Talking points

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun gives his views on relations between China and the Vatican under Pope Francis at a forum at Baptist University.

Friday, 19 April, 2013, 2:48am

Talking points

US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama launches the latest round of the battle over the nation's economic future when he presents an outline of his budget for next year.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:20am

In from the cold

The Royal Castle (right) in Old Town.

From complete destruction by the Nazis to a Unesco listing, Warsaw has survived and thrived. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

19 Jan 2013 - 10:51pm

Warsaw leads Central and East European markets

As international capital continues to target safe havens in Europe, Warsaw is getting its share of attention. According to Jones Lang LaSalle’s 2012 Global Real Estate Transparency Index, Poland has transparency levels comparable to Western Europe and is increasingly viewed by investors as a “core” market.

19 Oct 2012 - 1:40pm

Grudge match is a genuine must-see

The Russian campers started the pre-Poland v Russia group A match warm-up in earnest at Camp Wok in Warsaw.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Nerves fray and cracks appear in Polish generosity

Gifting the Greeks a bailout in the opening game induced a new gait in the Polska faithful as they exited the National Stadium and made their way over the Poniatowski Bridge to the Fan Zone - the Warsaw Wobble.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Warsaw opens her arms to the weary

Rising like a king's crown on the banks of the Vistula in Warsaw lies Poland's National Stadium and tonight 58,500 loyal subjects - plus 150 million around the world watching on TV - will file into their seats to worship what Uefa president Michel Platini declared ahead of the opening match as the greatest game known to humans.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

10,000 Hong Kong tourists explore Poland each year

The estimated 10,000 Hong Kong tourists who explore Poland each year are inevitably confused by the historic Old Town of Warsaw. In some ways it appears old, but in others not.

The capital owes its unique discrepancy to World War II. Warsaw was one of central Europe's most beautiful and sophisticated cities until it was almost destroyed during the war.

3 May 1999 - 12:00am

East Europe link launched

ONE of the world's leading on-line services that handles mainly legal, news and business information, Lexis-Nexis, has announced the expansion of its eastern European information service.

31 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

It's just the way they tell them

GOOD stories do not in themselves necessarily make good theatre - the trick lies in the telling. An excellent group of storytellers are members of a group from Britain called The Besht Tellers; and any doubts about the quality of their work will be dislodged completely on seeing their production, Telling Tales, at the Fringe Studio theatre.

7 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Cultural history remains rich and varied

POLAND'S varied culture needs no introduction.

Films by Andrzej Wajda, the poetry and writings of the Nobel Prize winner, Czeslaw Milosz, the music of Frederic Chopin, performed by Christian Zimmerman, are all part of a diverse race.

Chopin is probably Poland's best-known composer.

3 May 1993 - 12:00am

Polish consul aims for direct flights

DIRECT flights to Warsaw and Hongkong banks opening in Poland are among the developments being pushed by Mr Andrzej Buszko, commercial consul at Poland's Consulate General.

Eight months after its opening it remains the only former East European states to have a consulate in Hongkong.

29 Jan 1993 - 12:00am