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President Duda's popularity on the rise

Fifty-four percent of Poles have a positive view of the performance of President Andrzej Duda, a new poll has found.

Tennis: Poland's Radwańska advances to Connecticut Open quarterfinals

Polish tennis champ Agnieszka Radwańska has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Connecticut Open tournament in New Haven.

Three films by Polish directors longlisted for European Oscars

Three movies by Polish directors have made the longlist for this year's European Film Awards, Europe's version of the Oscars.

Ex-Polish president Wałęsa probed over alleged false testimony

Prosecutors from Poland's Institute of National Remembrance are investigating possible false testimony by the country's former president Lech Wałęsa over his alleged ties to communist-era secret police, according to Polish Radio's IAR news agency.

Polish bishops favour outright ban on Sunday shopping

Poland's Roman Catholic church leaders are in favour of legislation to completely ban shopping across the country on Sundays, Polish Radio's IAR news agency has reported.

Police detain car thieves in central Poland

Police in Poland have detained two men suspected of stealing at least three cars in order to burn them and sell then to scrap yards.

Time to tackle terrorism: Polish ruling party spokeswoman

Europe should "begin to seriously discuss' the problem of terrorism, which affects all of us' regardless of where attacks are staged, a spokeswoman for Poland's ruling Law and Justice party said on Tuesday.

100 Christian pilgrims skate out of Warsaw

One hundred people, armed with knee guards, helmets, and rosary beads, on Tuesday left Warsaw on roller skates and are headed for the Holy City of Częstochowa in Poland's south.

2017 apple harvest not looking good: opinion

This year's apple harvest will be poor and prices at the supermarket higher after poor weather earlier in the year hit orchards across the country, the head of the Polish Growers' Association has said.

Plans to do away with private pension funds get green light: report

Plans to do away with private pension funds have been given the green light, the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily has said.

F1: Renault rules out Kubica comeback for Belgian Grand Prix

Despite fans' hopes, former Polish Formula One star Robert Kubica will not race for Renault in the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix, a sports news service has reported, quoting team managing director Cyril Abiteboul.

Polish president, PM to meet with NATO chief

Polish President Andrzej Duda will meet with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Warsaw on Thursday, a senior aide to the Polish head of state has said.

Building suppliers asked to lower prices for storm victims

Poland's infrastructure minister has asked building suppliers to lower their prices for people rebuilding their homes after storms tore through the country, as public officials and charities rally behind those who were most affected by the foul weather.

Polish university-student volunteers to undergo military training

Military training for willing tertiary students is set to start in October, with a deal between the defence and higher education ministries signed in Warsaw on Monday, as Poland strives to boost its military amid fears of Russian aggression.

Poultry tainted with banned pesticide found in Poland

Poultry from Germany was found contaminated with traces of the insecticide fipronil, Poland's veterinary inspectorate has said, amid a health scare in several European countries.

Poland, NATO watch as Moscow, Minsk prep for war games

Warsaw and NATO are "closely watching" preparations for Zapad'17, Russian and Belarusian war games which will take place near the Polish border in September, Poland's deputy defence minister has said.

Polish president promotes reading

Polish President Andrzej Duda has appeared in a video, reading an excerpt from Wesele, Stanisław Wyspiański's classic play, ahead of a National Reading Day on 2 September.

Poland's storms to cost insurers millions: report

Insurance companies in Poland may have to pay out a staggering PLN 400 million in compensation for damages caused by a series of severe storms that hit the country earlier this month, a newspaper has reported.

The hunt for clues about the Battle of Grunwald to restart

A team of archaeologists and dozens of metal detectors are set to work in northern Poland as the hunt for the exact site of the 1410 Battle of Grunwald restarts in September.

Polish National Security Bureau chief ties terror to radical Islam

Recent terror attacks are tied to radical Islam, the head of Poland's National Security Bureau , Paweł Soloch, has said following attacks in Spain.

Librarians from 120 countries flock to Poland's Wrocław

Around 3,100 librarians from 120 countries have descended on the southwestern Polish city of Wrocław for an annual meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions .

Polish musicians shortlisted for 2017 Gramophone Awards

A CD featuring string quartets by Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz , recorded by the Silesian Quartet, has been shortlisted for this year's Gramophone magazine awards in the chamber music category.

Pension advisers at work as Poland prepares to lower retirement age

Nearly 600 pension advisers have been at work across Poland to support the country's Social Insurance Institution ahead of a switch to a lower retirement age.

Rainfall warnings for eastern, southern Poland

Heavy rains are expected to soak much of eastern and southern Poland in the next several days, the Government Security Centre warned on Sunday.

