Sep 14, 2016

Judo group hails Polish parliament scuffle throw

A run-of-the-mill press conference at Poland’s parliament this week took an unexpected turn when a scuffle broke out and — to the delight of social media — ended with a judo move. “Minimum effort — maximum effect,” the Polish Judo Association tweeted after a ...

Aug 20, 2016

Top-secret Cold War-era bank notes shown to public in Poland

Top-secret Cold War-era bank notes printed by the Warsaw Pact for use in case of a war with the West were shown publicly in the Polish capital for the first time on Friday. Code-named “E-17,” the crisp notes — issued in the 1970s and ...

Search resumes for Nazi gold train that might not even exist

Aug 17, 2016

Search resumes for Nazi gold train that might not even exist

arsaw Explorers in Poland began digging Tuesday for a legendary Nazi train said to be laden with treasure and armaments. They’re not dissuaded by decades of fruitless searches, a scientific determination that no train is there and warnings by historians that such a train ...

Aug 14, 2016

Hunt for Nazi 'gold train' resumes in Poland

Treasure hunters have relaunched their search for a lost Nazi gold train allegedly loaded with loot and buried in southwestern Poland, despite there being no scientific evidence it exists. “The train isn’t a needle in a haystack, if it’s there, we’ll find it,” project ...

Pope Francis falls in Poland, escapes injury

Jul 28, 2016

Pope Francis falls in Poland, escapes injury

Pope Francis fell Thursday after stumbling down a step on an altar during a visit to Poland but quickly got back to his feet, seemingly without injury. Polish media broadcast images of the 79-year-old Argentine pontiff stumbling, then falling down out of view before ...

Jul 7, 2016

A divided Poland mulls total abortion ban

A 35-year-old woman rests on her hospital bed in Germany after an abortion. Her staunchly Catholic country, Poland, has one of Europe’s most restrictive termination laws, so she and her partner drove just over the border. “We told no one. Because I know it’s ...