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Poland: Republic in Central Europe
Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative subdivisions, covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres (120,733 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With a population of approximately 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union. Poland's capital and largest metropolis is Warsaw. Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin.

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U.S. backs proposed $6.5 billion sale of 32 F-35 Lockheed jets to Poland

The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it had approved a proposed sale of 32 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets worth $6.5 billion to Poland.
Reuters - Published

Poland suspends parliament's session until just after election in October

Poland's parliament will be suspended at the close of business on Wednesday until after an election on Oct. 13, its speaker said, prompting opposition lawmakers to accuse the right-wing government of..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Poland

Polish Speed climber beats lift in neon night race [Video]Polish Speed climber beats lift in neon night race

Poland's 2016 world speed climbing champion Marcin Dzienski took just 12.12 seconds to beat a lift up 23 metres in Warsaw. In this stunt he raced an illuminated elevator on the outside of the Westin..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Lift off! Polish Speed climber beats lift in race [Video]Lift off! Polish Speed climber beats lift in race

Poland's 2016 world speed climbing champion Marcin Dzienski beats a lift in 12.12 seconds

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:03Published

Mike Pence Reassures Poland The US Will Protect Them From Russia [Video]Mike Pence Reassures Poland The US Will Protect Them From Russia

Vice President Mike Pence reassured Poland the U.S. would protect it from Russia. According to Reuters, Pence said allies should “remain vigilant” about Moscow meddling in elections. He wants..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

London Mayor Warns Rise Of European Populists Resembles Dawn Of WWII [Video]London Mayor Warns Rise Of European Populists Resembles Dawn Of WWII

London Mayor Sadiq Khan issued a stern warning at an event marking the anniversary of the outbreak of WWII in Gdansk, Poland. According to Reuters, Khan said Sunday that Europe is starting to resemble..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

World leaders mark 80th anniversary of WW2 in Warsaw [Video]World leaders mark 80th anniversary of WW2 in Warsaw

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence joined Polish leaders on Sunday (September 1) to commemorate 80 years since the start of World War Two in Poland, where the conflict..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

Dorian strengthens to Category 4 storm and shifts aim [Video]Dorian strengthens to Category 4 storm and shifts aim

Hurricane Dorian spun across the Atlantic on Saturday as a powerful Category 4 storm but the eye of the hurricane shifted northeast, which could mean less damage along the Florida coast. Conway G...

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Hurricane Dorian strengthens to Category 3 storm [Video]Hurricane Dorian strengthens to Category 3 storm

Hurricane Dorian gained strength and slowly churned toward the U.S. mainland, alarming forecasters who worry parts of Florida will be walloped by strong winds, a storm surge and heavy rain for an..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Long lines as Florida braces for Dorian [Video]Long lines as Florida braces for Dorian

Hurricane Dorian gained strength as it crept closer to Florida's coast on Friday, raising the risk that parts of the U.S. state will be hit by strong winds, a storm surge and heavy rain for a prolonged..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Trump Cancels Poland Trip In Light Of Hurricane Hitting Florida [Video]Trump Cancels Poland Trip In Light Of Hurricane Hitting Florida

Florida faces a possible Category 4 storm over Labor Day weekend and President Donald Trump is concerned. According to Reuters, he said Hurricane Dorian’s winds are “unbelievably high.” The storm..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump skips Poland trip as Dorian nears Florida [Video]Trump skips Poland trip as Dorian nears Florida

President Donald Trump canceled a visit to Poland as Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian, which is forecast to make landfall on the Atlantic coast Monday as a dangerous Category 4 storm. Freddie Joyner..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Trump cancels Poland trip due to Hurricane Dorian [Video]Trump cancels Poland trip due to Hurricane Dorian

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he cancelled his trip to Poland this weekend and said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence would go in his place as Trump said Hurricane Dorian could be a 'very,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Rescue workers battle to save trapped cavers in Poland [Video]Rescue workers battle to save trapped cavers in Poland

