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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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.... More »

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.... More »

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... More »

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