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March in Warsaw descends into violence; fires set

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- An annual Independence Day march by Polish nationalists in Warsaw devolved into chaos, resulting in the arrest of 72 people, officials said.

Leaders gather for Tadeusz Mazowiecki funeral in Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Political leaders gathered in Warsaw Sunday to pay their respects to Poland's first non-communist prime minister, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, who died Monday.

Thousands protest new labor laws in Poland

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- More than 100,000 protesters of all stripes took to the streets in opposition to the Polish government's changes to labor laws, officials said.

Poland, Finland seek cleaner Baltic, renewable energy investments

GDANSK, Poland, May 31 (UPI) -- Finland and Poland are looking to cooperate on cleaning up the Baltic Sea and renewable energy investments, Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen says.

Multiple marches mark Poland holiday

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Police in Warsaw reported using tear gas to quell violence during a dozen protest marches Sunday marking Polish Independence Day.

Union hero to be exhumed

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The body of Polish union activist Anna Walentynowicz is set to be exhumed in September at the request of her family, officials said.
Romney praises Polish economy, liberty

Romney praises Polish economy, liberty

WARSAW, Poland, July 31 (UPI) -- Presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney pledged Tuesday U.S.-Polish relations would improve if he were elected president.
Romney camp denies 'Anglo-Saxon' comment

Romney camp denies 'Anglo-Saxon' comment

LONDON, July 25 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney's campaign Wednesday denied that one of his aides said Romney would restore an "Anglo-Saxon" touch to U.S.-British relations.

Candidate Romney heading overseas

BOSTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will travel to England this week before heading to Israel and Poland, his campaign staff said Sunday.

Report: Poles to bid for Czech pipelines

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 2 (UPI) -- Poland has joined a group of potential bidders interested in buying the Czech Republic's natural gas transit operator, a Prague report indicated this week.

Bitter cold, snow raise Europe death toll

LONDON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- An onslaught of extreme cold and heavy snow in Europe has killed more than 300 people, impeded travel and left about 50,000 without power, officials say.

Internet agreement brings Polish protests

WARSAW, Poland, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Thousands of people have protested in Poland over the country's plan to sign an international treaty activists say will bring Internet censorship.

Poland's PM wins vote on reform plan

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk won a vote of confidence in his new government after setting up a platform of stringent reform.

Tusk's party claims election win in Poland

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Polish voters Sunday affirmed their support for Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, giving his Civic Platform party a parliamentary victory.

Poland holds parliamentary election Sunday

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Polls show Prime Minister Donald Tusk is going into Poland's parliamentary elections Sunday with a healthy lead.
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U.S. President George W. Bush (R) shakes hands with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk (L) after their meeting at the Oval Office of the White House March 10, 2008 in Washington, DC. Tusk is in Washington to discuss the inclusion of Poland in a U.S. missile defense system with President Bush. (UPI Photo/Alex Wong\POOL)
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Donald Franciszek Tusk  ( listen) (born 22 April 1957) is a Polish politician, co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska). He previously served as Vice Marshal (deputy speaker) of the Senate (1997–2001) and Vice Marshal of the Sejm (2001–2005). He also served as Leader of the Opposition (2003–2007). He is the current Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland.

Tusk was officially designated as Prime Minister on 9 November 2007 and took office on 16 November. His cabinet won a vote of confidence in the Sejm on 24 November 2007. He is currently second longest serving Prime Minister of the Third Republic of Poland after Jerzy Buzek.

Tusk was born in Gdańsk. Tusk's father, also named Donald Tusk (1930–1972), was a carpenter. Donald Tusk's mother, Ewa Tusk (1934–2009), was a nurse. His uncle, Bronisław Tusk (1935–2000), was a sculptor from Gdańsk. His grandfather Józef Tusk (1907–1987) was a railway official who, as a former citizen of the Free City of Danzig, was compulsorily drafted by German Nazi authorities into the Wehrmacht on 2 August 1944. He deserted a few months later to join the Polish Army in the West on 24 November 1944.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Donald Tusk."
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