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Duda officially elected president of Poland

Warsaw, May 25 (IANS) The Polish National Election Commission announced on Monday the official results of Sunday's presidential elections. Andrzej Duda obtained 51.55 percent of the votes thus winning the election. Duda, a candidate of the Law and Justice Party, obtained 51.55 percent of votes in the second round of presidential elections held on Sunday. Current president Bronislaw Komor...

10 hours ago
Conservative party's Andrezj Duda is new Polish president

Warsaw 24 May (IANS) Andrezj Duda of the PIS Conservative party has been elected the new president of Poland, defeating incumbetnt Bronislaw Komorowski. According to the preliminary reports Duda has got 53 percent votes. The sitting president conceded defeat and congratulated the 43-year-old Duda. Duda had won the first round on 10 May by only 1 percent. In the second round he co...

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Andrzej Duda wins presidential election in Poland: exit poll

Warsaw, May 25 (IANS) The preliminary exit poll results of Sunday's second round of presidential elections in Poland indicated that Andrzej Duda from the Law and Justice Party received 53 percent of all votes, thus winning the election. Incumbent President Bronislaw Komorowski, backed by the Civic Platform party, scored 47 percents of all votes, reports Xinhua. The turnout of vot...

6 days ago
President Komorowski favoured to win elections in Poland

Warsaw, May 19 (IANS/EFE) Centre-right Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski is favoured to prevail in the second round of the presidential election scheduled for Sunday, according to the latest survey released on Tuesday. Conducted by the Millward Brown institute, the opinion poll indicated that Komorowski would get 47 percent of the vote against 44 percent for his rival Andrzej Duda, t...

6 days ago
Turkish ref Cakir to oversee Champions League final

Madrid, May 19 (IANS) Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir has been appointed by European football's governing body to officiate in the Juventus vs Barcelona Champions League final, to be played in Berlin on June 6. English referee Martin Atkinson will take charge of the Europa League final between Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Sevilla, to be held in Warsaw on May 27. Through his refereeing ...

14 days ago
Second round of polls to decide future Polish president

Warsaw, May 11 (IANS) The Polish presidential elections will run into a second round, pitting conservative-nationalist Andrzej Duda against incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski, according to exit polls after the first round, Efe news agency reported on Monday. The polls suggest no candidate will receive more than 50 percent of the votes in Sunday's election, paving the way for a second round o...

20 days ago
Unrest in Polish city after football fan killed by police

Warsaw, May 5 (IANS) Police from Knurow, in southern Poland, arrested nine people on Tuesday after riots broke out on Monday night following the death of a football fan, allegedly killed by a rubber bullet fired by security forces. Groups of fans attacked the police with Molotov cocktails, rocks and metal objects, Efe news agency cited police spokesman Andrzej Gaska as saying on Tuesday....

24 days ago
Real Madrid can lose at Pizjuan: Sevilla president

Sevilla (Spain), May 1 (IANS) Sevilla president Jose Castro recalled that his team has not lost a home game in 15 months, referring to Saturday's La Liga game against Spanish football giants Real Madrid at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, which 'Los Blancos' know is one of the fields where they can potentially lose. Castro assured on Thursday that the field will be packed as there are ...

2 months ago
De Boer stays on as Ajax coach

Amsterdam, Feb 28 (IANS) Frank de Boer will remain as AFC Ajax coach for another season, the 44-year-old former Dutch international confirmed the decision here. De Boer has a contract until 2017 at Ajax, but always said he was ready for a new challenge if an interesting offer from a club in the top European leagues would arrive. On the other hand he was always said to be happy at Ajax an...

2 months ago
Roma oust Feyenoord as Dutch fans misbehave

Rotterdam, Feb 27 (IANS) AS Roma eliminated Feyenoord in the last 32 of the Europa League by beating the home side 2-1 here with Feyenoord fans causing trouble in the stands and two red cards given to the home team. Following demolitions by Dutch fans in Rome last week surrounding the first encounter between the two clubs (1-1), Feyenoord's club board hoped the fans could behave this tim...

