WROCLAW, Poland -- Here are three thoughts after the Czech Republic's 1-0 win against Poland, which gave the Czechs first place in Group A, with Greece advancing in second place and Russia and Poland being eliminated:
Police in Poland have detained 184 people after tensions spiraled into violence as soccer fans gathered for a Euro 2012 game in Warsaw, police said Wednesday.
UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino describes racist to the Dutch team "absolutely unacceptable."
It was a day of howling sirens, blood-spattered pavement and the menacing thump of baton on riot shield as the warnings of violence before Poland's game with Russia proved to be distressingly accurate. As 5,000 Russians marched through Warsaw to celebrate their country's national day, they clashed with Polish hooligans. Police water cannons, tear gas, auditory grenades and 56 arrests were required to restore order.
CNN's live-blogging coverage of the Euro 2012 Group A matches between Greece and Czech Republic and co-hosts Poland and Russia.
Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine and Poland have told CNN World Sport a documentary accusing football fans from both nations of racism was "unbalanced and biased."
Poland has spent billions to upgrade its infrastructure, but is it enough for Euro 2012 fans?
Is Poland the "El Dorado" of shale gas? CNN talks to Chevron, which is investing in the controversial energy source.
Poland may be sitting on a vast natural resource that could make it energy independent.
Polish Finance Minister Jan Vincent-Rostowski tells CNN that Poland are committed to join a healthy Euro zone.
Authorities believe "there will be no living persons inside the wreckage" after two trains collided in Poland.
Rescuers combed through mangled wreckage early Sunday searching for survivors after two passenger trains collided in southern Poland, leaving at least 16 dead.
Two passenger trains collided in southwestern Poland late Saturday, leaving several dead and dozens more injured, the country's state railway said.
EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding talks to CNN about the international legality of Hungary's new constitution.
Dangerous weather has paralyzed parts of Poland, closing schools and filling shelters. Ralitsa Vassileva reports.
Polish football fans have celebrated the launch of the biggest stadium for this year's Euro 2012 finals with a free music festival and fireworks display.
The European Commission warned Hungary Tuesday it faces legal action over controversial reforms introduced by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government.
Downgrade -- the most feared word in Europe's financial lexicon. Most attention Friday was focused on France -- Europe's second largest economy -- as Standard & Poor's cut its rating on French sovereign debt.
Downgrade -- the most feared word in Europe's financial lexicon. Most attention Friday was focused on France, Europe's second-largest economy, as Standard & Poor's cut its rating on French sovereign debt. But the debt of several other countries also received the Mark of Cain, including Italy, Spain, Portugal -- and Austria, whose debt rating was cut by one notch from its AAA status.
Unlike Greece, Spain and Italy, Hungary does not use the euro single currency, but it is afflicted by similar debt problems. Fears are now growing that Hungary could go bankrupt, prompting it to request help from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. So is Hungary the next step on Europe's path to meltdown?
The European Commission dials up the pressure on Hungary, as its government downplays the country's financial woes.
Critics accuse the Hungarian government of moves that threaten its financial future. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
Picture the glow of medieval squares illuminated by thousands of sparkling lights. Imagine gingerbread-style stalls where artisans offer traditional crafts that threaten to banish gifts of boring neckties and fruitcakes for eternity. Marvel at iPod-toting children falling under the spell of low-tech charms like wooden toys, ice rinks and vintage merry-go-rounds.
Three thoughts after the U.S.'s 3-2 win at Slovenia on Tuesday:
The U.S. meets Slovenia on Tuesday in the team's last game of 2011 (noon ET, ESPN2, ESPN3.com, Galavisión), and it's fair to say the U.S.' lack of goals is starting to reach historic proportions. With Friday's 1-0 loss at France, the U.S. has scored just two goals in coach Jurgen Klinsmann's six games, the fewest over a six-game period since May 1998-January 1999. If the Yanks get blanked again -- and Slovenia is a stingy defensive outfit -- then it would be the U.S.'s driest goal spell since June-October 1992.
A Boeing 767 on a flight from Newark, New Jersey, made a dramatic emergency landing at Warsaw, Poland's Frederic Chopin International airport Tuesday after problems with its landing gear, an airport spokeswoman said.
