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Poland has great 'fracking' potential with shale gas reservesupdated: Mon May 28 2012 04:04:00

Poland may be sitting on a vast natural resource that could make it energy independent.

Poland struggles to reverse its brain drainupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 01:30:00

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 diesupdated: Sat Aug 06 2011 07:18:00

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.

Report blames pilot error for 2010 crash that killed Polish presidentupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 06:48:00

Pilot error was mostly to blame for a plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and nearly 100 others last year, the nation's investigators said Friday.

Obama praises Poland, blasts Belarus during tripupdated: Sat May 28 2011 15:57:00

President Barack Obama on Saturday held up Poland's transition to democracy in the 1980s as a model for nations today pushing back against their governments -- from countries in North Africa and the Middle East to some in Eastern Europe.

Obama on last leg of his European tripupdated: Sat May 28 2011 15:57:00

CNN's Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry reports on President Obama's meetings in Poland.

Crew error led to Polish plane crash, Russians concludeupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 10:48:00

The crew was at fault in a Polish plane crash that killed the country's president and nearly 100 other people last April, a Russian-led investigation found Wednesday.

Polish president says Wikileaks taking toll on U.S.-Polish relationsupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 20:32:00

In Washington, most speeches by representatives of other countries are, well, diplomatic, carefully written to avoid controversy.

Chechen separatist leader freed in Polandupdated: Sat Sep 18 2010 06:18:00

A Chechen separatist leader was released from custody Friday evening, several hours after he was detained, state media reported.

Why a wooden cross divides Polandupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 09:36:00

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.

Saving one of Europe's treasuresupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 06:25:00

CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports on a conservationist who won a landmark victory in Poland.

Poland picks a presidentupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 20:14:00

Interim President Bronislaw Komorowski wins Poland's runoff election. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

Interim president wins Polish runoff electionupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 20:14:00

Poland's Interim President Bronislaw Komorowski has won a runoff election against Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin brother of former President Lech Kaczynski, who was killed in a plane crash in April.

Polish nobility fight to reclaim seized propertyupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 08:29:00

Count Michal Sobanski often drives his 15-year-old Volvo from his home in Warsaw to the tiny town of Guzow about an hour outside Poland's capital.

Polish nobility fight for lost propertyupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 08:29:00

Count Michal Sobanski is on a mission to reclaim his family's 19th century palace, which was confiscated after WWII.

Komorowski leads Poland vote countupdated: Sun Jul 04 2010 22:50:00

Official results from Poland's presidential runoff weren't expected until Monday, but exit polls gave interim President Bronislaw Komorowski a slight lead over challenger Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the twin brother of the late president.

U.S. pledges $15 million to preserve site of concentration campupdated: Sat Jul 03 2010 13:58:00

The United States will donate $15 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, pending congressional authorization and appropriations, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday.

What is the future of Poland?updated: Wed Jun 30 2010 07:01:00

CNN's Fred Pleitgen looks at where Poland is today, and how it has recovered from recent tragedies.

Poland recovers from year of national tragedyupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 07:01:00

Poland is getting back on its feet after suffering an extraordinary few months of tragedy.

How Poland became only EU nation to avoid recessionupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 07:56:00

While the rest of Europe has battled with recession, Poland remained the only country to keep its head above water.

How Poland avoided recessionupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 07:56:00

Poland was the only EU country to avoid slipping into recession. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.

Polish presidential election heads to runoffupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 14:39:00

Poland's presidential election produced no clear winner Sunday, official results showed, so the top two candidates will face each other in a runoff.

Polish presidential election is headed for a runoff, exit polls showupdated: Sun Jun 20 2010 19:05:00

Poland's presidential election produced no clear winner Sunday, preliminary exit polls showed.

Poles set to vote for new presidentupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 08:44:00

Poles are set to vote Sunday for a new president, following the death of President Lech Kaczinski in a plane crash in April.

No terror, blast caused Polish president's plane crash, experts sayupdated: Wed May 19 2010 11:38:00

Russian and Polish aviation experts have ruled out any emergency or equipment malfunction as the cause of the crash of Polish President Lech Kaczynski's plane in Russia last month, killing him and 95 other top Polish officials and dignitaries.

Poland mourns late president Kaczynskiupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 11:04:00

The acting president of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski, speaks at the funeral of late Polish president Lech Kaczynski.

Mourners' candles a 'spot of light'updated: Sun Apr 18 2010 15:23:00

CNN iReporter Malgosia Minta shares Poland's sadness after the president, other top officials die in a plane crash.

Polish president and his wife laid to restupdated: Sun Apr 18 2010 15:23:00

Poland's first couple was laid to rest on Sunday, marking the end of a journey filled with grief for the central European nation.

World leaders can't get to Poland for funeral due to ashupdated: Sun Apr 18 2010 04:32:00

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.

World leaders struggle to reach Poland for funeralupdated: Sat Apr 17 2010 16:35:00

World leaders' plans to reach Poland this weekend for the funeral of President Lech Kaczynski were in limbo as volcanic ash from Iceland continued to ground flights to and from Europe.

