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2014 Dec.11   Russia Baltic military actions 'unprecedented'  Poland says the level of Russian naval and air force activity in the Baltic Sea region has been 'unprecedented' this week 2014 Nov.25   Theft of shoes from WWII death camp  Eight shoes belonging to Jewish Holocaust victims have been stolen from a former concentration camp in Poland 2014 Nov.22   Poland's ruling party wins local elections  Results for local elections in Poland show the governing Civic Platform party as the winner, a surprise outcome 2014 Nov.14     91yo woman wakes up in morgue after pronounced dead   A doctor says she has been in 'deep shock' since learning that a 91-year-old she pronounced dead woke up in a morgue several hours later

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2014 Oct.20   Man walks again after transplant  A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord 2014 Oct.11   Football: Germany humbled by Poland  Joachim Low's side was defeated 2-0 by a well organized Poland in Euro 2016 qualifying, the first time Poland has ever defeated Germany

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2014 Jul.5   11 killed, 1 hurt in small plane crash in Poland  A twin engine aircraft carrying parachutists crashed and burst into flames shortly after takeoff in southern Poland

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2014 Jun.4   Obama condemns Russia 'dark tactics'  US President Barack Obama has condemned Russian 'aggression' in Ukraine. Earlier Mr Obama met Ukraine President-elect Petro Poroshenko 2014 Jun.3   Obama to hold talks with Ukraine's Poroshenko in Warsaw  US President Barack Obama is to discuss economic support for Ukraine when he meets President-elect Petro Poroshenko in Warsaw   US unveils $1bn Europe security plan  President Barack Obama has announced plans for a $1bn (£600m) fund to increase US military deployments to Europe, during a visit to Poland

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2014 May.25   Poland's Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski dies at 90  On Dec. 13, 1981, Jaruzelski imposed martial law in Poland against the wishes of the nationwide pro-democratic Solidarity union

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2014 Apr.23       U.S. paratroopers in Poland amid crisis   A contingent of paratroopers arrived, the first of what will be a persistent presence of U.S. troops as the crisis in Ukraine continues to unfold

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2014 Mar.26   Envoy: Ukraine getting closer to deal with IMF  Poland's foreign minister says Ukraine is close to reaching a bailout deal because its new leaders have the 'determination' 2014 Mar.10   Nato jets to monitor Ukraine border  Nato is to deploy reconnaissance planes Awacs in Poland and Romania to monitor the Ukrainian crisis

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2013 Dec.6     Deadly storm and tidal surge batter northern Europe
  Hurricane-force winds have killed at least seven people, flooded parts of Hamburg and left thousands of homes without electricity 2013 Nov.23   Last-minute deal saves climate talks  UN climate talks in Poland have ended with delegates reaching a compromise on how to fight global warming 2013 Nov.17   Warsaw subway fire sends 8 people to hospital  A state-of-the-art Warsaw subway train has caught fire, forcing the evacuation of some 200 people and sending eight to the hospital 2013 Nov.13   Poland 'regrets' Independence Day violence at Russian Embassy  Poland has expressed "deep regret" after rioters attacked Russia's embassy in Warsaw during Independence Day celebrations on November 11 2013 Mar.19   Earthquake traps 18 at Rudna mine  Eighteen miners are trapped underground at a Polish copper mine after an earthquake caused a tunnel collapse

