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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.


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..
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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..
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Videos for Poland

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...

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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.

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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.

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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

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, in an effort to tap into the $23.9 trillion business-to-business e-commerce market..

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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.

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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.

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EU's Tusk on jobs deal: ‘Europe is a woman’ [Video]EU's Tusk on jobs deal: ‘Europe is a woman’

The European Council President says he is "really happy" about the deal to assign women to head two senior EU jobs for the first time. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

Europe Breaking Temperature Records During Dangerous Heat Wave [Video]Europe Breaking Temperature Records During Dangerous Heat Wave

A heat wave has settled over Europe, with France breaking its high-temperature record with a scorching 45.9 degrees Celsius. French and Italian officials have issued a "red alert" weather warning,..

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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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Polish police detain 25 after attacks on equality march

Police have detained 25 people in Bialystok, eastern Poland, after attacks on those taking part in the city's first equality march amid accusations that the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party benefits..
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Poland's fragmented opposition coalesces into left, center blocs

Poland's main opposition parties have formed two coalition blocs to vie for left-leaning and centrist votes ahead of a national election later this year, in the hope of denting the popularity of the..
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Poland says Trump to attend World War Two event in Warsaw

Poland said on Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump would attend events in Warsaw marking the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the country - though the White House said the trip was not yet..
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Next EU executive won't let Poland, Hungary off hook on democracy: diplomats

The European Union's next executive will keep up forceful pressure on Poland and Hungary over rule of law deficiencies, diplomats and officials said on Thursday, countering the hopes of Warsaw's ruling..
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Poland's ruling nationalists seek to broaden appeal as election nears

Poland's ruling nationalists want to appeal to more educated urban voters beyond their conservative rural base ahead of a parliamentary election later this year when they hope to gain a large enough..
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Poland sees positives in von der Leyen remarks on rule of law

Poland sees potential positive elements in remarks on the rule of law by the nominee to lead the European Commission, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Wednesday.
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Poland praises likely new EU Commission head, eyes better ties with Brussels

Poland's foreign minister praised the "non-confrontational" style of the EU's nominee to head the next European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and signalled that he looked forward to improved ties..
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Poland, Germany contradict Macron on EU Balkan enlargement

Poland and Germany on Friday called for continued progress on European Union membership talks for western Balkan states hoping to join the bloc, rejecting France's position that it shouldn't accept..
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Poland scolds EU over delayed accession talks with Albania, North Macedonia

Polish President Andrzej Duda scolded the European Union on Friday for delaying accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia, days after the EU's current eastern European members lost out in a..
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Amnesty chides Poland over mistreatment of judges

Judges who have opposed the "political hijacking" of Poland's judiciary are suffering unfair discrimination, human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday, adding to European Union pressure..
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Poland's PM expects progress on top EU jobs Tuesday, but talks won't be easy

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said he expected a significant progress if not a final deal on Tuesday in talks over allocating top jobs within the European Union.
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Three coal miners die in Poland after quake

Three miners died after a tremor on Monday at a Polish coal mine owned by mining group PGG, the company said, in the deadliest incident in the country's mining industry this year.
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Poland must maintain judicial independence: human rights official

Poland's government needs to do more to preserve judicial independence and avoid "undermining public confidence in it," the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights said in a report published..
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Child benefits and tax breaks as Polish government gears up for election

Poland's governing Law and Justice Party (PiS) will extend its child benefit program from Monday, in a move critics say is a clear attempt to buy national election votes that will also divert..
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Adviser to EU top court doubts Polish judiciary's independence

An adviser to Europe's top court said on Thursday that a supreme court reform in Poland could undermine the independence of its judiciary, adding pressure on the Warsaw government to row back on..
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Polish driving test candidate runs over and kills examiner

An examiner was run over and killed by a 68-year-old woman taking her driving test in the southern Polish city of Rybnik on Monday, police said.
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EU's top court finds cutting retirement age for Poland's Supreme Court unlawful

The European Union's highest court ruled on Monday that Poland's judiciary reform to lower the retirement age for the country's supreme court judges was against EU law, in a blow to the Polish..
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Ambitious 2050 climate goal relegated to footnote at EU summit

A push by most European Union nations for the world's biggest economic bloc to go carbon neutral by 2050 was dropped to a footnote at a summit on Thursday after resistance from Poland, the Czech..
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Polish government to 'repolonize' media in next term, deputy PM says

Poland's ruling party will have the task of "repolonizing" the country's media if it wins elections scheduled for October or November, a deputy prime minister said.
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Eastern EU states would back Barnier for Commission President: Hungary

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will be among the candidates that East European member states Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia can support to become the next European..
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Poland's lowering of retirement age for judges breaks EU laws: EU court adviser

Poland's new rules that lower the retirement age for judges, introduced in 2017, break European Union law, an advocate general for the EU's top court said in an opinion on Thursday in a blow to..
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Visegrad group to agree common stance on EU's 2050 climate goals: Hungary

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic - the so-called "Visegrad Four" countries - will agree a common stance on the European Union's 2050 climate goals, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor..
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Threats to human rights rising in Poland, ombudsman says

Poland's crisis over the rule of law also poses a growing threat to human rights in the European Union's biggest ex-communist member, the country's ombudsman for human rights said.
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Deploying U.S. troops in Poland wholly defensive, ambassador says in riposte to Russia

A U.S. agreement with Poland to send 1,000 extra troops to the country is a defensive measure needed for its security, the U.S. ambassador to Warsaw said on Monday, replying to accusations from..
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Poland's bishops exhorted to do more against pedophilia

The Vatican's leading sexual abuse investigator on Friday urged stronger action from Poland's Catholic bishops who are under growing public pressure over a pedophilia scandal.
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Russia says it will respond defensively to U.S. deployment in Poland

The Kremlin said on Thursday the Russian military was closely tracking U.S. plans to beef up its forces in Poland and taking steps to ensure Russia's national security was not threatened by what Moscow..
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Russia says concerned about U.S. deployment of spy drones in Poland: RIA

MOSCOW, June 13 (Reuters) - Russia is concerned about a U.S. plan to deploy spy drones in Poland, RIA news agency cited a Russian deputy foreign minister as saying on Thursday.
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