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Someone Really Wanted to Listen to Poland's Cabinet Meet

Eavesdropping devices discovered in Cabinet meeting room

(Newser) - Someone planned to listen in as Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk met with his Cabinet on Tuesday, according to security officials, who say they found and "dismantled" bugging devices in the meeting room. "The State Protection Service, in cooperation with the Internal Security Agency, detected and dismantled devices...

Poland PM: 'We Haven't Seen a Situation Like This Since 1945'

Donald Tusk warns we're in 'prewar' era, Europe needs to up defense spending and prepare

(Newser) - Poland's prime minister is out with a new warning for the rest of his neighbors in Europe, cautioning that the continent is now in a "prewar" era that requires an increase in defense spending all around to keep everyone safe. "I don't want to scare anyone,...

New Government Gives Newscast a Makeover

Poland's prime minister promised to remove propaganda

(Newser) - Viewers in Poland watched a remolded main evening newscast on state television Thursday, after the country's new, pro-European Union government took control of state media to free it from the control and propaganda of the previous right-wing rulers. Prime Minister Donald Tusk, whose Cabinet took office last week, has...

Poland Turns to a Centrist
Poland Turns to a Centrist

Poland Turns to a Centrist

Parliament picks Donald Tusk as prime minister after breaking from Morawiecki's government

(Newser) - Poland's parliament elected centrist party leader Donald Tusk as prime minister on Monday, paving the way for a new pro-EU government after eight years of stormy national conservative rule. Tusk becomes prime minister nearly two months after a national election that was won by a coalition of parties ranging...

EU Leader: How About a Year-Long Brexit Delay?

Theresa May instead eyes June 30 deadline as deadlock remains

(Newser) - Theresa May wants to delay Brexit until June 30 to avoid a crash-out in one week's time, though a key European Union leader suggested a pause of up to a year. In a Friday letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, May seeks an extension until June 30 and...

Theresa May Makes Clear Brexit Request to Wary EU

Prime minister asks EU to delay March 29 deadline until June 30

(Newser) - Theresa May formally asked the European Union on Wednesday to postpone Britain's departure from the bloc—due in nine days—until June 30. But a frustrated EU has warned it could keep Britain waiting for an answer. In a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, May said the...

Poland Train Collision Kills 16, Injures Scores

PM calls it 'most tragic rail disaster' in years

(Newser) - At least 16 people are dead and 58 injured in a head-on train crash in Poland late last night, the AP reports. A train traveling south from Warsaw to Krakow was accidentally put on the wrong track; train maintenance was being carried out on one of the tracks in the...

21 Killed in Polish Homeless Shelter Fire

20 injured in blaze; cause unknown

(Newser) - A fire at a Polish hostel for the homeless has killed at least 21 people and injured 20 more, many of whom jumped three stories to escape the flames, the BBC reports. Emergency teams are on the scene, as is the prime minister, assessing damages and offering comfort. Some 77...

Merkel Will Skip Olympics
Merkel Will
Skip Olympics

Merkel Will Skip Olympics

German chancellor says she's not protesting, but Czech and Polish leaders are

(Newser) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other top German officials won't be going to the Beijing Olympics, the Guardian reports, joining Polish and Czech leaders who have pledged to stay away. But while Polish PM Donald Tusk and Czech President Vaclav Klaus said they'll be boycotting the opening ceremony to protest...

Poles Oust Brothers, Vote in Center-Right

Voters seek new EU relations, troop withdrawal from Iraq

(Newser) - Poles ousted the conservative Kaczynski twins today and voted in a center-right party that vows better relations with the EU. The highest turnout in nearly 20 years backed Civic Platform by 44% over Law and Justice's 30%, setting up opposition leader Donald Tusk to guide parliament against President Lech Kaczynski....

Poles Vote; Twins' Ouster Likely
Poles Vote; Twins' Ouster Likely

Poles Vote; Twins' Ouster Likely

(Newser) - Poles headed to the polls today in larger numbers than usual, potentially ending the reign of the conservative Kaczynski twins, the Guardian reports. Exit polls weren't available, but opposition leader Donald Tusk had been expected to replace Jaroslaw Kaczynski as PM and lead a hostile parliament against President Lech Kaczynski....

Opposition Accuses Polish PM of Murder Threat

2 days before polls, Kaczynski set to crash

(Newser) - With less than 48 hours to go until Poland votes in a snap parliamentary election, the opposition has pulled ahead over the ruling Kaczynski brothers' Law and Justice Party, says the Telegraph. Opposition leader Donald Tusk lagged earlier in the race but is now on course for victory after puncturing...

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