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Flight from Poland to UK diverted to Prague after bomb threat
Flight from Poland to UK diverted to Prague after bomb threat

Toyen painting sells in auction for over CZK 30 million
Toyen painting sells in auction for over CZK 30 million

Survey: 21 kilometres of new motorway to open in Czechia this year
Survey: 21 kilometres of new motorway to open in Czechia this year

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Ukrainian soldiers arrived in Libavá for planned military training
Ukrainian soldiers arrived in Libavá for planned military training

Sales of Christmas and New Year’s Eve package tours lower than in 2019
Sales of Christmas and New Year’s Eve package tours lower than in 2019

Lány chateau to open to public before Christmas
Lány chateau to open to public before Christmas

Number of Ukrainians with temporary protection status exceeds 465,000
Number of Ukrainians with temporary protection status exceeds 465,000

Architect Josef Pleskot celebrates lifetime jubilee with exhibition in Kampa
One of Czechia’s most famous and respected architects, Josef Pleskot, was born on December 3, 1952, in the South Bohemian town of Písek. He was selected as the most influential person on the Czech architecture scene between the years 1990-2009.

Lazer Viking goes ‘80s on latest LP Tunnel Vision
Tunnel Vision by Lazer Viking is sure to feature in many Czech LPs of the Year lists. On this latest record the artist, AKA Jakub Kaifosz, has abandoned the guitars of previous releases for a pure ‘80s, super catchy synth pop sound. What hasn’t changed are Lazer Viking’s phenomenal vocals (unlike many Czech male vocalists, this guy can sing!) and as-good-as-it-gets songwriting.

Thousands of people attend re-enactment of Battle of Austerlitz
Thousands of people attend re-enactment of Battle of Austerlitz

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Czech shooter Petr Nymburský takes gold at World Cup final in Cairo
Czech shooter Petr Nymburský takes gold at World Cup final in Cairo

Prague saw one of its warmest autumns in history
Prague saw one of its warmest autumns in history

Czech foreign minister meets with Slovak and Austrian counterparts
Czech foreign minister meets with Slovak and Austrian counterparts

New trolleybus line launched in Prague after 50 years
New trolleybus line launched in Prague after 50 years

Survey: Two thirds of Czechs to cut back on Christmas spending this year
Survey: Two thirds of Czechs to cut back on Christmas spending this year

Audio-visual installation depicting Havel’s famous “truth and love” statement to be unveiled in Luxemburg
Audio-visual installation depicting Havel’s famous “truth and love” statement to be unveiled in Luxemburg

Chamber of Deputies passes proposal to remove automated creation of data boxes for citizens
Chamber of Deputies passes proposal to remove automated creation of data boxes for citizens

Babiš moves into first place in new Ipsos presidential poll, Nerudová picks up pace
Babiš moves into first place in new Ipsos presidential poll, Nerudová picks up pace

Czech timber rafting tradition makes prestigious UNESCO list
The centuries-old Czech tradition of timber rafting has been newly added to UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. The nomination, submitted together with rafts men’s associations in Germany, Austria, Poland, Latvia and Spain, was approved by UNESCO experts this week.

Botanist and ecologist Petr Pyšek wins “Czech Head” Award
Botanist and ecologist Petr Pyšek wins “Czech Head” Award

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Snowboarder Adamczyková returns to World Cup after year-long absence
Snowboarder Adamczyková returns to World Cup after year-long absence

Foreign Ministry proposes creating position of government commissioner for Ukraine’s reconstruction
Foreign Ministry proposes creating position of government commissioner for Ukraine’s reconstruction

Ukrainian consulate forced to evacuate due to suspicious package
Ukrainian consulate forced to evacuate due to suspicious package

Terezín photos to accompany close of Czech presidency in Brussels
Unique photographs from the WWII Terezín ghetto are set to be shown at the European Parliament in Brussels as the six-month Czech presidency of the EU comes to a close. The photos had been lost for decades and only recently came to light.    

Czech economy grows by 1.7 percent in third quarter
Czech economy grows by 1.7 percent in third quarter

Bird flu re-appears in Czechia after seven-month absence
Bird flu re-appears in Czechia after seven-month absence

“Every Czech a Musician” - cliché or reality?
There is a saying: “Every Czech a musician”. But is there any truth in it? One can hardly doubt, that this country has a very long and rich musical tradition. But are Czechs really more musical than other nations? Vít Pohanka set out to find out, whether this saying is more a cliché than reality. 

Czech budget deficit rose by over CZK 50 billion in October
Czech budget deficit rose by over CZK 50 billion in October

Czechs abroad have till Sunday to register to vote in presidential election
Czechs living outside their home country have until this coming Sunday, December 4, to register to vote in January’s presidential elections. Meanwhile the current government’s pledge to introduce postal voting has not become reality.

Czech timber rafting tradition added to UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list
Czech timber rafting tradition added to UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list

Why the traditional Czech Christmas dinner fish may be good for wrinkles
Carp has been the traditional Christmas dish for centuries. But it is only now that scientists have discovered its other possible uses – in smoothing out wrinkles and making jelly bears.

Eurostat: Unemployment in Czechia lowest in EU in October
Eurostat: Unemployment in Czechia lowest in EU in October

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Czech foreign minister Jan Lipavský attends OSCE meeting in Lodz
Czech foreign minister Jan Lipavský attends OSCE meeting in Lodz

This year’s hop harvest worst in decade
This year’s hop harvest worst in decade

Senate backs training of Ukrainian soldiers in Czechia
Senate backs training of Ukrainian soldiers in Czechia

A taste of Jamaica in Prague
The Prague food scene is becoming increasingly diverse, with more room for cuisines outside of traditional Czech food. While Japanese, Vietnamese, and Indian places continue to pop up, restaurants serving Carribean food, and specifically Jamaican cuisine, remain few and far between.  

Radio Prague's Monthly Quiz
Test your knowledge of things Czech!

Govt approves extending Ukrainian refugees’ visas until 2024
Govt approves extending Ukrainian refugees’ visas until 2024

MPs approve 2023 budget with CZK 295 billion deficit
MPs approve 2023 budget with CZK 295 billion deficit

CZECH MADE: Kofola
Kofola: socialist Czechoslovakia's answer to Coca-Cola

Scottish poetry comes to Prague
For two weeks this month, the nationwide ‘Den poezie’ or Poetry Day festival took place in roughly 50 towns and cities throughout the Czech Republic. The festival, now in its 24th year, takes place annually around the birthday of the great Czech Romantic poet, Karel Hynek Mácha. This year, there were two events in English – one involving a project where three Scottish poets and three Czech poets translated each other’s work – despite none of the Scottish poets speaking Czech.

Czech Space Week draws attention to Czechia’s growing space industry
Prague is currently hosting the fifth edition of the annual Czech Space Week festival, which features a wide range of events for experts in the field, as well as for related businesses and the wider public. The launch of the festival was accompanied by a government announcement that Czechia will increase its contribution into European Space Agency (ESA) programmes, a move that should also help domestic companies that are active in the space sector.

Volunteer fireman killed on call in North Bohemia
Volunteer fireman killed on call in North Bohemia

Three tenders received for huge Czech nuclear unit contract
Three tenders received for huge Czech nuclear unit contract

Fiala: Deciding to help Ukraine was easy
Fiala: Deciding to help Ukraine was easy

Kofola: Communist Czechoslovakia's answer to Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola is one of the world's most recognised brands, but if you are someone who’s spent any length of time in the Czech Republic you will likely have noticed that the Czechs have their own alternative – the similarly-named and similar-looking soft drink Kofola. However, Kofola has quite a distinct taste from Coke, Pepsi, and other cola-flavoured drinks – and for foreigners who are new to the Czech beverage, the flavour can come as a bit of a shock. Despite this, popular Swedish blogger SwedishNomad included Kofola on his beverage bucket list as one of the drinks that everyone has to try at least once before they die, so it does have a following abroad, if a somewhat niche one.

Rejected would-be candidates for president taking legal action
Rejected would-be candidates for president taking legal action

Digital “climate clock” installed at Prague’s Letná
Digital “climate clock” installed at Prague’s Letná

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Lower house overrides president’s veto of civil service law to enable more political appointments
Lower house overrides president’s veto of civil service law to enable more political appointments

MPs approve plans for Czech military to train Ukrainian soldiers
MPs approve plans for Czech military to train Ukrainian soldiers

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Fifty persons charged with endorsing Russian war in Ukraine
Fifty persons charged with endorsing Russian war in Ukraine

Famous actress Rosamund Pike stars in Czech mobile phone game
Two years ago, a small Czech studio called Play By Ear released an interactive audio game, in which players navigate their way through a mysterious detective story using their smartphones. Now they have put out an English version, called Evidence 111, starring, among others, the famous British actress Rosamund Pike.

Higher cost of living impacting charity donations
Higher cost of living impacting charity donations

“It’s about time we took this seriously” – RUSI financial crime expert on tackling dirty money
What is the European Union and the wider Western world doing to tackle financial crime? And can financial tools be used to curb hostile regimes such as the one in Russia? These are some of the questions that are being explored by the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies (CFCS), a part of Britain’s leading security think tank - the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). I caught up with the founder and director of CFCS, Tom Keatinge, when he was in Prague attending an event organised by the Prague Security Studies Institute last week. He warned that dirty money is undermining European democracy and I asked him how.

Spread of HIV relatively low in Czechia, but positive cases on the rise
Spread of HIV relatively low in Czechia, but positive cases on the rise

Labour minister proposing minimum wage hike
Labour minister proposing minimum wage hike

Prague’s gas lamp lighter returns for Advent
One sign that Advent is upon us in Prague is the reappearance of the man who lights gas lamps at some of the city’s most romantic locations. The uniformed figure has just appeared on Charles Bridge for the first time this season.

