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EU starts legal action against Poland over new law

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EU starts legal action against Poland over new law

- Poland protests against European Commission's interference saying EU's fears about its court reform are 'unfounded' The European Union has announced that it launched legal action against Poland’s right-wing government on a new law that allows the justice minister to replace the chief justices of common courts. Saturday, a day after Poland published the law following approval by the country’s President Andrzej Duda despite mass protests staged in the country against the legislation Warsaw has one month to reply to the Commission letter, which "raises concerns that [
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Two teen campers among five dead as storms ravage Poland

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Two teen campers among five dead as storms ravage Poland

- WARSAW (AFP) - Five people including two teenage Girl Guides at a campground died in freak accidents on Saturday (Aug 12) when violent storms hit Poland in the grip of a heatwave, fire officials and police said. The two girls, aged 13 and 14, were crushed by falling trees while sleeping in a tent. Around 20 other children were injured when the storm hit the campground for Boy Scouts and Girl Guides hosting 140 youngsters in the northern village of Suszek
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Two girl scouts, three other people die in storms in Poland

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Two girl scouts, three other people die in storms in Poland

- WARSAW: Five people, including two teenage girl scouts, died and more than 30 were injured as a result of falling trees in a series of severe storms that hit Poland overnight. The girls, 13 and 14, were crushed by falling trees while sleeping in a tent when a storm hit their campground late on Friday in the Tuchola Forest in northern Poland, according to the Regional Crisis Management Team office in Gdansk
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Athletics: Fajdek wins hat-trick of hammer golds for Poland

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Athletics: Fajdek wins hat-trick of hammer golds for Poland

- LONDON: Pawel Fajdek, the colourful hammer champion from Poland, became the first man to win three successive world championship titles with a dominant triumph on Friday. The bespectacled, tattooed 28-year-old, whose world championship triumphs have gone hand in hand with Olympic calamities, completed a hammer double for Poland after Anita Wlodarczyk's triumph in the women's event. The silver went to Russian Valeriy Pronkin, competing under the neutral flag after being given permission to take part by the IAAF only last month, as he produced a final-round throw to consign Fajdek's Polish rival Wojciech Nowicki to the bronze
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Sailing, sailing, over the grassy waves

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Sailing, sailing, over the grassy waves

- ELBLAG, Poland: It is a tram or a train? Neither, it's a boat. Pleasure craft using Poland's Elblag Canal can appear to be seen as sailing through grassy plains as they follow tracks on land in an unusual solution for dealing with elevation on the waterway. The canal, approximately 240km (150 miles) north of Warsaw, uses a system of five inclined planes between its lakes, which are too steep to be navigated using locks
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VIDEO: Near tragedy in Poland when car crosses tracks before train

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VIDEO: Near tragedy in Poland when car crosses tracks before train

- WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The driver of a Volkswagen and three passengers barely escaped tragedy after their car plowed through a railroad crossing barrier in Poland as a high-speed train approached. The train hit the back of the car just as it managed to cross the tracks, but nobody inside was injured. The incident occurred late Monday evening in Koszalin, northern Poland, and was captured on video by the Polish state railway company, PKP
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Spain, Germany and Poland ravaged by 'biblical' storms as 'Lucifer' heatwave ends with rainfall

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Spain, Germany and Poland ravaged by 'biblical' storms as 'Lucifer' heatwave ends with rainfall

- THE hellish ‘Lucifer’ heatwave which has fried much of Europe for more than a week is being wiped out by ‘biblical’ thunderstorms pouring from the heavens. Spain, Germany and Poland have all been battered by torrential rainfall and storms over the past 36 hours – after sizzling in unbearable temperatures topping 40 degrees. The holiday isle of Ibiza was rocked by an estimated 3,000 lightning bolts in just three hours on Wednesday – with more than 20mm of rain falling within an hour
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Firefighter From Poland Overcame Many Obstacles To Serve

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Firefighter From Poland Overcame Many Obstacles To Serve

