A man was found hiding in the attic in a mountain cabin during severe winter. He had many frostbites, no food, only icicles in a sack. His photo was published to help identification because the man refused to communicate. He only uttered random Polish, English and Arabic words. After a week or so his family recognised and took him home. He is a former soldier who fought in Iraq and Lebanon in intelligence and spy warfare units.
Pole taken to hospital with screwdriver in head The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland -- Polish doctors say a 25-year-old man has undergone a three-hour operation to remove a screwdriver lodged about five centimeters (two inches) into his head. Dr. Jan Kochanowicz, one of the doctors who treated the man in the Polish city of Bialystok, said the man apparently fell and lost consciousness, but does not remember that. When he regained consciousness he was at first aware only of pain in a hand before realizing something else was wrong. He walked to his car, looked in a mirror and noticed the screwdriver, penetrating his forehead just above his right eye. Kochanowicz told the station TVN24 the man smoked a cigarette before calling a neighbor who got him to the hospital. The screwdriver did not damage the man's eyes or brain. Read more here: www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/08/3274044/pole-taken-to-hospital-with-screwdriver.html#storylink=cpy
Polish police seek out the homeless as cold snap grips country 03.01.2016 14:13 Polish police have launched a nationwide action to help the homeless as a cold snap gripped the country over the weekend.
Municipal police in Przemyśl, south eastern Poland, help a homeless man.
The temperature dropped to as low as -20 degrees Celsius on Saturday night in the Suwałki region of north east Poland, while in Warsaw, it was -16 degrees Celsius at 8:00 am on Sunday morning.
As many as nine people died of hypothermia on Saturday across Poland, compared with three on Friday.
Police have appealed to citizens to notify them or the fire brigade if they know of places where people are sleeping rough - See more at: www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/235094,Polish-police-seek-out-the-homeless-as-cold-snap-grips-country#sthash.2PUeWq8U.dpuf
Probe launched in Poland after presidential car scare 05.03.2016 09:33 Government security officers and prosecutors are investigating why a tyre on Polish President Andrzej Duda's limousine burst on a motorway, causing the car to swerve into a ditch. Andrzej Duda. Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk Andrzej Duda. Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk
Duda was unhurt in the incident on Friday near the town of Lewin Brzeski on the A4 motorway in southern Poland.
"The incident will be examined by experts. I believe, I hope that it will be examined properly and thoroughly because such things shouldn't happen," Duda told reporters on Saturday.
Duda earlier told the private TVN television station that the car in which he had been travelling went into a skid and ended up in a ditch. But he added: "There was absolutely no serious accident."
He added that the driver, an officer of the Government Protection Bureau, "behaved in a model manner" and managed to control the car, which did not hit either roadside barriers or cars in the next lane.
Interior Minister Mariusz Błaszczak told private broadcaster TVN24: “The most important thing is that nobody was hurt, but of course this should not have not happened."
Błaszczak said the head of the Government Protection Bureau (BOR) has appointed a commission to investigate the incident. - See more at: www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/243422,Probe-launched-in-Poland-after-presidential-car-scare#sthash.z77mj9Jw.dpuf
Uni students in Poznań believe that going over the upper part of this bridge will bring them luck during exams.
Irish president speak of 'cruel blow' after young rower dies in Poznań 10.09.2016 13:18 Irish rower Ailish Sheehan, who was badly injured in a fall, died in the western Polish city of Poznań on Friday, with her parents and two sisters at her hospital bedside. The 23-year-old was on life-support after an accident in the morning hours of 5 September. She had been celebrating after winning a bronze medal with the British women’s four at the World University Championships in Poznań. Ailish Sheehan was a student at the University of London’s Faculty of Design and Environment. Among those who have extended their sympathies to her family and friends is the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. He said: “It is with great sadness that I have learnt of the death of Ailish Sheehan. A talented rower and student of design, her loss will be felt acutely by her teammates and colleagues. This is a cruel blow for all those who were so impressed by her rowing success.”
A scandal erupted when an Am Pole, nominated the honorary consul in Ohio, published certain photos on her accounts:
She is said to be a supporter of PiS government.
Polish honorary consul suspended 30.04.2017 12:06 A Polish honorary consul has been suspended after reports that an image portraying top EU official Donald Tusk in SS uniform appeared on a social media platform.
Maria Szonert-Binienda, who became Polish honorary consul in Akron, Ohio, earlier this month, has slammed what she described as a media “campaign of lies and slander” against her.
Further decisions on her future will be made after Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski returns from a trip to Australia, the PAP news agency reported.
A lawyer for Tusk on Saturday took the case to prosecutors, urging them to open proceedings.
The lawyer said a digitally-altered image of Tusk posted on Twitter -- allegedly by Szonert-Binienda -- was defamatory and "so shocking that it could not be left without a reaction".
But Szonert-Binienda said she did not use Twitter at all, adding that her Facebook account had been hacked. She said that she condemned the promotion of Nazi themes.
Tusk is president of the European Council and a former prime minister of Poland. He is the former leader of the Civic Platform (PO), now Poland's largest opposition party, and a long-standing rival of the country's ruling conservatives.
Szonert-Binienda is the wife of Wiesław Binienda, a member of a Polish government-backed commission reinvestigating the fatal 2010 crash of a Polish presidential plane near Smolensk, western Russia.
The Polish foreign ministry earlier said that Szonert-Binienda’s posts reflected her private views. It also said it “conducted a talk” with her.
Szonert-Binienda had said she was ready to resign as honorary consul if asked to.