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Eye-witness describes Warsaw violenceupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 17:08:00

Sports journalist Michal Pol talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about clashes between Polish and Russian supporters at Euro 2012.

Police in Poland detain 184 after violence during Euro 2012 soccer tournamentupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 09:51:00

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.

Euro racists face criminal sanctionsupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 09:23:00

UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino describes racist to the Dutch team "absolutely unacceptable."

Russia win as co-hosts Poland are heldupdated: Sat Jun 09 2012 17:19:00

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.

Polish police ready for soccer troubleupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:07:00

Jim Boulden goes behind the scenes at Warsaw's Police HQ to find out how they plan to ensure a peaceful Euro2012.

Polish police ready to crack down on Euro 2012 football hooligansupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:07:00

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: The squadsupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 11:18:00

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.

Poland's new national soccer stadium opens with a bangupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 13:42:00

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.

World champion boxer talks Euro drawupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 11:56:00

CNN World Sport's Pedro Pinto talks with Ukrainian boxing champion Vitali Klitschko ahead of the Euro 2012 draw in Kiev.

CNN's top 10 memorable European Championship momentsupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 11:52:00

Now the 16 finalists have been decided, the build-up to next year's European Championship finals in Poland and Ukraine has truly begun.

Euro 2012 finals match scheduleupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 16:16:00

GROUP A (All kickoff times are GMT)

Meet Poland's hero pilotupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 15:59:00

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.

Incredible emergency landing in Warsawupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 15:59:00

A Boeing 767 plane was forced to land on its belly after a technical failure with the plane's landing gear.

Plane survivor: 'Excellent landing'updated: Wed Nov 02 2011 16:05:00

A survivor from the Polish plane that was forced to land without landing gear says the pilot did a great job.

Newark flight makes emergency landing in Polandupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 16:05:00

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.

Polish paintings, stolen by Nazis, repatriated in New Yorkupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 22:42:00

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's changing skylineupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 04:06:00

Warsaw is undergoing a make-over, celebrating its 20th century architecture and welcoming a Libeskind skyscraper.

Libeskind's 'eagle' aims to lift Polandupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 04:06:00

A monument to communism, the Palace of Culture and Science dominates Warsaw's skyline.

Clamping down on football violenceupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 02:56:00

Poland is getting ready for next years Euro 2012 football tournament and taking care to make it safe and secure.

Poland ready to tackle football hooligansupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 02:56:00

In preparation for co-hosting next summer's Euro 2012 football championship, Poland has been transforming itself.

Worst is over for ash cloudupdated: Thu May 26 2011 06:13:00

Travellers hope to get back in the air after the new volcanic ash cloud clears. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.

Wife of Neo-Nazi finds out she's Jewishupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 19:08:00

Neo-Nazi husband and wife discover their Jewish roots and make a full life transformation.

Secret Jewish heritage converts neo-Naziupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 19:08:00

Pawel sits in the synagogue learning the Torah, praying and getting advice from his rabbi.

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.

Serena heads list of seeds to progressupdated: Mon May 24 2010 16:41:00

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.

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.

Warsaw Ghetto fighter Marek Edelman hailedupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 12:19:00

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.

Ohio River blockedupdated: Sun Sep 27 2009 22:04:00

Lock problems block traffic along the Ohio River at a dam facility near Warsaw, Kentucky, Sunday.

iReporters share their memories of World War IIupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 13:29:00

Around the world, commemorations have taken place this month to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.

Sharapova continues winning form in Warsawupdated: Wed May 20 2009 15:41:00

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.

Sharapova makes winning return in Warsawupdated: Wed May 20 2009 11:58:00

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.

Sharapova plans new return in Warsawupdated: Tue May 12 2009 09:03:00

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.

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.

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 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.

Poland's Jews alive and kickingupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 02:56:00

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.

Famous Poles through the agesupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 11:38:00

What do Copernicus and a Britney Spears look-a-like have in common? Despite centuries separating the two, both have inspired greatness in Poland.

Time.com: The Strategic Lessons of Georgiaupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 19:00:00

What the lopsided conflict is teaching military strategists, policymakers and soldiers about fighting wars

Time.com: Poland: Leave Chopin's Heart Aloneupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 20:00:00

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

Time.com: Martha Stewart Banned from Britainupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 19:00:00

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

Eastern Europe: What's nowupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 17:04:00

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.

Crash kills 20 after air safety meetingupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 06:47:00

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.

Plane crashes after flight safety meetingupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 20:29:00

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.

Secrets of the Holocaustupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 01:32:00

U.S. Holocaust Museum unveils new computer link to Nazi archives that had been closed. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Time.com: Poles, Czechs Balk at Missile Shieldupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 14:00:00

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

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

Poland's capital invites visitors to 'fall in love with Warsaw'updated: Tue Oct 16 2007 09:12:00

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.

CNNMoney: Medical device makers settle fraud caseupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 02:52:00

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.

Small-town Czech bars humble but funupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 22:53:00

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.

UEFA suspends Legia's European banupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 04:02:00

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.

Legia thrown out after crowd riotupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 03:32:00

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.

Fabianski completes Arsenal switchupdated: Sat May 26 2007 10:18:00

Poland goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has completed his transfer to Arsenal from Legia Warsaw for an undisclosed fee.

