Polish, Ukrainian presidents hold talks in New York

Poland’s Andrzej Duda

The Polish and Ukrainian presidents have discussed a proposal to send UN peacekeepers to the conflict-ridden eastern Donbass region, an official has said. Poland’s Andrzej Duda met his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in New York during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. Duda's chief of staff, Krzysztof Szczerski,

Who is mister Surkis?

Grigory Surkis

The biggest scandal erupts in UEFA these days. It became known that the Ukrainian channel “2+2” owed 1 million 600 thousand euros for the broadcast of European cups. But the fact is that the co-owner of the channel is the younger brother of UEFA vice-president Grigory Surkis, Igor Surkis. In 2012

German FM rejects Poland’s war reparations claims

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has rejected Warsaw's claims for war reparations, saying they were an attempt at worsening 'close and good' Polish-German ties, according to German weekly Der Spiegel. Poland has said it deserved to be compensated for the damages inflicted by the Nazi regime during World War Two, and

Polish FM in US for talks

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Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski took part in a Governing Council of the Community of Democracies (CoD) meeting on Friday as he launched his visit to the US. Foreign minister's from 30 Governing Council member countries attended the meeting, hosted by US State Secretary Rex Tillerson, to discuss Venezuela, North Korea

Andrzej Duda promises judicial changes to enter consultation

President Andrzej Duda is to start consulting his pledged justice reform plans on Wednesday after vetoing government-backed changes amid a political storm in July. Duda rejected government-backed bills saying they caused social unrest. He promised to draw up his own and have them consulted across the political spectrum. Duda's spokesman on Monday

Google appeals against EU’s €2.4bn fine over search engine results

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Brussels said tech giant abused dominance by manipulating search results to favour its own comparison shopping service. Google is appealing against the record €2.4bn (£2.2bn) fine imposed by the European Union for its abuse of its dominance of the search engine market in building its shopping comparison service. The world’s most

Bell Pottinger has toxified political debate in South Africa

You don’t have to look for racial inequality when you land in South Africa. It is everywhere. It is in the spatial arrangements: the pristine formerly whites-only suburbs (where a few of us black people now live) and their high walls, sitting miles away from the sprawling black squatter camps

Israeli Charged With Assaulting Policeman in Warsaw

Polish police say man attacked officer with a knife and wounded him in the face, Haaretz reported. Polish prosecutors pressed charges Friday against an Israeli citizen alleged to have slightly hurt a police officer in Warsaw with a knife. Prosecutors identified the suspect as Ibrahim H., withholding his last name as

Five killed during severe storms

Two girl scouts were crushed to death by falling trees while sleeping in a tent in forest. Five people, including two teenage girl scouts, died and more than 30 were injured as a result of falling trees in a series of severe storms that hit Poland overnight, Irish Times reports. The