Poland recently eased regulations on fracking, with the hope that shale gas will boost the economy, reduce energy dependence and prices. But local residents fear their concerns are taking a backseat to progress. Special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports, as part of a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Continue reading
Mitt Romney gives a speech Tuesday at the University of Warsaw. Photo Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images. Suffice it to say Mitt Romney’s overseas tour has not gone exactly to plan. First, there was the controversy over his comments about London’s preparedness … Continue reading
In 1942, a Nazi crew arrived in Warsaw, Poland to begin filming in the Jewish ghetto, just months before its razing and the deportation of its terrorized inhabitants. In her new movie, “A Film Unfinished,” Israeli filmmaker Yael Hersonski attempts to put together a fuller understanding of the film’s purpose and production.
In other news Monday, 3 U.S. troops and a British Soldier were killed by roadside bombs in Afghanistan, making a dozen international troops fatalities in the first five days of July. Continue reading
In Poland, a presidential election held over the weekend to fill the vacancy left when the incumbent died in a plane crash in April, now heads to a runoff on July 4 between the acting president and the late leader’s twin brother. Continue reading
After the devastating air crash that killed Poland’s president and many other top officials, Ray Suarez talks to the country’s foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski, about receiving the tragic news, the country’s political future and emerging international relations challenges. Continue reading
In other news Tuesday, the ousted president of Kyrgyzstan addressed calls for his resignation after a bloody coup and Polish citizens remained in mourning as the body of their first lady returned to Warsaw following a weekend plane crash. Continue reading