When the Nazis occupied Poland during World War II, they plundered a great deal of the country's cultural heritage. The painting "St. Philip baptizing the servant of Queen Kandaki," by Johann Conrad Seekatz, was among them. But the US recently recovered the painting and returned it to Poland.
Katarzyna Ploszaj may run a New York restaurant specializing in French-American cuisine, but food from her native Poland still holds a place in her heart. That's because Ploszaj remembers her mother's cooking, and especially those little dumplings stuffed with all manner of tasty fillings, like cheese and meat.
Former Polish president Lech Walesa, set off a storm last week saying gays didn't belong in parliament. On Tuesday, Poland's only openly gay Member of Parliament and a transgender colleague occupied the front benches of the Polish parliament in protest.
Four years ago, the world's largest economies agreed to eliminate the subsidies for fossil fuels — but they didn't commit to a timetable. At a climate change conference underway in Poland right now, organizers are hoping to change that.