Poland

  • Polish president commemorates WWII in Germany September 10, 2014

    Berlin: Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has commemorated the outbreak of World War II in a speech to the Germany parliament. Komorowski spoke at a ceremony Wednesday marking 75 years since Germany's attack on Poland on September 1, 1939. He recalled the incredible sufferings World War II brought to millions of people in...
  • Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense September 6, 2014

    Warsaw, Poland: Leaders in most Eastern European nations are just short of jubilant after NATO created a rapidreaction "spearhead" force to protect the region from Russian bullying. They have long sought a commitment to allay their fears, especially following Russia's recent aggression in Ukraine. But not all share in the joy....
  • Ranchi girl Deepika Kumari helps women archers win gold at World Cup August 11, 2014

    There was mixed news for the Indian archery contingent at the World Cup stage 4 with the women's recurve team clinching gold while the men's recurve team settled for silver in Wroclaw (Poland) on Sunday. India beat Mexico 60 without surrendering a single set point to bag the recurve women's gold...
  • Salman Khan's 'Kick' earns over Rs 50 crore in two days July 27, 2014

    'Kick' which marks the directorial debut of Sajid Nadiadwala, and stars Jaqueline Fernandez as Salman Khan 's love interest, has raked in a figure of over 50 crores in the first two days of its release. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Kick crosses 50 cr nett mark in...
  • Salman Khan's 'Kick' earns over Rs 26 crore on the first day, the highest opening day figure for 2014 July 26, 2014

    If the film stars Salman Khan, it ought to break box office records, right? While it is too early to state if Salman Khan's recent release 'Kick' will emerge year's biggest grosser, it is true that the film has kicked off in a triumphant mode. 'Kick' which marks the directorial...
  • Poland cancels cultural project with Russia July 25, 2014

    Warsaw: The Poland government on Thursday announced that it had cancelled plans for celebrating Poland year in Russia and Russia year in Poland, a cultural project planned for 2015. "The decision was taken by the government but both Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and Culture Minister Malgorzata Omilanowska agreed that in the...
  • 11 die in plane crash at Poland parachute club July 6, 2014

    Warsaw: Eleven people were killed and one person is seriously injured after a plane crashed at a parachute club close to Czestochowa, in the south of Poland, a spokeswoman for the emergency services said. "Twelve people were on board the plane and the only survivor was taken to hospital and...
  • Leaked video of Barack Obama working out in a hotel gym goes viral June 5, 2014

    Warsaw: Like millions of gym goers, US President Barack Obama grimaces while lifting weights. Like millions, he does lunges and step ups and tests his cardio on an elliptical machine. Unlike millions, he is surreptitiously captured on a video that goes viral on the Internet. A oneminute, 25second clip of Obama...
  • Salman Khan: More Bollywood producers should opt for Poland to shoot films April 24, 2014

    Warsaw: It was mere destiny that superstar Salman Khan flew here to shoot his upcoming film "Kick". Impressed with the scenic locales, he said he would like to come here to unwind and also hoped that Indian filmmakers will explore the facilities that the country offers. "Had the British authorities not...
  • Salman Khan fans mob the actor, 'Kick' crew in Warsaw April 22, 2014

    Warsaw: From being followed by fans everywhere to getting wide media coverage - the filming of Bollywood film 'Kick', which stars Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez in the lead roles, has generated frenzy in the Polish capital. Director Sajid Nadiadwala, who is shooting the film's climax here, had no inkling people...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska gives Poland 1-0 lead over Spain in Fed Cup April 19, 2014

    Spain: Agnieszka Radwanska eased to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Silvia Soler-Espinosa to give Poland a 1-0 lead over Spain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Saturday. The third-ranked Radwanska hit 33 winners to Soler-Espinosa's 17 to claim the match on the outdoor red clay court at the Estadio...
  • Radwanska hopes to be fit for Miami March 19, 2014

    Miami: Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska hopes a few days rest and a first round bye will give her injured knee enough time to heal and keep her from withdrawing from the Sony Open, the world number three said on Tuesday. Radwanska's participation in Miami is in doubt after she limped to a...
  • Polish politician drank two bottles of wine on a flight and drunkenly shouted 'Heil Hitler!' at a German customs officer March 1, 2014

    A senior politician with Poland's ruling party accused of drunkenly shouting 'Heil Hitler!' at a German customs officer apologized on Friday and stepped down as head of his party's group in the European parliament. Jacek Protasiewicz, by his own account, drank two bottles of wine on a flight from Warsaw to...
  • Ukraine peace deal halts violence but crowds still angry February 22, 2014

    Kiev: A breakthrough peace deal for Ukraine halted two days of violence that had turned the center of the capital into a war zone and killed 77 people, bringing sweeping political change that met many demands of the proEuropean opposition. Russianbacked President Viktor Yanukovich agreed to give up powers, hold early...
  • Drunk father forces 8yearold son to drive home from pub February 17, 2014

