP World Tour rankings after reaching the semi-finals in Wimbledon last week. However, the 22-year-old, who was previously World No. 24,

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Poland sees drop in illegal immigrants

A report indicates that the number of foreign workers living illegally in Poland dropped by 23 percent in 2012.  Between 2010, Poland’s National Labour Inspectorate conducted approximately 6300 checks on firms

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Poland, India, Brazil snub Snowden asylum application

Poland’s foreign ministry says the fax sent by representatives of CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden asking for asylum does not conform to legal procedure and cannot be processed. Foreign Ministry spokesman

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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