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  • The exterior of Poland's Parliament in Warsaw is seen here on Nov. 20, 2012. Authorities arrested a 45-year-old chemist who was planning to detonate some four tons of explosives in front of the building while President Bronislaw Komorowski, Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Cabinet members and lawmakers were inside. (Associated Press)

    Poland thwarts terror attack on top leaders

    A Polish university researcher driven by nationalistic and anti-Semitic hatred was arrested for planning to detonate a four-ton bomb in front of the Parliament building in Warsaw with the president, prime minister, government ministers and lawmakers inside, authorities said Tuesday.

  • A Pole casts her ballot in Warsaw during Polish parliamentary elections on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Exit poll: Pro-EU prime minister's party leading in Polish election

    Poles voted Sunday in parliamentary elections to determine whether Poland continues on its conciliatory course with Russia and Germany, or whether it returns to a more combative stance with those historic foes.

  • ** FILE ** Investigators work at the site of the Polish presidential plane crash in Smolensk, Russia, on Monday, April 12, 2010. Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and some of the country's most prominent military and civilian leaders died along with dozens of others when the plane went down as it came in for a landing in thick fog. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

    Russia blames Polish crew in Kaczynski air crash

    Russian officials investigating the plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski placed the blame squarely on the Poles on Wednesday, saying the crew was pressured to land in bad weather by an air force commander who had been drinking.

  • Parliament Speaker, acting president Bronislaw Komorowski greets supporters after exit polls indicate him to be the possible winner in the presidential elections, during the election night in Warsaw, Sunday, July 4, 2010. Exit polls in Poland's presidential election show Komorowski with a very slight edge over the late president's identical twin brother, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, with official results not expected until Monday. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Komorowski win strengthens Polish government

    Interim president Bronislaw Komorowski appeared to have held off a last-minute surge from the identical twin brother of the late president, who died in an April plane crash that shocked the country and forced Sunday's early election.

  • Presidential candidate Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin brother of the late President Lech Kaczynski killed in a plane crash in April, lifts his brother's granddaughter Eva to cast a vote in the presidential election in Warsaw on Sunday. (Associated Press)

    Polish presidential election to be decided by a runoff

    A somber election season in Poland was prolonged by two weeks Sunday when a first round of voting produced no immediate successor to Lech Kaczynski, the president killed more than two months ago in a plane crash.

  • Presidential candidate Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin brother of the late President Lech Kaczynski, who was killed in a plane crash in Russia, lifts his brother's granddaughter Eva to cast his vote in the presidential election in Warsaw on Sunday, June 20, 2010. Poles are voting Sunday to choose Lech Kaczynski's successor. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Komorowski leads Kaczynski in Polish election

    More than two months after Poland's president was killed in a plane crash, Poles voted Sunday to choose his successor. Exit polls showed interim President and Parliament Speaker Bronislaw Komorowski leading former Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, but without the 50 percent needed for outright victory.

  • Hard-headed barter imperils Poland's EU relationships

    WARSAW — Poland's all-or-nothing negotiating style helped the post-communist state win concessions over a new treaty to which EU leaders agreed in the wee hours yesterday morning, but at the cost of relations with some key partners in the 27-nation bloc.

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