Historically-ignored, Slovakia made its presence known on the international scene a few days ago when it became the sole EU member to vote to block the expansion of a bailout fund, thus delaying any decision to aid the collapsing Greek economy.
Azerbaijan was awarded the open seat on the U.N. Security Council Monday after Slovenia dropped its bid.
Lawmakers in Slovakia accepted a plan on Thursday to expand the powers of a bailout fund for banks and troubled European governments.
Lawmakers in Slovakia rejected a plan late Tuesday to expand the powers of a bailout fund for banks and troubled European governments.
U.S. stocks were headed for a lower open Tuesday as investors await Slovakia's vote to expand the European bailout fund and the first corporate results of the third quarter.
Europe's leaders and U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner are meeting in Poland amid a deepening debt crisis.
In preparation for co-hosting next summer's Euro 2012 football championship, Poland has been transforming itself.
Poland is getting ready for next years Euro 2012 football tournament and taking care to make it safe and secure.
After six years living in the UK -- as a student and then working in banking -- Krzysztof Waliszczak has moved back to his native Poland.
Poland's former deputy prime minister Andrzej Lepper was found dead in his apartment in the capital, Warsaw, on Thursday, his party said in a statement.
Staff Sgt. Marvin Steinford was 22 years old when he climbed into the nose of a B-17 "Flying Fortress" in Amendola, Italy, and left on a mission bound for Berlin during World War II.
Three women died after a stampede at a night club in Hungary's capital, state media reported.
Protesters who banded together online are expected to take to the streets of Hungary on Friday to protest a controversial new media law that triggered an avalanche of criticism.
Plus: Gwen Stefani has a playdate in the park with son Zuma and more star sightings
The small, seaside town of Piran, Slovenia, is thousands of miles away from Washington, but headlines are heralding its new mayor as the city's Barack Obama.
This week CNN explores the related connections between South Korea and Poland.
It's the end of week eight, and true to form you've found some amazing connections between South Korea and Poland.
The aluminum plant at the heart of the deadly toxic red sludge spill in Hungary will resume production at the end of the week, government officials said Wednesday.
Workers in Hungary were racing Tuesday to build three emergency dams to stem an expected second toxic spill from an aluminum plant.
The head of the company at the center of a toxic spill in Hungary has been arrested, accused of public endangerment and harming the environment, authorities said Monday.
Residents were evacuated and soldiers were on standby Sunday as authorities believe a damaged reservoir wall may unleash a second wave of toxic sludge onto a Hungarian village, an official said.
The death toll from a toxic sludge spill in Hungary rose to seven Friday after an additional body was found, according to a spokeswoman for Hungary's emergency services department.
For more evidence that the United States national team program marches inexorably forward, even if the results don't always bear it out, consider this little gem: Saturday's 18-man U.S. roster set to face Poland will consist entirely of players based abroad.
Rescue workers searched Wednesday for six elderly people missing at Kolontar, one of three villages in southwest Hungary that was hit Monday by a wave of toxic red sludge from an alumina plant reservoir that burst.
A gunman killed eight people and wounded 14 in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, on Monday morning, officials said.
It wasn't always pretty but the U.S. picked up it's second straight 20-plus point win in the FIBA World Championship, stomping Slovenia 99-77 (RECAP) in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday.
FINAL -- U.S. 99, Slovenia 77 Another game, another convicing double-digit blowout for Team USA. After coming out slow against Croatia on Saturday, the U.S. (2-0) made sure history didn't repeat itself on Sunday, outscoring Slovenia 23-11 in the first quarter and cruising to a 22-point victory.
I stopped on a recent night in front of the palace of the Polish president. I had no choice: The crowd stood so thick that I could not move. We were hemmed between the buildings on one side of the sidewalk and a police barrier on the other. The wide pavement between was obstructed by gawkers watching a strange performance: a weird seemingly incomprehensible little passion play of stereotyped figures.
I first visited Poland in 1990, just after the end of communist rule. Back then, the United States meant everything to people here: freedom, protection, opportunity, hope.
It's rare that a town's charm will get me out of bed early. The postcard-pretty, lake-cuddling town of Hallstatt, two hours south of Salzburg, is one of those places.
Students from Poland develop software for children with motor-neuron disease, allowing control of a computer with mouth alone.