- The way Cezary Milewicz sees it, his lot in life hinged on two chance occurences: a pre-paid postage stamp and the decision to take an evening stroll. The first came in his native Poland. Born in Korsze, a town of 4,724 in the country's northeast corner, Milewicz first set foot in a firehouse when he was 5. His grandfather was a firefighter, and when Milewicz was 19 he enrolled in the fire academy in nearby Ketrzyn
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Teuns holds on to win Tour of Poland

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Teuns holds on to win Tour of Poland

- BUKOWINA TATRZANSKA, Pologne: Dylan Teuns held on to win the Tour of Poland by just two seconds from home favourite Rafal Majka following Friday's (Aug 4) seventh and final stage won by Wout Poels. Majka finished third on the 132.5km stage from Bukovina Resort to Bukowina Tatrzanska behind Briton Adam Yates in second to pick up four bonus seconds. But having started the day six seconds back from Belgian Tuens, the 2014 champion missed out on a second victory in his home Tour by just two seconds
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Music festival opens in Poland amid government pressure

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Music festival opens in Poland amid government pressure

- WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Young people and opposition politicians on Thursday attended a major annual music festival in Poland that celebrates diversity and tolerance — and which has faced pressure recently from the conservative anti-migrant government. The "Woodstock Festival Poland," whose name reflects its liberal youthful spirit, is taking place this year in a spirit of defiance due to new restrictions and pressure put on it by the conservative pro-Catholic ruling party, Law and Justice
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Activists accuse Poland of logging in ancient forest despite EU order

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Activists accuse Poland of logging in ancient forest despite EU order

- WARSAW (Reuters) - Environmental activists accused Poland of ignoring an order from the EU's top court to stop large-scale logging in one of Europe's last ancient forests - an allegation dismissed by Warsaw. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued an injunction last week banning logging in the northeast of the forest on the Belarus border, a UNESCO world heritage site that is protected by EU environmental law
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Music festival opens in Poland amid government pressure

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Music festival opens in Poland amid government pressure

- WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Young people and opposition politicians on Thursday attended a major annual music festival in Poland that celebrates diversity and tolerance — and which has faced pressure recently from the conservative anti-migrant government. The "Woodstock Festival Poland," whose name reflects its liberal youthful spirit, is taking place this year in a spirit of defiance due to new restrictions and pressure put on it by the conservative pro-Catholic ruling party, Law and Justice
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Van Poppel takes fifth stage, Sagan stays in Poland lead

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Van Poppel takes fifth stage, Sagan stays in Poland lead

- RZESZOW, Poland: Dutch rider Danny Van Poppel won the fifth stage of the Tour of Poland on Wednesday (Aug 2), just edging Slovak duo Luka Mezgec and race leader Peter Sagan at the line. The stage, the shortest on the race at just 130km, was marked by a huge pileup just 900 metres from the end, a consequence of the tight, twisty layout
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Poland vows to keep logging ancient forest despite EU court ruling

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Poland vows to keep logging ancient forest despite EU court ruling

- WARSAW (REUTERS) - Poland said on Monday (July 31) it would press on with logging the country's primeval Bialowieza forest in defiance of a ruling by the European Union's top court, saying it needed to cut down trees to defeat insect pests. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ordered Poland last week to immediately stop large-scale logging in the ancient forest, one of many cases that has pitted the nationalist, eurosceptic government in Warsaw against the bloc
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EU takes legal action against Poland over court reform

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EU takes legal action against Poland over court reform

- BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Union said Saturday (July 29) it has launched legal action against Poland’s right-wing government over a new law it fears will undermine the independence of the country’s common courts. The action taken by the European Commission, the EU executive, could lead to Poland being hauled before the 28-nation bloc’s highest court, the European Court of Justice, and eventually given a fine
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EU executive launches action against Poland over judiciary reform

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EU executive launches action against Poland over judiciary reform

- BRUSSELS: The European Commission has launched legal action against Poland's reforms to its judiciary and given Warsaw a month to respond, it said on Saturday. EU commissioners decided to launch the "infringement procedure" at a meeting on Wednesday, pending publication of Poland's new law, over concerns that it undermined the independence of judges and breached EU rules. The Commission said in a statement that its key concern about Poland's law on organisation of its ordinary courts was the introduction of different retirement ages for female judges (60) and male judges (65)
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Poland's Kaczynski says sticking to judicial reform plans - TV

