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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.

Poland resumes gas supplies to Ukraine

2014-09-12 15:00

Poland has resumed natural gas deliveries to Ukraine after receiving a pledge that Russia's Gazprom would deliver requested supplies to PGNiG.

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.

 

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.

Poland's Tusk, Italy's Mogherini get EU top jobs

2014-08-31 07:32

European leaders have named Polish Premier Donald Tusk the next EU president and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to head its diplomatic service as the bloc faces a series of challenges.

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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