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  • WARSAW, Poland— Jan Kulczyk, Poland's richest man and the founder and president of investment empire Kulczyk Holding, has died from complications following surgery, the company said Wednesday. Poland's former president, Lech Walesa, said that Kulczyk was irreplaceable. His donation of some 20 million zlotys helped finish work on the POLIN Museum of the History...

  • WARSAW, Poland— Hundreds of Poland's police, firefighters and other uniformed workers have picketed the main government building to demand higher pay and modernization of their sectors. The protesters gathered in front of Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz's office, waving trade union flags and blowing trumpets. The Interior Ministry, which oversees most of these...

  • PARIS/ BERLIN, July 22- Greece's new bail-out deal imposes a stiff dose of budget rigor and market deregulation which critics say few leaders of Western Europe's biggest nations have dared serve their own voters. "Francois Hollande is very good at telling others how to do their reforms," opposition French conservative Xavier Bertrand said in a dig at France's...

  • Drone seized in Poland after near-collision with plane Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 6:53 AM ET

    WARSAW, Poland— Polish authorities confiscated a drone and questioned a man after a Lufthansa passenger plane approaching Warsaw's international airport nearly collided with a flying object, police said Wednesday. Interfering with air traffic in Poland carries a prison term of up to five years, while posing a threat to air traffic carries up to eight years in...

  • Lufthansa plane nearly collides with drone near Warsaw Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 6:22 AM ET

    WARSAW, Poland— A Lufthansa plane approaching Warsaw's international airport nearly collided with what appeared to be a drone, the first such incident involving the German airline, officials said Tuesday. The near-collision occurred Monday afternoon when a drone passed within 100 meters of the plane arriving from Munich, according to Przemyslaw...

  • LONDON, July 13- A bailout deal for Greece and Chinese shares' bounce to two-week highs helped lift emerging stocks by 1 percent on Monday, with the sharpest gains seen in eastern Europe. Euro zone leaders agreed on a roadmap to a possible third bailout for Greece after night-long haggling, sparking gains on equity and peripheral bond markets, even though the deal...

  • The Shanghai index rose 6 percent, its biggest percentage gain in six years, as new government support measures curbed selling. Those gains lifted MSCI equity index 1.6 percent after its near-5 percent plunge on Wednesday, its biggest one-day loss since June 2013 during the so-called taper tantrum. Yokota saw widespread contagion and currency instability as...

  • *Ukraine crisis makes NATO strategy paper look outdated. BRUSSELS, July 6- NATO is preparing for a long standoff with Russia, reluctantly accepting that the Ukraine conflict has fundamentally transformed Europe's security landscape and that it may have to abandon hope of a constructive relationship with Moscow. The "strategic concept," adopted by NATO leaders...

  • Greek turmoil a turnoff for potential euro recruits Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 3:24 PM ET

    WARSAW, June 29- The turmoil over Greece is pushing away from the euro the very nations that could do most to burnish the currency union's tarnished credentials. Poland and Denmark are among the biggest European economies still outside the euro. Yet years of euro zone wrangling with Greece, culminating in this week's breakdown of talks with creditors, have left...

  • WARSAW, June 24- Polish prosecutors are looking into whether the outage which grounded dozens of jets operated by Polish airline Lot at Warsaw's main airport on Sunday may have been caused by a computer system error, a spokesman for the Warsaw prosecutor's office said on Wednesday. The prosecutor's spokesman said computer error was one of the versions being...

  • MOSCOW, June 24- President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia could not provide Ukraine with the gas price discount it once had, days before new gas talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. Gazprom Export, the export arm of state gas producer Gazprom, which supplied Poland with 9 billion cubic metres of gas last year compared to 14.5 bcm shipped to...

  • WARSAW, June 20- Polish conservative opposition party Law and Justice on Saturday named deputy leader Beata Szydlo as its candidate for prime minister after this year's parliamentary election, which, according to opinion polls, the party is poised to win. The party's leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, announced he was stepping back from the role as would-be prime...

  • *Qatar Holding is biggest shareholder in Glencore. *QKR backed by Qatar and Poland's richest man. LONDON/ VANCOUVER, June 9- An investment review at Qatar's wealth fund could lead to a cut in money allocated to the mining sector, potentially hitting ventures such QKR Corp, according to five sources familiar with the matter.

  • WARSAW, May 25- Poland's main opposition party celebrated its first national election win in a decade on Monday, after its candidate for the presidency unexpectedly defeated incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski. The Warsaw stock market fell, though, as Andrzej Duda's Law and Justice party is considered less business-friendly and less pro- European Union than the...

  • WARSAW, May 25- Poland's main opposition party celebrated its first national election win in a decade on Monday, after its candidate for the presidency unexpectedly defeated incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski in a result that unnerved financial markets. His Law and Justice party is close to the Catholic church, socially conservative and considered less...

  • WARSAW, May 25- Poland's main opposition party celebrated its first national election victory in a decade on Monday, after its candidate for the presidency unexpectedly defeated incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski in a result that unnerved financial markets. Andrzej Duda won Sunday's vote by 52 percent to 48 percent, according to an exit poll.

  • *Exit poll shows Andrzej Duda to be new president. WARSAW, May 24- Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda in Sunday's presidential election, a result reflecting voters' frustration that Poland's new-found prosperity was not being more evenly shared. The result will send a stark message to the...

  • WARSAW, May 24- Poles voted for a president on Sunday in a run-off that is too close to call but has already sounded a warning for the ruling Civic Platform as it looks to re-election later in the year. Originally seen as a shoo-in for a second five-year term, incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski finds himself neck and neck with his conservative challenger, Andrzej Duda,...

  • WARSAW, May 24- Poles voted for a president on Sunday in a run-off that is too close to call but has already sounded a warning for the ruling Civic Platform as it looks to re-election later in the year. Originally seen as a shoo-in for a second five-year term, incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski finds himself neck and neck with his conservative challenger, Andrzej Duda,...

  • WARSAW, May 24- Poles vote for a president on Sunday in a run-off that is too close to call but already spells trouble for the ruling Civic Platform as it looks to re-election later in the year. Originally seen as a shoo-in for a second five-year term, incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski finds himself neck and neck with his conservative challenger, Andrzej Duda, who...