Poland's cooperative BPS bank says it's the first in Europe to install a biometric ATM -- allowing customers to withdraw cash simply with the touch of a fingertip.
Interim President Bronislaw Komorowski wins Poland's runoff election. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
Poland has a history of anti-Semitism, but that's changing as it deals with its past. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.
A man wanted in Hungary for the torture and killing of a Jewish teenager during World War II averted extradition Friday after an Australian federal court ruled in his favor, an Australian news agency reported.
With their fine shirts, their initials embroidered on them, their cufflinks and custom made jackets, the Modrzejewski twins Jan and Pawel seem the prototype of the London banker. Their hairstyle, their clothes, their gestures, everything is almost identical.
Football fever is already gripping Poland ahead of co-hosting the European Championships in 2012.
Poland is two years away from hosting this major sporting event, but is it ready? CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.
Girardi storms out of a TV taping of her reunion with ex-Bachelor fiancÃ© Pavelka
CNN's Fred Pleitgen looks at where Poland is today, and how it has recovered from recent tragedies.
Poland is getting back on its feet after suffering an extraordinary few months of tragedy.
While the rest of Europe has battled with recession, Poland remained the only country to keep its head above water.
Poland was the only EU country to avoid slipping into recession. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.
CNN's Atika Shubert talks to Italy fans about the team's eliminated from the World Cup.
Slovenia edged out 10-man Algeria 1-0 in Sunday's World Cup Group C match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
CNN's Richard Quest asks European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso whether Hungary is a cause for concern.
Just when we all got used to referring to Europe's fiscal crisis with the tidy little acronym of the PIIGS, another European country is angling for admittance into the bad debt club.
Voters in the Czech Republic went to the polls to elect a new parliament that will replace the caretaker government that has been in charge since last year.
Flood waters began to recede across parts of Poland on Friday after heavy rains killed 17 people nationwide, the Interior Ministry said.
Vienna, the Austrian capital renowned for its music and architecture, has the best quality of life of any city in the world, according to results of a survey released Wednesday.
Slovenia is the smallest country to qualify for two non-contiguous World Cups, which at first sounds like a terribly contrived statistic. Trinidad and Tobago and Northern Ireland have both qualified for a World Cup with a smaller population, and Northern Ireland, having qualified in 1982, did so again in 1986. But that can be explained by a fine generation of players led by an inspirational manager in Billy Bingham who were fortunate that their period of excellence lasted long enough to get them to two tournaments.
Krakow is the Boston of Poland -- a charming and vital city buzzing with history, college students, and tourists. Though not the capital, Krakow is the cultural and intellectual center of the country -- and easily Poland's best destination.
After eight years of Socialist rule, there's a new political landscape in Hungary. CNN's Becky Anderson reports.
Hungary awoke Monday to a new political landscape after the center-right opposition Fidesz party took decisive election victory, ending eight years of Socialist rule.
Numerous world leaders were forced to cancel plans to travel to Poland for the funeral of President Lech Kaczynski on Sunday, as volcanic ash from Iceland continued to ground flights to and from Europe.
Presidents of the United States rarely attend the funerals of foreign leaders, but President Obama's decision to go to the state funeral of the Polish president and first lady is right on several levels, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
Polish legislators were planning Wednesday to hold a June election to choose a successor to President Lech Kaczynski, whose death in an air crash is generating unprecedented scenes of public grief.
The body of Poland's first lady, Maria Kaczynska, killed with her husband in an airplane crash in Russia, returned to Warsaw on Tuesday.
Broken trees and twisted metal mark the site where a Polish plane crashed in Russia. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Hungary's center-right Fidesz party won a sweeping victory in the first round of parliamentary elections Sunday, crushing the ruling Socialists in a country battered by the global economic recession.
The tragic death of President Lech Kaczynski and Poland's political and military elite among the trees of the Katyn Forest is surreal, given that in those same woods, thousands of Polish prisoners of war were murdered by Joseph Stalin's secret police.
United States vs. Switzerland, 3 p.m. Russia vs. Canada, 7:30 p.m. Finland vs. Czech Republic, 10 p.m. Sweden vs. Slovakia, 12 mid.
After six years of false starts, hardship, and loud public skepticism, Central Europe's three main economies have emerged from the Russian bear's shadow and look sustainably bullish. The Czech stoc...
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