| Apr 15, 2010
Anna Walentynowicz, a Polish union activist whose 1980 dismissal from a Gdansk shipyard touched off strikes that led to the founding of the Solidarity movement and the eventual toppling of Polish communism, died in the plane crash Saturday that devastated...
| Apr 10, 2011
| 1:31 AM
1925: The novel ''The Great Gatsby,'' by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published.
1947: Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals.
1957: Egypt reopened the Suez Canal to all shipping...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:55 PM
MOSCOW -- At least 44 people were killed when a passenger plane broke up and caught fire on coming into land in heavy fog in north-western Russia, an Emergency Ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
The Tupolev-134 plane, carrying 43 passengers and nine...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 10:51 AM
No one was hurt when a Boeing 767 flying from New York with some 230 people on board made an emergency landing at Warsaw's airport on Tuesday after trouble with landing gear.
"All safety procedures worked perfectly fine and, thanks to this, nobody was...
| Aug 21, 2008
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signed a missile defense deal with Poland on Wednesday and predicted that future presidents would not undo the controversial program.
Speaking to reporters, Rice said that though legally the pact could be voided by a...
| Dec 2, 2009
| 9:15 AM
BRUSSELS -- European and other U.S. allies will contribute more than 5,000 new troops to the international force in Afghanistan, NATO's chief said Wednesday, declaring that the war is not America's alone.
Still, aside from Poland, the pledges came in...