Retired Polish Archbishop Ignacy Tokarczuk, who built churches in secret in defiance of the communist authorities, becoming a folk hero for many, has died at the age of 94, PAP news agency said.
John Demjanjuk, a retired US engine mechanic convicted for his role in killing 28,000 Jews as a guard at a Nazi death camp during World War Two, died aged 91 in a care home in Germany, police said.
Riot police in the Polish capital used truncheons and rubber bullets today to break up a crowd of right-wing extremists who pelted them with firecrackers and lumps of concrete at a parade to mark the national holiday.
During a "tour-de-table" among the EU's 27 leaders, it seemed for a moment that France, Poland, Italy and others might accept deeper cuts than originally proposed, diplomats said today after the summit broke up without agreement.
Poland has reopened investigations into crimes committed at the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz during World War Two, in an effort to track down any surviving camp employees before they die.
Fourteen people were killed and at least 54 injured when two trains collided head-on today in one of Poland's worst train crashes in several years.
Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski announced a two-day national mourning period on Sunday for the 16 people killed in a head-on collision of two trains in the country's worst rail accident in more than two decades.
A Polish train travelling from Warsaw to the southern city of Katowice derailed on Friday, killing four people and injuring 30 more, local police official Adam Kolasa said.
Vandals destroyed a monument to victims of a World War Two pogrom against Jews in Poland, covering it with racist inscriptions and swastikas in green paint, police said today.
About 15,000 trade unionists staged a protest march against "neo-liberal" economics and in support of greater European solidarity after EU finance ministers rejected calls to spend more to revive the bloc's flagging economy.
Poland defeated Argentina 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-16) in a men’s volleyball third round (Group A) match of the London Olympic Games today.
The World Cup qualifier between Poland and England was postponed until Wednesday due to a waterlogged pitch after the roof of Warsaw's national stadium was left open, a Polish FA spokeswoman said.
England missed the chance to go three points clear at the top of World Cup qualifying Group H when they laboured to a 1-1 draw with Poland.
Russia accused Polish soccer fans of provoking street battles with Russian supporters on the night of their countries' Euro 2012 match and urged Warsaw to prevent further clashes in the tournament.
Spain spoiled the Irish party in Gdansk when a rejuvenated Fernando Torres netted twice in a crushing 4-0 Group C victory that eliminated Giovanni Trapattoni's side from Euro 2012.
Like tennis great Pete Sampras at his very best, Bulgarian volleyball player Tsvetan Sokolov has turned the serve into a viciously potent weapon which helped destroy Poland 3-1 in a shock pool defeat at the Olympics.
The Hawkeye ball tracking system will be in place at the Champions League Final Four in Poland next month, the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) said, paving the way for its possible introduction at the London Olympic Games.
Warsaw authorities appealed for calm ahead of a planned march by around 5,000 Russian fans to Warsaw stadium to watch their team's Euro 2012 Group A match against Poland, which could be a potential flashpoint of the tournament.
Polish FA chief Grzegorz Lato has played down Spain's complaints about the pitch after Sunday's 1-1 draw with Italy at Euro 2012, denying the grass was too long and saying the Italians refused to let it be watered.