World leaders joined around 300 Auschwitz survivors at the site of the former Nazi death camp on Tuesday to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, an anniversary held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe.
Around 300 survivors of the Auschwitz death camp were gathering on Tuesday to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, joined by world leaders for a commemoration held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe.
The piercing screams of a woman electrocuted on a barbed wire fence, children sent to the gas chambers and the constant threat of death: Auschwitz survivors recall life in the world`s most notorious death camp with remarkable clarity.
Polish prosecutors have sent a request for the extradition of filmmaker Roman Polanski to the United States over a 1977 child sex-crime conviction to a regional court in Krakow, the Prosecutors` Office in Krakow said on Tuesday.
A former Alstom SA official is expected in court here on Thursday to face charges of corruption and conspiring to dishonestly obtain services in relation to transportation contracts in India and Poland.
Agnieszka Radwanska showed why she should be considered among the favourites for the Australian Open later this month by beating world number one Serena Williams and helping Poland to its first Hopman Cup title in Perth on Saturday.
In a refreshingly honest admission, Poland centre back Lukasz Szukala says he turned down offers from England and Germany to join Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad from Romanian champions Steaua Bucharest because the money was too good to refuse.
This month`s acknowledgment by Poland`s former president that he allowed the CIA to operate a secret interrogation centre throws the Polish government`s appeal against a European court ruling on the jail into disarray.
When CIA interrogators were torturing accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at a secret prison in Poland in March 2003, a top CIA analyst asked them to show him a photograph of an alleged terrorist named Majid Khan.