Rescue workers are battling to save two cavers trapped in a cavern in Poland's Tatra Mountains, in what is being viewed as one most difficult rescue operations in the history of Polish mountain rescue...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Watch: Girls defying stereotypes in boy-sparse village in Poland [Video]Watch: Girls defying stereotypes in boy-sparse village in Poland

The trainee volunteer fire brigade in the village is comprised of only girls, with the youngest firefighter, Maja Golasz aged just two and a half.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Watch: First Plock Pride parade in Poland takes place without major incidents [Video]Watch: First Plock Pride parade in Poland takes place without major incidents

Poland's ruling PiS (Law and Justice) party have been using LGBT issues as leverage ahead of the upcoming general election in October.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Gay pride parade held in Polish city of Plock [Video]Gay pride parade held in Polish city of Plock

Large numbers of Polish police protected an LGBT parade in the city of Plock to prevent violence after a similar rally was attacked last month in Bialystok

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Man arrested after armed police called to Polish consulate [Video]Man arrested after armed police called to Polish consulate

One man has been detained after two men were reportedly seen acting "suspiciously" in Poland's Consulate General in Manchester, police said. Greater Manchester Police said: "Police are currently..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Activists warn Poland’s LGBT community is 'under attack' | The Cube [Video]Activists warn Poland’s LGBT community is 'under attack' | The Cube

Poland’s LGBT community is “under attack”, activists warn | The Cube

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Polish city becomes awash with yellow thanks to blooming sunflower field [Video]Polish city becomes awash with yellow thanks to blooming sunflower field

A sprawling sunflower field has made a Polish city look like a real-life Van Gogh painting.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Cyclists mourn death of Bjorg Lambrecht in Tour of Poland [Video]Cyclists mourn death of Bjorg Lambrecht in Tour of Poland

Cyclists at the Tour of Poland pay their respects to Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht who suffered a fatal crash during the stage on Monday.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:52Published

Watch: Poles commemorate Warsaw Uprising with minute's silence [Video]Watch: Poles commemorate Warsaw Uprising with minute's silence

Poland is marking the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising during World War II.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:18Published

Warsaw Uprising: What happened during the WWII insurrection & how is it viewed today? [Video]Warsaw Uprising: What happened during the WWII insurrection & how is it viewed today?

Poland is marking the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising during World War II.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:17Published

Alibaba opens up to American sellers [Video]Alibaba opens up to American sellers

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group will now allow small businesses in the United States to sell on Alibaba.com, in an effort to tap into the $23.9 trillion business-to-business e-commerce market..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:15Published

Want a yacht? Head for Poland, not the Riviera [Video]Want a yacht? Head for Poland, not the Riviera

EU figures show that Poland now accounts for more than half of the bloc's exports of luxury yachts. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Polish newspaper criticised over plans to print 'LGBT free zone' stickers | #TheCube [Video]Polish newspaper criticised over plans to print 'LGBT free zone' stickers | #TheCube

A newspaper in Poland has ignited a debate after announcing a plan to print "LGBT free-zone" stickers with its next issue.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:12Published

 

Polish coast guard boards Greenpeace ship in coal protest

Armed Polish border guards boarded a Greenpeace ship blocking a delivery of coal in the port of Gdansk late on Monday and detained two activists, officials said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Polish ruling party chief to have two knee operations

Poland's ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, told a newspaper on Tuesday he would have two knee-replacement operations after the Oct. 13 elections, following speculation about his health.
Reuters - Published

Poland's foreign ministry condemns attack on Israeli students

Poland's foreign ministry on Sunday condemned violence against a group of Israeli students beaten at a Warsaw nightclub early on Saturday, following criticism that Polish leaders are not doing enough..
Reuters - Published

Polish PiS promises voters even more cash ahead of October election

Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party will offer pensioners regular annual cash bonuses and will almost double the minimum wage for workers, its leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said ahead..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Vice President Pence calls for vigilance about Russia

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sought on Monday to reassure Poland about Washington's commitment to protecting it from Russia, saying allies should "remain vigilant" about Moscow's election meddling..
Reuters - Published

