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Warsaw Stock Exchange looks stateside to boost regional role

Chief executive aims to extend NYSE-Euronext links to ease cross-market trading

Story of a Secret State, By Jan Karski

One night in late August 1939 Jan Kozielewski was dancing at a party in a Warsaw diplomatic legation. A week later he was in uniform and under fire from German forces in southern Poland, an attack that rapidly turned into a rout. The invaders turned the barracks in which his artillery unit had been briefly quartered into a prison camp, which became known by its German name, Auschwitz.

22 Britannia Road, By Amanda Hodgkinson

Home-building in Ipswich, after the Nazis

The Warsaw Anagrams, By Richard Zimler

Erik, a distinguished elderly psychoanalyst, has to leave his comfortable flat and move into the Warsaw Ghetto, the walled "island" where the Jews were confined during the Nazi occupation of Poland. In the tiny flat of his niece, Stefa, and her nine year-old son Adam, he must not just adapt to a frozen, starving life on the edge of death, but learn to overcome his selfishness. It is the child Adam who sets the old man on this road.

Douglas Gordon, Gagosian Britannia Street, London

Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of orchestral music? I got involved in a piece recently. I listened to it every day, over and over. I sent it to friends to listen to over the internet: no one shared my feelings! I had it in my head all the time. I wondered, as I walked down the street, violins blazing in my brain, whether I could actually replay all of it in my imagination – or was I just hearing the main tune? The arrangement has so many layers and movements – they're so particular to me now. I can't even begin to explain it with my words as tools.

Jirí Dienstbier: Czech politician who supported the ‘Prague Spring’ and served in his country’s first post-Communist government

Jirí Dienstbier was Czechoslovakia's first post-Communist foreign minister, who secured his place in history for his prominent part in the dissident movement, led by Václav Havel, that played a decisive role in the "velvet revolution" that peacefully overthrew the Prague Communist regime in 1989. From 1998 to 2001 he served as special rapporteur for the UN Human Rights Commission in the former Yugoslavia.

University of Warsaw Faculty of Management

Age: International Management Center at the University of Warsaw, School of Management was established in 1990, School of Management in 1971, and the University in 1816.

Cultural Life: Susan Philipsz, artist

Visual Arts: Michael Fullerton's recent show Columbia at Chisenhale Gallery worked on many different levels. It was intelligent, thought-provoking, tender and beautiful all at the same time. In Warsaw, the Museum of Modern Art are doing some really interesting things. They create projects around the city and harness the support of the artist community that lives there.

Henryk Gorecki: Modernist composer who enjoyed crossover success with the million-selling 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'

In Britain, Henryk Gorecki was best-known – to some, only known – as the composer of his meteorically successful Third Symphony (the "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs").

John Walsh: BTW (12/11/10)

You always remember your first riot

Charles Crawford: So much for FCO's vision of inclusion

On 22 October an Employment Tribunal delivered a heavy blow to the career prospects of talented disabled people - especially deaf people - in the UK.

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Chalkwell to announce £600,000 cash boost

Chalkwell, the Alternative Investment Market shell, is expected to confirm this week that it has raised up to £600,000 from placing shares with institutional investors.

17 die in Poland bus crash

Seventeen people were killed and two others injured when a small bus carrying workers collided with a truck in central Poland today.

Outside the Box: Olympic stadium row comes 100 years after Arsenal move

The prediction by West Ham's co-owner David Sullivan that there would be riots if Tottenham were to move to the Olympic Stadium in what is considered to be Hammers' territory may be a self-fulfilling prophecy but it does remind us of how Spurs themselves were the victims of an even more audacious manoeuvre almost 100 years ago. Henry Norris, the ambitious Woolwich Arsenal chairman, was convinced that his club's historic base in south-east London was too isolated. He proposed moving to Craven Cottage for either a merger or ground-share with Fulham, and when that was defeated decided in 1913 to cross the Rubicon, aka the Thames, for a site in Islington. Tottenham protested in vain at this invasion of their north London patch and so they, rather than Chelsea, became Arsenal's great local rivals. In the late Seventies, the two clubs' directors sat round a table to discuss sharing a new stadium at Alexandra Park but could not come to any agreement. It would have saved time, money and aggravation had they done so and could have paved the way for similar arrangements up and down the country, including the solution to Liverpool and Everton's problems. Meanwhile, the neglected party in the Olympic Stadium discussions, as chairman Barry Hearn pointed out with characteristic vigour last week, are Leyton Orient. Struggling on gates of less than 5,000, but noted for much excellent community work, they would suddenly find (presumably) Premier League football within one mile of their Brisbane Road home, which Hearn says could kill theclub off.

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