Tag Archives: Poland

News: Slovakia Hosts V4 Summit, Somalia ‘Anti-al-Qaeda’ TV, Taiwan Votes

Slovakia hosts the Visegrád Group’s V4 summit, Somalia launches a TV channel aimed at countering al-Shabaab propaganda and Taiwan heads to the polls in local elections.

Plus: today’s papers and Andrew Mueller’s irreverent round-up of the week’s news.

Stories: Russia Launches Missiles, Poland Village Damaged, Trump 2024 Bid

We report on Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid. Plus we bring the latest from Kyiv following a wave of Russian missile attacks across Ukraine, the world population hits 8 billion, and the latest business news.

Travel: Touring Central And Eastern Europe (DW)

From Germany via Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to Rumania – that’s the route our two DW reporters Shabnam Surita and Laila Abdalla took. They travelled all the way through Central and Eastern Europe to find out how the Russian war against Ukraine is affecting tourism in its neighboring countries.

Cities visited: Wroclaw, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest and Timisoara.

Stories: European Energy Crisis, Poland-U.S. Nuclear Weapons, Iran Protests

The energy crisis in Europe continues. Plus: Poland suggests hosting US nuclear weapons, the international community responds to protests in Iran and do we still consider books good value for money?

8K Views: The Landmarks & Landscapes Of Poland

Polandcountry of central Europe. Poland is located at a geographic  crossroads that links the forested lands of northwestern Europe to the sea lanes of the Atlantic Ocean and the fertile plains of the Eurasian frontier.

Video timeline: 0:00 intro 0:15 Green field in Sułoszowa 0:23 Wooden house cover by the ice 0:34 Tatra mountains 0:40 Odra river 0:45 Krakow Traffic 0:50 Warsaw at night 1:29 Castle ruins 1:33 Rocky mountain 1:43 Field in Sułoszowa 1:51 Stare miasto 2:02 Castle ruins 2:13 Krzyżtopór Castle 2:23 Turbines 2:30 Warsaw at night 2:44 Castle ruins 2:58 Pieskowa skala 3:06 Wawel castle 2:14 Green mountain 3:18 Old castle 3:28 warsaw time-lapse 3:33 Culture and Science 3:44 Nowy castle 3:53 Krakow 4:08 Poland warsaw 4:34 Odra river 4:51 Night warsaw 4:55 Tatra mountain 5:04 Zakopane 5:15 Turbine 5:26 Kazimierz Dolny 5:36 Old castle 5:46 Clock Tower 5:56 Wawel royal castle 6:06 Renaissance castle 6:17 Stare miasto 6:27 Stare miasto 6:43 Capital of poland 6:55 Modern downtown 7:05 Clock Tower 7:17 Krakow 7:27 Krakow 7:37 Aerial View 7:47 Skyscrapers 7:58 Clock Tower 8:07 Turbine 8:19 Nowy wisnicz 8:29 Castle 8:40 Wroclaw 8:52 Poland at night 9:13 Royal castle 9:32 Clock Tower 9:52 Skyscraper 10:04 Clock Tower

Now bounded by seven nations, Poland has waxed and waned over the centuries, buffeted by the forces of regional history. In the early Middle Ages, Poland’s small principalities and townships were subjugated by successive waves of invaders, from Germans and Balts to Mongols.

In the mid-1500s, united Poland was the largest state in Europe and perhaps the continent’s most powerful nation. Yet two and a half centuries later, during the Partitions of Poland (1772–1918), it disappeared, parceled out among the contending empires of RussiaPrussia, and Austria.

Cultural Tours: Inside The City Of Gdańsk In Poland

DW Reporter Lukas Stege explores the Polish city of Gdańsk, where the Eastern Bloc began its decline! Communism‘s deterioration picked up pace when the port workers at Lenin Shipyard went on strike in 1980 and the independent union Solidarity was founded.

00:00 Intro 00:15 The Old City of Gdańsk 01:04 A Port Ride in the Pirate Ship Ferry 01:44 The Old Shipyard and the Solidarność or Solidarity Movement 06:57 Lost Place and Free Space for Artists, Galleries and Bars 07:58 Gallery Mleczny Piotr 08:36 100cnia

Join Lukas on his journey through Europe’s recent history, which was heavily influenced by these events in Gdańsk. And he also brings us to a very special lost place in this port city!

CREDITS Report: Lukas Stege, Anne Termeche Camera: Holm Weber Editing: Klaus Hellmich

Walking Tour: Kraków In Southern Poland (4K)

Kraków, a southern Poland city near the border of the Czech Republic, is known for its well-preserved medieval core and Jewish quarter. Its old town – ringed by Planty Park and remnants of the city’s medieval walls – is centered on the stately, expansive Rynek Glówny (market square). This plaza is the site of the Cloth Hall, a Renaissance-era trading outpost, and St. Mary’s Basilica, a 14th-century Gothic church.

Morning News: Bulgaria & Poland Gas Cut, Singapore Politics, Venice Biennale

By shutting off gas to Poland and Bulgaria, Russia has made an aggressive move that may draw yet more European sanctions. How might the escalation end? 

The popularity of Singapore’s ruling party has slipped, a bit, so it has selected a kinder, gentler leader ahead of elections in 2025. And why the delayed Art Biennale in Venice was worth the wait

Morning News: Ukraine Refugees In Poland & New York, Russians In Turkey

The war in Ukraine has created the greatest flux of refugees in Europe since the second world war. 

We visit Poland, where the response has been remarkably smooth, and a New York neighbourhood that is no stranger to émigrés from the region. And we consider the displaced who are largely overlooked: why are so many Russians exiling themselves in Turkey?