Czechia experiencing sharpest real wage drop among OECD countries
Czechia experiencing sharpest real wage drop among OECD countries

President signs off on windfall tax
President signs off on windfall tax

Candle-lit vigil on Prague’s Národní třída held in support of China’s “zero Covid” policy protests
On Monday night, members of the Chinese community in Prague gathered in Prague’s Národní trída, in a show of solidarity with the anti-government protests that have broken out across China. Many donned facemasks to protect themselves and feared to speak openly.

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Study: More than a quarter million people either homeless or facing housing crisis
More than a quarter of a million people in Czechia are currently either homeless or facing a housing crisis, according to a study commissioned by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Experts believe that this number is likely to rise in the near future as the effects of the energy crisis become more apparent.

Forum Karlín cancels concerts by two Russian artists due to stance on war
Forum Karlín cancels concerts by two Russian artists due to stance on war

Prague dons its Christmas garb with the start of Advent
Hundreds of people turned out for the official tree lighting ceremony on Prague’s Old Town Square on Sunday. After an enforced two-year Covid break, the traditional Christmas market is back with close to 80 stalls selling hand-made Christmas decorations, small gifts and refreshments.

Czech Space Week begins
Czech Space Week begins

Who are the candidates for Czech president?
Nine people are in the running to succeed Miloš Zeman as Czech president in elections in January, after fulfilling the necessary criteria. Two, Petr Pavel and Danuše Nerudová, collected 50,000 signatures, while the remainder secured the backing of legislators. But, now the field has officially been declared, who are the candidates?

Prague’s Christmas fleet hits the tracks
Many of Prague’s trams and busses, including the historic Ringhoffer and Irisbus Citelis 12 M are decked out for Christmas adding to the festive mood in the Czech capital. Passengers will be able to enjoy the sight until January 6, 2023.   

Supreme Audit Office: Ministry not keeping track of how EU subsidies help families
Supreme Audit Office: Ministry not keeping track of how EU subsidies help families

Winter Olympian Ledecká unable to compete until new year due to surgery
Winter Olympian Ledecká unable to compete until new year due to surgery

Prices of country cottages and summer cabins falling in Czechia
Prices of country cottages and summer cabins falling in Czechia

Presidential election: Babiš now polling first
Presidential election: Babiš now polling first

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Ministry: More than a quarter-million people in Czechia suffer from inadequate housing conditions
Ministry: More than a quarter-million people in Czechia suffer from inadequate housing conditions

Strikes in Austria likely to impact railway connections in Czechia
Strikes in Austria likely to impact railway connections in Czechia

Fiala to request that acting environment minister remain in office until end of 2022
Fiala to request that acting environment minister remain in office until end of 2022

Survey: More than a fifth of companies in Czechia plan to hire more people in 2023
Survey: More than a fifth of companies in Czechia plan to hire more people in 2023

Hundreds attend anti-government protest in Prague
Hundreds attend anti-government protest in Prague

Czechs mark first Advent Sunday
Czechs mark first Advent Sunday

November 1952: Infamous Slánský show culminates with 11 death sentences
Not even boundless loyalty to the Soviet Union could save Rudolf Slánský, a general secretary of the Communist Party, from the death penalty in a trial that culminated on 27 November 1952.

Cult jazz musician Jiří Stivín turns 80
Musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist Jiří Stivín turned 80 this week. As every year, he will celebrate with a concert in tribute to St. Cecilia, the patron of musicians.

Four dismissed presidential candidates to issue appeal
Four dismissed presidential candidates to issue appeal

Interior minister wants to discuss revision of presidential election legislation
Interior minister wants to discuss revision of presidential election legislation

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Netflix interested in filming documentary about famous Czech gangster
Netflix interested in filming documentary about famous Czech gangster

Basic legislation proposal on legalizing cannabis should be ready by March 2023
Basic legislation proposal on legalizing cannabis should be ready by March 2023

Christmas market on Prague’s Old Town Square opens up to public
Christmas market on Prague’s Old Town Square opens up to public

Czechia and Jordan to deepen cooperation in energy, health and defence
Czechia and Jordan to deepen cooperation in energy, health and defence

Interior Ministry approves nine candidates to run for position of Czech president next year
Interior Ministry approves nine candidates to run for position of Czech president next year

Alfons Mucha: a trailblazer in Art Nouveau
Alfons Maria Mucha is still remembered today for his Art Nouveau paintings and graphics, such as his iconic theatrical poster of French stage actress Sarah Bernhardt. His art adorns walls, ceilings and windows in grand buildings in the Czech capital, such as in the Mayor's Hall at Prague’s Municipal House, and a stained glass window in St. Vitus Cathedral. But he came from very humble beginnings, and his success was not always assured...

Prague’s 170 line to get hydrogen powered bus
Prague’s 170 line to get hydrogen powered bus

Rail bridge connecting Výtoň and Smíchov to receive huge overhaul
The railway bridge connecting Prague's Výtoň and Smíchov districts is due to get a new look – and not everyone is happy about it.

“It’s changing how victims access support”: App helps combat domestic violence
Friday, November 25, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It also marks the start of a worldwide annual campaign against gender-based violence. Here in Czechia a series of events are taking place to address the problem, which has been intensified by the recent Covid pandemic and the ongoing economic crisis.

Lower-house votes to cancel electronic cash register system
Lower-house votes to cancel electronic cash register system

HN: Prague’s Jindřišská Tower has 16 potential buyers
HN: Prague’s Jindřišská Tower has 16 potential buyers

Lipavský: Diplomatic relations with Russia should be maintained despite “terrorist" designation
Lipavský: Diplomatic relations with Russia should be maintained despite “terrorist" designation

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Stories from Ukraine exhibition in Hradec Králové targeted by vandals
Stories from Ukraine exhibition in Hradec Králové targeted by vandals

Site supporting Ukraine wins annual media award
Site supporting Ukraine wins annual media award

Fiala to take more time before proposing Hladík for minister
Fiala to take more time before proposing Hladík for minister

Senators approve windfall tax on energy firms and banks
Senators approve windfall tax on energy firms and banks

Fiala: V4 leaders reach common position on Ukraine despite differences
Fiala: V4 leaders reach common position on Ukraine despite differences

Prague's Pařížská street ranks among world’s most expensive in latest analysis
The grand Pařížská street has just ranked 17th in the latest analysis of the world’s most expensive streets, overtaking its old rival Na Příkopě.

Jurečka: All Czech drivers could get electric cars support
Jurečka: All Czech drivers could get electric cars support

Old Town Bridge Tower to undergo extensive renovation
The Old Town Bridge Tower, a gateway to Charles Bridge, which dates back to the 14th century, is to undergo extensive renovation. The tower is steeped in history, having witnessed the coronation procession of Czech kings on their way to Prague Castle.

Czech fighter pilot selected as one of ESA’s new team of astronauts
The European Space Agency announced its new team of astronauts at the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris on Wednesday – and among them is Czech fighter pilot Aleš Svoboda. Svoboda is part of the reserve pool, but if he gets to go into space, he will become the second Czech ever to do so.

Lipavský tells new Iranian ambassador state must stop quelling protests
Lipavský tells new Iranian ambassador state must stop quelling protests

Rakušan: Czech presidency seeks EU-wide response to migration crisis
Rakušan: Czech presidency seeks EU-wide response to migration crisis

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Czech MMA fighter Procházka facing shoulder surgery
Czech MMA fighter Procházka facing shoulder surgery

Nils Frahm brings Prague Sounds festival to close
Nils Frahm brings Prague Sounds festival to close

Czech interior minister to discuss migration with central European counterparts
Czech interior minister to discuss migration with central European counterparts

Czech pilot member of ESA astronaut reserves
Czech pilot member of ESA astronaut reserves

“We need to use our bodies as a sensor”: Tereza Stehlíková on importance of taste, touch and smell
Tereza Stehlíková is a film and visual artist engaged in cross-disciplinary research at the intersection of art, philosophy, and science. As well as an interest in landscape and place, Stehlíková has devoted much of her career to exploring how the different senses interact with one another – particularly how moving images can be used to communicate embodied experience, how the audio-visual senses can evoke touch, taste, and smell, and the connection of the senses with emotions and memory. On December 1 and 2 she will be hosting a multidisciplinary symposium in Prague, bringing together artists, scientists and philosophers to discuss humans’ relationship to our physical environment.

Draft law on protection of whistleblowers approved
Draft law on protection of whistleblowers approved

Hungary Today

Tony Abbott Interview: “We Were All Rooting for Hungary in 1956”

Hungary Today had the chance of speaking to Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott during the Second Danube Summit on Geopolitics, Security, and Defense held in Budapest on December 1-2. After his lecture entitled Diplomacy, Alliances & Military Power, the Australian politician, who lead his country between 2013-15, has kindly given us his thoughts on […]

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Hungary’s Air Force Completes Baltic Air Policing Mission

The Hungarian Air Force’s Baltic air policing mission, conducted by the Hungarian Gripen aircraft in the framework of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission for the past four months, has ended. The Polish Air Force is replacing the Hungarian fighters as the lead nation in Siauliai, Lithuania, Hungarian news agency MTI reports. The contingent of […]

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Hungarian Traditions Become UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Hungarian folk string band tradition and the breeding of Lipizzan horses have been inscribed on the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Intangible Cultural Heritage List at the 17th session of the global organization. UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List is a collection of the collective knowledge of humanity handed down from generation […]

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Everyone Can Be a Winner in the New Common Agricultural Policy

Hungary has reached a good compromise with the European Commission on the distribution and payment conditions of the next period of the Common Agricultural Policy. By taking advantage of the opportunities, everyone can be a winner of the new agricultural support system, as the Secretary of State for Agriculture and Rural Development assessed the results […]

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Police Officers Take Professional Action against Illegal Immigration

Hungarian police officers guarantee the safety of the Hungarian people and take professional action against illegal immigration at the same time, the Parliamentary Secretary of State of the Ministry of Interior said on Thursday. Bence Rétvári attended an awards ceremony for those police officers who helped apprehend human smugglers who opened fire on them near […]

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Krone.at

Nach Todesfall: Krampusse trugen Trauerflor
Der Unfalltod eines 26-jährigen Tennengauers im Salzburger Almkanal erschüttert. Seine Krampus-Kameraden widmeten dem jungen Mann ihren Lauf am Sonntagabend und trauerten dabei auf ihre ganz eigene Art und Weise.

