Young people are borrowing to cover basic living costs

FCA boss raises alarm over growing debt burden of young people in UK as number of insolvent 18- to 34-year-olds jumps by a third. The head of Britain’s financial regulator has warned that a growing number of young people are having to borrow to cover basic living costs. Andrew Bailey, the chief

Hundreds of thousands expected to join mass rosary prayer along Polish border

Catholics will gather along Poland's 2,000-mile border to pray for their country, Catholic Herald reports. Poland’s bishops have urged Catholics to join a mass rosary prayer along the country’s border to mark the end of the Fatima centenary, and pray for the salvation of their country. Organizers expect up to a million

Minsk, Lodz to strengthen cooperation in education, healthcare, culture, sport

Minsk and Poland's Lodz are set to strengthen cooperation in education, healthcare, culture, and sport. The matter was discussed at a meeting between Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets and Lodz Vice Mayor Krzysztof Piatkowski on 11 September, BelTA has learned. Krzysztof Piatkowski noted that Lodz and Minsk have a twinning agreement

Judicial reforms consulted

Andrzej Duda

President Andrzej Duda consulted his proposed judicial reforms with all parliamentary caucuses last week. Officials of the governing party Law and Justice (PiS) called the meeting "useful." The atmosphere of the meeting was good, a presidential chancellery insider told Rzeczpospolita daily. During the meeting with main opposition party Civic Platform (PO), Duda

Tim Cook: Apple products aren’t just for the rich

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In interview CEO says Apple isn’t a ‘high-margin’ company on eve of the launch of what’s expected to be its first $1,000 smartphone, the iPhone X. Apple’s Tim Cook has given a rare wide-ranging interview in which he defends the company’s record of expensive products, subtly rebukes Google for its lack

Poland rips up school system in rapid reform

Changes made in 1999 are being reversed as the government closes 'unequal' junior high schools. The first school bell on September 4 ushered in a new school year for almost 5 million students in Poland and also marked the beginning of a controversial reform of the country’s educational system, Euronews

Polish villagers hold Jewish wedding (without Jews)

Nostalgia for Jews is a well-documented phenomenon in Eastern Europe, with cultural and even substantial commercial aspects. In Ukraine, so-called Jewish-themed restaurants with pork-heavy menus compete for tourists, while figurines of Jews are sold at markets as good luck charms. In Poland, graffiti reading “I miss you, Jew” have become a

Yiddish comes alive in Warsaw every summer

When Gołda Tencer, the director of the Shalom Foundation and the Jewish Theater in Warsaw, lit the Sabbath candles last Friday, she was accompanied by dozens of people from various countries. Though their mother tongues differed, the voices at the table were united by a common language: Yiddish. Jewish Telegraphic

Vintage Polish-made Fiat for Tom Hanks

The Hollywood star, worth £300million, has been given the classic car from townsfolk in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, after posting photos of himself next to 1974 Fiat 126s in Budapest last year, The Sun reminds. The economy cars were made in Bielsko-Biala from 1973-2000 and the Poles still have warm feeling for it. Organiser

Pearson sells slice of Penguin for $1bn

The beleaguered FTSE 100 firm strengthens balance sheet by selling a 22% stake to Bertelsmann in deal valuing the publishing giant at $3.55bn. Pearson has sold a 22% stake in Penguin Random House, the world’s biggest publisher, with titles ranging from Fifty Shades of Grey, Jamie Oliver and The Girl on