When Max Gimblett was eight he fell in love with America. With Japan a growing Pacific threat during WWII, American troops moved into Auckland and Wellington in 1942
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Not unto glamorous “Holy Russia” but into the drab, mechanized Soviet Union came last week the first Reigning Sovereign to enter Moscow since the days of Tsar Nicholas the Last. The visiting potentate was His Majesty, King Amanullah of Afghanistan, styled by his Moslem subjects, “The Peace of God.” Accompanied by his Queen, Thuraya, “The Starry One,” he is now completing a tour of the Occident which has taken him on state visits to Rome, Paris, Berlin, London and several smaller Capitals
Leading figures from Poland to the United States have been paying tribute to Marek Edelman, the anti-Nazi resistance fighter and Solidarity movement supporter who died Friday. Edelman was one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, “the largest, symbolically most important Jewish uprising” against the Nazis during World War II, according to the U.S
The United States has suspended Bush-administration plans for a missile defense shield in Poland, a spokeswoman for the Polish Ministry of Defense said Thursday. “This is catastrophic for Poland,” said the spokeswoman, who declined to be named in line with ministry policy
One was the archetypal military strongman, intent on maintaining the social order and saving his country from "catastrophe." The other was a charismatic shipyard electrician and trade union leader who was just as determined to lead his countrymen to freedom.
Sex in marriage does not need to be practiced with lights off; it can be “saucy, surprising and fantasy-packed” and at the same time without sin, says a monk in a book that has become a best seller in predominantly Catholic and conservative Poland. In Sex As You Don’t Know It: For Married Couples Who Love God, published in April, Franciscan Father Ksawery Knotz offers theological and practical advice for married couples who want to spice up their sex lives, all the while assuring them they are doing nothing wrong.
Pakistani authorities have not confirmed that a kidnapped Polish engineer is the man that was beheaded on a Taliban video, despite assertions from Polish officials that they are certain the man is Piotr Stanczak. “We want to be absolutely sure,” said Abdual Basit, a spokesman for Pakistan’s foreign office
Polish authorities in Pakistan say they are monitoring local reports that Taliban militants have executed a kidnapped Polish engineer. Piotr Stancza was kidnapped September 28 from the city of Attock in Punjab province.