Stein von Autobahnbrücke: Spiel mit Menschenleben!
Ein Stein schlug vermutlich in die Windschutzscheibe ein, als Autolenker Nico Bader (21) aus Terfens in Tirol am Samstagabend auf der A12 Inntalautobahn unterwegs war - die „Krone“ berichtete. Die Tat eines Irren, der auf der Brücke bei Vomperbach stand? Bei der Polizei gingen bereits Hinweise ein.

50 Gewinner der Woche freuen sich über Strombonus!
Die „Krone“ wird mehr - mit den neuen Services von Krone Plus. Im Kampf gegen die hohen Energiepreise gibt es für treue Abonnenten 6 Monate Gratis-Abo und Top-Gewinne. Zum Abschluss unseres großen Krone Plus Gewinnspiels können sich weitere 50 glückliche Gewinner über Ihren 500 Euro Strombonus freuen! Bis 30. November haben alle, die sich ein Krone Plus Digitalabo geholt haben, automatisch am großen Gewinnspiel teilgenommen!

Job, Karriereperspektiven & Fahrgäste bei den ÖBB
Anelia Spasova ist Service- und Kontrollmitarbeiterin bei den ÖBB. Die „Krone“ hat mit ihr über die Leidenschaft für ihren Job, Karriereperspektiven und den Umgang mit schwierigen Fahrgästen gesprochen.

So dreist wird bei unseren Lebensmitteln getrickst
Versteckte Preiserhöhungen, Etikettenschwindel und irreführende Werbeversprechen: Die Supermarkregale sind voll von Lebensmitteln, die oft nicht halten, was sie versprechen. Um die Konsumenten darauf aufmerksam zu machen und den Firmen die Lust an der Trickserei auszutrebien, gibt es zum Glück unabhängige Organisationen wie foodwatch Österreich. Die Konsumentenschützer der NGO haben jetzt erstmals ein Voting zum „Werbeschmäh des Jahres“ gestartet. Konsumenten können online noch bis 6. Dezember den ärgerlichsten Marketing-Trick der Lebensmittelbranche wählen, der Gewinner wird mit einem Preis „ausgezeichnet“.

Kiew: „Russen vergewaltigen, foltern und töten“
Der ukrainische Generalstaatsanwalt Andrij Kostin hat eine „drastische Zunahme“ sexueller Gewalt durch russische Soldaten angeprangert. Infolge des russischen Angriffskriegs gegen die Ukraine seien alle Geschlechter und Altersklassen betroffen. Kinder ebenso wie Alte, sagte Kostin.

Kippt China bald seine Null-Covid-Strategie?
Massive Proteste und sinkende Infektionszahlen - doch noch beharrt China auf seiner Null-Covid-Strategie und setzt diese auch teilweise mit Gewalt durch. Doch einem Bericht zufolge könnte den strikten Maßnahmen bald die Grundlagen entzogen werden. 

Mit dieser Äußerung sorgte Trump für Empörung
Ex-US-Präsident Donald Trump hat mit einer Äußerung über eine Außerkraftsetzung der Verfassung für Empörung gesorgt. Trump hatte in seinem Online-Netzwerk Truth Social am Samstag erneut seine Falschbehauptung verbreitet, er sei 2020 durch Wahlbetrug um eine zweite Amtszeit gebracht worden. „Ein massiver Betrug dieser Art und dieses Ausmaßes ermöglicht die Aufhebung aller Regeln, Vorschriften und Artikel, sogar derjenigen, die in der Verfassung stehen“, schrieb Trump.

Deutschland warnt jetzt vor neuer Flüchtlingswelle
In der Ukraine hat die dunkle Jahreszeit begonnen - mit Temperaturstürzen bis auf minus 25 Grad. Millionen Bürger sind in bombardierten Häusern eisiger Kälte ausgesetzt: ohne Strom, ohne Wasser, ohne Fenster. Deutschland rechnet daher mit einer großen Zahl an Flüchtlingen in den kommenden Wochen. Die Vereinten Nationen schätzen, dass derzeit weit über neun Millionen Ukrainer auf Hilfe angewiesen sind. Der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj appellierte an das Durchhaltevermögen seiner Landsleute.

Studie: „Nicht genügend“ für Deutsch-Förderklassen
Das Bildungssystem gerät bei der Integration 13.000 ukrainischer Kinder an seine Grenzen. Eine Studie, die heute präsentiert wird, stellt den Deutsch-Förderklassen indes ein vernichtendes Zeugnis aus.

„Grüß Gott“ oder „Guten Tag“: Skurrile Debatte
ÖVP echauffiert sich über SPÖ. Für Experten zeigt die „Grüß Gott“-Episode das gespannte Verhältnis zwischen den einstigen Großparteien.

Ludwig fordert Arbeitserlaubnis für Asylwerber
Wiens Bürgermeister Michael Ludwig (SPÖ) plädiert dafür, Asylwerbern eine Arbeitserlaubnis zu ermöglichen. In der ORF-„Pressestunde“ meinte er am Sonntag, man solle „eng mit den Sozialpartnern“ klären, ob Menschen schon während ihres laufenden Asylverfahrens in den heimischen Arbeitsmarkt integriert werden können. Ludwig begründete seinen Vorstoß auch damit, dass es eine dringende Nachfrage nach Arbeitskräften gebe.

Sinkendes Vertrauen: Reden wir über Demokratie!
Es ist die Zeit der Demokratiestudien. Sowohl die Universität für Weiterbildung in Krems als auch das Institut SORA haben solche veröffentlicht. Leider haben beide Studien einen gemeinsamen Nenner: Das Vertrauen in das politische System Österreichs und unsere Demokratie ist viel zu gering. Noch dazu mit sinkender Tendenz.

Apple macht Druck bei iPhones aus Indien & Vietnam
Der iPhone-Mangel zu Weihnachten hat Folgen: Apple hat in den letzten Wochen seine Bemühungen beschleunigt, Teile der von Auftragsfertigern wie Foxconn abgewickelten Produktion aus China abzuziehen.

Macron traf den neuen Twitter-Besitzer Elon Musk
Bei seinem USA-Besuch hat Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron den neuen Twitter-Chef Elon Musk getroffen. Macron erklärte per Tweet, er sei mit Musk zusammengekommen und habe mit ihm eine „klare und ehrliche Diskussion“ geführt. Musk habe sich dazu bekannt, gegen terroristische und gewalttätige, extremistische Inhalte vorzugehen und Kinder online besser zu schützen. Dabei will man im großen Stil auf Automatisierung setzen.

Löhne steigen: Warum wir 2023 mehrfach profitieren
Der Großteil der Verhandlungen bei der Herbstlohnrunde wurde schon mit Erfolg abgeschlossen. Durch Fixbeträge profitieren niedrige Einkommen mehr, dazu kommen noch die Hilfen vom Staat. Das wirkt sich 2023 sehr positiv auf unsere Einkommen aus.

Astronauten installierten an ISS neue Sonnensegel
Die beiden US-Astronauten Josh Cassada und Frank Rubio haben bei einem Außeneinsatz die Installation von Sonnenkollektoren an der Internationalen Raumstation (ISS) abgeschlossen. Das Duo sei dafür am Samstag rund sieben Stunden lang außerhalb der ISS unterwegs gewesen, teilte die US-Raumfahrtbehörde NASA mit.

Riesenschildkröte „Jonathan“ ist 190 Jahre alt
Er kam kurz nach dem Tod Napoleons zur Welt und gilt als das älteste lebende Landtier: „Jonathan“, eine Seychellen-Riesenschildkröte, feiert am Wochenende seinen 190. Geburtstag auf der Insel St. Helena im Südatlantik, wo der französische Kaiser 1821 im Exil gestorben war. Wissenschaftler haben anhand von Messungen seines Panzers errechnet, dass Jonathan um das Jahr 1832 geschlüpft ist.

Der echte Wiener, der zum Salzburger wurde
Am Sonntag ist Karl Merkatz in seinem Haus in Irrsdorf in Salzburg für immer eingeschlafen. Mehr als 40 Jahre war der gebürtige Niederösterreicher und „echte Wiener“ im Flachgau daheim.

Nikolo darf sich erst vor den Kindern verkleiden
Der bärtige Mann kommt heuer in die Wiener Kindergärten, aber nicht von weit her. Ein Zivildiener spielt den Nikolaus - und die Robe darf er erst später anlegen.

Ein politisches Armutszeugnis für Niederösterreich
„Vor einer Wahl tun alle harmonisch, hauen sich aber die Hackeln ins Kreuz“, das hat mir vor vielen Jahren einmal ein hoher Vertreter einer Partei erzählt. Stimmt das? Wenn man sich die derzeitige politische Gemengelage ansieht: Ja! 

Adventgesteck ging im Wohnzimmer in Flammen auf
Rund 100 Mal brennt es in der Weihnachtszeit in Oberösterreich, weil Kerzenflammen auf Reisig überspringen. Und das passierte nun auch in Niederneukirchen, wo ein Adventgesteck in Flammen aufging. Es ging alles gerade nochmal gut aus.

Lenker betrunken, Frau sprang aus fahrendem Auto
Lebensgefährlicher Zwischenfall nach einer Lokalrunde am frühen Morgen im burgenländischen Bezirk Oberwart: Junge Eltern aus Niederösterreich waren auf dem Heimweg, als die Frau bei knapp 50 km/h mitten in einer Ortschaft aus dem Auto sprang und auf der Straße aufschlug - schwerst verletzt! Der Mann am Steuer hatte mehr als 1,5 Promille im Blut.

