Poland recalls dark side of WWII victory

May 6, 2015

Poland recalls dark side of WWII victory

Poland on Thursday marks 70 years since the end of World War II, with an emphasis on the dark side of history: that victory over Nazi Germany triggered 45 years of Soviet domination. The anniversary comes as relations between the Kremlin and the West ...

Russian bikers try to enter Poland for WWII memorial ride

Apr 27, 2015

Russian bikers try to enter Poland for WWII memorial ride

Russian bikers belonging to a group loyal to President Vladimir Putin have approached the border of Poland from Belarus but it is not yet clear if they will make it through. Polish authorities said last week they would ban entry to the Night Wolves, ...

Apr 26, 2015

Germany says will deny entry to some Russian Night Wolves bikers

Germany will block some members of an ultra-nationalist Russian motorcycle club from entering the country, government sources said Saturday, a day after Poland also announced an entry ban for the group which is blacklisted by the United States. Some 50 members of the Night ...

Apr 22, 2015

Poland to buy Patriot missiles from U.S.

The United States welcomed news Tuesday that Poland is planning to buy the U.S.-made Patriot missile system in an unprecedented revamp of its military in a deal worth up to $5 billion. “Poland is a stalwart NATO ally, and its defense modernization program . ...

Poland's politicians, filmmakers hail Oscar for 'Ida'

Feb 24, 2015

Poland's politicians, filmmakers hail Oscar for 'Ida'

Poland’s politicians, filmmakers and fans rejoiced Monday over the nation’s first-ever foreign language movie Oscar for “Ida,” seeing it as a sign of the country’s cinematography coming of age. President Bronislaw Komorowski said the award is a “source of satisfaction for all Poles” and ...

Feb 19, 2015

Poland to pay $262,000 to inmates held at secret CIA prison

Poland will pay €230,000 ($262,000) in compensation to two terror suspects who say they were tortured at a CIA secret prison that Poland hosted from 2002-2003, a government minister said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna spoke after the European Court of Human Rights in ...

Warsaw's main Lazienkowski bridge on fire

Feb 16, 2015

Warsaw's main Lazienkowski bridge on fire

Warsaw’s main bridge caught fire on Saturday night, according to an AFP reporter on the scene, disrupting a key route through the Polish capital as the blaze burned into the night. Firefighters said there have been no victims from the fire but the damage ...