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Pilot error was mostly to blame for a plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and nearly 100 others last year, the nation's investigators said Friday.

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Interim president wins Polish runoff electionupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 20:14:00

Poland's Interim President Bronislaw Komorowski has won a runoff election against Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin brother of former President Lech Kaczynski, who was killed in a plane crash in April.

Poland picks a presidentupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 20:14:00

Interim President Bronislaw Komorowski wins Poland's runoff election. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

Komorowski leads Poland vote countupdated: Sun Jul 04 2010 22:50:00

Official results from Poland's presidential runoff weren't expected until Monday, but exit polls gave interim President Bronislaw Komorowski a slight lead over challenger Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the twin brother of the late president.

Poland recovers from year of national tragedyupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 07:01:00

Poland is getting back on its feet after suffering an extraordinary few months of tragedy.

What is the future of Poland?updated: Wed Jun 30 2010 07:01:00

CNN's Fred Pleitgen looks at where Poland is today, and how it has recovered from recent tragedies.

Polish presidential election heads to runoffupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 14:39:00

Poland's presidential election produced no clear winner Sunday, official results showed, so the top two candidates will face each other in a runoff.

Poles set to vote for new presidentupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 08:44:00

Poles are set to vote Sunday for a new president, following the death of President Lech Kaczinski in a plane crash in April.

Transcript reveals last moments of doomed flightupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 14:04:00

Pilots were warned of potential danger at least eight times in about 30 seconds before a Polish jet crashed in Russia in April, killing President Lech Kaczynski and about 100 others.

No terror, blast caused Polish president's plane crash, experts sayupdated: Wed May 19 2010 11:38:00

Russian and Polish aviation experts have ruled out any emergency or equipment malfunction as the cause of the crash of Polish President Lech Kaczynski's plane in Russia last month, killing him and 95 other top Polish officials and dignitaries.

Poland mourns late president Kaczynskiupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 11:04:00

The acting president of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski, speaks at the funeral of late Polish president Lech Kaczynski.

Poland to hold June 20 presidential electionsupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 04:15:00

Poland will hold elections on June 20 to elect a successor to Lech Kaczynski, who died in a plane crash earlier this month, the press office of the country's parliament said Wednesday.

Mourners' candles a 'spot of light'updated: Sun Apr 18 2010 15:23:00

CNN iReporter Malgosia Minta shares Poland's sadness after the president, other top officials die in a plane crash.

Polish president and his wife laid to restupdated: Sun Apr 18 2010 15:23:00

Poland's first couple was laid to rest on Sunday, marking the end of a journey filled with grief for the central European nation.

World leaders can't get to Poland for funeral due to ashupdated: Sun Apr 18 2010 04:32:00

Numerous world leaders were forced to cancel plans to travel to Poland for the funeral of President Lech Kaczynski on Sunday, as volcanic ash from Iceland continued to ground flights to and from Europe.

Volcano's grip on Europe's airspace expected for 3rd straight dayupdated: Sat Apr 17 2010 23:11:00

An ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano was projected to snarl international travel for a third straight day, as flight cancellations and airspace restrictions stretched into Sunday.

World leaders struggle to reach Poland for funeralupdated: Sat Apr 17 2010 16:35:00

World leaders' plans to reach Poland this weekend for the funeral of President Lech Kaczynski were in limbo as volcanic ash from Iceland continued to ground flights to and from Europe.

Thousands mourn Polish crash victimsupdated: Sat Apr 17 2010 16:35:00

Thousands of mourners gather in Warsaw, Poland, to remember their president and 95 others who died in a plane crash.

Grieving Poland eyes June vote for new presidentupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 12:17:00

Polish legislators were planning Wednesday to hold a June election to choose a successor to President Lech Kaczynski, whose death in an air crash is generating unprecedented scenes of public grief.

Polish president's body returned homeupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 12:30:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the return of the body of Lech Kaczynski and the investigation of the fatal plane crash.

Analysis: Ramifications of crash on Polish politicsupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 12:30:00

Experts say the deaths of senior military chiefs in Saturday's plane crash could have more serious implications for Poland than the loss of the country's president.

World leaders pay tribute to Polish leaderupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 11:51:00

World leaders, agencies and officials mourned the death of Polish president Lech Kaczynski who was killed in a plane crash early Saturday.

Polish president feared deadupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 11:51:00

Polish President Lech Kaczynski was likely killed when his plane crashed at a western Russian airport.

Polish president's plane refurbished in 2009updated: Mon Apr 12 2010 11:49:00

Polish President Lech Kaczynski's plane, which crashed Saturday in western Russia, killing Kaczynski and scores of other people, was overhauled last year, according to the general director of the company that performed the service.

Poland mourns as president's body arrives homeupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 11:47:00

The body of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, who was killed in a plane crash in Russia over the weekend, returned to tributes in his homeland Sunday afternoon.

Why Poland's grief is doubledupdated: Sun Apr 11 2010 12:28:00

The tragic death of President Lech Kaczynski and Poland's political and military elite among the trees of the Katyn Forest is surreal, given that in those same woods, thousands of Polish prisoners of war were murdered by Joseph Stalin's secret police.

Medvedev sending crash probe teamupdated: Sun Apr 11 2010 00:23:00

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sends a commission to investigate the crash that killed Poland's president and others.

Poland signs EU Treaty, only Czech Republic left to ratifyupdated: Sat Oct 10 2009 10:45:00

The Polish president on Saturday signed his country's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, aimed at streamlining the workings of the European Union.

Obama to be told U.S. missile defense capable, general saysupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 18:30:00

The outgoing head of the U.S. missile defense agency said he'll tell President-elect Barack Obama's transition team that missile defenses are workable and working in tests.

Kremlin attacks U.S. policyupdated: Sat Nov 08 2008 23:11:00

CNN's Matthew Chance is in Moscow, where the Kremlin offers a cool reception to Barack Obama's victory.

Obama adviser: No commitment on defense shieldupdated: Sat Nov 08 2008 23:11:00

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has made "no commitment" to plans for a missile defense program in eastern Europe, despite a report on the Polish president's Web site, an Obama adviser said Saturday. Behind Poland's Defying Russiaupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 13:00:00

Moscow's regional threats ended up making Poland more resolved to embrace the controversial U.S. missile shield

EU faces new turmoilupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 13:43:00

The Irish "No" toward the Lisbon Treaty leaves leaders struggling for a way out. CNN's Robin Oakley reports.

Bush to meet pope, Italian leadersupdated: Fri Jun 08 2007 22:44:00

President Bush will travel to the Vatican Saturday for an audience with Pope Benedict XVI and bilateral meetings with Italian leaders, as his weeklong European tour moves south to the Mediterranean.

Poland collapse toll now 67updated: Mon Jan 30 2006 06:47:00

A 34-year-old man seriously injured in the roof collapse at a Polish exhibition hall died Monday, bringing the total number of deaths to 67.

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