Wenn ein Meisterkoch den Sautanz feiert
Starkoch Max Stiegl hat eine alte burgenländische Trdition wiederbelebt und damit einen wahren Hype ausgelöst. Seine „Sautänze“ sind meist binnen weniger Stunden ausverkauft.

Drogenlenker stahl Autoschlüssel und baute Unfall
Dieser unter Drogeneinfluss stehende Lenker war besonders dreist! Zuerst schnappte er sich den Autoschlüssel aus dem Safe einer Hilfsorganisation, dann baute er einen Unfall und beging noch Fahrerflucht.

Sie macht Naturkosmetik für Mensch und Hund
Die Krankheit ihres Sohnes führte Monika Winkler zu Kräutern. Mittlerweile führt sie ein Geschäft, in dem ihre selbstgemachten Produkte verkauft werden.

Krampusse demolierten Auto und Handy von Passant
Höllisch zur Sache ging es am Sonntagabend im Tiroler Ötztal, wo sich zahlreiche Krampusse herumtrieben. Der eine oder andere Teufel schlug jedoch deutlich über die Stränge. In einem Fall wurde auf ein stehendes Auto eingedroschen und dieses dabei erheblich beschädigt. Kurze Zeit später kam es zu einem ähnlichen Zwischenfall, der von einem Passanten gefilmt worden war. Letztlich musste dessen Smartphone daran glauben ...

Eine schaurig-schöne Krampusfahrt mit der Bahn
In Lustenau organisierten die Verantwortlichen des Rheinbähnles und der „Breagazer Bodaseetüfl“ eine Krampus-Zugfahrt. Ein besonderes Erlebnis für Groß und Klein. Die anfängliche Angst der Kinder war jedenfalls rasch verflogen.

UNN - Ukrainski Nacionalni novini

Подоляк розкритикував Маска за "прості рішення" щодо завершення війни

КИЇВ. 5 грудня. УНН. Радник голови Офісу президента Михайло Подоляк у Twitter розкритикував американського мільярдера Ілона Маска за "прості рішення" щодо завершення війни, передає УНН.

Зима - це випробування, яке наближає нас до перемоги — Зеленський

КИЇВ. 5 грудня. УНН. Володимир Зеленський звернувся до українців, щоб під час цієї зими кожен громадянин держави допомагав один одному та сприйняв цю зиму як час, що наближає нас до перемоги, пише УНН.

Зовнішній борг України складає 103 мільярди доларів - член ради НБУ

КИЇВ. 4 грудня. УНН. Зовнішній борг України на сьогодні складає три трильйони 770 мільярдів гривень, тобто 103 мільярди доларів. Про це в ефірі національного телемарафону повідомив член Ради Національного банку України Василь Фурман, пише УНН.

Херсон майже повністю з електропостачанням: в ОВА розповіли деталі

КИЇВ. 4 грудня. УНН. В нещодавно деокупованому Херсоні тривають роботи з відновленням світла. Наразі електропостачання доступно у 85% містян. Про це заявив керівник Херсонської ОВА Ярослав Янушевич, інформує УНН.

Укроборонпром завершує роботи зі створення ударного безпілотника

КИЇВ. 4 грудня. УНН. Державний концерн «Укроборонпром» завершує роботи зі створення ударного українського безпілотника. Про це повідомляє УНН з посиланням на заяву речниці «Укроборонпрому» Наталії Сад в ефірі інформаційного телемарафону «Єдині новини».

Більше піару Офісу Президента, ніж обігріву, - ЗМІ провели розслідування щодо «пунктів незламності»

КИЇВ. 4 грудня. УНН. «Пункти незламності» - не нова ідея, а просто гучна назва традиційних пунктів обігріву, які в Україні відкривали щозими. Але зараз «під ідею Банкової» місцева влада змушена витрачати великі кошти з місцевих бюджетів. До того ж реалізація цього проєкту супроводжується нецільовими витратами. Про це йдеться у журналістському розслідуванні видання «Главком» під назвою «Пункти незламного піару. Що відбувається за кулісами гучної ініціативи президента».

Grain from Ukraine: до Ефіопії відправилось друге судно з гуманітарною пшеницею від України

КИЇВ. 4 грудня. УНН. У межах ініціативи Grain from Ukraine «зерновим коридором» сьогодні, 4 грудня, вирушило друге судно BC CALLISTO з українською пшеницею до Ефіопії. Про це повідомила пресслужба Міністерства інфраструктури України, інформує УНН.

Потрапили в оточення: п'ятеро грузинських добровольців загинули під Бахмутом

КИЇВ. 4 грудня. УНН. Протягом останніх днів в оточенні під Бахмутом Донецької області опинилася група українських та грузинських добровольців з 57-ї бригади. У результаті поранено грузинського командира, ще п'ять грузинських бійців загинули. Про це інформує УНН з посиланням на сторінку посольства України в Грузії та Telegram керівника Офісу Президента України Андрія Єрмака.

"Не витримують морози": у ЗСУ пояснили, чому війська рф зменшили атаки іранськими БпЛА

КИЇВ. 4 грудня. УНН. Військові рф здійснюють атаки іранськими безпілотниками на Україну рідше через погодні умови, а не через те, що у них закінчуються запаси цієї зброї. Про це заявив помічник командувача об'єднаних сил ЗСУ зі стратегічних комунікацій Євгеній Силкін в ефірі національного телемарафону, пише УНН.

У "Дії" можна отримати витяг про місце проживання

КИЇВ. 4 грудня. УНН. Користувачі державного сервісу "Дія" відтепер можуть отримати витяг про місце проживання через додаток. Про це інформує УНН з посиланням на сторінку Мінреінтеграції у Telegram.

Стало відомо, коли Київ може повернутися до планових відключень електроенергії

КИЇВ. 4 грудня. УНН. Заступник голови КМДА Петро Пантелєєв повідомив в ефірі телемарафону, що українська столиця може повернутися до планових відключень світла вже достатньо скоро, інформує УНН.

Понад 500 населених пунктів залишаються без електрики - МВС

КИЇВ. 4 грудня. УНН. Понад 500 населених пунктів України залишаються без електрики в неділю після кількох тижнів російських авіаударів по електромережах, інформує УНН.

Треба гарантувати безпеку світу від росії, а не навпаки: Данілов відповів Макрону

КИЇВ. 4 грудня. УНН. Секретар Ради національної безпеки та оборони України Олексій Данілов у відповідь на заяву президента Франції Емманюеля Макрона написав у Facebook, що демілітаризована й позбавлена ядерної зброї росія – найкраща гарантія миру, передає УНН.

Арахамія озвучив умови переговорів про “гарантії безпеки” для росії

КИЇВ. 4 грудня. УНН. Глава парламентської фракції Слуга народу Давид Арахамія назвав умови можливих переговорів щодо гарантій безпеки для Росії, про які в суботу згадував президент Франції Емманюель Макрон.

Про це чиновник написав у своєму Telegram, передає УНН.

У москві ведреагували на становлення цін на російську нафту

КИЇВ. 4 грудня. УНН. Москва відкидає обмеження ціни на нафту, встановлене західними партнерами України, і пригрозила припинити постачання країнам, які його схвалили, пише УНН.

лукашенко заявив, що не бачить готовності України “до повноправних переговорів”

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Самопроголошений правитель білорусі "дядька" лукашенко на зустрічі з очільником російського МЗС сергієм шойгу заявив, що не бачить готовності України “до повноправних переговорів”.

Про це повідомляє УНН з посиланням на Telegram-канал “Пул Первого”.

Залужний провів телефонну розмову з американським генералом

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Головнокомандувач ЗСУ Валерій Залужний провів телефонну розмову з американським колегою Марком Міллі, де поділився оцінками ситуації на фронті та безпекових ризиків, пише УНН.

Україну відвідає Верховий комісар ООН з прав людини

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. У неділю, 4 грудня починається візит Верховного комісара ООН з прав людини Фолькера Тюрка, який проведе в Україні чотири дні на запрошення українського уряду. Про це УНН повідомляє з посиланням на Голос Америки.

Путін не щирий і не готовий до переговорів - Нуланд

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Диктатор володимир путін не готовий до переговорів. Про це заявила заступниця державного секретаря США Вікторія Нуланд під час свого перебування у Києві, передає УНН.

СБУ опублікувала перелік осіб, які потрапили у «церковний список» санкцій РНБО

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН.  Служба безпеки України опублікувала повний список осіб, які за її поданням потрапили під санкції РНБО і були затверджені Президентом Володимиром Зеленським, повідомляє УНН.

Зеленський незадоволений рішенням ЄС про граничну вартість російської нафти

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. У своєму вечірньому зверненні Президент України Володимир Зеленський висловив невдоволення стелею цін на російську нафту, яку встановив Європейський союз, повідомляє УНН.

Макрон заявив, що росія потребує гарантій безпеки

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Захід повинен розглянути, як задовольнити потребу Росії у гарантіях безпеки, якщо президент володимир путін погодиться на переговори про припинення війни в Україні. Про це заявив президент Франції Еммануель Макрон в інтерв'ю французькому телеканалу TF1, передає УНН.

Бахмут та Соледар залишаються найбільш гарячими точками – Президент

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. У своєму вечірньому зверненні до українців Президент Володимир Зеленський наголосив, що наразі робиться все аби підтримати наших захисників на фронті, особливо у Бахмуті та Соледарі, повідомляє УНН.

«Літак путіна» помітили в повітряному просторі білорусі

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. У повітряному просторі білорусі був помічений російський урядовий літак Ту-204, яким часто користується російський диктатор володимир путін. Про це повідомляє AKTU news з посиланням на сайт моніторингу польотів Flightradar24, повідомляє УНН.

росія та білорусь підписали протокол про забезпечення регіональної безпеки

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Міноборони білорусії повідомило, що з міноборони Росії підписано протокол про внесення змін до Угоди між країнами про спільне забезпечення регіональної безпеки у військовій сфері, передає УНН.

