Rappler's latest stories on Poland
(UPDATED) Incumbent Andrzej Duda won a new 5-year term with 51% in Sunday's vote against 49% for Warsaw's liberal mayor Rafal Trzaskowski
Zoo officials say people should be aware that big cats are not pets
The result will be decisive for the future of Poland's Law and Justice party government, which critics accuse of rolling back hard-won democratic freedoms three decades after the fall of communism
Poland's Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum already has over 1,000 local and foreign visitors booked for tours since reopening after 4 months under lockdown
Incumbent Andrzej Duda is campaigning for reelection in a vote that could determine the future of the right-wing government that supports him
Poland finds itself in a bizarre 'Twilight Zone' predicament in which the presidential ballot has formally neither been postponed nor canceled
The moves come amid a chaotic week during which voters were left in the dark over whether they would be able to cast ballots in a presidential election scheduled for Sunday, May 10
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says businesses would not have to repay between 60% and 75% of aid
(3rd UPDATE) The ban will come into force at midnight on Saturday, March 14
Health officials say the man, who had visited Germany, is 'not part of a risk group' and his life is not in danger
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki condemns Russian President Vladimir Putin for blaming Poland for the outbreak of World War II, saying Moscow was lying to deflect attention from recent failures
Many times I feel that nothing is better than another female's company when I’m traveling alone
'Netflix did not intend to offend anyone or compromise any values,' says a Netflix consultant in Poland
Should final results confirm the expanded majority of the Law and Justice Party (PiS), 'we can expect the PiS to further limit liberal democracy,' says Warsaw University political scientist Anna Sosnowska-Materska
But the opposition receives an unexpected last-minute boost when author Olga Tokarczuk, a known government critic who won the Nobel Prize for Literature, urged Poles to choose wisely 'between democracy and authoritarianism'
Railing against the Law and Justice party's anti-LGBT views and its ties to the church, but sharing its welfare goals, left-wing parties are poised to return to the Polish parliament
A court in Poland says: 'Sexually abusing minors unaware of the criminal nature of the acts perpetrated on them is to treat others in a humiliating and inhumane manner, which is the same as torture'
Led by Donovan Mitchell, USA ends its campaign with a win over Poland to wind up at 7th place
Spain gears up for a semifinal showdown against Australia or Czech Republic after a record-setting run with Ricky Rubio
Spain squeezes into the World Cup last 8 with a no-frills Italy win while Serbia shows again how it's done
Poland provides inspiration for countries and peoples in times of national peril, when leaders who are supposed to lead abandon their sworn responsibilities and advocate the interests of the invader
'I bow my head before the Polish victims of Germany's tyranny. And I ask forgiveness, says German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Poland's digital affairs ministry says it is 'analyzing' the security risks posed by FaceApp to the personal data of its users, despite assurances by its designers that the app is safe
Eva Kor dies at 85 during an annual trip that includes a visit to Auschwitz
Authorities say the plane of the stunt pilot plunged into the water by the riverbank
'We'd like to know what mechanisms Facebook uses to moderate content,' says historian Maciej Swirski
Other items burned include a Hello Kitty umbrella and Hindu religious figurines
Polish authorities charge 3 activists for overturning the statue of Polish priest Henryk Jankowski who is facing long-standing accusations of pedophilia
The fresh controversy in Polish-Israeli ties comes after a row in 2018 over a Polish law that made it illegal to accuse the Polish nation or state of complicity in Nazi German crimes
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis says the summit with Israel and the Visegrad Four – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – is cancelled but that there will be bilateral talks
'This is a global coalition that is built to deliver on the important mission of reducing the risk that has emanated from the Middle East for far too long,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
The countries that are sending top officials to Warsaw are pushing for a tough line on Iran
'The remaining 145 kilos have been identified in lots prepared by wholesalers, butchers, or restaurants,' says a statement
"It's hatred that killed Pawel," Civic Platform Party leader Grzegorz Schetyna told lawmakers.
(4th UPDATE) Polish media say the suspect had been sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for 4 armed attacks on banks in Gdansk. His mental state had severely deteriorated during his time in jail, reports add.
Poland's charge d'affaires was summoned by Iran to 'protest the anti-Iranian so-called peace and security conference,' says foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi
Citing management rules in company contracts, Huawei says it 'has decided to immediately terminate its employer relationship with Wang Weijing'
Aside from the Chinese telecoms executive whom Poland media identified as a Huawei director, authorities also arrest a Polish man 'known in the IT sector'
Several crucial events will take place during Romania's first 6-month tenure in the presidency, including Brexit, EU parliamentary elections in which euroskeptics will vie for increased influence, and wrangling over the next budget
'The Philippines has actively championed the cause of vulnerable nations in the international arena, but now it needs to proactively lead its citizens toward a social transformation'
'2019 will be a pivotal year with major challenges,' says Jonathan Faull, a former senior administrator at the European Commission
(UPDATED) But environmental groups say the rulebook lacked the bold ambition needed to protect states already dealing with the severe effects of climate change
A deal to make the 2015 Paris Agreement operational is 'within reach,' says European Union's climate commissioner
'People are demanding climate action from our governments and should be supported for doing so. The Polish government is afraid to see the reality that also they need to act,' says CAN Europe director Wendel Trio
'We ask pardon of God, of all victims of sexual abuse, of their families, and of the entire Church community for all hurt inflicted on children and young people, as well as their families, by priests, believers, and lay people employed by the Church'
Polish President Andrzej Duda says 'the damage caused during the war was never compensated for'
Poland is looking for information technology, medicine, and construction sector workers
Poland turns a former distillery into a museum celebrating its long vodka tradition
'A thorough review by Yad Vashem historians shows that the historical assertions, presented as unchallenged facts, in the joint statement contain grave errors and deceptions,' the statement from the research center says