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2008-07-27 12:00:30

Text of report in English by Polish national independent news agency PAP Warsaw, 27 July: The Sejm on Friday upheld the presidential veto to an amendment to the media law, drafted by the ruling Civic Platform PO. The PO-Polish People's Party PSL coalition lacked 24 votes to reject the veto with the decisive role of Left Mps who abstained from casting votes. In all 447 MPs cast their votes. To reject the veto the ruling coalition needed 269 votes. 245 MPs were for rejecting the veto, 160...

2008-07-08 09:00:04

Text of report in English by Polish national independent news agency PAP Warsaw, 8 July: We are finalizing negotiations on installing a US missile defence base in Poland, all scenarios are open, Poland's Defence Minister Bogdan Klich said. Speaking about Monday's talks [7 July] between Poland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice in Washington, Klich cited Sikorski as saying that it was a "good meeting." "Both sides had an occasion to present...

2006-01-28 14:35:22

By Janusz Chmielewski CHORZOW, Poland (Reuters) - At least four people were killed and dozens injured by the collapse of a roof over an exhibition hall packed with hundreds of people in the small southern Polish city of Chorzow on Saturday, officials said. The PAP news agency said firefighters had found at least four casualties beneath the wreckage, where some 100 people are reported to be trapped. It was quoting deputy governor of the Silesia province Artur Warzocha. At least 50...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.