Відбулося чергове засідання Ставки Верховного Головнокомандувача: про що говорили

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський у суботу провів чергове засідання Ставки Верховного Головнокомандувача. Учасники заслухали доповіді про оперативну ситуацію на фронті та протидію ворогу. Про це УНН повідомляє з посиланням на повідомлення пресслужби глави держави.

Подоляк закликав росіян забути про Бахмут та почати готуватися до Ялтинського трибуналу

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Радник голови Офісу президента Михайло Подоляк закликав росіян забути про Бахмут й почати готуватися до Ялтинського трибуналу, передає УНН.

Раді передають на розгляд скасування спрощеного перетину кордону з рф

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Кабінет міністрів України схвалив подання до Верховної Ради України законопроекту про припинення дії угоди з рф про спрощений перетин кордону жителями прикордонних регіонів. Про це повідомляє Міністерство закордонних справ України, передає УНН.

Резніков показав фото з Чорнобаївки і гостро потролив окупантів

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Міністр оборони України Олексій Резніков відвідав міжнародний аеропорт «Херсон» в Чорнобаївці. Про це він повідомив у Twitter, передає УНН.

Канада запровадила нові санкції за передачу іранських дронів росії

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Міністерство закордонних справ Канади оголосило, що Канада запроваджує додаткові санкції проти Ірану - зокрема, проти іранських компаній, пов'язаних з розробкою дронів "Shahed" та передачею БПЛА росії, пише УНН.

Литва передала Україні ще дві відремонтовані САУ PzH 2000

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Литва передала Україні ще дві відремонтовані самохідні артилерійські установки PzH 2000. Про це у Twitter повідомив міністр оборони країни Арвідас Анушаускас, пише УНН.

У Зеленського хочуть до кінця року виконати рекомендації на шляху до членства в ЄС

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Україна має на меті виконати до кінця року рекомендації Єврокомісії, що є складовою шляху до набуття членства в ЄС, повідомив керівник Офісу Президента України Андрій Єрмак, якого цитує пресслужба ОП, пише УНН.

Сенаторам США проведуть секретний брифінг щодо України

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Наступної середи сенаторам США проведуть секретний брифінг щодо України, за словами помічника з Сенату, пише УНН з посиланням на CNN.

РНБО на розгляд вносять санкції на майже 2 тис. російських пропагандистів

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. На розгляд РНБО спрямують санкційні пропозиції щодо близько 2000 російських пропагандистів, діячів культури та мистецтва. Про це повідомляє Міністерство економіки України, передає УНН.

Києво-Печерську Лавру не передавали до ПЦУ: Ткаченко роз'яснив ситуацію з реєстрацією

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Києво-Печерську Лавру не передавали до ПЦУ. Відбулася реєстрація юридичної особи ПЦУ на території національного заповідника "Києво-Печерська лавра". Про це повідомив міністр культури та інформаційної політики України Олександр Ткаченко, передає УНН.

WSJ: ковальчук переконував путіна, що Захід слабкий і настав час продемонструвати військову міць росії, вторгнувшись в Україну

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Одним із найвпливовіших прихильників рішення володимира путіна про вторгнення в Україну став 71-річний мільярдер юрій ковальчук, який розвивав думку про те, що війна може показати Заходу силу росії.

Про це пише газета Wall Street Journal, передає УНН.

Урсула фон дер Ляєн: угода про обмеження цін на нафту допоможе стабілізувати світові ціни на енергію

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Угода ЄС про обмеження цін на нафту, узгоджена з G7 та іншими допоможе стабілізувати світові ціни на енергію, що принесе користь економікам у всьому світі.

Про це глава Європейської комісії Урсула фон дер Ляєн написала у Twitter, коментуючи вчорашнє узгодження цінового обмеження, пише УНН.

Секретар РНБО: від росії очікується три-чотири обстріли великої потужності

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Секретар Ради національної безпеки і оборони України (РНБО) Олексій Данілов припустив, що у росії вистачить ракет ще на три-чотири масштабні обстріли.

Про це повідомляє пресслужба РНБО у Facebook, передає УНН.

путін може використати мирні переговори, щоб поповнити запаси своєї армії — The Telegraph

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Президент росії володимир путін може використати мирні переговори з російськими солдатами в Україні, щоб поповнити запаси своїх армій перед початком наступної атаки.

Про це заявив британський міністр закордонних справ Джеймс Клеверлі в інтерв’ю The Telegraph, передає УНН.

Grain from Ukraine: до кінця весни відправиться близько 60 суден з гуманітарним вантажем

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Гуманітарна програма “Grain from Ukraine”, створена Президентом України Володимиром Зеленським, готується до кінця весни відправити близько 60 суден з гуманітарним вантажем для боротьби з голодом в світі.

Про це заявив Глава країни під час щовечірнього звернення, пише УНН.

З російського полону вже звільнено 1331 українця — Зеленський

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. У своєму вечірньому зверненні Володимир Зеленський повідомив, що з російського полону вже повернули 1331 українця, передає УНН.

Пакети з очами тварин: погрози отримали українські дипломати у 12 країнах — Кулеба

КИЇВ. 3 грудня. УНН. Станом на вечір 2 грудня зафіксовано понад 18 випадків погроз українським дипломатах у 12 країнах світу.

Про це на своїй сторінці у Facebook написав Міністр закордонних справ України Дмитро Кулеба, передає УНН.

Верховний представник ЄС: українська армія – одна з найкращих у світі

КИЇВ. 2 грудня. УНН. Високий представник Європейського Союзу з питань закордонних справ і політики безпеки Жозеп Боррель назвав українську армію одну з найкращих у світі.

Про це політик написав у своєму Twitter, передає УНН.

В РНБО не підтвердили перехід Києво-Печерської лаври до ПЦУ

КИЇВ. 2 грудня. УНН. Секретар Ради національної безпеки і оборони України Олексій Данілов не підтвердив перехід Києво-Печерської лаври до Православної церкви України.

Про це чиновник заявив в етері "Настоящее время", пише УНН.

Глава МЗС України наполягає на ухваленні рішення щодо ЗРК Patriot

КИЇВ. 2 грудня. УНН. Міністр закордонних справ України заявив в ексклюзивному інтерв'ю CNN, що "настав час" для ухвалення рішення про те, чи постачати Києву систему протиракетної оборони Patriot, передає УНН.

Шмигаль зустрівся із Нуланд: обговорили відновлення енергосистеми та допомогу США

КИЇВ. 2 грудня. УНН. Прем'єр-міністр України Денис Шмигаль зустрівся із заступницею Державного секретаря Сполучених Штатів Вікторією Нуланд. Вони обговорили відновлення енергосистеми України, а також допомогу з боку США, інформує УНН з посиланням на сторінку прем'єра у Telegram.

Рівень безробіття в Україні зріс майже в 2 рази – Мінекономіки

КИЇВ. 2 грудня. УНН. В Україні нині близько 2,8 млн безробітних. Для порівняння, на кінець минулого року ця цифра складала 1,5-1,7 млн. Про це на брифінгу повідомила перший віцепрем’єр-міністр - міністр економіки України Юлія Свириденко, передає УНН.

Україна отримала частину гранту від США у розмірі 1,5 млрд доларів: куди підуть кошти

КИЇВ. 2 грудня. УНН. Україна отримала грант від Сполучених Штатів Америки з Цільового фонду Світового банку. До Державного бюджету надійшла частина гранту у розмірі 1,5 млрд доларів, передає УНН із посиланням на повідомлення Мінфіну.

Санкції проти діячів упц мп: в ОП оприлюднили список імен

КИЇВ. 2 грудня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський ввів у дію санкції РНБО проти служителів упц мп. Як повідомляв УНН, у списку були - намісник Києво-Печерської Лаври Павло (Лебідь) та екснардеп Вадим Новинський. Наразі в ОП назвали імена всіх діячів упц мп щодо яких запровадженні санкції, передає УНН.

ЄС погодив обмеження ціни на російську нафту у 60 доларів за барель – журналіст

КИЇВ. 2 грудня. УНН. Країни Європейського союзу домовилися про запровадження граничної ціни на російську нафту 60 доларів за барель. Про це повідомляє журналіст “Радіо Свобода” Рікардо Йозвяк, пише УНН.

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Poland agrees to EU's USD 60 price cap on Russian oil

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EU foreign policy chief visits training mission for Ukrainians

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Stolen painting should never have been sold says foreign minister

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Ukrainian diplomatic missions in Poland receive threatening packages

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Obscure Warsaw mural reveals extraordinary tale of heroism – and King Kong!

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Stolen Polish artwork sold in Germany

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Hungary's MOL to launch petrol station brand in Poland

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Polish oil and gas firm buys petrol stations in Hungary, Slovakia

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Polish F-16s take over command of Baltic Air Policing mission in Lithuania

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Security alerts extended to end-February announces ministry

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All I want for Christmas… Heartbreaking ‘letters to Santa’ reveal simple wishes of ‘lonely and forgotten’ care home residents

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PKN Orlen plans to build first SMR in three years' time

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Russia brings aggression, war, poverty and death, president tells OSCE

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Poland's unemployment rate at 3.0 pct in October - Eurostat

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Ruling party files inquiry commission bill to probe Russian links

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Security head, US officials discuss sanctions on Russia

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Poland's manufacturing PMI up m/m in October

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Poland in last chance saloon after losing to Argentina

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Polish foreign ministry condemns Belarus human rights abuse

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Germany to mull sending Patriots to Ukraine, MoD says

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Baltic Pipe at full capacity, operator reports

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Poland's fuel firm PKN Orlen sells petrol stations to Hungary’s MOL

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Ruling coalition MP reprimanded for LGBT comments

Janusz Kowalski, an MP from Solidary Poland, an ally of the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, has been reprimanded by the parliamentary ethics committee for statements he made referring to LGBT "ideology".

Lublin classical accordionist aged 12 is dubbed a genius!

