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  • Review
    2 years ago
    by spaceghoti
    +29 +1

    Historical Statue Becomes Darth Vader When it Snows

    After a 2015 snowfall, the people of Wejherowo, Poland, were shocked to see that one of their statues had transformed into a tribute to Star Wars villain extraordinaire Darth Vader.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by ppp
    +40 +1

    Check out this entire ice maze in Poland

    Would you like to get lost in the cold, with walls of ice so high that you can’t see above them? Then we have found your perfect holiday destination. Book your ticket to Zakopane in Poland, where people are loving this maze carved out of snow and living their dreams of swanning round an igloo palace (or getting stuck in an industrial freezer). It opened yesterday in the mountain resort around two hours from Krakow, and offers...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +34 +1

    Grow a thicker skin, Germany tells Poland

    The German government reminded Poland on Wednesday that it doesn't control political speech within its borders, after Warsaw complained about a Düsseldorf carnival float which mocked the leader of its governing party. It's a potent image, especially for a group of Germans to make about their neighbours to the East. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the Law and Justice Party, dressed as a preening military dictator, places his booted foot on the head of a prostrate woman labelled "Poland".

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +31 +1

    Is this the most controversial magazine cover about the migrant crisis?

    The right-wing Polish weekly magazine wSieci (The Network) has caused outrage with its latest front cover. The publication features the image of a white woman, draped with the European Union flag, screaming as she is being groped and assaulted by dark skinned male arms. Twitter users have compared the images with fascist propaganda in Nazi Germany and Mussolini’s Italy, which used images of women being attacked by...

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +19 +1

    The conspiracy theorists who have taken over Poland

    Jarosław Kaczyński has convinced Poland that it is threatened by a shadowy leftwing cabal –and become the country’s most powerful man. By Christian Davies. (Feb. 16)

  • Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    by jcscher
    +20 +1

    Warsaw Protest Draws Tens of Thousands

    Tens of thousands of Poles rallied in Warsaw on Saturday to protest moves by Poland's three-month-old conservative government which they say undermine freedoms and the constitution. (Feb. 27)

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by junglman
    +19 +1

    Holocaust survivor becomes world's oldest man at 112

    More than 70 years ago Yisrael Kristal was a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. Today he is the world's oldest man, at 112, Guinness World Records has announced. Kristal was born on September 15, 1903 in what is now Poland, but was western Russia at the time. His birth preceded the Wright brothers' first flight by three months. He lived through both world wars, surviving World War II in the Warsaw ghetto, until being sent to Auschwitz in 1944.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +4 +1

    At the Milk Bar

    Let’s pioneer the provision of communal eating facilities! By Owen Hatherley.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by cone
    +35 +1

    Poland gives up pledge to host refugees following Brussels bombings

    Poland abandoned a pledge to shelter migrants under a European Union relocation agreement, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said, shifting her country’s stance a day after suicide bombers killed dozens of people in the bloc’s de-facto capital. Poland’s previous government agreed to host several thousand migrants under a deal forged by the EU’s 28 member states to address the hundreds of thousands of mostly...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by hxxp
    +31 +1

    Poland Set to Demolish 500 Soviet Monuments

    The Polish government plans to demolish about 500 Soviet monuments throughout the country, head of the Institute of National Remembrance Lukasz Kaminsky said in an interview with online portal Onet.pl, the RBC news website reported Thursday. Kaminsky — whose institute is responsible for investigating crimes against the Polish nation — said that plans for the demolition of the monuments, would be sent to local authorities in the coming weeks.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by timex
    +37 +1

    Poles Protest Possibility of Total Ban on Abortion

    Thousands of Poles took part in street demonstrations on Sunday to protest a possible tightening of the country's abortion law, already one of the most restrictive in Europe. The rallies in Warsaw and other cities were held under the slogan "No to the torture of women" and came as the influential Roman Catholic Church launched a campaign for a total ban on abortion, something supported by Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +12 +1

    Russia jets make 'simulated attack' passes near U.S. destroyer: U.S.

