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TVN24 has seen footage from Minsk showing large groups of migrants, most likely from the Middle East. In one video, dozens of people are waiting at a parking lot in the city centre. In recent weeks, migrants have been flying in to Belarusian capital, from where they are being transported in buses to the border with Poland and Lithuania.

Second time unlucky. A 60-year-old stole a pair of shoes from a store in Nowa Sól (Lubusz Voivodeship). However, acting in a rush, he picked a too big size. He then decided to return to the store wearing the stolen shoes and hoping to secretly "exchange" them. That's when he got busted.

A car rolled over on the S5 expressway in Kościan (Greater Poland Voivodeship). According to the police, a cat running freely inside the vehicle caused the accident by blocking the driver's view. The man who drove the car and a female passenger were both injured. The animal ran away.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that the alliance was deeply concerned about Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's strategy of putting migrant lives at risk, offering Poland support. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday accused Poland of "outrageous" behaviour, and the EU leadership of following "double standards".

Kamil Durczok died on Tuesday morning, the University Clinical Center in Katowice informed. The journalist, who had been admitted to the hospital on Monday, passed away at the age of 53.

Migrants trying to force their way into Poland attacked Polish soldiers with rocks and tried to destroy the fence at the border crossing in Kuźnica, the Ministry of National Defence said on Tuesday. "Our services used tear gas to quash the migrants' aggression," the ministry added. The footage from the border also shows Polish services using water cannons.

The EU's top court ruled on Tuesday that Polish rules allowing the justice minister to assign judges to higher criminal courts or to remove them without stating reasons violated EU law. Poland's prosecutor general has asked the country's Constitutional Tribunal to rule whether regulations cited by the Court of Justice of the European Union for fines imposed on Poland are constitutional, the prosecutor's office told state news agency PAP on Monday.

Consumer prices in October 2021, compared with the corresponding month of the previous year, increased by 6.8% (with an increase of prices of goods and services by 6,8% each). As related to the previous month consumer prices increased by 1.1% (of which goods by 1.3% and services by 0.3%), Statistics Poland said in its flash estimate released on Monday. This is a level unseen since May 2001, when inflation in Poland spiked up to 6.9%.

Hundreds of migrants gathered at the border crossing in Kuźnica. "An attempt to force the border is being prepared. Everything happens under the supervision of Belarusian services," Polish Border Guard said on Twitter. Polish services have published a series of videos from the border.

The European Union is far from being at the end of its "sanctions spiral" against Belarus, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday. Europe accuses Belarus of mounting "a hybrid attack" by flying in migrants and pushing them to cross illegally into Poland. Belarus has repeatedly denied the accusation. Maas also said that Poland was not responsible for the migrant crisis at the border with Belarus, and that it deserved EU's solidarity in that situation. "Today we are going to approve a new package of sanctions," said the EU's top diplomat, Josep Borrell.

The United States is "very concerned" about the situation at the Poland-Belarus border, US Vice-President Kamala Harris said on Friday. Earlier that day, Russia dismissed as inflammatory a media report suggesting Moscow might be weighing an attack on Ukraine and accused the United States of making a series of aggressive moves in the Black Sea.

Tarnów has been mentioned by CNN on its list the most beautiful European towns. The American broadcaster especially acknowledged Tarnów's Old Town, which it descibed as "a glorious mix of architectural styles". The list also includes small towns of Spain, Portugal, France, and other countries.

Russia traded barbs with Western members of the U.N. Security Council on Thursday over a crisis on the border between Belarus and Poland, with Russia's deputy U.N. envoy suggesting his European colleagues have "masochist inclinations." The EU Commission said on Friday that Turkey's flights to Minsk would be reduced to zero for some time after a deal with Turkish Airlines to stop the flow of Middle Eastern migrants to Belarus.