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Stories with place: Warsaw
  • Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 5:58 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp - where she was murdered with the Jews.

  • Warsaw's iconic, controversial rainbow taken down at night story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 9:31 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Warsaw's iconic and controversial rainbow art, once installed by an old cloister and then a symbol of Poland's leadership in the European Union and of tolerance for sexual minorities, has been taken down.

  • Soviet WWII plane, Jewish tombstones found in Polish rivers 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 11:17 am

    WARSAW, Poland - As river levels in Poland fall to record lows amid a prolonged drought, Jewish tombstones and a Soviet fighter plane with the remains of its pilots have been found in the riverbank, evidence of Poland's tortured 20th-century history.

  • Poland's new leader seeks greater regional unity, NATO bases 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 4:40 am

    WARSAW, Poland - It's been a dream of some Polish leaders for nearly a century: an alliance of Eastern European countries running from the Baltic Sea down to the Black Sea that would keep Russia at bay.

  • Essentials for visiting Warsaw from what's new to classics 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 8:57 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Almost every month brings something new in Warsaw. With nearly 2 million people, Poland's capital city has been developing fast ever since the once-communist nation joined the European Union in 2004. From skate parks and roof gardens to historic palaces and some of Europe's most modern buildings, visitors of all ages will find plenty do see and do in this city that aspires to be trendy. Here are some suggestions:

  • Poland's Vistula River hits record low; shows historic bits 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 9:49 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Warsaw is having a treasure hunt - exploiting the record low level of the Vistula River to find pieces of historic bridges and boats amid the discarded tires and broken glass littering its banks.

  • Poland's new president to visit Estonia in 1st foreign trip story has photos
    Updated: Aug-17-15 10:28 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's new conservative president will make his first foreign trip to Estonia, followed by visits to Berlin, London and New York, where he will meet with President Barack Obama, a top official said Monday.

  • Hundreds of troops, tanks, aircraft in Polish army parade story has photos
    Updated: Aug-15-15 12:22 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Dozens of fighter jets soared, tanks rumbled and hundreds of troops marched in a Polish military parade Saturday, a show of force on the national armed forces' holiday.

  • 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 9:54 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Both nations brutalized continents. Both slaughtered and abused tens of millions of people. But while Germany is held up as a paragon of post-World War II reconciliation, Japan is mired in animosity with its neighbors seven decades later.

  • Heat wave in Poland causing electricity shortage, drought 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 9:13 am

    WARSAW, Poland - A heat wave in Poland on Monday forced the national supplier to cut electricity to factories for several hours, and Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz appealed to people to save energy during the day.

  • Legia gets 3-0 win as fan trouble stops Europa League game 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 10:17 am

    NYON, Switzerland - UEFA says it awarded Legia Warsaw a 3-0 win after a Europa League qualifying match in Albania was abandoned due to crowd trouble.

  • In Poland, communist-era graves overlay victims of the state story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 11:07 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Fearing the power of their patriotism, Poland's communist leaders killed the nation's World War II heroes and anti-communist activists and dumped their bodies secretly in mass graves, hoping they would be forgotten. They were topped with new graves.