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2012 Nov.11   Poland Independence Day march turns violent  Clashes have broken out in Warsaw as riot police confronted right-wing nationalists during a Polish Independence Day march 2012 Jul.15   Poland hit by series of tornadoes  One person has been killed and at least 10 others injured during a series of freak tornadoes in northern and western Poland 2012 Jun.28   Balotelli double sends Italy through to Euro final  Mario Balotelli's first-half double saw Italy through to the final of Euro 2012 as they stunned Germany 2012 Jun.22   Germany knock Greece out of Euros  Germany cruised into the semifinals of Euro 2012 as Greece's unlikely run in the tournament was ruthlessly brought to a halt. Germany 4-2 Greece 2012 Jun.21   Ronaldo sends Portugal through  Cristiano Ronaldo scored on a powerful header in the 79th minute in a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic 2012 Jun.18   Italy wins 2-0, reaches quarters  Cassano scored the decisive goal when Italy beat Ireland 2-0. Antonio Cassano's header in the 35th minute Monday gave Italy a lead   Late Navas goal sends Spain through  The defending champions advanced to the quarterfinals, getting an 88th-minute goal from a substitute in a 1-0 win over Croatia 2012 Jun.16   Russia, Poland exit Euro 2012  Czech Republic and Greece became the first nations to secure quarterfinal berths. Greece 1-0 Russia. Czech Republic 1-0 Poland 2012 Jun.14   Torres inspires Spain to Ireland rout  The much-maligned striker scored twice as the defending champions cruised to a 4-0 win and knocked Ireland out of the tournament   Croatia forces a 1-1 draw with Italy  Italy sat back and paid for it in a draw with Croatia at the European Championship 2012 Jun.12   Football fans in Warsaw clashes  Clashes between rival Russian and Polish football fans in the Polish capital Warsaw have marred a Euro 2012 tie between the two teams   Poland earn draw with Russia  A sensational strike from Poland captain Blaszczykowski kept alive the co-hosts' hopes of reaching the quarter finals as they held Russia to a 1-1   Czech Republic 2-1 Greece  Two goals in the opening six minutes saw Czechs take immediate control of a game they were desperate to win 2012 Jun.10   Fabregas rescues Spain  Vicente del Bosque's side had to come from behind in a 1-1 draw with Italy. Antonio di Natale gave Italy a second-half lead   Spain, Italy Draw  Opening their bid for a third straight major title, the Spanish rallied to earn a 1-1 tie against Italy, which entered this year's European Championship 2012 Jun.8   Euro 2012 starts, Russia win, Poland held  Russia is thumping 4-1 win over Czech Republic after co-hosts Poland and Greece had opened the tournament with a dramatic 1-1 draw   Europe soccer tourney's racism storm  The day before the competition began, the Dutch national team opted to train on the opposite side of its training ground because of racist chants 2012 Mar.4   Rescuers search for survivors after train crash kills 16  Rescuers combed through mangled wreckage early Sunday searching for survivors after two passenger trains collided in southern Poland 2012 Mar.3   Poland suffers deadly train crash  Two trains have collided in southern Poland on the Warsaw-Krakow mainline, leaving 15 people dead and 50 hurt

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2011 Jul.29   Pilot error in crash that killed Polish leader  Unclear instructions from Russian air traffic controllers and bad weather at Smolensk airport also played a part 2011 May.27   Obama wraps up Europe tour in Poland  US President is meeting Polish political leaders, focusing on defence and energy issues

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2010 Jul.4     Komorowski leads Polish presidential poll  Bronislaw Komorowski, acting president and the governing party candidate, has regained the advantage in a close presidential election
 He has 52.6%, with rival Jaroslaw Kaczynski on 47.4%
  Rivals even in presidential poll  Komorowski, acting president and the governing party candidate, has regained the advantage in presidential elections, with 80% of votes counted 2010 Jul.3   Polls open in presidential election run-off  Observers say the final result could be close.Komorowski has been acting president since his twin brother Lech, was killed in a plane crash 2010 Jun.20   Presidential election headed for runoff  The leading candidate, interim President Bronislaw Komorowski, failed to garner more than 50 percent of the vote 2010 Jun.19   Poland votes after deadly crash  Voting has begun in presidential elections, two months after a plane crash killed President Lech Kaczynski 2010 Jun.1   Transcript reveals last moments of flight  Pilots were warned of potential danger at least 8 times in about 30 seconds before a Polish jet crashed in Russia in April, killing President Kaczynski 2010 May.19   No terror caused Polish plane crash  Russian and Polish aviation experts have ruled out any emergency or equipment malfunction as the cause of the crash of President Kaczynski's plane 2010 Apr.18     Poles hold funeral for president   The ashen-faced twin brother of the late President Lech Kaczynski led mourners at St. Mary's Basilica at the funeral of his brother 2010 Apr.17   Polish funeral plans hit by ash  US President Obama will not attend Lech Kacyznski's state funeral on Sunday because of the travel chaos across Europe   Services for Polish crash victims  Tens of thousands of people have attended memorial services in the Polish capital, Warsaw, for the 96 victims of plane crash
 President Lech Kaczynski and key public figures, including the heads of the armed forces, were among the dead
2010 Apr.16   Memorial service for plane crash victims  Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take part in a memorial service for the 96 victims of last weekend's plane crash 2010 Apr.14   Grieving Poland eyes June vote  Polish legislators were planning to hold a June election to choose a successor to President Lech Kaczynski, who died in an air crash 2010 Apr.11   President's body returns to Poland  The body of President Lech Kaczynski - who died along with 95 others when their plane crashed in Russia - has arrived back in Warsaw 2010 Apr.10   Poland mourns president's death in crash  Thousands gathered outside presidential palace to lay flowers and light candles in honor of Lech Kaczynski, who was killed in a plane crash in Russia     Polish president died in plane crash
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  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors
 Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief of staff Gen Franciszek Gagor, central bank governor Slawomir Skrzypek and deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer. There were a total of 132 people on the plane