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Poland's Kaczynski says sticking to judicial reform plans - TV

- WARSAW: Poland's ruling Law and Justice party is sticking to its plans to reform the judiciary but will wait for proposals from President Andrzej Duda before taking further action, its head Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on Thursday. Kaczynski told private broadcaster TV Trwam Duda's veto this week of two bills to overhaul the Supreme Court and the National Council of the Judiciary was a "very serious mistake", but the focus needed to be on how to proceed
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  • EU starts legal action against Poland over new law
    EU starts legal action against Poland over new law

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    Poland protests against European Commission's interference saying EU's fears about its court reform are 'unfounded' The European Union has announced that it launched legal action against Poland’s right-wing government on a new law that allows the justice minister to replace the chief justices of common courts. Saturday, a day after Poland published the law following approval by the country’s President Andrzej Duda despite mass protests staged in the country against the legislation Warsaw has one month to reply to the Commission letter, which "raises concerns that [
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Politics & Government

  • EU could halt Poland's voting rights
    EU could halt Poland's voting rights

    , channelnewsasia.com

    BRUSSELS: The EU warned Poland on Wednesday (Jul 26) it would suspend its voting rights if it pushes ahead with controversial court reforms, sparking a furious reaction from Warsaw. Poland's right-wing government accused Brussels of "blackmail" after the European Commission significantly raised the stakes in the confrontation. President Andrzej Duda's unexpected vetoing of two controversial reforms, including one targeting the supreme court, had not ended the risk to the independence of the Polish judiciary, Brussels said
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Sports

  • Olympian Powell named in GB judo squad for European Championships
    Olympian Powell named in GB judo squad for European Championships

    , bbc.co.uk

    Olympian Natalie Powell, of Wales, has been selected in the GB squad for the 2017 European Judo Championships in Warsaw, Poland, between April 20-23. Powell, who finished seventh at the 2016 Rio Olympics, is a former Commonwealth Games gold medallist. She returned to international competition at the start of 2017 with a fifth at the Dusseldorf Grand Prix and seventh at the Paris Grand Slam
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Business

  • Poland, China discuss economic cooperation
    Poland, China discuss economic cooperation

    , koat.com

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister has met with Chinese parliamentary leader Zhang Dejiang to discuss developing ties, including business and trade. Poland, a central European nation, wants to play a key role in China’s drive to increase business with Europe. The Polish government is seeking new partners and investments for the economy as it develops quickly. Beata Szydlo and Zhang Dejiang, who is the head of the Permanent Committee of China’s parliament, held talks Thursday
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Health

  • Danniella Westbrook’s ‘new face’ seen for the first time after plastic surgery makeover in Poland
    Danniella Westbrook’s ‘new face’ seen for the first time after plastic surgery makeover in Poland

    , thesun.co.uk

    DANNIELLA Westbrook has revealed her new face after going under the knife in Poland. The 43-year-old splashed out on a face lift and she showed off the results as she took a stroll today outside of Wroclaw airport. Danniella’s face was clearly still swollen from the procedure and her eyes appeared puffy. Speaking to The Sun Online ahead of her surgery, Danniella said: “They are discharging me in a bit and then I have to have the stitches out of my eyes on Sunday before I fly home to Spain
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Society & Culture

  • Polish PM flown to Warsaw hospital after car crash
    Polish PM flown to Warsaw hospital after car crash

    , yahoo.com

    By Marcin Goclowski. WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo was hurt when her car struck a tree in a crash in southern Poland on Friday, and she was flown by helicopter to a Warsaw hospital as a row broke out over security surrounding top government figures. "The PM's condition is good, PM will undergo additional routine checks in hospital in Warsaw," her spokesman Rafal Bochenek. "She
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Chris Hicks: ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ leads new movies/TV shows on video this week
    Chris Hicks: ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ leads new movies/TV shows on video this week

    , deseretnews.com

    “The Zookeeper’s Wife” is on various video platforms this week, and on DVD are the complete TV series “Homicide: Life on the Street” and some never-before-released episodes of “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson.” “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (Universal, 2017, PG-13, deleted scenes, featurettes). In 1939 Poland, a Christian married couple (Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh) with a young son runs the Warsaw Zoo, which is decimated by bombing raids during the German invasion
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Education

