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2010-07-05 12:45:00

NEW YORK, July 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC congratulated Bronislaw Komorowski on his victory in the Polish presidential elections. "As Marshal of the Sejm, the Polish parliament, Bronislaw Komorowski demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the Polish people," said David Harris, Executive Director of AJC. "AJC has had a long and rewarding link with democratic Poland. In that spirit, we shall look forward to a close partnership with President-elect Komorowski, as we have had with...

2008-10-29 18:00:11

A Polish man who linked the Web site of President Lech Kaczynski to a pornographic search has gone on trial for defaming the head of state. The defendant, identified only as Marek M., acknowledges that he arranged for the president's site to come up in a search involving male sexual organs, The Telegraph reports. But he says that he was only checking whether his home-designed software worked and had no intention of defaming the president. Marek M., who lives in Cieszyna in southern...

2008-10-01 12:00:16

Text of report in English by Polish national independent news agency PAP Warsaw, 1 October: Mission-oriented public media for whom profits are at best a side aim and not a main issue are a "major value", president Lech Kaczynski said Wednesday [1 October] on Polish TV's news channel TVP Info commenting government plans to introduce a new media law. On Tuesday the national daily Rzeczpospolita wrote that the Tusk government was planning changes in media laws and management reshuffles in...

2006-08-12 14:09:08

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski's journal, as well as axes, typewriters and books seized from his Montana cabin will be sold in an Internet auction to help pay restitution to his victims, a federal judge has ordered. Judge Garland Burrell of the U.S. District Court in Sacramento issued the order on Thursday, directing the U.S. Marshals Service to arrange to sell the mail bomber's property through an online auction. Proceeds from the sale would go toward a $15...

2006-07-18 02:53:40

By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's new Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski will promise more harmonious foreign relations, prudent budgets and more highways in his first policy speech on Wednesday, a senior member of his party said. Kaczynski, head of the ruling conservative Law and Justice party, took office on Friday and is scheduled to present his government's program in parliament on Wednesday ahead of a confidence vote. "An important part of the speech will be foreign...

2006-07-10 07:53:42

By Tomasz Janowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish conservative President Lech Kaczynski appointed his identical twin Jaroslaw as prime minister on Monday, cementing their grip on power and reinforcing concerns about Poland's tilt toward nationalism. In a surprise decision on Friday, Jaroslaw, leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, decided to replace popular Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz after clashing with him over appointments to state posts. The move, which requires a...

2006-07-10 07:15:27

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Lech Kaczynski on Monday appointed his twin brother Jaroslaw Kaczynski as prime minister, the president's office said in a statement. In a surprise decision last Friday, Jaroslaw, the leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, decided to take over from popular prime minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, who will run for Warsaw mayor in local elections in November.

2006-05-17 03:26:24

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz on Wednesday brushed aside yet another newspaper report suggesting he may soon be forced out due to a conflict with his Law and Justice party. Asked about the report, in Zycie Warszawy daily, Marcinkiewicz said rumours of his departure have accompanied him almost from the first day in office seven months ago. "The question is to you, journalists -- how long will I have to answer this question every day," he told a news...

2006-05-06 11:18:55

ROME (Reuters) - A bottle exploded on a beach in northern Italy, injuring a man who picked it up, in what police said on Saturday was probably the latest attack by Italy's "Unabomber." Police said the 28-year-old was walking along the seafront in Porto Santa Margherita, near Venice, when he found the bottle, apparently containing a sheet of paper, abandoned in rocks. News agencies said he had lost his thumb and had two other fingers badly damaged when the bottle exploded. "It's...

2006-02-13 15:52:25

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's President Lech Kaczynski refrained from calling a snap election on Monday, the last day on which he could dissolve parliament because it did not pass the 2006 budget on time. "I don't see reasons to use my constitutional powers and shorten parliament's term," Kaczynski said in a televised address. His decision comes after ruling party sources had said he was seriously considering dissolving parliament. Kaczynski appeared to have been convinced in last...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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