Stories tagged: Poland
Wed., May 3, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Polish president wants referendum on constitution in 2018
Poland’s president says he wants the country to hold a referendum next year on possible changes to the nation’s 20-year-old constitution.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event
Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, paid homage Monday to the millions who perished in the Holocaust at the former Nazi German death camp …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Polish leader welcomes NATO troops, hails ‘historic moment’
Polish leaders have welcomed a new multinational NATO battalion to Poland, with the president calling it “a historic moment for my country.”
Fri., April 7, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Fast train hits Polish truck; 19 hospitalized, 7 seriously
A fast train hit a flat-bed truck at an unguarded railway crossing Friday in southwestern Poland, sending 19 people to the hospital, including seven with life-threatening injuries, officials said.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Poland accuses Russians in plane crash that killed president
Polish prosecutors alleged Monday that a new analysis of evidence from the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed the Polish president shows that two Russian air traffic controllers and …
Mon., April 3, 2017, midnight
Then and Now: Przemek Karnowski
When the seven-foot kid from Torun, Poland arrived at Gonzaga University to play basketball in 2012, he made an immediate impact. The previous season wasn’t bad, with a 25-10 record …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Polish opposition wants parliament vote against government
WARSAW, Poland – Poland’s main opposition party said Friday it is seeking a parliamentary vote of no-confidence against the conservative government which, it said, is “demolishing” the country and wants …
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
Holocaust survivor to speak in Spokane Thursday
Dr. Jacob Eisenbach was just 16 years old when the Nazis invaded Poland. He survived a Nazi concentration camp, but 100 other members of his immediate and extended family did …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
Putin visit to Hungary reveals regional divide over Russia
A visit by President Vladimir Putin to Hungary this week reveals the vastly different reactions to Putin’s Russia in countries formerly under Moscow’s yoke, and highlights the very different challenges …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
‘We waited for decades’: Polish government welcomes U.S. troops
Polish leaders welcomed U.S. troops to their country Saturday, with the defense minister expressing gratitude for their arrival and calling it the fulfillment of a dream Poles have had for …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
Polish lawmakers return to work as blockade continues
Poland’s conservative government and the opposition showed no sign of reaching a compromise in an unprecedented crisis which involves opposition lawmakers blocking the main hall in parliament for weeks.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 9:13 a.m.
Poland: U.S. moves up deployment to nations fearful of Russia
The United States has decided to accelerate the deployment of troops to Poland, the Baltic states and Romania as part of raising the security of the region, Polish and U.S. …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
Poland’s top court upholds refusal to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski
Poland’s Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed that the country would refuse to detain and extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 9:51 a.m.
Far-right nationalists congregate on Polish Independence day
Far-right nationalists, burning flares and carrying Polish flags, marched in large numbers through the streets of Warsaw on Friday to mark Poland’s Independence Day, a yearly ritual that has become …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Poles protest plan to ban abortion of unviable fetuses
Polish women gathered Monday in cities across the country to protest a proposal to ban abortions in cases where fetuses are badly damaged or have no chance of survival after …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Speaker pleads for help for Jewish refugees in Europe
From our archives, 100 years ago Dr. B. Kornblith, Seattle district secretary of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society, was in Spokane to plead for help for Jews in …
Thu., July 28, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Pope holds Mass celebrating Poland’s deep Catholic roots
Pope Francis, visiting a shrine cherished by Poles, praised native son St. John Paul II on Thursday and honored the countless “ordinary yet remarkable people” in Poland who held firm …
Sat., July 9, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
NATO boosts support for countries battling Islamic extremism
NATO allies agreed Saturday to provide increased military support to countries in the Middle East and North Africa that are targets of Islamic extremism, including using NATO surveillance planes in …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 7:34 p.m.
NATO leaders gear up for threats from Russia, south
NATO leaders geared up Friday for a long-term standoff with Russia, ordering multinational troops to Poland and the three Baltic states as Moscow moves forward with its own plans to …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 11:19 p.m.
Portugal rallies late again to beat Poland on penalties
Portugal likes to leave it late at this European Championship, whether Cristiano Ronaldo is having a good game or not.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 11:35 p.m.
Polish forest’s fate uncertain
It is the last remaining relic of an ancient forest that stretched for millennia across the lowlands of Europe and Russia, a shadowy, mossy woodland where bison and lynx roam …
Fri., May 13, 2016, 10:17 a.m.
Putin warns Russia will respond to NATO missile shield
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday described the development of NATO’s U.S.-led missile defense program as a threat to global security and vowed that his nation will take the necessary …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 6:02 p.m.
Organization opens center in Poland amid Jewish revival
A major Jewish organization has opened its first chapter in Poland, the most recent sign of a Jewish revival in the Central European nation that comes even as Jews have …
Sat., Aug. 1, 2015, midnight
Bell to play in Poland
Former Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Gary Bell Jr. has signed a contract with Stabill Jezioro, a professional team in Tarnobrzeg, Poland, according to Eurobasket.com. Bell averaged 8.2 points as a senior …
Sun., Sept. 1, 2013, midnight
From history to nature, what to see in Warsaw
From memorials of its dramatic history to enchanting parks and Vistula River banks, Warsaw offers a great deal for free to visitors who add Poland’s capital to their must-see list. …
Sat., April 10, 2010, 9 a.m.
Polish president, 96 others dead in plane crash
SMOLENSK, Russia (AP) — Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some of the country’s highest military and civilian leaders died on Saturday when the presidential plane crashed as it came in …