  • Central students portray Holocaust in the Warsaw ghetto
    Central students portray Holocaust in the Warsaw ghetto

    , wyomingnews.com

    CHEYENNE – Students at Cheyenne’s Central High are prepared to provide an emotional history lesson to the community next week. The drama students will stage three performances of “The Survivor.” Drama teacher Wende Wolfe-Perez said the play is based on the memoir of Jack Eisner. “He was a Holocaust survivor. It’s set in the Warsaw ghetto, and these kids all made a pact. They get 250 calories a day in
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Farming

  • From the Garden of England to Poland, UK farmers look abroad after Brexit
    From the Garden of England to Poland, UK farmers look abroad after Brexit

    , reuters.com

    LANGLEY, England (Reuters) - For 70 years, Tim Chambers' family has harvested fruit in south-east England, but after Britain's vote last year to leave the European Union he expanded into Poland and is ready to sell some of his land if a shortage of migrant workers worsens. His firm, W. B. Chambers & Son, has relied heavily on seasonal staff from eastern Europe for the past two decades as it focused on growing raspberries and blackberries that require laborious harvesting by hand
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Travel & Recreation

  • Gdansk, Poland’s hidden gem
    Gdansk, Poland’s hidden gem

    , tnp.sg

    Gdansk, in Poland, recently came in third place in Europe's Best Destinations 2017 competition, with Porto, in Portugal, and Italy's Milan placed first and second respectively. Lesser known than Warsaw and Krakow, Gdansk is located on the Baltic Sea coastline in north Poland, and is sometimes described as a smaller and more colourful Amsterdam because of its Dutch-designed buildings. This Baltic port city is one of Poland's oldest towns, and boasts centuries-old traditions of European culture, maritime history and a beautiful harbour
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Law & Crime

  • Poland confirms Minnesota man as Nazi commander
    Poland confirms Minnesota man as Nazi commander

    , abc7chicago.com

    WARSAW, Poland -- Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of a Minnesota man exposed by The Associated Press as a former commander in an SS-led unit that burned Polish villages and killed civilians in World War II, prosecutors said Monday. Prosecutor Robert Janicki said evidence gathered over years of investigation into U.S. citizen Michael K. confirmed "100 percent" that he was a commander of a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion
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Science & Nature

  • NGOs urge Poland to stop extensive logging in old forest
    NGOs urge Poland to stop extensive logging in old forest

    , richmond.com

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Environmentalists say Poland has until Saturday to explain to European Union authorities why it has increased logging in Europe's last primeval forest, or face EU court. The European Commission says the logging in Bialowieza Forest breaches EU laws protecting nature and is a threat to the UNESCO World Heritage site. It threatens to take Poland before the EU's Court of Justice
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Life & Style

  • Donald Trump LEFT HANGING by Polish First Lady as she rushes to greet Melania instead of shaking the US President’s outstretched hand
    Donald Trump LEFT HANGING by Polish First Lady as she rushes to greet Melania instead of shaking the US President’s outstretched hand

    , thesun.co.uk

    DONALD Trump was left red-faced today when the Polish First Lady rushed to greet his wife Melania instead of shaking his outstretched hand. The US President thought Agata Kornhauser-Duda was heading for him first during his visit to Warsaw in Poland – ahead of the G20 summit tomorrow – but was LEFT HANGING. The clip captures his startled look as the wife of Polish President Andrzej Duda bypassed him for the US First Lady
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Media & Information

  • Trump vows to fight fake news with a Polish president who's tried to gag the press
    Trump vows to fight fake news with a Polish president who's tried to gag the press

    , thecitizen.co.tz

    he Washington Post.If President Donald Trump needs a tag-team partner for future WWE-style takedowns of news outlets, he might have found an ally in Andrzej Duda. The Polish president has been accused of trying to suppress his country's media outlets and has himself tweeted about the battle against "FAKE NEWS" (like Trump, in all caps). Trump spent the first leg of his European trip shaking hands and smiling with the center-right president of Poland - although what some perceived as a snub by Duda's wife quickly became the subject of some international Twitter banter
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