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Polish court orders Walesa to apologise over crash claims

Warsaw - A Polish court on Thursday ordered anti-communist icon Lech Walesa to publicly apologise to arch-rival Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the powerful leader of the governing rightwing party, for saying he was responsible for the deadly 2010 crash of a presidential j...

Poland's Walesa turns 75 in emotional ceremony

Warsaw - Polish freedom hero Lech Walesa, shunned by the current right-wing government, on Saturday celebrated his 75th birthday and the 35th anniversary of his Nobel Peace Prize in the presence of 500 guests including EU President Donald Tusk.

Rolling Stones asked to support anti-government protests in Poland

Warsaw - Poland's anti-communist freedom icon Lech Walesa on Saturday urged legendary rockers the Rolling Stones to support Poles "defending freedom" amid sweeping judicial reforms that critics insist undermine democracy.

Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa leaves hospital

Varsovia - Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa on Wednesday left hospital after undergoing a series of cardiac tests in the northern city of Gdansk.

Hospitalised Polish icon Walesa to miss demo

Varsovia - Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa was hospitalised for tests on Saturday, forcing him to give up plans to join an anti-government street protest next week.

Walesa to join protests against 'harmful' Polish gov't

Varsovia - Poland's freedom icon Lech Walesa on Wednesday vowed to join street protests against his country's right-wing government, currently being probed by the EU over perceived threats to the rule of law.

Fans give Poland's Walesa 1,000 roses amid spying snafu

Varsovia - Poles gave Solidarity hero Lech Walesa 1,000 roses on Thursday in a fragrant show of support as the Nobel laureate fought off fresh allegations he had collaborated with the communist secret police in the early 1970s.

Facing new claims, Poland's ex-president Walesa denies spying

Varsovia - Poland's Solidarity hero Lech Walesa on Tuesday flatly denied allegations that fresh handwriting analysis proved he had collaborated with the communist-era secret police in the early 1970s.

Handwriting proves Poland's Walesa helped secret police: prosecutors

Varsovia - Polish prosecutors on Tuesday said handwriting analysis proves that Solidarity freedom hero Lech Walesa collaborated with the communist-era secret police in the early 1970s.

Handwriting proves Poland's Walesa helped secret police: prosecutors

Varsovia - Polish prosecutors on Tuesday said handwriting analysis proves that Solidarity freedom hero Lech Walesa collaborated with the communist-era secret police in the early 1970s.

Lech Walesa sues Poland's president

Lech Walesa, the Solidarity founder and the former president of Poland, is suing president Lech Kaczynski, who alleged Walesa was a secret informer of the Polish communist secret police.
 

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Strike in the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk. 1980.
Strike in the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk. 1980.
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