    A 38yearold heavily drunk father in Poland forced his eightyearold son to drive him home from a pub, causing an accident in which both were injured. Mikolaj Tomaszewski faces five years jail after his son, Juliusz, crashed into another vehicle in Gielniow, Poland, when they were on their way home. The...
  • Danish woman gangrape: Delhi Police arrests 2 suspects January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday evening arrested two suspects in connection with the gangrape of a Danish national on Tuesday night in Paharganj area of the national capital. The police had earlier said that they have identified all the eight men who allegedly gangraped the foreign national. The police...
  • Polish woman alleges sexual harassment, FIR lodged January 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another incident of crime against women, a Poland national has registered a case of sexual assault in the Paharganj police station. The case has been referred to Mathura in Uttar Pradesh where she was allegedly assaulted. In the police complaint, the Polish woman has mentioned that...
  • Poland fire coach Waldemar Fornalik after loss to England October 16, 2013

    Warsaw: Poland coach Waldemar Fornalik was fired on Wednesday following his team's 20 loss to England in a World Cup qualifying match. Poland lost to England at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday, giving the English a spot in next year's tournament in Brazil. Poland lost their chance to qualify after losing to...
  • Proud Roy Hodgson's experience pays off for England October 16, 2013

    London: A month after being criticised for being too conservative and blinkered following a dour goalless draw with Ukraine, England coach Roy Hodgson was being heaped with praise for guiding the side to the World Cup finals on Wednesday. England's rollercoaster ride through a tough group which alternated wins and draws...
  • Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard send England to World Cup May 21, 2014

    London: Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard scored to send England to the World Cup finals with a 20 victory over Poland on Tuesday that gave them top spot in qualifying Group H on a thrilling and nervy night at Wembley. Rooney's 41stminute breakthrough was brilliantly created and executed after a patient...
  • World Cup Qualifiers: Ghost of 1973 chases England October 14, 2013

    The road to next year's World Cup in Brazil is nearing its end for European teams and there's plenty to play for in the final round of qualifiers on Tuesday. The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland have already qualified after winning their groups but four more automatic places for firstplace...
  • Ashley Cole to miss England's World Cup qualifier against Poland October 13, 2013

    London: England will be without Ashley Cole for the decisive World Cup qualifier against Poland on Tuesday because the experienced left back has failed to recover from a rib injury. Leighton Baines is again set to deputize for Cole, who missed the 41 victory over Montenegro on Friday because of the...
  • No room for error as England seek World Cup spot October 9, 2013

    London: England will qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals if they beat Montenegro and Poland in their final two Group H qualifiers and manager Roy Hodgson knows there is no room for error as they seek to secure their place in Brazil. Both matches are at Wembley and England go...
  • Ukraine must play Poland World Cup qualifier without fans September 28, 2013

    Zurich: Ukraine have been ordered to play their next home 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Poland behind closed doors due to the racist behaviour of their fans, FIFA said on Friday. Ukraine's supporters were involved in "several racist and discriminatory incidents" during the 90 win over San Marino in a...
  • Media pressure for interview leaves ace archer Deepika in tears August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: India's top women archer Deepika Kumari was in tears after being harassed by reporters for interviews on Monday. Deepika Kumari, the captain of women's recurve team, begged for privacy, saying she was too tired even as several reporters demanded that she give them an exclusive interview. The team had...
  • Lewandowski settles disagreements with Borussia Dortmund August 21, 2013

    Berlin: Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski has resolved differences with the club over a failed transfer to Bayern Munich in the close season, the Poland international said on Wednesday after being given a pay rise. Lewandowski was desperate to leave the Champions League runnersup to join treble winners Bayern Munich but...
  • Substitute Neymar denied victory on Barcelona debut July 31, 2013

    Poland: Barcelona's new signing Neymar was denied a win on his debut when the Brazilian forward came on as a secondhalf substitute in a 22 draw in a friendly at Polish side Lechia Gdansk on Tuesday. The standout performer in his nation's triumph at last month's Confederations Cup, Neymar joined with...
  • Radwanska's nude photo shoot upsets Poland July 23, 2013

    Stanford: Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska is upset and surprised about the negative reaction in her home country after posing nude for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue. The world number four, who was photographed naked while sitting beside a swimming pool filled with tennis balls, came under fire in her largely Catholic country...
  • Two Poland players advance to Wimbledon quarters July 2, 2013

    London: On one of Poland's best days on the tennis court, one of Poland's best players gave a shoutout to none other than ... America's Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. Hard to blame Jerzy Janowicz for that. Truth is, apart from Wojtek Fibak, a wily doubles foe of John McEnroe's who...
  • Poland's Janowicz, Kubot advance to Wimbledon quarterfinals July 1, 2013

    London: Poland will send two men into the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time after 24thseeded Jerzy Janowicz and 130thranked Lukasz Kubot each won fiveset matches on Monday. They'll play each other on Wednesday with the winner becoming the country's first Grand Slam semifinalist. The bigserving Janowicz reached as high as 137...