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Ancient 'tomb' unearthed in Guatemala turns out to be Maya steam bath

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient steam bath that the Maya likely used for religious rituals — and possibly relaxation — more than 2,500 years ago. The steam bath, discovered in the ancient Maya city of Nakum in what is now Guatemala, had fragmented ceramic vessels and obsidian tools in it —


Churches in Poland call for tolerance after killing of Gdansk mayor

(LWI) - The Polish Ecumenical Council (PEC), headed by Lutheran Bishop Jerzy Samiec, has urged the country to “stop the spiral of hate” following the brutal murder of the mayor of Gdansk, Pawel Adamowicz.


Thousands walk with coffin of murdered Polish mayor

GDANSK, Poland (Reuters) - Carrying flags and candles in cold streets, thousands of Poles walked on Friday beside the coffin of Gdansk’s former mayor Pawel Adamowicz who was stabbed on stage at a charity event.


Sofa so good: Poland a world leader in furniture exports

Poland’s furniture business is booming. In 2017, the total value of marketed furniture production exceeded 46 billion PLN. And according to furniture market analysts B+R Studio, with an estimated 27,000 furniture companies in Poland, the total value for the industry in 2018 could reach 49.2 billion


Ryanair Mistakenly Flies Elderly Man to Malta Instead of Poland

A real-life Home Alone scenario played out on a Ryanair flight from England to Malta earlier this month when an elderly man with a ticket to Gdansk, Poland was accidentally allowed to board.


Poland: Weak activity in December

Both activity and labour market data disappointed in December. The structure of production highlights temporary problems related to domestic demand, rather than to Eurozone sentiment. We expect a modest GDP deceleration in 2019, from 5.1% to 3.6% YoY.


75-Year-Old Dad Accidentally Boards Wrong Plane and Flies 1,400 Miles to Malta

Pawel Lawreniuk, 75, accidentally got on the wrong flight on Jan. 6 while he was returning to his home in Poland after spending the Christmas holidays with his daughter in the U.K.


Hundreds gather in Polish city of Gdansk at murdered mayor's coffin

GDANSK, Poland (Reuters) - Hundreds gathered at the coffin of murdered liberal mayor Pawel Adamowicz in the port city of Gdansk on Thursday as it lay in state in the museum of the Solidarity movement that helped bring down communism in Poland.


Man who boarded wrong flight only realised when cabbie spoke different language

A pensioner who boarded the wrong flight home from the UK only realised his mistake when a cabbie spoke to him in a different language. Pawel Lawreniuk, 75, was meant to be returning to Poland, but instead ended up 1,000 miles away in Malta.


US Testing Global Appetite for Anti-Iran Push at Poland Summit

The United States sees the planned global summit on the Middle East in Poland as a litmus test to gauge its allies' readiness to align themselves with anti-Iran policies of the Trump administration, says a former diplomat.


Primark to expand into eastern Europe, says finance director

Primark will continue its international store expansion into eastern Europe, the finance director at owner Associated British Foods, John Bason, told Drapers today. “The markets of focus internationally will remain France, Spain and Italy – there is a lot of growth to go in Italy and room for expans


Glen Hansard Announces New Album ‘This Wild Willing’ & Shares new Single

Those who have followed Glen Hansard’s career since his Academy Award-winning turn in the film ‘Once’ will have witnessed one artistic arc: the journey of a Dublin busker who cut his teeth on the greats – Dylan, Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen – and followed the path of the troubadour to great effect. B


Poland’s wild boar targeted in pointless cull that could actually spread swine fever

Most of Poland’s wild boars are being culled to stop the spread of African swine fever, a deadly viral disease that endangers farm pigs. The Polish Hunting Association was mandated to organise large-scale hunts to kill more than 200,000 wild boars by the end of January, reducing its population by al


Étude, Brute?

Of the well-known composers of the 19th century, Fryderyk Chopin (as his name is spelled in Polish, his native tongue) is the only one whose complete works continue to be played regularly—indeed, without cease. Most of the pianists who had major international careers in the 20th century performed an


Medical marijuana goes on sale in Poland

Medical marijuana is now available – on prescription – in Polish pharmacies. “Until now, we had a law that allowed for the use of medical marijuana, but we had no medicine. This is the beginning of a new era for patients,” said Dr Jerzy Jarosz, an anaesthesiologist and pain specialist at the Warsaw’


Knowles At 'Fox': AOC, The Voice Of An Ignorant Generation

The majority of American Millennials identify as socialist, according to surveys by both Reason-Rupe and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. That’s the bad news. The good news is that just 32 percent of Millennials can define socialism. The frequently-wrong but never-in-doubt freshman Cong


Geoengineering could solve our climate problems if anyone allowed it

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Clusterone raises $2 million for its DevOps for AI platform

Clusterone today announced the close of a $2 million funding round to help data scientists and businesses automate and optimize infrastructure management necessary to deploy AI systems and carry out machine learning workflows.


300 Polish mayors, city councilors honor slain Gdansk mayor

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some 300 city mayors and councilors from across Poland have gathered to honor slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz with a special session at the city's historic shipyard on the eve of his burial.


The murder of Gdansk mayor Paweł Adamowicz reflects Poland’s increasingly toxic political climate

In 2017, a far-right youth organisation called All-Polish Youth issued a series of “political death certificates” announcing the demise of high-profile pro-European politicians. Among them was Paweł Adamowicz, the long-serving mayor of Gdansk, famous in Poland for his robust defence of refugees and