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2009 Dec.21   80 dead in European winter weather  Sub-zero temperatures swept the continent, causing traffic chaos for millions. 42 people have frozen to death in Poland and another 27 in Ukraine 2009 Dec.20   Police find sign stolen from Auschwitz gate  The 'Arbeit macht frei' sign stolen in southern Poland has been found in the north and five men have been arrested 2009 Dec.18   Hunt for Auschwitz sign thieves  Polish police search for thieves who took the infamous Arbeit Macht Frei sign over the entrance 2009 Sep.16       US cut missile defence plan   The US will abandon its plan to develop a missile system in Poland and the Czech Republic because Iran's missile program was less advanced
 Obama said there would be a 'proven, cost-effective' system using land- and sea-based interceptors against Iran's short- and medium-range missile threat
2009 Aug.31   WWII ceremonies begin  A day of commemorations has begun to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II
 Leaders from 20 countries laid candles during a ceremony. Polish President Kaczynski criticised the former Soviet Union over responsibility for the war
2009 Apr.13   Hostel fire kills at least 21  The fire broke out early Monday at a three-story building. Forty-one people were rescued from inside the building

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2008 Dec.12   Mood mixed as climate summit ends  The UN climate summit has ended with delegates taking very different views on how much it has achieved 2008 Nov.18   Gaffe-prone president embarrasses Poles  Lech Kaczynski has put words in Barack Obama's mouth, kept Condoleezza Rice waiting, and snubbed national icon Lech Walesa 2008 Aug.20   US and Poland seal missile deal  US Secretary of State Rice travelled to Warsaw for the ceremony, after 18 months of negotiations 2008 Aug.14   Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal  A preliminary deal to place part of a U.S. ballistic missile defense system in Poland has drawn sharp objections from Russia
 The US will install 10 interceptor missiles at a base on the Baltic coast in return for help strengthening Polish air defences
2008 Jul.7   Poland firm on missile defense opposition  U.S. Secretary of State Rice tried and failed just before leaving for Europe on Monday to seal a deal to place missiles in Poland 2008 Jan.23   Plane crash kills 20  The crash occurred as the plane was about to land, killed 20 people, including one brigadier general and four crew members

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2007 Oct.22   Opposition wins election  The Civic Platform took 41.6%, or 208 seats in the lower house. Civic Platform joined with the smaller Polish Presence Party, which won 8.8% 2007 Oct.21   Polls: Opposition leads  A pro-business opposition party that wants to bring troops home from Iraq was headed to an overwhelming victory in parliamentary elections 2007 Oct.20   Poland to vote in snap election  People have begun voting in a parliamentary election to elect a new government that has been called 2 years ahead of schedule 2007 Oct.3   Bomb injures Polish envoy  A car bomb struck the convoy of the Polish ambassador to Iraq, killing one of his bodyguards and 2 Iraqi civilians 2007 Sep.1   Two die as planes collide at air show  2 small planes are slamming into each other and bursting into fragments during an acrobatic display at an air show, killing both pilots 2007 Jul.30   Brussels aims to halt Polish road  The European Commission is seeking a court order to prevent re-starting work on a road through a protected wildlife area 2007 Jul.23   Poland mourns 26 bus crash victims  Flags were flying at half mast, church bells tolled as Poland began 3 days of mourning on for Polish pilgrims killed in a bus crash in France 2007 Jul.22   Bus crash kills 26 Polish pilgrims  Pilgrims died when their coach crashed off a mountain road at an accident black spot in the Alps and burst into flames 2007 Mar.13   Pole who saved WWII Jews honoured  Irena Sendlerowa, who helped save the lives of 2,500 Jewish children is due to be honoured by Poland's parliament 2007 Jan.7     Archbishop of Warsaw quits amid row   The controversial Stanislaw Wielgus has resigned, less than an hour before he was due to be installed in his post 2007 Jan.5   Church: Bishop was communist spy  The archbishop of Warsaw, appointed last month by Pope Benedict, had spied for the secret services

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2006 Nov.22     No survivors in mine blast   Rescuers at a coal mine have found the bodies of 15 miners, ending hopes of finding any survivors
 The final death is 23. The mine shaft had been closed in because of gas levels, but the miners, aged between 21 and 59, were retrieving equipment worth $23m
2006 Nov.21   Race to save mine workers  Rescuers have worked through the night in a desperate attempt to reach 15 miners trapped after a blast   Mine blast kills eight; 15 missing  The missing miners believed to be trapped about 500 feet underground at the mine in Ruda Slaska 2006 Sep.14   Poland to boost Nato Afghan force  Poland will send 1,000 troops to Afghanistan next year as part of the peacekeeping force there 2006 Sep.9   Nato seeks Afghan troops boost  Military Committee Chairman Gen Henault told defence chiefs in Warsaw that casualties were mounting 2006 May.28   Pope meets Auschwitz survivors  German-born Benedict XVI denounced the crimes of the Holocaust 2006 Feb.7   Woman fights abortion case  Alicja Tysiac who was refused an abortion is taking her case to Europe's human rights court 2006 Jan.29   Poles mourn roof collapse victims  A trade hall collapsed on a gathering of world pigeon enthusiasts, killing at least 66 people and injuring many more 2006 Jan.28   At least 60 dead in collapse  Rescue workers battled to save scores of people trapped under the collapsed roof of an exhibition hall   Arena roof falls; 20 dead, 100 trapped  As temperatures dipped below 0 F, rescue workers battled to save an estimated 100 people who were trapped     Hall collapse traps many. 66 died
Map of Katowice Poland  The roof of a trade hall near the city of Katowice has collapsed with up to 500 people inside the building 2006 Jan.1   Ukraine gas row hits EU supplies  Hungary and Poland were the first to have supplies disrupted, as Moscow accused Kiev of stealing EU supplies