U.S. and Poland urge tougher checks on foreign influence over 5G networks

The United States and Poland believe suppliers of 5G network equipment should be rigorously evaluated for foreign government control, a joint declaration signed on Monday said, as Washington pressures..
Reuters - Published

Germany asks for forgiveness as Poland marks 80th anniversary of war

Germany's president asked for forgiveness for his country on Sunday for the suffering of the Polish people during World War Two as Poland marked 80 years since the Nazi German invasion that unleashed..
Reuters - Published

Poland marks 80th anniversary of start of World War Two

Leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday mark 80 years since the start of World War Two in Poland, with the conflict still a live political issue..
Reuters - Published

Poland wants sanctions against Russia over Crimea to continue

President Andrzej Duda said on Saturday that Poland saw a need to maintain Western sanctions against Russia over its 2014 annexation of the Crimea region from Ukraine.
Reuters - Published

Warsaw, Washington agree on locations for new U.S. troops in Poland

Warsaw and Washington have agreed on six locations for new U.S. troops to be stationed in Poland, the country's Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Friday, a day after Donald Trump canceled a..
Reuters - Published

Location for additional U.S. troops in Poland already agreed: minister

Poland has agreed with the United States where additional U.S. troops will be deployed on its soil, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Friday, a day after President Donald Trump canceled a trip..
Reuters - Published

Trump skips goodwill trip to Poland due to Hurricane Dorian

U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly called off a weekend trip to Poland on Thursday, saying he wanted to stay home and make sure the federal government is prepared for a looming hurricane headed for..
Reuters - Published

Poland's ruling party has 41.5% support before October vote: IBRiS

Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party still enjoys the highest support out of any grouping ahead of parliamentary elections in October, according to a poll released on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Polish nurse, 97, recalls training for a war that terrified her

Wanda Kialka was 17 when a friend suggested she join a military training camp for women outside Vilnius, then a part of Poland, as a way of preparing for something both hoped would never come - another..
Reuters - Published

S Jaishankar starts three-nation trip today

Before heading to Russia on August 27, Jaishankar will spend some days in Hungary. Finishing his meetings with the Russian leadership, Jaishankar will travel to Poland, which will be the first..
IndiaTimes - Published

Strengthening ties: Jaishankar to travel to Hungary, Russia, and Poland from Sunday


IndiaTimes - Published

Five dead, 150 injured after multiple lightning strikes at South Poland's Tatra Mountains; rescuers search for three missing

Three people were missing on Friday in southern Poland after a deadly thunderstorm with multiple lightning strikes hit the Tatra Mountains.
Firstpost - Published

Poland's ruling party hit by scandals, poll shows

Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, hit by two high profile resignations, lost 5 percentage points in an opinion poll published on Friday ahead of October's election.
Reuters - Published

Polish rescue service finds body of trapped caver

Polish rescuers have found the body of one of two cavers trapped in a cavern in Poland's Tatra mountains since Saturday, mountain rescue service TOPR said late on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Four die, more than 100 hurt in thunderstorm in Poland's Tatra mountains

Four people, two of them children, died and more than 100 were injured during a thunderstorm in Poland's Tatra mountains on Thursday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said.
Reuters - Published

At least three die in thunderstorm in Tatra mountains

At least three people were killed and 22 injured during a thunderstorm in Poland's Tatra Mountains on Thursday and another was killed in the West Tatras in Slovakia, mountain rescue services reported.
Reuters - Published

Putin says U.S. is able to deploy new cruise missile in Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the United States was now in a position to deploy a new land-based cruise missile in Romania and Poland, a scenario he considered a threat that..
Reuters - Published

Polish PM seeks explanations over report minister sought to discredit judges

Poland's prime minister demanded explanations on Tuesday about accusations that a deputy minister sought to discredit judges critical of the government's judicial reforms by planting media rumors about..
Reuters - Published

A WW2 battle reverberates in Poland's national election campaign

A monument to a battle fought in the opening days of World War Two has become a new frontline in the fight between Poland's ruling nationalists and the liberal opposition in the countdown to a..
Reuters - Published

