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Film director Roman Polanski 'cannot be extradited to US'

Filmmaker Roman Polanski cannot be extradited to the US over a 1977 child sex conviction, Poland’s supreme court has ruled.

Filmmaker Roman Polanski cannot be extradited to the US over a 1977 child sex conviction, Poland’s supreme court has ruled.

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Polish parliament adopts controversial assembly bill

The polish parliament has approved a controversial bill favouring protests organised by the authorities and the church.

The polish parliament has approved a controversial bill favouring protests organised by the authorities and the church.

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Lamp post protects pedestrian from being hit by speeding car

A pedestrian in the Polish city of Kalisz narrowly avoided serious injury on Tuesday (November 29) when two cars collided, sending one flying onto the pavement.

A pedestrian in the Polish city of Kalisz narrowly avoided serious injury on Tuesday (November 29) when two cars collided, sending one flying onto the pavement.

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Eight dead in earthquake at Polish copper mine

The death toll has risen to eight after an earth tremor caused rockfalls deep underground at a copper mine in southwest Poland.

The death toll has risen to eight after an earth tremor caused rockfalls deep underground at a copper mine in southwest Poland.

Business

Smart Specialisation toward economic growth

This edition of Real Economy comes from Bologna in Italy and Poland and focuses on the regions Smart Specialisation plans.

This edition of Real Economy comes from Bologna in Italy and Poland and focuses on the regions Smart Specialisation plans.

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Poland considers cutting benefits for former security service officers

If agreed, the proposal means the maximum pensions and disability benefits for around 32,000 former officials would be no larger than the average state payout.

If agreed, the proposal means the maximum pensions and disability benefits for around 32,000 former officials would be no larger than the average state payout.

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Bulgarian ex-minister accused of illegal MiG jet repair plan

Bulgaria’s outgoing defence minister has been charged with failing to honour an agreement with Russia to repair its Soviet-era fighter jets.

Bulgaria’s outgoing defence minister has been charged with failing to honour an agreement with Russia to repair its Soviet-era fighter jets.

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Poland's former president reburied amid new inquiry into fatal 2010 plane crash

Poland’s former President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria have been reburied following detailed autopsies as part of a new investigation into their fatal plane…

Poland’s former President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria have been reburied following detailed autopsies as part of a new investigation into their fatal plane…

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Poland exhumes late president Kaczynski's remains

The bodies of late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria have been exhumed as part of a new investigation into the Smolensk plane crash.

The bodies of late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria have been exhumed as part of a new investigation into the Smolensk plane crash.

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Rival marches bring Warsaw to a halt

Two rival protest marches have brought tens of thousands of people onto the snowy streets of the Polish capital as the country marks Independence Day.

Two rival protest marches have brought tens of thousands of people onto the snowy streets of the Polish capital as the country marks Independence Day.

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Women in Poland hold more protests against tighter abortion laws

Polish women dressed in black took to the streets on Sunday in another round of protests against the government’s attempts to tighten abortion laws.

Polish women dressed in black took to the streets on Sunday in another round of protests against the government’s attempts to tighten abortion laws.

Sport

Anouck Jaubert shines in China

France’s Anouck Jaubert proved too strong for her opponents in Wujiang as she became the first Athlete to secure four Climbing Speed World Cups in a season.

France’s Anouck Jaubert proved too strong for her opponents in Wujiang as she became the first Athlete to secure four Climbing Speed World Cups in a season.

Business

Poland celebrates innovation

In Kraków and Poland’s Malopolska region, a unique idea can go a long way thanks to creative minds and local government and business support.

In Kraków and Poland’s Malopolska region, a unique idea can go a long way thanks to creative minds and local government and business support.

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Poland's teachers protest over education changes

Thousands of teachers in Poland held protests in 17 cities across the country on Monday over government plans to overhaul the public school system.

Thousands of teachers in Poland held protests in 17 cities across the country on Monday over government plans to overhaul the public school system.

Culture

Remembering Andrzej Wajda: the voice of Poland

Andrzej Wajda, the acclaimed Polish director whose films reflected his country’s turbulent history, has died at the age of 90.

Andrzej Wajda, the acclaimed Polish director whose films reflected his country’s turbulent history, has died at the age of 90.

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Iconic film director Andrzej Wajda dies

The Polish director's films are seen as reflecting Poland's turbulent history, manoeuvring between a repressive communist government and an audience yearning for freedom.

The Polish director's films are seen as reflecting Poland's turbulent history, manoeuvring between a repressive communist government and an audience yearning for freedom.

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Polish parliament rejects proposal for near-total ban on abortion

Mass street protests have forced a government rethink. An estimated 100,000 women dressed in black and took to the streets throughout Poland on Monday.

Mass street protests have forced a government rethink. An estimated 100,000 women dressed in black and took to the streets throughout Poland on Monday.

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Brussels: Hundreds protest against planned Polish abortion ban

Hundreds of demonstrators from Belgium’s Polish community troop to EU institutions, to join the “Black Monday” protest against a bill in Poland that seeks a total ban on…

Hundreds of demonstrators from Belgium’s Polish community troop to EU institutions, to join the “Black Monday” protest against a bill in Poland that seeks a total ban on…

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Polish women protest over planned abortion law

Polish women took to the streets on Monday in protest at a government bill that would lead to a total ban on abortion, even for rape victims.

Polish women took to the streets on Monday in protest at a government bill that would lead to a total ban on abortion, even for rape victims.

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Thousands protest proposed total abortion ban in Poland

Thousands of people decked in black clothes have taken to the streets of Warsaw to protest against a total ban on abortion in Poland.

Thousands of people decked in black clothes have taken to the streets of Warsaw to protest against a total ban on abortion in Poland.

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Abortion laws in Poland

The Polish parliament has rejected draft legislation to allow abortion until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy by 240 votes to 173.

The Polish parliament has rejected draft legislation to allow abortion until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy by 240 votes to 173.

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Poland debates total abortion ban

The Polish parliament has begun debating proposals that would implement a total ban on abortion, despite already having some of Europe’s most restrictive laws.

The Polish parliament has begun debating proposals that would implement a total ban on abortion, despite already having some of Europe’s most restrictive laws.

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Police uncover world's largest illegal Viagra factory

It is alleged millions of euros worth of the counterfeit drugs were sold via the Internet from an address in Poland. Officials say popular brand names and own branding labels were used.

It is alleged millions of euros worth of the counterfeit drugs were sold via the Internet from an address in Poland. Officials say popular brand names and own branding labels were used.