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Polish President's plane crash

Poland to hold presidential election on June 20

Poland's acting president Bronislaw Komorowski has called a presidential election on June 20, the Polsat News TV channel reported early Wednesday. Full story


Polish leader's coffin returns home

The body of Polish President Lech Kaczynski who died in a plane crash in Russia on Saturday has returned to Warsaw, capital of Poland.


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Profile: Lech Kaczynski

Kaczynski was born in Warsaw in June, 1949. He and his twin brother are child movie stars.[More]

Katyn massacre

The Katyn massacre, aka the Katyn Forest massacre, was a mass murder of more than 20,000 Poles.[More]

Tu-154 crashes

The following are air accidents involving Tu-154 planes in recent years:[More]

Late Polish president's twin brother to run for president

2010-04-26 15:36:24 GMT Xinhua English WARSAW, April 26 (Xinhua) -- The opposition Law and Justice ( PiS) has appointed Jaroslaw Kaczynskithe, twin brother of Poland's late president Lech Kaczynski, the party's presidential candidate.

Russia pledges objective investigation into Polish air crash

2010-04-24 22:08:15 GMT Xinhua English MOSCOW, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Russia would spare no efforts in drawing an objective conclusion soon for the probe into the tragic Smolensk air crash that claimed lives of Polish presidential couple and dozens of other senior officials, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov here Saturday.

All victims in Polish plane crash identified

2010-04-23 03:19:41 GMT Xinhua English WARSAW, April 22 (Xinhua) -- The Polish government said Thursday that forensic experts have identified the last 21 bodies among the victims killed in the plane crash that claimed the life of President Lech Kaczynski.

Poland to hold presidential elections in June

2010-04-21 13:02:43 GMT Xinhua English WARSAW, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Poland's acting President Bronislaw Komorowski has set June 20 as the date for presidential elections, almost four months ahead of the original schedule.

Thousands of workers ensure quake-damaged road traffic to quake zone

2010-04-25 07:11:34 GMT Xinhua English XINING, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of Chinese road maintenance workers have been working round-the-clock to ensure quake-damaged roads open for sending most-needed relief goods to the quake zone in southern Qinghai Province.

White House says Obama to attend funeral of Polish president

2010-04-14 02:16:34 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, April 13 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Poland on Saturday evening to attend the state funeral of late president Lech Kaczynski and first lady Maria on Sunday, the White House said on Tuesday.

World leaders to attend late Polish president's funeral ceremony

2010-04-13 02:57:46 GMT Xinhua English WARSAW, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Poland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski told Polish radio on Monday that U.S. President Barack Obama may attend funeral ceremony of Polish president Lech Kaczynski.

UN flag at half-mast to mourn Polish president

2010-04-12 16:20:48 GMT Xinhua English UNITED NATIONS, April 12 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations on Monday flew its blue and white flag at half-mast at the UN Headquarters in New York to mourn the deaths of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 87 other members of a Polish delegation who were killed in a plane crash on Saturday morning.

Funeral held for Polish president

2010-04-19 06:21:01 GMT A funeral mass was held for Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife who died in an April 10 plane crash in western Russia.

European Parliament mourns vicitms in Polish plane crash

2010-04-14 23:10:05 GMT Xinhua English The European Parliament on Wednesday held a special commemorative ceremony to mourn for all those who died when the plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski and an official delegation crashed near Smolensk in Russia on April 10, killing all onboard.

State funeral for Polish president to be held Sunday

2010-04-14 02:31:39 GMT Xinhua English Candles and flowers are seen in a square near the Presidential Palace in Warsaw April 13, 2010.

Kaczynski's coffin returns home

2010-04-12 06:15:24 GMT Polish President Lech Kaczynski's coffin returns home to a stunned nation on Sunday. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.