Polish PM Purges Ministers to Halt Slide in Popularity

Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz purged three ministers from her government and the speaker of parliament on Wednesday to try to reverse a slide in her party's popularity before a parliamentary election in four months' time. Kopacz said she needed to restore voter trust in her centre-right Civic Platform, which has been in government since 2007 but now faces defeat in the parliamentary election at the hands of a resurgent conservative opposition.