Poland: Government vs. Balcerowicz

WARSAW, Poland, July 1 (UPI) -- The government of Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller seems to be targeting Polish Central Bank head Leszek Balcerowicz and his policies as if they were a major factor in Poland's economic woes.

Polish president slated for state visit

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski is to pay a state visit to the White House July 17-18, it was announced Wednesday. Kwasniewski will only be the second foreign leader accorded full White House pomp and circumstance since President Bush took office.

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include Don "Sugarcane" Harris, who was born in 1938 (age 64); Paul McCartney in 1942 (age 60); KC and the Sunshine Band guitarist Jerome Smith in 1953 (age 49); Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins in 1957 (age 45); and Alison Moyet
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

This is the Today in Music advance package, June 15 through June 21.
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What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2001 with 42 to follow.
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Bush addressed Warsaw summit

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- President Bush on Tuesday spoke via satellite to 16 Eastern European leaders gathered in Warsaw for a summit on terrorism and warned them that suspected terrori
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

Bush addresses Warsaw summit

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The world since the Sept. 11 attacks has seen the true nature of terrorists who kill innocent people and then rejoice in it, President Bush on Tuesday told a su
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter
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Aleksander Kwasniewski
WAP20030114 - WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush welcomes President Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland to the White House on Jan. 14, 2003 in Washington..mk/MichaelKleinfeld UPI

Aleksander Kwaśniewski (Polish pronunciation:   ( listen); born November 15, 1954) is a Polish politician who served as the President of Poland from 1995 to 2005. He was born in Białogard, and during communist rule he was active in the Socialist Union of Polish Students and was the Minister for Sport in the communist government in the 1980s. After the fall of communism he became a leader of the left-wing Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland, successor to the former ruling Polish United Workers Party, and a co-founder of the Democratic Left Alliance.

Kwaśniewski was democratically elected president in 1995, defeating the incumbent, Lech Wałęsa. He was re-elected to a second and final term as president in 2000 in a decisive first-round victory. His term ended on December 23, 2005, when he handed over power to his elected successor, conservative Lech Kaczyński.

In 1979 he married lawyer Jolanta Kwaśniewska (née Konty). Together they have one daughter, Aleksandra Kwaśniewska, who was born in 1981.

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