Sports journalist Michal Pol talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about clashes between Polish and Russian supporters at Euro 2012.
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."
Russia emerged as genuine contenders for football's European crown with a thumping 4-1 win over Czech Republic after co-hosts Poland and 2004 champions Greece had opened the tournament with a dramatic 1-1 draw in Warsaw.
Jim Boulden goes behind the scenes at Warsaw's Police HQ to find out how they plan to ensure a peaceful Euro2012.
Fans from across Europe will soon be traveling to Poland to support their teams during Euro 2012, but so too will police officers from each nation to keep an eye on them.
Euro 2012 is nearly here and the 16 competing nations have announced the final 23-man squads they hope will propel them to glory in Poland and Ukraine.
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.
CNN World Sport's Pedro Pinto talks with Ukrainian boxing champion Vitali Klitschko ahead of the Euro 2012 draw in Kiev.
Now the 16 finalists have been decided, the build-up to next year's European Championship finals in Poland and Ukraine has truly begun.
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Capt. Tadeusz Wrona still has trouble sleeping. The night after executing a spectacular belly landing in Poland, the veteran pilot tossed and turned until 4 a.m.
A Boeing 767 plane was forced to land on its belly after a technical failure with the plane's landing gear.
A survivor from the Polish plane that was forced to land without landing gear says the pilot did a great job.
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.
Seven decades after Nazi forces looted the National Museum in Warsaw during World War II, two paintings by treasured Polish artist Julian Falat were repatriated in a ceremony Thursday night, according to a statement from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Warsaw is undergoing a make-over, celebrating its 20th century architecture and welcoming a Libeskind skyscraper.
A monument to communism, the Palace of Culture and Science dominates Warsaw's skyline.
Poland is getting ready for next years Euro 2012 football tournament and taking care to make it safe and secure.
In preparation for co-hosting next summer's Euro 2012 football championship, Poland has been transforming itself.
Travellers hope to get back in the air after the new volcanic ash cloud clears. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.
Neo-Nazi husband and wife discover their Jewish roots and make a full life transformation.
Pawel sits in the synagogue learning the Torah, praying and getting advice from his rabbi.
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.
Count Michal Sobanski is on a mission to reclaim his family's 19th century palace, which was confiscated after WWII.
Top seed Serena Williams is through to the second round of the French Open after a straight sets win over Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele on Monday.
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.
Leading figures from Poland to the United States have been paying tribute to Marek Edelman, the anti-Nazi resistance fighter and Solidarity movement supporter who died Friday.
Lock problems block traffic along the Ohio River at a dam facility near Warsaw, Kentucky, Sunday.
Around the world, commemorations have taken place this month to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.
Maria Sharapova's comeback from injury continued with a comfortable victory over Darya Kustova of Belarus in the second round of the Warsaw Open on Wednesday.
Maria Sharapova returned to competitive singles after a near 10-month absence on Monday as she bids to prove her fitness for the forthcoming French Open in Paris.
Injury-plagued Maria Sharapova is returning to WTA Tour action at next week's Warsaw Open in Poland, the former world number one announced on her personal Web site.
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.
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.
CNN's Phil Black reports on Poland's ambitious plan to host the 2012 European Soccer Championship.
Before its occupation by Nazi Germany in 1939, Poland was home to Europe's largest Jewish community, and its capital Warsaw was the continent's largest Jewish city.
What do Copernicus and a Britney Spears look-a-like have in common? Despite centuries separating the two, both have inspired greatness in Poland.
What the lopsided conflict is teaching military strategists, policymakers and soldiers about fighting wars
Like a religious relic, the heart of composer Frederic Chopin rests in a Warsaw church, untouched since it was preserved in alcohol after his death in 1849 at age 39
The Daily Telegraph and other British newspapers reported Friday that lifestyle guru was denied permission to enter the country because of her 2004 conviction for obstructing justice
Forget lists of "What's Next" in travel. Eastern Europe is "What's Now." While it's catching up to the West -- becoming more modern, expensive and crowded -- Eastern Europe remains a great value. Here's what to expect this year.
Twenty members of the Polish Air Force returning from a flight-safety conference have been killed when a transport plane crashed in the northwest of the country.
At least seven people were killed Wednesday when a Polish military transport aircraft carrying passengers who had attended a flight-safety conference crashed in northwest Poland, military officials said.
U.S. Holocaust Museum unveils new computer link to Nazi archives that had been closed. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
The two US allies are suddenly in no hurry to see the implementation of the Bush Administration's plan to station an interceptor system on their soil
Hundreds of thousands of mainly younger voters turned out to end the two years in power for Jaroslaw Kaczynski's Law and Justice Party
In Poland, it's polite to bring flowers when you visit someone's home, so there's a flower shop on virtually every street corner in Warsaw.
Five makers of medical device implants have made agreements with the U.S. government to resolve fraud concerns over industry practices, with four companies paying a total of $310 million, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
A strip of honey-colored flypaper spirals down from a thumbtack that anchors its now-empty canister. Speckled with lifeless flies, the canister swings each time the violin bow pokes it.
Polish club Legia Warsaw have been granted a provisional reprieve from the European ban they received following crowd trouble at an Intertoto Cup match in July.
UEFA banned Poland's Legia Warsaw from European competition for two seasons on Wednesday in response to "ugly and shocking" crowd scenes during an Intertoto Cup match.