Poland's Kaczynski condemns gay pride marches as election nears

Poland must resist the "traveling theater" of gay pride marches, the leader of its conservative ruling party said on Sunday, as the staunchly Roman Catholic country gears up for a parliamentary..
Reuters - Published

Over two dozen rescuers try to save trapped cavers in Poland

More than two dozen rescue workers are battling to help save two cavers trapped in a cavern in Poland's Tatra mountains, the mountain rescue service said on Sunday, after a narrow tunnel was flooded..
Reuters - Published

Poland may join U.S.-led mission in Strait of Hormuz

Poland is considering supporting a U.S.-led mission to protect the Strait of Hormuz, but has not made a formal decision yet.
Reuters - Published

Poland's rights commissioner on faultlines of divided country

With his square, horn-rimmed glasses and measured academic tone, Poland's human rights commissioner seems an unlikely figure to attract a crowd at a rock festival.
Reuters - Published

Poland's ruling party emerges unscathed from flights scandal

Poland's ruling nationalists appear on track to win October's parliamentary vote, three opinion polls show, despite a scandal over the private use of government aircraft by the party's speaker of..
Reuters - Published

Police presence strong at Polish pride march in wake of violence

More than 1000 people took part in a pride parade in the central Polish city of Plock protected by a cordon of armed police as LGBT rights became a hot button issue in Catholic Poland ahead of a..
Reuters - Published

Spend more on defense or we move troops to Poland, U.S. envoy tells Germany

An envoy of U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel's unwillingness to boost defense spending might give the United States no choice but to move American troops..
Reuters - Published

UK charges 55-year-old man over bomb hoax at Polish consulate

British police said prosecutors had charged a 55-year-old man with making a bomb hoax on Thursday at Poland's consulate in the northern English city of Manchester.
Reuters - Published

Poland's parliament speaker resigns over private flights scandal

Poland's parliament speaker said on Thursday he would resign after it was revealed that he used government aircraft for private trips, suggesting the ruling nationalists aimed to defuse a scandal that..
Reuters - Published

Poland warns EU countries against rapprochement with Russia

Poland wants to make sure a new European Commission stays tough on Russia and is concerned that some European Union countries are growing increasingly friendly toward its eastern neighbor, even as the..
Reuters - Published

Poland to hold parliamentary election on October 13

Polish president's office confirmed on Tuesday that the country will hold its parliamentary election on Oct. 13, which most pollsters expect the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party to win thanks to..
Reuters - Published

Polish state firms pouring ad cash into media that attack gay rights, research data shows

State companies in Poland have multiplied many times over their spending on advertising via news magazines that attack gay rights since the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party came to power in..
Reuters - Published

Liberals fear unrest as Poland Catholic Church doubles down on anti-gay rhetoric

Poland's Catholic Church has doubled down on the anti-gay rhetoric that has become the nationalist ruling party's dominant theme in recent weeks, drawing a rebuke from liberal politicians who compared..
Reuters - Published

Poland says Russia responsible for nuclear treaty collapse

Poland's foreign ministry said on Friday that Russia bears full responsibility for the collapse of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), after the United States formally withdrew from the..
Reuters - Published

Trump will travel to Poland, Denmark from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3

U.S. President Donald Trump and Melania Trump will visit Poland and Denmark from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Trump says he will visit Poland

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would visit Poland, which is hosting events later this year in Warsaw to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Nazi invasion of the country during World War..
Reuters - Published

Twenty-two Poles injured after bus crash in southern Turkey

At least 22 Polish citizens were injured, including three seriously, after a bus crashed down a wooded slope near the southern Turkish resort of Kemer on Tuesday, according to a Polish ministry and..
Reuters - Published

Conservative Polish magazine issues 'LGBT-free zone' stickers

A conservative magazine in Poland distributed "LGBT-free zone" stickers with its weekly edition on Wednesday, amid a mounting backlash against gay rights in central Europe's largest nation ahead of a..
Reuters - Published

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