    Two Russian warplanes flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, the U.S. military said, with one official describing them as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory. The repeated flights by the Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes, which also flew near the ship a day earlier, were so close they created wake in the water, with 11 passes, the official said on Wednesday. The planes carried no visible weaponry, the official said.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by FivesandSevens
    +42 +1

    Searching for Nazi Gold

    The treasure hunters of Lower Silesia, Poland, believe that untold riches lie hidden in abandoned tunnels and bunkers. Could they be right?

  • Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    by rexall
    +26 +1

    Warsaw 1944 - Official UK Trailer

    An epic re-telling of the Warsaw uprising during the Second World War, following the story of a young soldier embroiled in the historic event – a stark reminder of the price his generation paid for the war. Brutal, and at times heart-wrenching, Warsaw 1944 is a war movie for the ages.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +41 +1

    Poland to dig up victims of 2010 presidential plane crash

    The remains of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and other victims of a 2010 plane crash will be exhumed to help investigators determine the cause of the crash that killed 96 people, a spokesman for top prosecutors said Wednesday. Prosecutor Maciej Kujawski told The Associated Press that investigators are in talks with Polish and foreign experts who they want to carry out the exhumations at an unspecified time. Temperatures in Poland allow for exhumations to take place from mid-October until mid-April.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +19 +1

    Could Long-Lost Amber Room Be Stashed in a Nazi Bunker in Poland?

    A museum in the country’s northeast says it has evidence of a hidden chamber inside a compound used by German forces, and that it may contain the treasure lost during World War II. By Rick Lyman. (June 10, 2016)

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by LisMan
    +4 +1

    Pl.Solny Witnesses A Weekend Of Demonstrations

    Pl. Solny became the centre of political activity last weekend, with two differ...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by LisMan
    +22 +1

    Nearly one million Poles considered ‘affluent’

    In 2015 there will be 969,000 Poles with an income of PLN 7,100 per month or more, which are considered “affluent”, the latest report by KPMG said.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by LisMan
    +12 +1

    Ukrainians in Poland: In pursuit of a better life?

    In fact, any estimates of the scale of foreign employment in Poland are unreliable. There is no effective labour market monitoring system, and the real scale of irregular employment is unknown. Yet, the statistics can still tell us a story.

  • Image
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +32 +1

    Polish Artists Recreate Traditional Slavic Head Wreaths With A Modern Twist

    Photographer Ula Kóska in collaboration with makeup artist Beata Bojda has made an incredible Slavic themed photo-shoot that features Polish (and Slavic) folklore elements.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by wildcat
    +13 +1

    80-year-old Polish temptress 'drugged, swindled suitors'

    Polish authorities have arrested an 80-year-old woman who allegedly drugged and then robbed a string of senior citizen suitors she met through newspaper lonely hearts adverts. During dinner, the predatory pensioner sprinkled lorazepam -- a drug prescribed to treat anxiety but which induces sleep -- onto her victim's food, a regional court in Brzesko, southern Poland, heard. In one case, she stole 8,000 zloty (1,800 euros, $2,000) in jewellery, electronics and cash from a 78-year-old who had invited her to his home in the nearby village of Szczurow, the online edition of the Polska Times reported Tuesday.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +2 +1

    Marie Curie Got Her Start At a Secret University For Women

    The controversial Flying University. By Eric Grundhauser.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by LisMan
    +33 +1

    Paintings of Jacek Malczewski

    Jacek Malczewski (15 July 1854 – 8 October 1929) is one of the most revered painters of Poland, and is associated with the patriotic Young Poland movement following the century of Partitions. He is regarded as father of Polish Symbolism. In his creative output, Malczewski combined the predominant style of his times, with the historical motifs of Polish martyrdom, the Romantic ideals of independence, the Christian and Greek traditions, folk mythology, as well as his love of natural environment (from Wikipedia).