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PKN Orlen signs deal with Aramco for sale of Lotos stake

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Zero VAT on food to cost state budget EUR 1.87 next year

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Now THAT’s a front row seat! Polish firm says it is already a World Cup winner after providing 350,000 seats for Qatari stadiums

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Poland welcomes EC move to seize Russian assets

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Three Polish women detained as suspected members of Italian mafia

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Germany confirms offer of Patriots for Poland still holds

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Nato foreign ministers pledge solidarity with Poland after missile strike

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EBRD invests over EUR 1.1 bln in Poland's renewables

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Gov't adopts amendment to law on aid for Ukrainians

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Ministries to prepare emergency savings plans

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Poland expects deliveries of Korean tanks, howitzers this year

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Polish judge critical of government can return to work

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Poland may accept Patriots if they are not sent to Ukraine says PM

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State of epidemic threat may be lifted in January says PM

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Poland calls for more humanitarian aid for Ukraine

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All Russian oil should be sanctioned says Polish PM

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Polish ambassador to Nato denies blocks on equipment to Ukraine

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Over six thousand behind bars for traffic offences

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Poland working towards 7 pct of GDP on health, says minister

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Ruling coalition maintains lead in opinion poll

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Poland offers USD 20 mln to support Ukraine's grain exports

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Either Ukraine wins or whole Europe loses, Polish PM says

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Pentagon sets up repair facility for Ukrainian artillery in Poland

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Polish natural gas price among lowest in Europe says PM

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Nato chief says Patriots needed in both Poland and Ukraine

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Gas flow to Poland via Baltic Pipe to be temporarily halted

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Poland freezes gas tariffs for households

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German Patriots should be in Ukraine says president

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Saab to design two ships for Polish Navy

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New segment of surveillance fence on Belarus border ready for action

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Top cops bust ‘family-run’ fake money-making op after finding makeshift printing press in residential apartment

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Poland can help Hungary diversify energy supplies says minister

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Russia must fail for Europe to be safe says Polish president

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Number of flu, flu-like illnesses on the rise in Poland warns minister

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October unemployment stable at 5.1 percent - stats office

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President wants German Patriots to be located in Poland

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Poles want Ukrainian refugees to cover some costs

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PM calls for stronger action from EC on natural gas price cap

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PM calls on EC to do more to help countries supporting Ukraine

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EP backs persecuted Poles in Belarus

The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday condemned the Belarusian authorities' continued persecution of the country's democratic opposition, including members of the Polish minority.

Head of Polish tennis association resigns over sexual abuse scandal

Miroslaw Skrzypczynski, the president of the Polish Tennis Association (PZT), has resigned following accusations of physical and psychological violence and sexual abuse.

Poland's budget surplus at EUR 5.79 bln at end-October - FinMin

Poland recorded a PLN 27.2-billion (EUR 5.79-billion) state budget surplus after the first 10 months of 2022, the Finance Ministry has said.

‘It’s perhaps not the easiest thing in the world to find beauty in Silesia or Katowice’: an artist turns heads with pictures of his home region

A Katowice-based artist has captured the imagination of Poles far and wide with his stunning images of Silesia that present the nation’s industrial heartland in an enchantingly whimsical manner.

Poland blocks EC's proposal for price cap on Russian oil says EU source

Poland has blocked a European Commission proposal to cap the Russian oil price at USD 65 per barrel, EU diplomatic sources in Brussels have told PAP.

No arrangements between Poland and Hungary on unblocking EU funds says PM

Poland and Hungary are not working together to unblock their access to an EU post-pandemic recovery fund, Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s prime minister said on Thursday.

EC proposal on gas price cap is a 'joke' says Polish climate minister

Poland's climate minister has described a European Commission proposal on a cap on the price of imported natural gas "a joke."

‘I am proud to represent our country!' Polish scientist joins elite European Space Agency's 'Astronaut Class of 2022'

A Polish scientist has been selected ahead of over 22,500 other candidates to join the European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Class of 2022, the Polish Space Agency (POLSA) told PAP on Wednesday.

Kyiv backs Polish idea to send German Patriot missile system to Ukraine

The Ukrainian Air Force has backed a Polish proposal in which Germany hands over to Ukraine Patriot missile batteries it had initially offered to Poland.

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Poland suggests Germany should give air defence system to Ukraine

The Polish defence minister has asked Germany to give Ukraine the Patriot air defence system Berlin offered to Poland after a fatal missile blast killed two Poles last week.

Poland will not use veto threat to get EU recovery funds says FinMin

The Polish government has no plans at the moment to veto EU projects in order to pressure the European Commission into unlocking Poland’s access to billions of euros in EU pandemic-recovery funding, finance minister has said.

German air defence offer better for Ukraine than Poland says Kaczyński

Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party, has welcomed a German offer of Patriot missile batteries for Poland but added the batteries would find better use in western Ukraine.

Poland condemns Jerusalem bus-stop bombings

Polish Foreign Ministry has condemned two bomb attacks at Jerusalem bus stops that killed one and injured many others on Wednesday.

Kaczyński accuses EU of using funds to force gov't change

Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland's ruling party, has accused the European Union of withholding money from a post-pandemic recovery fund to promote Polish opposition parties and improve their chances of ousting the government.

Deputy FM says EP resolution on Russia a signal to some EU governments

A Polish deputy foreign minister has said a European Parliament (EP) resolution passed on Wednesday branding Russia a 'state sponsor of terrorism' should be a signal for the governments of some EU countries that have been reluctant to define Russia as such.

Wrocław woman records the ‘silent witnesses of untold stories’ with her haunting pics of abandoned sofas

For those living in Poland, it has become an everyday sight: a pile of discarded furnishings piled haphazardly onto soggy street corners or broken rural pavements.

Descendant of Holocaust survivors tracks down saviors in Poland after Righteous Among Nations nomination

A Polish couple who saved a Jewish family from the Holocaust by sheltering them for 22 months in a farmhouse as well as a Catholic priest who saved the rescuers from being denounced have received the title Righteous among the Nations from Yad Vashem.

Poland among countries with lowest energy and gas price increases in EU

Poland, Hungary and Romania recorded the lowest increases in energy and gas prices in the EU from January to October this year, a report by a government-sponsored think tank indicated.

Poland sends war reparations diplomatic note to EU, Nato, CoE countries

Poland has send a diplomatic note on its war reparations claim against Germany to all countries of the EU, Nato and the Council of Europe, a deputy foreign minister has told PAP.

Poland reports 2,384 coronavirus cases, 50 deaths between Nov 17-23

Poland recorded 2,384 confirmed coronavirus cases and 50 deaths between November 17 and November 23, 2022, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.

Poland will probably base gas price caps on income says PM

Poland will probably base gas price caps on income criteria, Poland's prime minister said on Wednesday.

Retail sales up in October - stats office

Poland's retail sales increased in real terms by 0.7 percent year on year and by 0.3 percent month on month in October 2022, the Central Statistical Office said on Friday.

Polish journalist in Belarus trial postponed, no new date set

The trial of Belarusian-Polish journalist and Polish minority activist Andrzej Poczobut will not begin on November 28 as planned, the Belarusian Journalists' Association (BAZ) said on Wednesday.

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Poland draws with Mexico in World Cup opener

Poland started their football World Cup campaign with an underwhelming 0-0 draw with Mexico, in Doha, Qatar's capital.

Duda signs law extending local gov't office term to avoid vote overlap

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into law a bill extending the term of office of local governments by several months to avoid an election clash next autumn.

Junior coalition party demands investment in coal mining

Solidary Poland, a Eurosceptic ally of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, has demanded that the government invest more in hard coal mines.

Limited scope for increased unemployment, says ING bank

Demand for labour will remain high in Poland while unemployment will struggle to increase, a report by the bank ING has found, despite a worsening economic environment in 2023.

Headless birds found in ancient shrine to Egyptian God

The remains of over a dozen headless falcons have been found in an ancient Egyptian shrine.

Poland needs more Nato forces says parliamentary assembly head

Nato should increase its military presence in Poland owing to mounting threats stemming from the Russia-Ukraine war, the head of the Nato Parliamentary Assembly said on Tuesday.

President's Office working with security services over prank call

The Polish President's Office is trying to find out how the president was phoned by someone pretending to be Emanuel Macron, the president of France.

Poland, Korea set to produce tank

The Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) and the firm Hyundai Rotem from South Korea will create a consortium to manufacture a Polish version of the Korean firm's K2 tank, PGZ said on Tuesday.

Stunning ‘benchmark’ apartment block in finals of prestigious 2022 Plan Awards

Poised to set a new benchmark in residential architecture, a project by the Chorzów-based Frantagroup has been shortlisted for the finals of the prestigious 2022 Plan Awards.

Poland's industrial output rises 6.8 percent y/y in October - GUS

Poland’s national statistics office, GUS, wrote on Tuesday that Poland's industrial output rose 6.8 percent year on year in October against 8.0-percent annual growth expected in a PAP consensus survey.

Poland's average corporate wage up 13.0 pct y/y in Oct. - stats office

Poland's average corporate gross monthly wage rose by 13.0 percent year on year to PLN 6,687.92 (EUR 1,418.78) in October 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Tuesday.

If Kyiv falls Russia will turn on Poland, PM warns

Poland could be Russia's next target if it manages to conquer Ukraine, Poland's prime minister wrote on Tuesday in a leading tabloid.

MoD criticises Ukrainian deputy FM appointment

Poland's defence minister has described as a "bad decision" the appointment of Ukraine's former ambassador to Germany as a deputy foreign minister.

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Patriots may be followed by further defence aid for Poland says envoy

Germany's plans to deploy Patriot missiles in Poland may be the first step in a bigger defence aid programme for Poland, the German ambassador to Poland said on Monday.

Polish watchdog to appeal after Gazprom fine annulled by court

Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has announced that it will appeal a Polish court ruling annulling the fines imposed on Russian natural gas giant Gazprom and five companies responsible for the Russian-German Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

Polish immigrant sentenced to life in South Africa released on parole

A court in South Africa decided on Monday to release on parole Janusz Waluś, a Polish immigrant, who was responsible for the assassination of a communist anti-apartheid activist in 1993.