Children of the revolution updated: Mon Oct 23 2006 06:07:00

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: City overviewupdated: Thu Oct 05 2006 06:43:00

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

Five-goal Ajax are just too goodupdated: Thu Sep 14 2006 14:31:00

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 seeks more Afghanistan troopsupdated: Fri Sep 08 2006 09:58:00

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.

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.

Warsaw defeat for returning Venusupdated: Fri May 05 2006 14:50:00

Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova ended the comeback run of Venus Williams to advance to the semifinals of the WTA event in Warsaw on Friday.

Warsaw Forumupdated: Thu Feb 09 2006 07:41:00

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.

Warsaw Blogupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 08:42:00

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Q & A: Pawel Pawlikowskiupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 08:37:00

The Scene talks to Polish film director Pawel Pawlikowski about growing up in communist Warsaw and returning to the city for inspiration.

Warsaw Insider Tipsupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 08:30:00

Do you have an inside tip on Warsaw? Send us your suggestions below.

Warsaw City Guideupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 08:25:00

Check out The Scene' suggestions for the Polish capital and send us your own ideas and suggestions below.

Review: Hearing the lightupdated: Mon Jan 23 2006 10:13:00

"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.

Jedrzejczak improving after crashupdated: Mon Oct 03 2005 13:15:00

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.

'Mayday' calls from doomed jetupdated: Mon Aug 22 2005 08:42:00

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.

Polish mine is a salt on the sensesupdated: Mon Jul 18 2005 06:46:00

Given the fact that salt mines have negative historical connotations indicative of hard labor and incarceration, spending time in one may not sound appealing.

Mauresmo misses Warsaw tournamentupdated: Mon Apr 25 2005 10:03:00

Injury-hit world number three Amelie Mauresmo has been forced to withdraw from the WTA tournament in Warsaw this week.

Thousands remember pope in Krakowupdated: Fri Apr 08 2005 11:53:00

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.

Pilgrims overwhelm Polish transportupdated: Tue Apr 05 2005 03:41:00

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.

Polish hostage: I was treated wellupdated: Sat Nov 20 2004 08:46:00

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.

'Warsaw Rising: Forgotten Soldiers of WWII'updated: Tue Jun 01 2004 11:01:00

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 hits top form in Warsaw Cupupdated: Sat May 01 2004 14:21:00

Venus Williams crushed Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-3 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the $585,000 Warsaw Cup WTA tournament.

Our European Questupdated: Fri Apr 30 2004 09:41:00

I feel I have to return to the issue of Poland and the World Economic Forum.

EU welcomes 10 new membersupdated: Fri Apr 30 2004 05:33:00

Capitals across Europe celebrated Friday night and into Saturday morning as the European Union marked the largest expansion in its history.

European Quest: More of your views updated: Wed Apr 21 2004 14:43:00

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.

Poles hoping for economic gainsupdated: Wed Apr 14 2004 06:55:00

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.

CNNMoney: Buying small capsupdated: Tue Mar 09 2004 10:14:00

I own a small-cap stock fund that recently closed to new investors. Is this a good time for me to buy more?

Fortune: DAEWOO'S DARING DRIVE INTO EUROPE A KOREAN CONGLOMERATE AND ITS CHARISMATIC BOSS ARE BETTING BILLIONS OFupdated: Mon May 13 1996 00:01:00

On a shivery Saturday morning in Warsaw, the only workers at the headquarters of the Polish state automaker FSO are uniformed security guards and a delighted new Korean owner, Kim Woo-Choong, 59, c...

Fortune: HOTTEST NEW STOCK MARKETupdated: Mon Jan 24 1994 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: EASTERN EUROPE IS ONE HOT MARKETupdated: Mon Jan 25 1993 00:01:00

-- 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...

Fortune: TRAVEL TIPS YOUR BARGAIN CHRISTMAS IN EASTERN EUROPEupdated: Mon Oct 19 1992 00:01:00

U.S. vacationers get value for their dollar in the three countries portrayed here. General advice: Bring phrase books and remember that German, not English, is the dominant second language. Count o...

Fortune: WHO'S WHO IN THE EAST In Eastern Europe, the people to know are both colorful and energetic. ! Want to meet the Clark Gable of fupdated: Mon Jul 29 1991 00:01:00

Business is always personal, but especially so in Eastern Europe, where daunting bureaucracy and changing ground rules can spook even veteran investors from abroad. In such a climate, knowing the r...

Fortune: THE MAFIOSI AS YOUR FASHION TARGET?updated: Mon Dec 31 1990 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: SHOCK THERAPY WORKS IN POLANDupdated: Mon Nov 19 1990 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: POLAND'S GAMBLE BEGINS TO PAY OFF The Poles have achieved remarkable results in the first stages of their rush toward a free-marupdated: Mon Aug 27 1990 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: THE AMERICAN OUT TO SAVE POLAND Harvard's young Jeffrey Sachs is pushing Solidarity to take the pain now for a big gain later. Tupdated: Mon Jan 29 1990 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: AH, NEXT SPRING IN BUDAPESTupdated: Mon Jan 01 1990 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: TOWARD A NEW ERA OF POSSIBILITIES updated: Mon Dec 04 1989 00:01:00

The historic events in East Berlin and Moscow, Warsaw, and Budapest provide the most dramatic evidence yet that the Cold War is over and we have won. Socialism is on the run, and democratic capital...

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