Lech Kaczynski

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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(...)

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Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili, Polish foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz, Lithuania’s foreign minister Linas Linkevicius, Latvia’s foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics  and other officials meet in Tbilisi on Tuesday. Photograph: Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images

Georgia and its allies have traded accusations with Russia 10 years after the Kremlin sent troops into the Black Sea state, for a five-day war that sh(...)

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(...)

Donald Tusk: promised to promote unity when he was reappointed to a second term as European Council president. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Poland will block European Union leaders from issuing formal conclusions at the end of a two-day summit in Brussels after the country’s former prime (...)

Donald Tusk with Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo  in Warsaw in 2016. Ms Szydlo is seeking to block her predecessor  from securing a second term as European Council president. Photograph: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP/Getty Images

Poland has escalated a campaign to block its former prime minister, Donald Tusk, from winning a second term as European Council president when EU lead(...)

Rescue services  lift a fragment of a crashed jet  plane from  the Black Sea, outside Sochi, Russia. Photograph: Vladimir Velengurin/Emergency Situations Ministry Photo/ AP

Russian search teams have found the main flight recorder belonging to a military aircraft that crashed into the Black Sea, killing all 92 on board, th(...)

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(...)

Pro-choice demonstration in Warsaw: A compromise reached with Poland’s influential Catholic Church in 1993 has, in the intervening years, been a source of constant legal battles. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Three former first ladies of Poland have attacked a proposal by the country’s national conservative government to tighten already restrictive abortio(...)

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 (...)

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