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August, 1980: Lech Walesa, leader of the Polish Trade Union Solidarity, who wenton strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk. File photograph:  Keystone/Getty Images

The massive museum looks like a rusting ship’s hull and could be distant cousin of its sleeker Belfast equivalent. The Titanic Museum recalls a ship t(...)

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the chairman of the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), attends a parliamentary session in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Agencja Gazeta/Slawomir Kaminski/via Reuters

Polish political leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has weighed into the bitter standoff over his country’s court reforms, using an emotional late-night parlia(...)

Puppets of Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo (left), PiS party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski (centre) and president Andrzej Duda in a pro-EU membership march. Photograph: Pawel Supernak/EPA

A highlight of being The Irish Times’s Berlin correspondent is being able to hop aboard a train and head over the border to report from Poland. This(...)

The cause of the accident is not yet known. Maxim Grigoryev / Russia Emergencies Ministry / AFP / Getty Images

Below is a list of some of the more significant crashes involving Russian planes or foreign aircraft in Russian airspace over the past decade. March (...)

Detail from Krasnym Bej Belych, Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge (1919-1920) by El Lissitzky. Courtesy Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin *****   This exhibition centres on the unlikely pai(...)

Gendarmerie and French mountain rescue teams arrive near the site of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. Photograph: by Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images

July 17th, 2014: Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashes near Grabove in eastern Ukraine. The 298 people on board were killed on the flight from Amsterd(...)

A Polish serviceman guards a wall inscribed with the names of slain Polish officers during a commemoration ceremony at a memorial complex in Katyn,  350km (217 miles) west of Moscow.   The memorial was erected on the spot of the 1940 massacre where thousands of Polish officers were killed by the Soviet secret police. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

The European Court of Human Rights ruled today it was incompetent to judge whether Russia’s investigation into the 1940 Katyn killings of Polish war p(...)