• Poland Jul 13

    Polish President Wins 2nd Term After Bitter Campaign

    Polish President Andrzej Duda has declared victory in a runoff election in which he narrowly won a second five-year term, acknowledging the campaign he ran was often too harsh as he appealed for unity and forgiveness

  • Poland Dec 30, 2019

    US Ambassador Defends Poland From False Russian WWII Claims

    The U.S. ambassador in Warsaw has come to Poland’s defense following repeated claims by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Poland bears blame for the outbreak of World War II. Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher said: “Dear President Putin, Hitler and Stalin colluded to start WWII. That is a fact. Poland was a victim of this horrible conflict.” She posted her message on...

  • NBC NEWS Dec 2, 2019

    Amazon Removes Christmas Ornaments Depicting Auschwitz Concentration Camp

    Amazon has removed Christmas ornaments from its website that depict the Auschwitz concentration camp after complaints on social media, NBC News reported. The Auschwitz Memorial, which preserves the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp in Poland, tweeted images of ornaments and other trinkets featuring the camp on Sunday. Amazon told NBC News in a statement Monday...

  • Florida Sep 14, 2019

    Popovich Defends Team, US Beats Poland for 7th at World Cup

    Their final game at the World Cup had been over for several minutes, and every member of the U.S. team and coaching staff were still lingering together on the court. They were ready to go home. They just weren’t ready to go their separate ways. For USA Basketball, summer ended Saturday with an 87-74 win over Poland in the seventh-place...

  • food Aug 30, 2019

    Antoni Porowski Talks Boursin, Avocados, Life on ‘Queer Eye'

    As a kid, “Queer Eye” foodie Antoni Porowski had a love-hate relationship with Polish fare. It was standard in his Polish Canadian family, but he was a picky eater. He didn’t like caraway seeds. He truly didn’t like beets. And once he and his dad decamped from Montreal to Glade Springs, West Virginia, the 12-year-old boy with the funny name...

  • United States Aug 26, 2019

    Paris Celebrates Its Liberation From Nazis, 75 Years on

    Paris celebrated the American soldiers, French Resistance fighters and others who liberated the City of Light from Nazi occupation exactly 75 years ago on Sunday, unleashing an eruption of kissing, dancing, tears and gratitude. Firefighters unfurled a huge French flag from the Eiffel Tower, recreating the moment when a French tricolor stitched together from sheets was hoisted atop the monument...

  • PRESIDENT Aug 23, 2019

    Putin Orders Russia to Respond After US Missile Test

    President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty. In Sunday’s test, a modified ground-launched version of a U.S. Navy Tomahawk cruise missile accurately struck its target more than 500 kilometers (310 miles) away. The test came after...

  • California Aug 10, 2019

    New AMC Drama Follows Japanese American Internment Horror

    The second season of an AMC-TV drama series follows the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and a number of bizarre deaths haunting a community. “The Terror: Infamy” is set to premiere Monday and stars Derek Mio and original “Star Trek” cast member George Takei as they navigate the forced internment and supernatural spirits that surround them. It’s...

  • Governor Jul 4, 2019

    Holocaust Survivor Eva Kor Dies at Age 85

    Holocaust survivor Eva Kor, who championed forgiveness even for those who carried out the Holocaust atrocities, died Thursday during an overseas trip for a museum she founded in Indiana, her son said. Kor was in Krakow, Poland, for an annual educational trip with the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, Indiana, and died in the morning in...

  • United States Jun 30, 2019

    A Strange, Wavy Jet Stream Is Blasting Europe With Heat. Scientists Say This Could Be the ‘New Normal'

    An oppressive heat wave baked Western Europe this week, setting record high temperatures in France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. In India, a severe drought has choked water supplies in the city of Chennai, exposing its 9 million residents to a major shortage. And after the United States’ wettest 12-month stretch on record, towns across the Midwest and the...

  • VMS Jun 26, 2019

    The Science Behind Europe's Heat Wave

    As climate changes, heat waves are getting more extreme: in Europe, countries like France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic are seeing their hottest June temperatures ever. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper explains the science behind heat waves.

  • Donald Trump Jun 13, 2019

    Fighter Jets Fly Over White House as Part of Polish President's Visit

    If you looked up at the sky, around 1:50 p.m. today, you may have caught the rare sight of a fighter jet flyover.

  • United States Jun 12, 2019

    Raw Video: Fighter Jets Fly Over the White House

    The White House saw a rare flyover by F-35 fighter jets Wednesday afternoon as part of a show for Polish President Andrzej Duda. Poland is set to purchase the new jets from the United States.

  • Facebook Apr 29, 2019

    Ban on Banana-Eating Artwork Draws Ridicule in Poland

    Poland’s artists and opposition politicians are posting photos of themselves eating bananas in protest against the removal from a top national gallery of an art work featuring the fruit that the conservative authorities say is obscene. The new head of the National Museum in Warsaw argues that the 1973 video by artist Natalia LL and showing a young woman eating...

  • The Associated Press Apr 18, 2019

    Earth, Meet Polo: Ralph Lauren Unveils Plastic Bottle Shirt

    Earth, meet Polo. Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water. David Lauren, the youngest son of the company’s founder and its chief innovation officer, told The Associated Press ahead of the announcement that the new shirt is part of...

  • NEW YORK Apr 16, 2019

    Cities Around the World Turn Off Lights to Mark Earth Hour

    Cities around the world marked Earth Hour on Saturday by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call for global action on climate change. Earth Hour, spearheaded by the World Wildlife Fund, calls for greater awareness and more sparing use of resources, especially fossil fuels that produce carbon gases and lead to global warming. Beginning in Sydney...

  • Catholic Church Apr 3, 2019

    Polish Priest Apologizes for Burning of ‘Harry Potter' Books

    A priest in northern Poland who led a public burning of books that included titles from the “Harry Potter” series and other items parishioners wanted destroyed has apologized, saying the ritual was not intended to condemn specific authors, religions or social groups. The Rev. Rafal Jarosiewicz called the burning of objects thought to be connected to magic and the occult,...

  • Philippines Apr 3, 2019

    Creepy Cargo: Philippines Seizes 757 Tarantulas, Many Babies, From Poland

    Philippine customs officials were astonished when they opened nicely gift-wrapped boxes of cookies and oatmeal flown in all the way from Poland and found a hair-raising contraband: hundreds of live tarantulas. Bureau of Customs personnel seized the 757 tarantulas at a mail exchange center near Manila’s international airport Monday and later arrested a Filipino man who tried to claim the...

  • New York City Apr 2, 2019

    FDNY Task Force Cracks Down on Escape Rooms Citywide After 5 Girls Die in Poland Horror

    The FDNY is cracking down on “escape room” locations across the city over safety concerns following the deaths of five teenage girls in Poland earlier this year, according to a spokesperson.

  • United States Jan 27, 2019

    Auschwitz Survivors Pay Homage as World Remembers Holocaust

    The world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday amid a revival of hate-inspired violence and signs that younger generations know less and less about the genocide of Jews, Roma and others by Nazi Germany during World War II. As survivors of Auschwitz marked the 74th anniversary of the notorious death camp’s liberation, a far-right activist who served time in...

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