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England 2-1 Poland: Harry Maguire scores late winner for England

England 2-1 Poland: Harry Maguire scores late winner for England

Sports
Harry Maguire's late winner made it a maximum nine points from three World Cup 2022 qualifiers for England as they overcame Poland at Wembley.Poland presented a much sterner test than the formalities against San Marino and Albania and it looked like England would have to settle for a point until Maguire struck five minutes from time.England's impressive first half brought a deserved lead when Harry Kane scored his 34th international goal from the penalty spot in the 19th minute, following Michal Helik's challenge on Raheem Sterling.And yet England almost paid the price for a largely average performance after the break as Poland, who were without injured world-class striker Robert Lewandowski, equalised when a dreadful error by Manchester City's John Stones saw him concede possession on the...
Lockheed awarded $492.1M for HIMARS systems for U.S., Poland, Romania

Lockheed awarded $492.1M for HIMARS systems for U.S., Poland, Romania

Business
July 16 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 492.1 million contract for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems M142 launchers and associated hardware for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Romania and Poland. The contract includes Poland's first acquisition of HIMARS launchers. In February, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak, at a meeting in Warsaw with President Andrzej Duda and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, signed an agreement worth $ 414 million for 20 HIMARS launchers, including two trainers, as well as Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems missiles and Army Tactical Missile Systems ammunition. In November, the State Department approved a possible contract $ 655 million in foreign military sales with Poland for the total weapons system. A Defense Security Cooperation Agen...
Pawel Adamowicz: Poland mourns death of stabbed Gdansk mayor

Pawel Adamowicz: Poland mourns death of stabbed Gdansk mayor

World
A day of mourning is under way in Poland ahead of the funeral of Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdansk fatally stabbed at a charity event last Sunday.Large screens have been set up around St Mary's Church in the city to broadcast Saturday's funeral service.Mr Adamowicz, a liberal critic of Poland's ruling party, had served as the mayor of Gdansk for 20 years.President Andrzej Duda and European Council President Donald Tusk are among those expected to attend the ceremony. Late on Friday, a funeral procession was attended by thousands of people who followed Mr Adamowicz's coffin, which was covered in white flowers and the city's red flag, as it was driven through the city's streets. Who was Pawel Adamowicz? Mayor's murder leaves div...
EU orders Poland to stop forcing retirement of high court justices

EU orders Poland to stop forcing retirement of high court justices

World
Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The European Court of Justice ruled Friday that Poland must halt the implementation of a new law forcing members of the Supreme Court to retire at 65. The new law, which took effect in early July, lowered the mandatory retirement age down from 70. It forced the retirement of about 40 percent of the Polish Supreme Court's justices. Critics accuse Warsaw of enacting the new law in order to bring in new justices loyal to the government. The government, though, says the new age requirement makes the courts more efficient. About one-third of the high court's 73 judges have stepped down since enforcement of the law. Chief Justice Malgorzata Gersdorf in July called the law a "purge" of justices in which the ruling Law and Justice Party is attempting to seize control of the court...
M28 transport plane makes transatlantic flight from Poland to Ecuadorian Army

M28 transport plane makes transatlantic flight from Poland to Ecuadorian Army

Business
Sept. 10 (UPI) -- An M28 short takeoff and landing aircraft from a PZL Mielec facility in Poland owned by Sikorsky has arrived in Ecuador following a transatlantic flight. The twin-engine turboprop will provide the Ecuadorian Army's requirement for transport aircraft that can handle rough landing ground and weather. The Ecuadorian Army contracted for the aircraft in April. PZL Mielec provided the training for pilots and maintenance personnel. A Polish flight crew piloted the aircraft nearly 8,400 miles with stops in Iceland, Greenland, Canada, the United States and Central America. It was received in Shell Mera by the Ecuadorian Army. "The M28 aircraft's powerful turboprop engines, a large cabin with clamshell rear door, and the airframe rugged structural characteristics, will give the Ec...