Poland goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has completed his transfer to Arsenal from Legia Warsaw for an undisclosed fee.
This year, 2006, marks two significant anniversaries in the history of the former Soviet Union, anniversaries that in a sense bookend the disintegration of the once-formidable communist superpower.
Warsaw is a city on the rise -- the capital of a progressive and dynamic western-orientated democracy, more comfortable with the EU than it ever was with the USSR. Destroyed during World War II and rebuilt but hardly rehabilitated after 1945, Warsaw existed in Moscow's shadow -- a metaphor set in concrete with the erection of the Russian-built Palace of Culture and Science, a brooding symbol of Poland's status as a Soviet client state. Now a new city of steel and glass office blocks and streamlined hotels is rising. Multinational brands dominate advertising hoardings. Signs of affluence -- German cars, mobile phones - are everywhere. This is a city still in the first flushes of romance with globalization. The social scene has also flourished and diversified. Hip hangouts, bohemian club nights and cosmopolitan cocktail lounges have entered the fray alongside old-fashioned vodka dens and basement dives. Amid the forest of cranes and skyscrapers, it's still possible to see glimpses of another city behind the
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored twice in Ajax Amsterdam's 5-2 away win over IK Start in the first round of the UEFA Cup on Thursday.
NATO members were to discuss on Friday how to raise an additional 2,000 troops to bolster its force in Afghanistan amid increased insurgent violence, a spokesman said in Warsaw, where alliance defense chiefs were meeting.
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.
Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova ended the comeback run of Venus Williams to advance to the semifinals of the WTA event in Warsaw on Friday.
The Scene spent the day in Warsaw with film director Pawel Pawlikowski. Do you have a favorite hangout in the Polish capital? What's your favorite Pawel Pawlikowski film? Send us your suggestions and ideas and read your comments below.
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The Scene talks to Polish film director Pawel Pawlikowski about growing up in communist Warsaw and returning to the city for inspiration.
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Check out The Scene' suggestions for the Polish capital and send us your own ideas and suggestions below.
"Eternal light" sounds serenely stable, doesn't it? And in the liturgy of the traditional Requiem, or Mass for the dead, it's usually just that.
Olympic and world swimming champion Otylia Jedrzejczak of Poland was out of danger in hospital Monday after a weekend car crash in which her brother died.
A "tired or weakened" man sent two "Mayday" calls from a Cypriot airliner before it mysteriously crashed in Greece, killing all 121 people aboard, according to a preliminary report on the accident by a Greek investigator.
Given the fact that salt mines have negative historical connotations indicative of hard labor and incarceration, spending time in one may not sound appealing.
Injury-hit world number three Amelie Mauresmo has been forced to withdraw from the WTA tournament in Warsaw this week.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been gathering in a Krakow field and clogged Poland's city streets to watch coverage of the funeral of Pope John Paul II, a man revered as a national hero in his homeland.
Unprecedented numbers of Poles are overwhelming their country's transport system as they attempt to make it to the Vatican to pay their respects to Pope John Paul II.
A Polish woman kidnapped in Baghdad last month has made a surprise appearance in Warsaw saying her captors treated her well but refused to reveal how she was freed.
On the weekend of the 60th anniversary of D-Day, "CNN Presents" looks at a little-known chapter of World War II that attempted to capitalize on the success of the Normandy landings.
Venus Williams crushed Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-3 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the $585,000 Warsaw Cup WTA tournament.
I feel I have to return to the issue of Poland and the World Economic Forum.
Capitals across Europe celebrated Friday night and into Saturday morning as the European Union marked the largest expansion in its history.
For two weeks, Richard Quest and his team are traveling around countries about to join the European Union on May 1. We asked for your views. Richard's replies are in italics.
Warsaw is already beginning to look like other cities to the West. The same multi-national names are on display. In glitzy malls, shoppers can take their pick of international merchandise.
I own a small-cap stock fund that recently closed to new investors. Is this a good time for me to buy more?
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What country was home to 1993's fastest-growing emerging stock market? If you guessed China, think again. The clear winner is Poland. From December 31, 1992, through December 23, 1993, the Warsaw t...
-- From the Baltic to the Black Sea, Eastern Europeans are loading up on merchandise bearing U.S. brand names like Kodak, Kellogg's, Band-Aids, Rice-a- Roni, SlimFast, and Purina Cat Chow. Warsaw s...
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As recession fears loom, plan to batten down and settle in. It's time for stability and home cooking, and don't forget to recycle. Says Barbara Feigin, an executive vice president of Grey Advertisi...
Ten months of fiscal austerity may not have made Poland paradise, but it has noticeably improved the lives of 38 million Poles. Though real wages have dropped 40%, shop shelves now sag with consume...
FOR POLAND this may be the most dangerous summer since 1939. While their Soviet neighbors fiddle, the gutsy Poles are switching from Communism to capitalism in one stroke. But their boldness has al...
IT'S A BLEAK winter evening in a drab Warsaw suburb. Some four dozen Polish workers in leather jackets have crowded into the parish house of a Catholic church. They used to meet there secretly afte...
Now that the Cold War is over, the hot season for travel to Eastern Europe is about to begin. Hyatt, Marriott, Sheraton, and some other chains farsightedly opened hotels in different capitals. Besi...
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