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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