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Poland battles to repair storm damage

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:21:00 GMT

Almost 11,000 customers were still without electricity on Friday morning, firefighters said after violent storms battered Poland last weekend.

Warsaw 65th in 'most livable' cities ranking

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:30:00 GMT

The Polish capital has been ranked 65th in the Economist Intelligence Unit's annual ranking of the world's "most livable" cities for the second time in a row.

Europe faces 'clash of civilizations', says Polish minister after Barcelona attack

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT

Poland’s interior minister has said Europe faces a “clash of civilizations” after a van ploughed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State.

New warning system announced in wake of devastating storms

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:22:00 GMT

Poland’s interior minister has announced a new regional warning system using television, the internet, and mobile phones, after violent storms killed six people in Poland’s north last weekend.

African swine flu-infected pigs not processed into pork: agriculture minister

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:30:00 GMT

Poland's Agriculture Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel has denied claims by one website that African swine fever-infected pigs were being processed into pork products in Poland.

Demonstrators face penalties after blocking far-right march in Warsaw

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:05:00 GMT

Polish police have asked courts to impose penalties on 117 people suspected of blocking a legal march by a far-right organisation in Warsaw on Tuesday.

Clearing up storm damage to Polish forests will take until 2019: official

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:16:00 GMT

Clearing up damage to forests caused by severe storms that battered Poland over the weekend will take until 2019, an official said on Wednesday.

Fatal toll of long weekend in Poland

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:13:00 GMT

Thirty-one people died and 620 were injured on Polish roads during the long weekend from 11 to 15 August.

Planes, weaponry out in force in Warsaw military parade

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:50:00 GMT

War planes streaked through the sky, more than 1,500 troops marched, and long lines of military vehicles thundered through the centre of the Polish capital as the country marked Armed Forces Day with a bang on Tuesday.

Polish PM, ministers discuss cleanup after storm damage

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:15:00 GMT

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło on Tuesday morning held a briefing with her Cabinet ministers to discuss the situation after a series of severe storms that hit the country over the weekend.

Poland marks anniversary of 1920 victory over Bolsheviks

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT

A series of patriotic and religious ceremonies were held on Tuesday in Poland to mark the 97th anniversary of the country's victory over the Russian Bolsheviks in the 1920 Battle of Warsaw.

Polish president sends condolences to storm victims

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:30:11 GMT

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday gave his condolences to victims of storms, which on Friday night and Saturday morning swept through the country killing six people and damaging thousands of homes.

Poland's power grid 'under control' after major storms: official

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:44:00 GMT

Poland's power supply is "under control," the finance ministry has said after major storms wreaked havoc across the country on Friday night and Saturday morning.

UPDATE: Five killed in storms in Poland

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:35:00 GMT

Five people have been killed and dozens injured in storms that have been wreaking havoc in Poland since Friday night.

20 injured in Polski Bus crash

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:33:00 GMT

Twenty people have been taken to hospital with injuries after their coach, belonging to budget transport company Polski Bus, crashed in a ditch on a highway in Poland's southeast.

Four killed, 36 injured in storms in Poland

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:25:00 GMT

Four people have been killed and 36 injured in storms that swept across Poland on the night between Friday and Saturday, according to the Government Centre for Security (RCB).

One killed, four injured as more storms hit Poland

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:29:00 GMT

One person was killed and four were injured as storms hit Poland on Thursday and Friday, firefighters said.

Presidential plane crash victims remembered in Warsaw

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:30:00 GMT

A monthly "March of Remembrance” in Warsaw commemorating the victims of the fatal 2010 Polish presidential plane crash went ahead peacefully despite fears of possible outbreaks of violence.

Most Poles want war reparations from Germany: survey

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:43:00 GMT

Sixty-three percent of Poles believe Germany should pay compensation for the damage it inflicted on Poland during World War II, a poll has found.

More Poles receive awards for saving Jews in WWII

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:26:00 GMT

Three Polish familes have collected Righteous Among the Nations awards on behalf of their no-longer-living relatives who risked their lives to save Jews during World War II.

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