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Donald Tusk holding a sign that reads “it’s time for a happy Poland”. EPA/Marian Zubrzycki

Poland votes for change after nearly a decade spent sliding towards autocracy – but tricky coalition talks lie ahead for Donald Tusk

Law and Justice emerges as the biggest party but without a majority, leaving the door open for a large coalition led by the former president of the European Council.
Yaroslav Hunka, right, waits for the arrival of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the House of Commons on Sept. 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

Canada’s House speaker quits: What the Hunka scandal reveals about Second World War complexities

Russia seeks evidence in western countries that justifies its anti-Ukraine propaganda, and Canadian Parliament has provided it with much-needed ammunition for a tired and erroneous argument.
Many Europeans aren’t happy with the way their country’s politics are run. Does this mean they could accept to live in a regime other than a democracy? Photo taken at a protest against pension reform, 2019. Jeanne Manjoulet / Flickr

Are Europeans really democrats?

Sweeping new research shows many Europeans could accept to live under a non-democratic regime.
The Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, Poland, commemorating the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. History surrounding the Holocaust has become increasingly controversial in Poland in recent years. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

By policing history, Poland’s government is distorting the Holocaust

The Holocaust has become a contentious issue in Poland in recent years. And those challenging the government’s historical narrative have faced condemnation and lawsuits.
Polish police officers search for missile wreckage in a farmer’s field near where a missile struck, killing two people in the village of Przewodów near the border with Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukraine war: Why the missile incident in Poland is a warning of things to come

The recent military mishap in Poland shows such incidents are bound to happen near war zones. We should be ready for them.

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