2 months ago
Polanski appears in court for extradition hearing

Warsaw, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) French-Polish director Roman Polanski Wednesday testified before a court in Krakow that is hearing a US extradition request so that the filmmaker can be prosecuted for the alleged sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl in California in 1977. The court had previously noted that it would not reach its final decision on the extradition request Wednesday, adding that th...

3 months ago
I owe my success to Rani: Mardani's Polish cinematographer

Warsaw, Feb 22 (IANS) Polish cinematographer Artur Zurawski, the director of photography of Rani Mukerji-starrer Mardani, is all praise for the actress. He says she went out of her way to make him feel comfortable while working on the 2014 film, which revolves around human trafficking. If I had full satisfaction of work while shooting 'Mardani' for Yash Raj Films last year, I owe my succ...

3 months ago
Polish striker Milik fires Ajax to victory against Legia

Amsterdam, Feb 20 (IANS) AFC Ajax took a step towards the last 16 of the Europa League by beating Legia Warsaw 1-0 here. Ajax had been ousted in the second round of the Europa League in the past three seasons and coach Frank de Boer said before the game that it was time to progress further in Europe. Unlike the previous three league matches De Boer Thursday lined up Polish striker Arkadi...

3 months ago
Poland air pollution most severe in EU

Warsaw, Feb 17 (IANS) Poland has the highest air pollution levels among all European Union (EU) countries. According to Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, the European Commission (EC) has sent a reminder to the Polish government that the country might face a fine of up to 1 billion Euro ($1.13 billion) if the levels continue to remain high, Xinhua reported Tuesday. Several Polish ...

3 months ago
'Mardaani' Rani impresses Polish fans

Warsaw, Jan 29 (IANS) Actress Rani Mukherji, who was lauded for her role as a brave woman police officer in the film Mardaani in India, left Bollywood cinema lovers of Poland not only impressed with her acting skills but with the intricacies of the film which revolves around human trafficking, during the film's premiere here. Rani faced a knowledgeable crowd after the premiere of Mardaan...

3 months ago
Auschwitz concentration camp marks liberation day

Warsaw, Jan 27 (IANS) The celebrations of the 70th anniversary of KL Auschwitz concentration camp liberation began in the southern Polish town of Oswiecim Tuesday morning. More than a hundred former prisoners and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski together placed flower wreaths under the Execution Wall in the the former Nazi camp, Xinhua news agency reported. Placing a wreath ...

3 months ago
Indians in Poland celebrate R-Day with enthusiasm

Warsaw, Jan 26 (IANS) The Indian community which over the years has become a force to reckon with in Polish society, celebrated the 66th Republic Day with gaiety and enthusiasm Monday. Braving the cold and snow, a large number of people gathered at the new building of the embassy of India where they were greeted by newly- appointed Indian Ambassador Ajay Bisaria and his wife Bharati Chat...

4 months ago
Arsenal complete Polish teen Bielik signing

London, Jan 21 (IANS) Arsenal announced Wednesday the deal of the 17-year-old Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw. The Gunner have not revealed the transfer fee. Bielik, who can play both in midfield and centre-back, costs the London club around 2.5 million pounds, reports Xinhua. It's a gamble but it's worth to take the gamble. If he does succeed, then the price ...

4 months ago
Rani Mukerji to grace 'Mardaani' premiere in Poland

Warsaw, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Rani Mukerji will grace the red carpet premiere of her film Mardaani here Jan 28, two days before its release in Poland. The premiere will be held at the iconic arthouse cinema Kino Cinema Muranow here, and Rani will be joined by the film's Polish director of photography, Artur Zurawski. A packed press show kicked off the first viewing of the film Tu...

4 months ago
We want one or two players: Wenger

London, Jan 16 (IANS) Manager Arsene Wenger has said Arsenal is working hard to bring in one or two players before the January transfer window closes. Club captain Mikel Arteta underwent surgery on his left ankle this week while Mathieu Debuchy had an operation on the shoulder he dislocated during Sunday's 3-0 win over Stoke City. Both players are expected to miss three months an...

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