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Apple Pay reportedly expanding to Poland tomorrow, 8 banks expected at launch

Apple Pay reportedly expanding to Poland tomorrow, 8 banks expected at launch

- Jun. 18th 2018 9:17 am PT

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Update: Apple Pay is now rolling out in Poland, according to Think Apple. Thus far, two banks are live with their support, but more are expected to come.

Apple Pay is reportedly rolling out in Poland as early as tomorrow, June 19.

As reported by Polish blog Cashless.pl, the service will be landing in Poland this week with the following banks: Alior, BGÅ» BNP Paribas, BZ WBK, Getin, mBank, Nest Bank, Pekao and Raiffeisen Polbank.

While not confirmed, the r eport says that more banks will be added in September, which may include PKO BP, Poland’s largest retail bank.

In May, Apple added support for its mobile payment service in Ukraine. The company has also been aggressively adding support for more banks in the United States, and several other countries.

Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned earlier this year that Apple Pay would be rolling out to several countries in the coming months, which included Poland.

Apple Pay is supported on iPhone 6 or later, any variation of Apple Watch, iPads with Touch ID, and the MacBook Pros with Touch Bar. With iPhone and Apple Watch, you’re able to make contactless payments in-store in addition to online and in-apps. With iPads and MacBook Pros you’re able to use the service online in addition to supported apps.

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Poland's de facto leader recovering from 'life-threatening situation'

Poland Poland's de facto leader recovering from 'life-threatening situation'

Law and Justice party leader Jarosław Kaczyński spent 37 days in hospital, officials say

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Jarosław Kaczyński is the leader and driving force behind the Law and Justice party, which assumed office after victory in parliamentary elections in 2015. Photograph: Czarek Sokołowski/AP

Speculation is mounting about the long-term future of Poland’s ruling rightwing Law and Justice party (PiS), after senior government officials acknowledged that the party leader, Jarosław Kaczyński, who ha s not made a public appearance since April, was treated in hospital earlier this year for a “life-threatening situation”.

Kaczyński returned to work last week after spending 37 days in a Warsaw military hospital. His aides had long maintained that his absence had been due to arthritis in his knee, but on Friday the health minister, Łukasz Szumowski, told Polish radio that “Jarosław Kaczyński’s state of health was such that not accepting him to the hospital would have threatened his life, and therefore he was admitted in an acute manner”.

No further details have been released.

Kaczyński, who turns 69 on Monday, is the leader and driving force behind the Law and Justice party, which assumed office after victory in parliamentary elections in 2015. Though the former prime minister does not hold any public office other than that of a backbench member of parliament, he is Poland’s undisputed de facto leader, handpicking ministers and making str ategic decisions on the future of the country from his party office in a ramshackle building in central Warsaw.
In recent weeks, senior officials have moved to quash the speculation regarding Kaczyński’s health, in comments that appeared to be directed at members of their own party. “All those dreaming about replacing Kaczyński, must get armed with a very long patience,” said the interior minister, Joachim Brudziński, earlier this month. “The chairman is in full control of what is going on in the party and is not planning a political retirement.”

“Please be calm, [Kaczyński] is keeping his eye on things,” Marek Suski, chief of staff to the Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, also a Law and Justice member, told a pro-government weekly last week.

Having co-founded Law and Justice with his late twin brother, Lech, in 2001, Kaczyński has no obvious successor as leader of the party, with some commentators suggesting that his departure could tr igger a substantive realignment on the right of Polish politics.

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Europe, defend the rule of law in Poland! | View

Open letter to the European Commission by former Polish presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers and leaders of the anti-communist opposition:

Since the fall of communism in 1989, Poland was one of the pioneers of the democratic transformations of Eastern and Central Europe. The culmination of the changes was marked by our accession to NATO and the European Union. Poland and its citizens, with their whole hearts and minds, were building the foundations of the democratic state and the rule of law that is one of the most vital merits of the united, free and democratic Europe.

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Poland vs. Senegal live stream info, channel, odds: How to watch World Cup 2018 on TV and online

Poland vs. Senegal live stream info, channel, odds: How to watch World Cup 2018 on TV and online

The speed of Senegal could cause some problems against Poland's back line

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Don't miss a moment of the World Cup! Visit "My Teams" in your Settings and select your favorite team to set up scores and news alerts.

Poland, the highest-seeded team in Group H, begins its World Cup play on Tuesday when it takes on Senegal, a country that stunned the world back in 2002 and could be one of the sleeper teams to reach the knockout stage.

Both teams are in good shape entering this one with no crucial injuries to report on. Joined by Colombia and Japan in their group, this is a chance for these two countries to get off on the right foot with both having dreams of making the knockout stage.

Here's how you can watch the match and more. And be sure to return a half an hour before kickoff for our live blog of the game:

How to watch

When: Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET
Where: Otkrytiye Arena
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Prediction

Poland is the favorite, but I think Kalidou Koulibaly can do the job on Robert Lewandowski. Sadio Mane is in attack and can cha nge a game just by himself, and he does it here as the African nation earns three points. Senegal 2, Poland 1.

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