Oct 21, 2014

Putin offered in 2008 to divide Ukraine with Poland: Polish ex-minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland’s then leader that they divide Ukraine between themselves as far back as 2008, Poland’s parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, said in an interview published by the U.S. Politico website. According to Sikorski, who until September served as Poland’s ...

Oct 14, 2014

Polish doctors test man for Ebola

A man has been hospitalised in Poland pending blood tests on whether he has the Ebola virus, but he had not travelled to Africa and the tests were being conducted as a precaution only, a health official said. The 31-year-old man called for an ...

Abandoned lion cub nursed by sheepdog at Polish zoo

Oct 10, 2014

Abandoned lion cub nursed by sheepdog at Polish zoo

A lion cub who was abandoned at birth by his parents has been cuddling up to a shaggy-haired sheepdog and mother-of-five at a private zoo in Poland. Parys was born last week at the small zoo in the eastern town of Wojciechow to a ...

Sep 23, 2014

Poland stages major military maneuvers amid Russia tensions

Poland kicks off major military exercises involving eight NATO partners on Wednesday amid the West’s worst standoff with Russia since the end of the Cold War sparked by differences over the Ukraine crisis. Organized every two years since 2006, this year’s Anaconda maneuvers involve ...

Pragmatism, charm are Tusk's hallmarks

Sep 1, 2014

Pragmatism, charm are Tusk's hallmarks

Donald Tusk relied on a mix of charm and pragmatism to rise to the top of Polish politics and stay in power longer than anyone since the Cold War. Being the European Union’s president will test the extent of those talents. Emerging from a ...

EU names Tusk, Mogherini to top jobs, readies Russian sanctions

Aug 31, 2014

EU names Tusk, Mogherini to top jobs, readies Russian sanctions

European Union leaders on Saturday chose Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk to chair the European Council and named Italian Federica Mogherini to run the bloc’s foreign relations as it prepared to threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine. A summit in Brussels shared the ...

Jul 17, 2014

Polish MEP's racial slur sparks anger

A far-right Polish MEP outraged lawmakers gathered in the European Parliament on Wednesday by comparing the continent’s unemployed youth to “n-ggers” in the U.S. South. Janusz Korwin-Mikke, the outspoken leader of the royalist and libertarian Congress of the New Right party, delivered the remark ...

Poland's last communist ruler, Wojciech Jaruzelski, dies at 90

May 26, 2014

Poland's last communist ruler, Wojciech Jaruzelski, dies at 90

Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland’s last communist leader who imposed martial law to crush the Solidarity movement only to hand over power less than a decade later, died aged 90 on Sunday following a long bout of illness, a military hospital in Warsaw said. In ...

May 4, 2014

A glance at the history of Polish immigration to U.K.

Poles are now the second-largest foreign-born group of people in the U.K., with numbers at a record high following Poland’s accession to the EU 10 years ago. But the history of Poles in Britain goes back much further. 1500s: Polish migration to Britain begins. ...

Polish immigrants find their footing in Britain

May 4, 2014

Polish immigrants find their footing in Britain

by Harriet Sherwood

Ten years after Tomasz Dyl left his small hometown near Krakow as a 13-year-old to start a new life in Southampton on England’s south coast, his personal trajectory has become emblematic of the story of Polish migration to the U.K. While his parents earned ...