'Europe must wake up from lethargy': Polish PM

Europe must "wake up from its lethargy and finally start thinking about the safety of its citizens," Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło said when asked to comment on the latest spate of terror attacks.

Polish pro-life activists in push to ban 'eugenic' abortion

Polish pro-life activists are pushing for a ban on what is known as eugenic abortion, or a woman having her pregnancy terminated when the baby has been prenatally diagnosed with a genetic condition such as Down syndrome.

Polish ruling party maintains massive lead: poll

Poland's ruling conservative Law and Justice party is backed by 36 percent of voters who say they would take part in parliamentary elections, according to a new survey by Instytut Badań Pollster.

Tennis: Poland's Kubot into Cincinnati doubles semifinals

Poland's Łukasz Kubot and his Brazilian partner Marcelo Melo have made it through to the doubles semifinals of the ATP tennis tournament in the US city of Cincinnati.

Polish writer Janusz Głowacki dies

Prominent Polish playwright and screenwriter Janusz Głowacki died in Warsaw on Saturday less than a month before his 79th birthday.

More gov't aid as Poland cleans up after storms

Households and institutions affected by last weekend's series of severe storms in northern and western Poland will receive more aid from the government, Prime Minister Beata Szydło said on Saturday.

Football: Poland's Lewandowski scores in Bundesliga opener

Poland international Robert Lewandowski scored from the penalty spot as his Bayern Munich side kicked off the Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Orchestra goes on European tour to plug Polish culture

The I, Culture Orchestra, a classical music ensemble that champions Polish culture abroad and seeks to build bridges between nations, begins its sixth European tour on Saturday with a concert in Minsk, Belarus.

Retail sales, industrial production up in Poland

Poland's retail sales rose 7.1 percent in July compared to the same month last year, the country's Central Statistical Office said on Friday.

Aid for Polish farmers hit by frosts and storms

The government has earmarked PLN 100 million in aid to Polish farmers whose crops were hit by spring frosts and by storms this month.

Polish PM condemns terror attacks in Spain

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło has said that Europe must say no to terrorists who violently and cruelly try to impose an ideology of evil,' condemning Thursday's attacks in Spain and sending condolences to her counterpart in Madrid.

Major music festival honours Polish composer

The Sacrum Non Profanum International Music Festival opened in Szczecin, northwestern Poland, on Thursday, paying tribute to Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik.

Poland battles to repair storm damage

Almost 11,000 customers were still without electricity on Friday morning, firefighters said after violent storms battered Poland last weekend.

Warsaw 65th in 'most livable' cities ranking

The Polish capital has been ranked 65th in the Economist Intelligence Unit's annual ranking of the world's "most livable" cities for the second time in a row.

Legia fans respond to fine with another provocative banner

Legia Warsaw fans have responded to a EUR 35,000 fine, issued after a recent match in which an anti-Nazi banner was displayed, with another provocative banner.

Europe faces 'clash of civilizations', says Polish minister after Barcelona attack

Poland's interior minister has said Europe faces a clash of civilizations' after a van ploughed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State.

Polish officials voice condolences after Barcelona terror attack

Poland's president and interior minister have voiced condolences to families of victims killed after a van ploughed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday in a suspected terrorist attack.

Europe faces 'clash of civilizations, says Polish minister after Barcelona attack

Poland's interior minister has said Europe faces a clash of civilizations' after a van ploughed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State.

Polish officials voice condolences after suspected Barcelona terror attack

Poland's president and interior minister have voiced condolences to families of victims killed after a van ploughed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday in a suspected terrorist attack.

Russian pilot faces five years prison for entering no-fly zone

A Russian aerobatic pilot faces up to five years in jail after entering a no-fly zone set up while Poland hosted World Youth Day last year, according to Polish prosecutors.

Most Poles want compensation from Germany for WWII: foreign minister

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has said most Poles want compensation from Germany for the losses it inflicted on their country in World War II.

Polish squad gears up for Taipei summer university games

A total of 181 Polish athletes are gearing up to compete in the 29th Summer Universiade games for university athletes in Taipei.

EU aid available, if Poland wants it: official

The European Commission has said it is willing to help Poland deal with the aftermath of storms which wreaked havoc in the country's north last weekend – if the country wants it.

Wages, employment up in Poland's corporate sector: stats office

Average gross wages in Poland's corporate sector rose 4.9 percent in July compared to the same month last year, the country's Central Statistical Office said on Thursday.

Polish kayaker about to finish third solo transatlantic trek

Polish veteran kayaker Aleksander Doba says he is on track to finishing his third solo transatlantic crossing in just over a week from today.

New warning system announced in wake of devastating storms

Poland's interior minister has announced a new regional warning system using television, the internet, and mobile phones, after violent storms killed six people in Poland's north last weekend.