Thousands mourn Polish crash victimsupdated: Sat Apr 17 2010 16:35:00

Thousands of mourners gather in Warsaw, Poland, to remember their president and 95 others who died in a plane crash.

Obama's gesture to a grieving Polandupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 08:41:00

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.

Grieving Poland eyes June vote for new presidentupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 12:17:00

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.

Poland pays tribute as body of first lady returnsupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 11:49:00

The body of Poland's first lady, Maria Kaczynska, killed with her husband in an airplane crash in Russia, returned to Warsaw on Tuesday.

Polish president to be buried Saturdayupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 09:29:00

Investigations were continuing Monday into the air disaster which killed the Polish president as questions were being asked over the circumstances surrounding the crash in Russia that also killed senior government officials.

Debris litters crash siteupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 09:00:00

Broken trees and twisted metal mark the site where a Polish plane crashed in Russia. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Robertson: Scene of Polish plane crash stuns onlookersupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 09:00:00

When I found the first piece of fuselage, I was shocked. It was flimsy, the thin metal easily twisted back on itself.

Polish president's body returned homeupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 12:30:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the return of the body of Lech Kaczynski and the investigation of the fatal plane crash.

Analysis: Ramifications of crash on Polish politicsupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 12:30:00

Experts say the deaths of senior military chiefs in Saturday's plane crash could have more serious implications for Poland than the loss of the country's president.

World leaders pay tribute to Polish leaderupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 11:51:00

World leaders, agencies and officials mourned the death of Polish president Lech Kaczynski who was killed in a plane crash early Saturday.

Polish president feared deadupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 11:51:00

Polish President Lech Kaczynski was likely killed when his plane crashed at a western Russian airport.

Polish president's plane refurbished in 2009updated: Mon Apr 12 2010 11:49:00

Polish President Lech Kaczynski's plane, which crashed Saturday in western Russia, killing Kaczynski and scores of other people, was overhauled last year, according to the general director of the company that performed the service.

Poland mourns as president's body arrives homeupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 11:47:00

The body of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, who was killed in a plane crash in Russia over the weekend, returned to tributes in his homeland Sunday afternoon.

Why Poland's grief is doubledupdated: Sun Apr 11 2010 12:28:00

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.

Medvedev sending crash probe teamupdated: Sun Apr 11 2010 00:23:00

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sends a commission to investigate the crash that killed Poland's president and others.

Rate rise fears spark rush to issue bondsupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 00:09:00

Businesses and governments have rushed to raise tens of billions of dollars from bond markets in a frenetic round of new-year fundraising amid fears that interest rates are set to jump.

The soldier and the shipyard workerupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 08:24:00

One was the archetypal military strongman, intent on maintaining the social order and saving his country from "catastrophe." The other was a charismatic shipyard electrician and trade union leader who was just as determined to lead his countrymen to freedom.

Poland agrees to host part of new U.S. missile defense planupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 13:37:00

Poland has agreed to host elements of the new U.S. missile defense plan despite initial surprise over the Obama administration's recent decision to overhaul President Bush's strategy.

Analysis: Missile shield move leaves Europe's politicians exposedupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 10:03:00

The decision by the United States to drop its plans to base an anti-ballistic missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic will have reverberations across Europe.

World Orchestra for Peaceupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 07:14:00

Leading classical musicians perform in Krakow, Poland, marking the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.

Leaders mark 70th anniversary of World War IIupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 07:14:00

At least 20 world leaders gathered Tuesday in Poland to commemorate the start of World War II 70 years ago -- a conflict in which 6 million Poles died.

WWII anything but history for Polandupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 16:27:00

On a sand swept stretch of Afghanistan, a high-ranking Polish general put his country's mission there into perspective.

11-year-old being deportedupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 16:07:00

An 11-year-old girl is fighting deportation after her family's attorney missed a 2001 green card deadline, forcing her back to Poland.

U.S. relents in 11-year-old girl's deportation caseupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 16:07:00

Eleven-year-old Ewelina Bledniak was looking at a year split from her parents, split from her friends, away from everything she loves about living in America.

Birthplace of Solidarityupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 02:23:00

CNN's Fred Pleitgen visits the town where Poland's uprising against communism began.

Poland's economy booming 20 years after free electionsupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 02:23:00

Free elections 20 years ago this week in Poland marked the unraveling of the Soviet bloc of Eastern European nations and the beginning of market reforms.

Poland: From Soviet satellite to 'Tiger of Europe'updated: Sat May 30 2009 07:26:00

Leszek Balcerowicz, Poland's former finance minister, recently said his country is enjoying "its best period in 300 years." CNN looks at how the country emerged from communism to become one of eastern Europe's most stable and thriving democracies.

Eye on Poland (English)updated: Tue May 19 2009 06:08:00

CNN's Antonia Mortensen previews what's coming up in a special week of CNN programming on Poland.

Life after communismupdated: Tue May 19 2009 06:08:00

Leszek Balcerowicz, Poland's former finance minister, recently said his country is enjoying "its best period in 300 years." CNN looks at how the country emerged from communism to become one of eastern Europe's most stable and thriving democracies.

