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Following heavy snow fall and a sudden drop in temperatures across east Europe 18 people have died in Ukraine and 10 in Poland. (more…)

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Over a year ago Lech Kaczynski, who was Poland’s president at the time, died in a plane crash near Smolensk airport in western Russia. All 96 people on board the TU-154 Tupolev, mostly Polish officials, died when the plane crashed while trying to land in heavy fog. (more…)

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It’s official, the winner of the Polish presidential election is Bronislaw Komorowski (photo, from aljazeera.net).

Election officials said that the acting president won 53.01% of the vote while rival Jaroslaw Kaczynski got 46.99%, in the run-off. (more…)

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Lech Kaczynski, the Polish president (photo, from aljazeera.net), and several members of his government have died in a plane crash near Smolensk airport in western Russia.

96 people, mostly Polish officials, were killed on Saturday when the president’s Tupolev Tu-154 plane went down in heavy fog, said Russia’s emergency ministry. (more…)

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Swedish authorities have extradited to Poland a man suspected of having masterminded the theft of a sign from the Nazi camp at Auschwitz. (more…)

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Romanian president said his country has agreed to host missile interceptors as part of a new US defence shield. (photo, from bbc.co.uk)

The plan was approved by the defence council and still needs parliamentary approval, said president Traian Basescu. (more…)

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A sniffer dog is being used by the Polish police in their search for thieves who took the Arbeit Macht Frei (work sets you free) sign over the entrance to Auschwitz, the former Nazi camp. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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The European Union’s Lisbon Treaty is back on track, with the Irish voters who approved the 27-nation bloc’s plans for reform.

On Saturday, the electoral office said that 67.1 per cent of voters had said “yes”, reversing the win last year by the “no” campaign. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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French president Nicolas Sarkozy has met the Dalai Lama in the Polish city of Gdansk, during a gathering of Nobel laureates.

The planned meeting angered Beijing, which has retaliated by cancelling a forthcoming China-EU summit in France. (more…)

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No commitment has been given by US president-elect Barack Obama to go ahead with plans to build part of a US missile defence system in Poland, said an aide.

Little before he spoke, Polish president Lech Kaczynski’s office said that during a phone conversation between the two men, a pledge had been made. (more…)

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