Election Guard recruitment underway reports ruling party

Recruitment is underway to staff a planned Election Guard that will oversee next year's parliamentary elections, ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) announced on Monday.

Ukraine war hampers post-epidemic economic recovery, says Duda

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said that Russia's war on Ukraine has stifled Poland’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cycle path outside Russian Embassy in Warsaw named ‘Avenue of the Victims of Russian Aggression’

A cycle path and side walk outside the Russian Embassy in Warsaw has been christened the Avenue of the Victims of Russian Aggression as a protest against Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Germany offers Poland Patriot system after stray missile blast

The German government has offered Poland the Patriot missile defence system to help it to secure its airspace after a stray missile crashed near a Polish village lying close to the Ukrainian border last week killing two people.

Nato chief calls stray missile blast in Poland an accident

Jens Stoltenberg, the Nato secretary general, has said the missile blast in Poland last week was likely an accident and not a Russian strike on Nato.

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Poland to ask Hungary to promptly ratify Finland, Sweden Nato accession

Poland along with Slovakia and the Czech Republic, will ask Hungary to promptly ratify the documents on Finland's and Sweden's accession to Nato, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said.

No radiation concerns in Poland, atomic energy agency says

There are no radiation threats to Poland caused by a Russian attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, the National Atomic Energy Agency (PAA) has reported.

State funerals held for two men killed in blast near Ukrainian border

Two Polish men killed by a missile that hit a southeastern Polish village were buried in a state ceremony over the weekend.

Poland regrets new appointment of Ukrainian deputy FM, says Duda aide

Poland is critical about the appointment of Ukraine's former ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk, to the post of deputy foreign minister, Polish presidential minister has said.

Krakow Airport reopens after fire alert

Kraków Airport reopened for incoming flights on Saturday afternoon after a nearly two-hour closedown due to a fire alarm in its control tower, airport spokesmen informed PAP on Saturday afternoon.

Polish minister appeals to EU to exempt houses from new emission rules

Anna Moskwa, Poland's climate minister, has urged the EU not to include houses in a new set of restrictions on greenhouse emissions.

Spotlight on Gdańsk shipyard at the ECS

An exhibition which highlights the history of the Gdańsk shipyard from its early days in the 19th century is on at the European Solidarity Centre.

Poland ranks 6th in Cyber Defense Index 22/23

Poland has been ranked sixth best in the world in its resilience to cyber attacks, according to the MIT Technology Review.

Lavrov not awaited at OSCE Ministerial Council, official says

Poland does not expect Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's presence at a December sitting of the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Ministerial Council in Łódź, central Poland, a government official has said.

Border blast investigators will go to Ukraine if necessary, says PM

If need be, investigators looking into a missile strike that killed two in eastern Poland on Tuesday will travel to Ukraine, the prime minister said on Friday.

Pole re-elected head of World Anti-Doping Agency

Witold Bańka, a former Polish sports minister, has been re-elected the head the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for another three-year term of office.

If we turn away from Ukraine the war will come to us, PM warns

The only way Poland can get involved in the Russia-Ukraine war is by turning its back on Ukraine, Poland's prime minister said in a weekly podcast.

Poland's defence abilities should be strengthened first - Lithuanian FM

The Lithuanian foreign minister has said that Poland should be the first country to benefit from the strengthening of Nato's eastern flank.

We hope for a peaceful World Cup, PM says

Poland's prime minister said on Friday that he hoped the forthcoming World Cup soccer tournament in Qatar passes in a peaceful atmosphere.

Here we go! As Poland heads to Qatar, fans will be hoping they recapture the spirit of 1974

Escorted to the border by two F-16 fighter jets, Poland’s national football team embarked yesterday for Qatar, an adventure they hope will become a historic odyssey rather than a short-lived break in the searing sun.

Ukrainian experts start work at Przewodow missile blast site

Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister, tweeted on Friday that Ukrainian experts were already working at the site of Tuesday's missile blast near the village of Przewodow.

Justice minister dismissal is best way to get EU funds Tusk says

Donald Tusk, the leader of the Civic Coalition (KO), Poland’s main opposition grouping, has said that the best way for the country to gain access to billions of euros in post-pandemic EU recovery funding is to sack Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro.

Poznań student who paints with BACTERIA in finals of international microbe art competition

A Poznań student has her sights fixed on an international Agar Art competition, an artistic discipline that uses bacteria instead of paints.

Poland switches on electronic surveillance at border fence with Belarus

Poland has activated the first section of its 206-kilometre long border fence with Belarus that is fitted with electronic surveillance equipment.

Poland likely faces a new wave of Ukrainian refugees says president

Poland faces the prospect of a new wave of Ukrainian refugees as Russia pounds Ukraine’s infrastructure and temperatures drop, the Polish president has warned.

F-16 escort for Poland's World Cup team sign of support says minister

The Polish defence minister said on Friday that having a Polish Air Force F16 fighter aircraft escort the airliner carrying Poland’s World Cup Squad to Qatar sent a strong signal of support while also taking part in a military exercise.

Putin's 'Russkiy Mir' has opened gates to genocide says Morawiecki

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that Vladimir Putin's ideology of ‘Russian Mir’ (Russian Order) has replaced 20th-century communism and "opened the gates to genocide."

Polish president denies claims gov't knew of stray missile origin from start

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has refuted media reports that he and the government knew from the very beginning that a missile that exploded near a Polish village on Tuesday, killing two people, was Ukrainian.

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Life sentences in Malaysia Airlines plane trial a signal for Putin

The sentencing by a Dutch court of three men for their role in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines aircraft with a Russian surface-to-air missile, is a signal to Putin that the West brings criminals to justice, a foreign ministry spokesman said.

Former UK defence secretary hails Poland as Ukraine's "truest friend"

Former UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has written in British newspaper The Telegraph that Poland is Ukraine's "truest friend" and that other countries are in Poland's debt.

Legal basis needed for Ukraine to investigate border blast - president

The participation of Ukrainian investigators in a probe into a missile strike in eastern Poland on Tuesday has to be set out in international law, Poland's president said on Thursday.

Spokesman defends gov't information strategy after missile blast

The Polish government has defended its information strategy on Tuesday’s missile blast saying that the release of incorrect information could have had “gigantic domestic and international consequences”.

Evidence shows Ukrainian stray missile caused blast in Poland

All the evidence collected by the Polish and allied investigators show that the blast that killed two people in eastern Poland was caused by a missile fired by a Ukrainian air defence system, the government spokesman has said.

Poland to receive first HIMARS next year says MoD

Poland's defence minister has announced that Poland will receive its first US-made HIMARS missile systems next year.

Justice minister questions whether Poland will receive recovery funds

Poland's justice minister wants to ask the prime minister why Polish access to EU post-pandemic recovery funding is still blocked despite assurances that Poland will get the money.

US has full confidence in Polish missile inquiry

The US secretary of state has said he has full confidence in the Polish investigation into a missile explosion in eastern Poland that left two people dead.

Warsaw protest suspended confirms union leader

Solidarity, Poland's biggest trade union, has suspended its planned protest following a tragic missile blast in eastern Poland, the union leader confirmed after talks with the government.

Baby heart professor awarded prestigious international distinction for her outstanding work

Poland’s only perinatologist, a doctor who carries out complex heart operations on babies still in the womb, has been recognised with a prestigious international medical award for her outstanding work.

Ukraine’s president not '100 percent sure' what happened in Poland

Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, said on Thursday that he did not fully know what had happened in Poland and added he did not believe the world knew either.

High prices drive up Poland's trade deficit

Poland's rising trade deficit is mainly caused by high prices, a government-sponsored think tank has said.

Granny flooded with help after spotted knitting hats to raise cash for hearing aid

A pensioner who resorted to selling homemade knitted hats to help buy a hearing aid has being flooded with help from across Poland by people moved by her story.

Intercity rail carrier handles record number of passengers

PKP Intercity, Poland's leading passenger railway service, carried a record number of passengers by mid-November this year, the company has reported.

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Biden disagrees with Zelensky on stray missile origin

US President Joe Biden said evidence did not support Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's claim that a stray missile that exploded in Poland, killing two people, did not come from Ukraine.

Poland did not activate Article 4 of Nato treaty says PM

Consultation with Poland’s allies, as envisaged in Nato's Article 4 were being carried out practically all the while, Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s prime minister, said on Wednesday.

US says no evidence to contradict Polish assessment on missile explosion

The US has not seen anything that contradicts Poland's preliminary assessment that a Russian-made missile which landed within its borders on Tuesday was most likely the result of a Ukrainian air defence missile, said the United States Secretary of Defence.

US data shows that missile blast in Poland was accident

Information obtained by the US indicates that the explosion caused by a Russian-made missile in south-eastern Poland on Tuesday, which killed two people, was an accident, the US ambassador has said.

Zelensky says explosion in Poland not caused by Ukrainian rocket

Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, has said he has no doubts that the missile that exploded in Poland on Tuesday was not Ukrainian.

Defence minister places certain military units on high alert

Poland's defence minister on Wednesday issued a decision to place specific military units deployed in the eastern part of the country on high alert.Poland's defence minister on Wednesday issued a decision to place specific military units deployed in the eastern part of the country on high alert.

Courage and solidarity best weapons against Russia says Polish PM

Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, has said that courage and solidarity are currently the most effective weapons against new threats resulting from Russia's aggression on Ukraine.

No threat to Polish citizens after explosion on Tuesday says president

The explosion of a Soviet-made missile that killed two Polish citizens near the border with Ukraine was an isolated incident and there is no immediate threat to Polish citizens, Andrzej Duda, Poland's president, has said.

Ukraine requests access to missile strike site in Poland

Ukraine has requested access to the site of a missile blast in eastern Poland that killed two people on Tuesday, the secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (RBNiO) announced on Wednesday.

