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Poland bars overflight by Russian minister

2014-08-29 19:14

Poland has refused permission for a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to fly through its airspace.

US to import apples banned by Russia - Poland

2014-08-11 09:30

Poland has asked the United States to open its market quickly to Polish apples banned by Russia in a sanctions war over the crisis in Ukraine.

Russia to ban most Polish fruit, veg imports

2014-07-30 12:02

Russia has announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland and may extend the restrictions to the rest of the European Union.

7 people die in septic tank accident in Poland

2014-07-17 22:25

Officials say that seven people have been killed by toxic fumes after entering a septic tank in Poland. Four of the victims belonged to one family.

5 key figures of Poland's shift to democracy

2014-06-03 13:02

As the nation celebrates 25 years since the parliamentary elections that made the transformation possible, here are five figures in Poland's transition from communism to democracy.

Poland plans 'modest' funeral for communist leader

2014-05-28 12:14

Poland's last communist leader, Wojciech Jaruzelski, will be buried without the usual pomp and ceremony accorded a former head of state, the government says.

Late pope's memorial defaced before canonisation

2014-04-24 07:25

Vandals daubed paint across a stone memorial commemorating the late Pope John Paul II in his home region of southern Poland, days before he is to be made a saint.

Total drops shale gas exploration in Poland

2014-04-14 18:31

Total has abandoned efforts to explore for shale gas in Poland, the country's environment ministry says, amid controversy over the energy source in Europe.

Bats make Nazi site their new home

2014-04-08 10:05

An awe-inspiring Nazi defence line in western Poland has taken on a new role in peacetime, as home to tens of thousands of bats in what is Europe's largest artificial roost.

Euro citizens impose own sanctions on Russia

2014-03-04 18:37

While diplomats in Brussels debate how to respond to the Kremlin's intervention in Ukraine, some people on Russia's borders with the European Union are taking matters into their own hands.

Rare white lion triplets born in Poland

2014-02-04 15:28

A private zoo owner in central Poland has welcomed the birth of white lion triplets who are currently getting loving care from their mother.

Drunk driver kills six in Poland

2014-01-01 20:06

A drunk driver has killed six pedestrians, including one child, in Poland, local police have said.

 

Poland mulls sanctions on Russian coal

2014-08-14 20:32

Poland is considering imposing sanctions on the import of Russian coal, Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski says.

Poles fight Russian fruit ban on social media

2014-08-01 18:00

Poles have taken to social media to promote Polish fruit in defiance of President Vladimir Putin's decision to ban imports into Russia.

In Poland, hedgehogs find a saviour

2014-07-21 08:32

A Polish man has set up Poland's first and only hedgehog shelter after he came across hundreds of the small, quilled mammals that had been killed or maimed in run-ins with humans.

Dominant Ogier triumphs in Poland

2014-06-30 08:07

Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier claims his fifth victory of the 2014 WRC season with a fantastic win at the Polish Rally.

Obama mounts display of military unity with Poland

2014-06-03 11:52

Stepping foot in an anxious Europe, President Barack Obama has mounted a display of military unity with Poland, as he kicked off a three-country visit aimed at reassuring allies.

US Nazi suspect case moves ahead

2014-05-22 14:29

Germany's criminal court has ruled that the country has jurisdiction over the case of a retired Minnesota carpenter revealed to be a former commander in a Nazi SS-led unit.

Russia may restrict Polish apple imports

2014-04-24 14:58

Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan may restrict imports of Polish apples due to concerns over the quality of food safety checks.

Polish retiree says he crossed Atlantic by kayak

2014-04-19 11:59

A 67-year-old Polish retiree has claimed he kayaked solo across the Atlantic, taking six months to make the ocean crossing from Portugal to Florida.

Lufthansa expanding capacities to Poland

2014-04-11 15:04

Lufthansa will be linking Frankfurt Airport with Lublin in eastern Poland for the first time, making it Lufthansa's eighth destination in Poland.

Refugees from Crimea seek asylum in Poland

2014-03-21 18:07

An official says that almost 100 Ukrainian refugees from Crimea have asked for asylum in Poland this month and have been taken to refugee centers pending a decision.

World worried over Kiev crisis

2014-02-19 13:32

The deadly clashes in Ukraine’s capital have drawn sharp reactions from Washington, generated talk of possible EU sanctions and led to a Kremlin statement blaming Europe and the West.

Poland unveils plan to fight drunk driving

2014-01-07 22:12

Poland's government has unveiled a plan to fight driving under the influence, after a drunk driver killed six pedestrians on New Year's Day.

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