Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north. The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres making it the 69th largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe. Poland has a population of over 38 million people, which makes it the 34th most populous country in the world and one of the most populous members of the European Union.

Is Santander's Mexican IPO The Death Of 'Goose' That Lays Golden Eggs?

Banco Santander's announcement that it would be spinning off nearly one quarter of its Mexican unit in an initial public offering later this month was greeted by the markets as a seemingly win-win-win proposition. But the move by the large Spanish bank only highlights the increased dependence Iberian banks have had on their overseas branches over the past few years and how, in an effort to now package off those units and sell them, they could be killing the hen that's been laying the golde...

Jack, Ina, And The Lessons Of History

He and Ina have a story that's both charming and important. It speaks to the power of love, to the human instinct to survive in the midst of horror, to the role of fate in determining who lives and who dies.


Mitt Romney Shopping

Mitt Romney Goes Shopping, Successfully Executing The Lamest Photo-Op Of 2012 [PHOTOS]

Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney engaged in arguably the most blatant "I'm a regular guy, just like you" campaign stunt. The "Best Pandering To Date" award of the 2012 season was won by the GOP's standard-bearer by using a rare day off from the trail to go shopping at his local hardware and grocery store in Wolfeboro, N.H.

Idealism, Realism, and Politics

One man’s “idealism” is often another’s “extremism,” and these traits seem to be more prevalent in those out of power.