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by bradd
    +15 +1

    Theresa May could begin Brexit process by February, says Tusk

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to trigger the formal process of leaving the European Union early next year, according to a top EU official. European Council President Donald Tusk said Mrs May had told him the UK could be ready to begin talks by February. The BBC's Tom Bateman says this is the clearest sign yet of when the two-year withdrawal process may start. Mrs May's office said it would not be launched this year, but did not confirm Mr Tusk's account.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by hxxp
    +13 +1

    Nazi time capsule discovered in Poland

    Despite awareness of its existence for decades, archaeologists were unable to disinter the capsule due to the arduous process involved which included avoiding Nazi-planted mines; Buried in 1934, the time capsule was discovered beneath concrete at a former Nazi training academy; Researchers say the items recovered are in excellent condition.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +27 +1

    Alleged KickassTorrents Owner Denied Access to U.S. Counsel

    In July, Polish law enforcement officers arrested Artem Vaulin, the alleged founder of KickassTorrents, who’s been held in a local prison since. Polish authorities acted on a criminal complaint from the U.S. Government, which accused him of criminal copyright infringement and money laundering. Last month the 30-year-old Ukrainian was indicted together with two co-conspirators, all with ties to Ukraine. While the fate of the other two is unknown, we’ve learned that the U.S. Government has now officially requested Vaulin’s extradition.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by TentativePrince
    +23 +1

    Story of cities #28: how postwar Warsaw was rebuilt using 18th century paintings

    When Warsaw’s Old Town was destroyed by Hitler’s troops in the second world war, the nation mobilised to rebuild the city with the rubble of its own destruction – and the work of Italian painter Bernardo Bellotto.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by junglman
    +40 +1

    Polish women to stage all-out strike next week

    Women in Poland are to stage an all-out strike to protest the country’s plan to effectively ban abortions. Female workers across the predominantly Catholic country will take part in the action on Monday, in an effort to disruptively draw attention to attempts to restrict Poland’s severely limited abortion laws even further. Those taking part hope the strike will bring Polish society and the economy to a standstill.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by timex
    +4 +1

    After mass protests, Poland won't back total abortion ban

    A member of Poland's conservative government said Wednesday that mass protests by women against a total abortion ban have been a lesson in "humility" for the country's leadership and that "there will not be a total abortion ban." Jaroslaw Gowin, the minister of science and higher education, said the protests by women have "caused us to think and taught us humility." The comments appear to indicate that Poland's conservative leadership will withhold support from the highly unpopular proposal to ban abortions, even in cases of rape, incest or when the mother's life is at risk.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zyery
    +28 +1

    Max Spiers: Conspiracy theorist sent warning text before death

    A high-profile conspiracy theorist who was found dead in Poland sent a text warning his mother to investigate if anything happened to him. Max Spiers, 39, from Canterbury, was in Warsaw to speak at a conference about his research into extra-terrestrials and alleged government cover-ups. His body was found lying on the sofa of the apartment where he was staying. His mother says she received a text days before his death saying: "Your boy's in trouble. If anything happens to me, investigate."

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +12 +1

    Poland rejects EU demands as court crisis deadline expires

    Poland has rejected a plan from the EU Commission to solve the country's constitutional crisis. Failure to address concerns about rule of law and democracy could see Warsaw lose its voting rights in the bloc.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +18 +1

    Mysterious Medieval Giant Woman Found in Polish Cemetery

    The skeleton of a giant woman found in a medieval Polish cemetery was buried in a mysterious way and showed signs of treatment as special rather than shunned. By Paul Seaburn. (Nov. 16, 2016)

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by bradd
    +14 +1

    Thousands protest new media restrictions in Poland

    Thousands of Warsaw residents joined a spontaneous demonstration in front of Poland's parliament to protest against a plan by the conservative ruling party to limit journalists' access to legislators. The march, which began on Friday, continued into the early hours of Saturday, with crowds blocking the parliament for hours. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the ruling party, finally left the building after police forcibly removed protesters blocking the exit.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by baron778
    +14 +1

    EU's Tusk, Poland's PM differ on nation's democracy

    Two days of anti-government protests have exposed clashing views on the shape of Poland's democracy, with a European Union leader and the protesters saying it is threatened by the government, and the prime minister insisting the threat is coming from the opposition's actions. European Council President Donald Tusk and Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo made separate comments Saturday on the rising political tension between Poland's conservative government and the pro-EU opposition.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +9 +1

    Poland: Racism on the rise

    Muslims and Africans are the most frequent targets of racially motivated attacks. Anti-German sentiment is also playing a role. By Monika Sieradzka.