Your opinions on Polandupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 07:51:00

As part of its Eye on Poland coverage, CNN is asking its viewers -- including Poles living in Poland and abroad -- about what defines the nation today.

Playing poker with the Polish powerbrokersupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 10:43:00

Some say Poland is the biggest of the "small countries" in the European Union. Others call it the smallest of the "big countries."

Poles on Polandupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 03:25:00

CNN's Antonia Mortensen asks Polish nationals their views on their economy, lifestyle and the future of Poland.

Introducing Poland's prime minister: Donald Tuskupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 03:25:00

At 51 years of age, Polish prime minister Donald Tusk has come a long way. As part of the Kashubian minority living in the Gdansk Region, he was born to working-class parents -- his father a carpenter and his mother a nurse.

Poland wants to host Euro 2012updated: Mon Oct 06 2008 03:09:00

CNN's Phil Black reports on Poland's ambitious plan to host the 2012 European Soccer Championship.

Football offers Poland chance to shineupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 03:09:00

In April 2007, UEFA's executive committee voted to accept a joint proposal from Poland and Ukraine to host the European football Championships in 2012.

Poland signs missile shield deal with U.S.updated: Wed Aug 20 2008 10:34:00

The United States and Poland on Wednesday signed an agreement to base U.S. ballistic missile interceptors in Poland, a move that angered Russia.

Time.com: Will Russia Attack Poland Next? updated: Fri Aug 15 2008 19:00:00

Russia warned Poland on Friday that it is exposing itself to attack, even a nuclear one, by accepting a U.S. missile interceptor base on its soil

Poland, U.S. sign missile shield dealupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 08:06:00

Poland and the United States have signed a preliminary deal to place part of a U.S. ballistic missile defense system in Poland, a plan that has drawn sharp objections from Russia.

Poland firm on U.S. missile defense oppositionupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 16:02:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tried and failed just before leaving for Europe on Monday to seal a deal to place missiles in Poland, the State Department said.

U.S., Poland strike missile deal while Russia objectsupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 22:23:00

The United States and Poland have reached a tentative deal to place part of a ballistic missile defense system on its territory, a plan that has drawn sharp objections from Russia, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

EU faces new turmoilupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 13:43:00

The Irish "No" toward the Lisbon Treaty leaves leaders struggling for a way out. CNN's Robin Oakley reports.

Polish troops to exit Iraq this yearupdated: Thu Jan 31 2008 12:43:00

Poland will withdraw its troops from Iraq by the end of October, according to a spokesman for the Polish military Thursday.

Time.com: A New Government for Polandupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 10:00:00

Hundreds of thousands of mainly younger voters turned out to end the two years in power for Jaroslaw Kaczynski's Law and Justice Party

Opposition wins Polish electionupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 09:09:00

Poland's opposition parties have won the parliamentary elections, ending two years of robust nationalism which have frequently led to confrontation with other countries.

Poland's electionupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 09:09:00

According to polls, the opposition party is poised to oust Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski's government.

Good turnout for Polish voteupdated: Sun Oct 21 2007 12:01:00

Poles voted on Sunday in national elections that could decide the future direction of the central European country.

Poland faces landmark electionupdated: Sat Oct 20 2007 14:49:00

Poles vote Sunday in national elections that could decide the future direction of the central European country.

Q&A: Why the EU treaty arguments?updated: Fri Jun 22 2007 05:39:00

Why is the EU arguing, yet again, over its constitution?

The day in numbers: 15updated: Mon Dec 04 2006 05:06:00

Despite Poland's estimated 15 percent unemployment rate, the country still lacks enough natives to fill jobs around the country as there has been a global mass exodus, particularly to Britain and Ireland.

Auschwitz on pope's Polish visitupdated: Thu May 25 2006 03:01:00

Pope Benedict XVI has begun a bittersweet trip to Poland, where he will pay homage to the late Pope John Paul II, and his beloved predecessor's homeland.

Poland collapse toll now 67updated: Mon Jan 30 2006 06:47:00

A 34-year-old man seriously injured in the roof collapse at a Polish exhibition hall died Monday, bringing the total number of deaths to 67.

Poland collapse: Buildings shutupdated: Mon Jan 30 2006 03:24:00

The Polish government ordered the temporary closure of some large buildings Monday after the roof collapse of an exhibition hall in the southern city of Chorzow that killed 62 people.

Roof collapse: 'No more survivors'updated: Sun Jan 29 2006 02:14:00

Emergency workers shifted their efforts from rescue to recovery Sunday at the site of an exhibition center that's roof collapsed over the weekend in southern Poland, killing 66 people, after officials determined it unlikely that anyone else would be found alive.

Kaczynski claims Polish poll winupdated: Sun Sep 25 2005 18:29:00

Exit polls are projecting that Poland's Law and Justice party will control the most seats in the lower house of parliament, ousting the left-wing government of Prime Minister Marek Belka.

Polish leader: Troops stay in Iraqupdated: Fri Mar 19 2004 09:20:00

Poland's president is reported to have told U.S. President George W. Bush his country's troops will stay in Iraq "as long as needed ... plus one day longer."

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