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Priest takes 'drive-in' confessions as coronavirus spreads in Poland

08 Apr 2020

WARSAW A priest in Poland has started taking confession from the faithful in the parking lot of his church in the Polish capital Warsaw, as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts one of the most hallowed rituals for Roman Catholics in the run up to Easter.

Polish far-right groups march on independence anniversary

12 Nov 2019

WARSAW Tens of thousands of Poles took part in a far-right march in the capital Warsaw on Monday to mark Polish independence, an annual event that has become a focus of friction between nationalists and liberals.

Farewell to coal: a Polish city wakes up and smells the blossom

29 Nov 2018

NIKISZOWIEC, Poland When the Wieczorek mine, one of the oldest coal mines in Poland, closed in March, Grzegorz Chudy noticed for the first time the neighborhood was vibrant with trees in the full bloom of spring. The smell was heady.

Wider Image: In training with Poland's volunteer militia

18 Oct 2018

SIEDLCE, Poland As Poland prepares to mark the centenary of its independence this November, thousands of Poles are training in all weathers for a part-time force meant to help defend the eastern European state from invasion.

March in Poland mourns man who set himself on fire in anti-government protest

07 Nov 2017

WARSAW Several hundred people walked in silence on Monday night in Warsaw in memory of a 54-year-old man who died late last month after setting himself on fire in protest against the ruling conservatives' policies.

Activists step up protest against logging in ancient Polish forest

24 May 2017

BIALOWIEZA, Poland Environmental campaigners chained themselves to logging equipment in Poland's ancient Bialowieza Forest on Wednesday in protest against the government-backed felling of trees in the UNESCO World Heritage site that straddles the Belarus border.

Activists step up protest against logging in ancient Polish forest

24 May 2017

BIALOWIEZA, Poland, May 24 Environmental campaigners chained themselves to logging equipment in Poland's ancient Bialowieza Forest on Wednesday in protest against the government-backed felling of trees in the UNESCO World Heritage site that straddles the Belarus border.

A flaming passion: ex-miner creates everyday replicas with matches

06 May 2016

RUDA SLASKA, Poland Janusz Urbanski has a one of a kind chessboard he never plays, a personalised guitar he does not strum and a boat he cannot sail. Why? They are all made from tens of thousands of matches.

A flaming passion: ex-miner creates everyday replicas with matches

06 May 2016

RUDA SLASKA, Poland Janusz Urbanski has a one of a kind chessboard he never plays, a personalised guitar he does not strum and a boat he cannot sail. Why? They are all made from tens of thousands of matches.

Polish soldiers begin inspecting site where Nazi 'gold train' may be buried

04 Sep 2015

WARSAW/WALBRZYCH, Poland, Sep 4 Polish military personnel on Friday began inspecting and photographing the site where authorities suspect a Nazi-era train, possibly carrying guns and looted jewels, may be buried.

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