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2005 Oct.23     Tax cutter poised to win election   Warsaw Mayor Lech Kaczynski led presidential runoff after he stressed traditional Roman Catholic values 2005 Oct.9   Right head for run-off vote  Center-right parties will not make final decisions on their coalition before a presidential election run-off   Poland votes for a new president  Donald Tusk of Civic Platform party, Lech Kaczynski of the Law and Justice party are the front runners 2005 Sep.25     Poles oust left at voting booth  Centre-right have ousted the ruling party in general elections. Law and Justice Party: 28%, Civic Platform: 24% 2005 Aug.30   Poland marks Solidarity's birth  Events include a mass at the Gdansk shipyard, where Lech Walesa formed the trade union 2005 May.13   Pope seeks to beatify John Paul  Benedict XVI has begun the process of beatifying his predecessor, the first step to sainthood 2005 Apr.8       Pope John Paul II buried in crypt  John Paul II was buried under St. Peter's Basilica after a funeral Mass that millions of people watched 2005 Apr.2       Pope John Paul II dies at 84
  26-year reign as the charismatic leader of the world's 1 billion Roman Catholics was highlighted by visits to 129 countries
 The Pope was the third longest-serving pontiff in history. He died in his private apartment, surrounded by his closest Polish aides. John Paul II had suffered worsening health problems including a heart condition
2005 Jan.26     Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation
  Leaders from 30 countries gather to remember the victims of the Holocaust on the 60th anniversary

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2004 Nov.20   Polish woman hostage released  54-year-old Teresa Borcz Khalifa is making a surprise appearance at a press conference alongside the prime minister 2004 May.1     EU welcomes 10 new members
  Capitals across Europe celebrated as the European Union marked the largest expansion in its history
 Cyprus, Czech ,Estonia ,Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia


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2003 Dec.4   Prime Minister in helicopter crash  Leszek Miller walked away from a crash landing of his helicopter outside the capital that injured 4 aides 2003 Jun.8   'Yes' to EU membership  President Kwasniewski told cheering supporters that Poland has fulfilled its aspirations to return to Europe 2003 May.30   Bush visits Poland  President is preparing to thank Poland for supporting the war against Iraq and to urge an end to the global divisions

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2002 Oct.9   EU sets date for historic union  The European Commission has recommended that 10 ex-communist countries join the European Union in two years' time 2002 Aug.18   Millions cheer pope in Krakow  2.5 million crowd is waving both Polish and Vatican flags. Neighbouring countries seemed to invigorate John Paul II 2002 Feb.23   Archbishop 'molested students'  The Pope has ordered an inquiry into allegations that Monsignor Juliusz Paetz sexually abused seminarians and priests

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2001 Sep.23   Victory for ex-communists  Opposition Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) took around 45% of the vote. Solidarity bloc (AWS) failed to win any seats 2001 Jul.31   Warsaw prepares flood defences  Flood waters passed alert levels. Workers reinforcing dykes and evacuating villages 2001 Jun.15   Bush visits Poland  U.S. President calls for united Europe. U.S. would support Poland's entry into NATO and European Union 2001 Jun.4   Mass grave dig ends  The bodies of 200 victims Jews have been exhumed. It's far less than the 1,600 that Jan Gross said were killed 2001 May.31   Lenin clue at mass grave site  Fragments of a statue discovered while uncovering a Jewish mass grave. Jews killed by Poles were forced to haul the statue

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2000 Dec.16   Nurses block borders  400 nurses blocked international railroads and border crossings demanding higher pay Mar. 24, 1794     Kosciusko leads national uprising in Poland
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  Kosciusko fought in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth's struggles against Russia and Prussia, and in the American Revolutionary War
Apr. 26, 1729       Catherine the Great born Map of Szczecin Poland
  Catherine II was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia
Aug. 26, 1683       John Sobieski, King of Poland, defeats Turks at Vienna
Map of Vienna Austria  John III Sobieski, until his death King of Poland and Lithuania, was one of the most notable monarchs of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Dec. 12, 1472     Nicholas Copernicus born Map of Torun Poland  A Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its center