Germany offers Poland aid in airspace monitoring

Germany has offered to help Poland monitor its airspace in the wake of Tuesday's missile blast in eastern Poland, the German defence ministry's spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Nato chief says blast in Poland likely caused by Ukraine air defence missile

Jens Stoltenberg, Nato’s secretary general, said on Wednesday that Tuesday's missile blast in eastern Poland appears to have been caused by a Ukrainian air defence missile.

Pole with diplomatic immunity arrested in Russia

A Polish woman holding diplomatic immunity has been arrested in Russia and told to leave the country, the Polish foreign ministry said on Wednesday,

President calls on residents in eastern border area to remain calm

Polish President Andrzej Duda has appealed for people on the eastern border to remain calm as military activity is increased owing to Tuesday's missile blast.

Nato Article 4 probably unnecessary says PM

There is little evidence suggesting the need to activate Nato's Article 4 in response to Tuesday's missile blast in eastern Poland, the Polish prime minister said on Wednesday.

President says missile was probably Ukrainian

Andrzej Duda, Poland’s president, has said there is a “high probability” that the missile that killed two people in eastern Poland on Tuesday was fired by Ukraine’s air defences.

Hungarian PM voices support for Poland after border blast

Hungary's prime minister has offered his “full support” for Poland following Tuesday’s missile blast while also calling for a calm and a thorough investigation.

Ukrainian Air Force to help investigate Polish missile blast

The Ukrainian Air Force said it would support the investigation into Tuesday's missile explosion in Poland "as much as possible".

Poland ready for new refugee wave from Ukraine

Poland is prepared for a fresh influx of Ukrainian war refugees in the winter months, the minister for social integration said on Wednesday.

Poland reports 2,403 coronavirus cases, 47 deaths between Nov 10 - 16

Poland recorded 2,403 confirmed coronavirus cases and 47 deaths between November 10 and 16, 2022, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.

EC president offers Poland full support after border blast

The president of the European Commission (EC) has offered Poland the organisation’s full support following an explosion near the Ukrainian border that killed two Poles on Tuesday.

Poland to ask NATO to trigger article 4 after ’Russian-made’ missile kills two Poles

Poland is set to request NATO to trigger Article 4 of the alliance’s treaty after two Poles died when a “Russian-made” missile struck a grain silo in eastern Poland.

Zelensky says missile strike is Russia's message to G20

Volodymyr Zelensky told the G20 summit that Tuesday’s mass missile attacks on Ukraine and the "Russian rockets (that) hit the territory of neighbouring Poland" is "Russia's real appearance at the G20."

Explosion in Poland a consequence of Russian actions, says deputy FM

The death of two Poles in an apparent strike by a Russian-made missile is the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine that the war has directly affected Poland and claimed lives, a deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.

North Atlantic Council to discuss missile blast in Poland

The North Atlantic Council, Nato's main decision-making body, will meet on Wednesday at 10 am to discuss Tuesday's missile blast in eastern Poland that claimed the lives of two people, Nato's spokesperson said on Wednesday morning.

Air defence cannot defend whole country, general command says

No state has air defences capable of protecting all its territory, the General Command of the Polish Armed Forces said on Wednesday.

Biden offers Poland full support in explosion investigation

US President Joe Biden has offered his "full support and assistance with Poland’s ongoing investigation" into an apparent missile explosion near the Ukrainian border on Tuesday.

Polish gov't confirms two killed by Russian-made missile

The Polish government has confirmed that it was a Russian-made missile which killed two people in eastern Poland on Tuesday.

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EC stands with Poland says European Council head

The presidents of the European Council and the European Commission have expressed alarm at the news of a blast having killed people on Polish territory and extended words of support for Poland.

Polish, US presidents in talks after blast on Polish territory

The Polish and US presidents, Andrzej Duda and Joe Biden, respectively, are holding a telephone conversation after reports alleging a Russian missile hit Polish territory.

Poland raises readiness of some military forces, uniformed services

Poland has decided to raise the readiness of some of its military forces and other uniformed services on its territory, the government spokesman has said.

Ukraine's president says Russian missiles hit Poland

Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, has said that Russian missiles hit Polish territory on Tuesday and called the incident "a significant escalation".

US Department of State says reports from Poland "concerning"

The US Department of State has announced that it has been cooperating with Poland to determine what has happened in connection with reports alleging that two Russian missiles struck a location inside Poland near the Ukraine border.

Nato neighbours declare support for Poland after blast

The Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have expressed concerns over reports that a Russian missile could have hit Polish territory and declared support for Warsaw.

Pentagon cannot confirm Russian missiles struck inside Poland

The Pentagon has said that it cannot corroborate the information alleging that two Russian missiles have struck a location inside Poland near the Ukraine border, the Pentagon spokesman has told reporters.

PM calls urgent meeting of gov't national defence committee

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has called an urgent meeting of the Government Committee for National Defence and Defence Affairs, the government spokesman has said.

EU vows to continue support for Ukraine says Poland's MoD

The Polish defence minister has expressed satisfaction with the fact that his EU counterparts are in agreement regarding the need to support Ukraine.

General gov't deficit likely lower than planned says rate-setter

Poland's general government deficit will likely be lower in 2022 than the 4.7 percent of GDP the government has assumed in the budget law for next year, the central bank's rate-setting body has said.

Beauty and the beast – and it’s the SAME person! Makeup artist becomes internet sensation with her stunning transformations

A Polish makeup artist has sent the internet into meltdown with her incredible Cosplay creations.

Opposition files dismissal motion against justice minister

Poland's main opposition grouping, Civic Coalition (KO), and the Left party have jointly submitted a motion to dismiss Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister.

First stretch of Belarus border fence gets surveillance equipment

Construction of the first stretch of an 'electronic barrier' comprised of surveillance and detection equipment on the Polish-Belarusian border has been completed.

Ruling party would fail to secure majority in election, poll reveals

Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party would win an election but not secure enough seats in parliament to govern, a an opinion poll published on Tuesday has found.

Poland's GDP growth may exceed 4 percent in Q4 says minister

Poland's GDP growth may rise above 4 percent in the fourth quarter of the year provided there are no shocks to the economy, the development and technology minister has told PAP.

PKN Orlen plans to open 1,000 e-car charging stations in Poland by 2030

Poland's largest oil and gas company, PKN Orlen, will open at least 1,000 electric car charging stations in the country by end-2030, the company has said.

Poland sets out 'lines that cannot be crossed' in dispute with EU

Poland’s Europe minister has said he told the European Commission which “lines cannot be crossed” during talks on unblocking billions of euros in EU post-pandemic recovery funding.

New app explores hidden secrets of Poland’s underground printing presses

A new app highlighting the important role of Poland’s clandestine Communist era printing houses has officially previewed ahead of its looming public launch.

Polish economy to shrink further in Q 4 says think-tank

Polish GDP growth will slow to around 1.0-1.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2022, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE), a government think-tank, said on Tuesday in reaction to the latest figures from the Central Statistical Office (GUS).

Poland's CPI hits 17.9 pct y/y in October - stats office

Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 17.9 percent year on year and by 1.8 percent month on month in October 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Tuesday.

Poland's GDP grows 3.5 pct y/y in Q3 - stats office

Poland's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 3.5 percent year on year in the third quarter of 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said in a flash estimate on Tuesday.

Poland interested in SMR collaboration with Canada says minister

Poland is interested in cooperating with Canada on the construction of small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs), the presidential minister has said.

Masks to remain mandatory in hospitals, clinics, pharmacies till March

The obligation to wear masks in pharmacies, clinics and hospitals in Poland will be extended until at least the end of March 2023, the health minister has announced.

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Poland, Germany to train Ukrainian troops under EU scheme says FM

An EU training mission for Ukrainian soldiers will take place in Poland, Germany and any other country that decides to accept this responsibility, the Polish foreign minister has said.

Russia must pay full reparations to Ukraine, Polish envoy tells UN GA

Krzysztof Szczerski, Poland's ambassador to the UN, has said at a UN General Assembly (GA) debate that Russia must pay full war damages to Ukraine.

Poland takes over Russian Gazprom's shares in Polish pipeline owner

The Polish government has taken over Russian natural gas giant Gazprom's stake in EuRoPol Gaz, owner of the Polish section of the Yamal-Europe pipeline, due to sanctions on Moscow.

Food price growth to peak in Q4 2022 says central bank

Increases in food prices in Poland will be biggest in Q4 2022 and will slow in subsequent quarters to single-digit growth expected in Q4 2023, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) has forecast in its November inflation report.

Warsaw airport moves closer to realization

Seen as one of the government’s biggest flagship projects, CPK Airport has come a step closer to being realised after it was announced that a consortium of Foster + Partners and Buro Happold had won the tender to design it.

Poland's C/A deficit down in September reports central bank

Poland's current account deficit rose to EUR 1.56 billion at the end of September 2022, against a deficit of EUR 3.33 billion recorded at the end of August, according to central bank figures released on Monday.

Poland's GDP to rise to 4.6 pct in 2022 says central bank forecast

Poland's GDP is expected to rise to 4.6 percent in 2022, according to projections from Poland’s central bank released on Monday.

Ruling party will defend unity of ruling coalition says PM

Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said his Law and Justice (PiS) party would support Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro in a no-confidence vote, adding that the unity of the United Right coalition government must be defended.

Poland must build defences or will fall under Russia, PM warns

Poland will fall under Russian domination if it fails to strengthen its defences, the prime minister warned on Monday.

Scientists recreate face of 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy dubbed the ‘Mysterious Lady’ with help of forensics

The face of a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy dubbed the Mysterious Lady has been recreated by scientists in Warsaw.

Poland plans reception base for new wave of refugees from Ukraine

Poland is preparing a reception base for Ukrainian refugees, and also has 100,000 places already available to cope with a possible second refugee wave this winter.

Thirty pct of Polish employees plan to ask for rise survey finds

As many as 30 percent of Poles are planning to ask for a pay rise within the next six months, according to a new poll.

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