The train, which is thought to be 100m long and could have up to 300 tons of gold on it, has "almost certainly" been located underground.Read the full story ›
A World Championships gold medal winner nearly lost his prize after using it to pay for a taxi following his drunken celebrations.Read the full story ›
Two treasure hunters claim to have found a mysterious 150m-long Nazi train laden with '300 tons' of gold deep underground.Read the full story ›
The president of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski, has stepped down after an exit poll showed him losing to his conservative rival, Andrzej Duda by six points in Sunday's election.
Komorowski had originally been favourite to retain the position, but his defeat has reflected a desire among voters for new faces, and a sense that Poland's new-found prosperity was not being shared out equally.
43-year-old Duda's win is the first in nearly a decade for the Law and Justice party, which is socially conservative and close to the Catholic Church, but less friendly to business than the incumbent Civic Platform Party.
"I respect your choice," Komorowski told a gathering of supporters. "I wish my challenger a successful presidency."
The remains of six 'vampires' in Poland are likely to have held cholera victims who fell under suspicion after succumbing to the disease.Read the full story ›
Winnie the Pooh's hopes of becoming the face of a Polish playground have apparently ended due to concerns over his "dubious sexuality".Read the full story ›
Poland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has called Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine an "aggression" that has created the most serious security crisis in Europe in decades.
"This for sure is an aggression," Sikorski told state radio. "Poland's position will be worked out in the next couple of hours."
He said the need for "strong words" had passed and called for "actions of the whole international community".
The European Court of Human Rights has found that Poland violated the EU Convention on Human Rights by allowing the CIA to detain two al-Qaeda suspects on Polish territory.
The case was brought by two Saudi-born men who said they were flown in secret to a CIA-run jail in a Polish forest and subjected to treatment that amounted to torture.
Polish officials have denied the existence of the CIA jail. The US has acknowledged that it kept al-Qaeda suspects in facilities outside the US, but has not said where.
The EU court ruled that Poland violated articles around the prohibition of torture, the right to liberty and the right to an effective investigation of their allegations.
Poland has been ordered to pay the men 230,000 euros.
A plane which crashed in Poland had been operated by a private parachuting school, took off from the Rudniki airfield just outside Czestochowa, a fire spokesman said.
"From what we know 11 people were killed," said Justyna Sochacka, spokeswoman for the Air Rescue said
"There were 12 people onboard the plane."
A spokesman for the headquarters of fire services, Pawel Fratczak, said the crashed plane was a Piper PA-31 Navajo.
"The plane caught fire after it hit the ground," Fratczak said. The Piper PA-31 Navajo plane is produced by US firm Piper Aircraft.
An emergency medical services and fire services spokesman said eleven people were feared dead after a plane taking them on a parachute jump crashed in southern Poland shortly after take off.
One man in his forties survived and was taken to hospital in the city of Czestochowa in serious condition, 207 kilometres (129 miles) south-west of Warsaw.