Poles have mixed feelings on planned memorial to Jews

Aug 31, 2015

Poles have mixed feelings on planned memorial to Jews

As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn’t even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to ...

Radar reportedly detects missing Nazi gold train in Poland

Aug 29, 2015

Radar reportedly detects missing Nazi gold train in Poland

A Polish official said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove a claim of the discovery of an armored Nazi train that has been missing in southwestern Poland since World War II. Local lore says a German ...

Many praise Germany, scorn Japan 70 years after WWII

Aug 13, 2015

Many praise Germany, scorn Japan 70 years after WWII

Both nations brutalized continents. Both slaughtered and abused tens of millions of people. But while Germany is held up as a paragon of post-World War II reconciliation, Japan is mired in animosity with its neighbors seven decades later. In many ways, the stunning economic ...

Greek crisis revives Polish debate over joining the euro

Jul 9, 2015

Greek crisis revives Polish debate over joining the euro

The possibility of a Greek exit from the euro is reviving debate in Poland about the wisdom of signing on to the joint currency, so much so that Poland’s president warned this week that his country risks becoming a political lightweight if it sticks ...

Jun 28, 2015

'Feminist drone' delivers abortion pills to Poland

Feminist activists on Saturday sent a drone from Germany to Poland carrying abortion pills to highlight the staunchly Catholic country’s restrictive abortion laws. The pills are not available in Poland and Jula Gaweda of the feminist organization Feminoteka said that two Polish women — ...

Jun 22, 2015

Hackers ground 1,400 LOT passengers at Warsaw

Around 1,400 passengers of the Polish airline LOT were grounded at Warsaw’s Chopin airport on Sunday after hackers attacked the airline ground computer systems used to issue flight plans, the company said. The computer system was hacked in the afternoon and fixed after around ...

May 24, 2015

'Kingdom of Enclava' moves to new home on Croatian-Serbian border

The world’s youngest micro-nation, the self-proclaimed “Kingdom of Enclava,” on Saturday announced it will settle on a new spot along the Croatian-Serbian border after learning that its initial chosen location was in fact on Slovenian territory. “We cease all activities related to the establishment ...