Poland


Poland's dream of shale gas riches fades

2015-02-11 17:30

Poland's dream of becoming a shale gas "El Dorado", bringing untold riches and assuring energy independence, is turning into a mirage as firms abandon prospecting efforts.

Survivors return to Auschwitz, 70 years on

2015-01-27 15:38

Ageing survivors and dignitaries have gathered at the Auschwitz site synonymous with the Holocaust to honour victims, seventy years after the liberation of the infamous concentration camp.

EU funds help Poland build 'ghost' airports

2014-12-15 09:09

The European Union has given Poland more than €100m to build at least three "ghost" airports in places where there are not enough passengers.

Poland feels loss of millions who moved abroad

2014-12-05 12:10

After 1.2 million of its citizens migrated in the ten years since Poland joined the European Union, the country is counting the economic and social cost.

First openly gay mayor elected in Poland

2014-12-01 16:17

Voters in Poland have elected the country's first openly gay mayor, a sign of growing tolerance for gays and lesbians in a country that has long been defined by a deep Roman Catholic conservatism.

Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

2014-11-22 09:54

Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing.

91-year-old Pole wakes up in morgue

2014-11-15 06:00

The doctor who pronounced a Polish woman dead is shocked after the victim awoke in a morgue.

Thriving in Poland meet a Hucul pony

2014-10-30 08:04

At the foot of the wild Carpathian mountains in Poland near the Ukraine border, both countries are working to protect the Hucul pony, a small native horse breed that was on the brink of extinction.

Sheepdog nurses lion cub at Polish zoo

2014-10-09 22:12

An abandoned lion cub has been cuddling up to a shaggy-haired sheepdog and mother-of-five at a private zoo in Poland.

Donkeys reunited at Polish zoo after sex scandal

2014-09-25 22:10

The two amorous donkeys which were separated because of an outcry over their lovemaking have been reunited at a zoo in Poland.

 

Jewish leader triggers Auschwitz alarm

2015-01-29 14:57

The head of Rome's Jewish community and a television crew at the Auschwitz museum have been questioned by the police after triggering an alarm.

Survivors visit Auschwitz ahead of anniversary

2015-01-26 18:03

Auschwitz survivors are paying private homage to their relatives killed in the Holocaust a day ahead of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

Poland rejects El Salvador toxic waste

2014-12-08 21:55

Poland has decided to refuse a shipment of toxic waste from El Salvador for destruction because of the local community's concerns.

Polish boy found in freezing cold improves

2014-12-03 21:11

A 2-year-old Polish boy found unconscious in freezing temperatures is improving.

Fire damages really old oak tree

2014-11-24 21:03

Fire has damaged a 750-year-old oak tree, believed to be the oldest in Poland.

Russia, Poland expel diplomats

2014-11-17 10:59

Russia says several of its diplomats have been expelled from Poland and in return it took "adequate" measures and told some Polish diplomats to leave Moscow.

Polish apple growers demand funding

2014-11-04 18:30

Some 300 Polish apple growers have demonstrated outside the prime minister's office to demand national funds to offset losses due to the Russian import ban.

Poland to move thousands of troops east

2014-10-27 20:41

Poland will move thousands of troops toward its eastern borders in a historic realignment of a military structure built in the Cold War, the country's defence minister has said.

Vatican to donate €100 000 to Auschwitz upkeep

2014-09-29 19:59

The Vatican has pledged €100 000 towards preserving the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz in southern Poland, the site's museum says.

Chopin's heart shows signs of TB

2014-09-17 21:06

Medical experts say composer Frederic Chopin's preserved heart bears signs of tuberculosis.

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