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Poland ordered to suspend logging in primeval forest

2017-07-29 22:09

The European Union's top court has ordered Poland's right-wing government to suspend logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest pending a final judgement.

Old German caves, Poland silver mines make UN heritage list

2017-07-09 20:30

The UN'scultural agency has added to its list of World Heritage sites six caves in west Germany with art dating back to the Ice Age and old silver ore mines in southern Poland.

10 000 to be evacuated in Poland to remove bomb

2017-07-08 09:39

Authorities in Poland have ordered the evacuation of about 10 000 people to allow for the removal and disarming of a massive World War II bomb.

Green activists, rangers face off over Poland's ancient forest

2017-07-04 20:33

Several hundred environmental activists and forest rangers have held rival protests in southern Poland over large-scale logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, which includes some of Europe's last primeval woodland.

1000s protest logging in Poland's ancient forest

2017-06-25 20:33

Thousands have demonstrated in Warsaw demanding an end to large-scale logging in Poland's ancient Bialowieza forest.

Breyten Breytenbach honoured in Poland

2017-05-26 11:06

South African writer and anti-apartheid activist Breyten Breytenbach has received the 2017 Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award, named after the anti-communist Polish poet and philosopher, at a ceremony in Warsaw, Poland.

Two killed, 15 injured in blast at Polish gunpowder plant

2017-05-17 19:58

Police in southwestern Poland say two people were killed and 15 injured in a blast at a small black gunpowder plant.

Huge anti-government protest held in Warsaw

2017-05-06 21:05

Tens of thousands have demonstrated in Warsaw against Poland's government, saying the rule of law was at stake.

VW to launch production of electric van in Poland

2017-04-28 07:57

Volkswagen will manufacture its new e-Crafter electric van at a factory in neighbouring Poland.

Ouch! Huge rally crash sees Citroen lose suspension, rear tyres

2017-04-26 09:51

A rally driver suffered a huge crash during an event in Poland. Watch as his Citroen's rear axle is smashed on track.

 

New protests planned in Poland over court law

2017-07-22 16:10

A pro-democracy movement in Poland says that former president and democracy icon Lech Walesa will join a protest they are holding against new legislation that gives politicians significant control of the nation's top court.

Poland evacuates 10 000 people after massive WWII bomb found

2017-07-09 14:55

Officials have said that the evacuation of thousands of people has started in eastern Poland to allow sappers to remove and destroy a massive World War II bomb recently uncovered during roadworks.

Trump on Russian meddling: 'Nobody really knows for sure'

2017-07-07 11:53

President Donald Trump stops short of condemning Russia for meddling in the US presidential election, hours before his first face-to-face meeting with the country's leader.

WRC: Neuville avoids trouble to win in Poland

2017-07-03 08:06

Thierry Neuville cranked up the pressure on four-time defending world rally champion Sebastien Ogier by charging to a third win of the season in Poland.

Polish taxi drivers protest against Uber

2017-06-05 20:43

Nearly 2 000 Polish taxi drivers have snarled traffic in the capital Warsaw by driving at a snail's pace to protest against competitors, including Uber drivers.

Poland school honours 87 Jewish girls expelled under Nazis

2017-05-23 21:27

A school in Poland is honouring 87 Jewish girls who were expelled from the country in 1939 during the Nazi occupation.

Poland unveils memorial to WWII hero slain by communists

2017-05-14 08:54

Poland has unveiled a memorial to World War II hero who had informed on Auschwitz atrocities.

Poland detains Austrian suspected of Ukraine atrocities

2017-05-01 09:15

An Austrian suspected of killing prisoners and wounded soldiers in eastern Ukraine, has been detained in Poland, border police say.

EU warns Poland: Stop widespread logging in primeval forest

2017-04-27 20:31

The EU has warned Poland to stop widespread logging in its Bialowieza primeval forest after it increased logging threefold.

EU: We can make members accept refugees

2017-03-21 22:38

The EU's commissioner for migration says there are tools, means and power to make all members states comply with the relocation of migrants.

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