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World Nov 03Poland delays implementing abortion ruling amid protests
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s right-wing government is delaying the publication and implementation of a high court ruling that tightens the abortion law and that has triggered almost two weeks of nationwide protests. A government official said Tuesday that the…
World Oct 29Polish prime minister calls for stop to mass protests, citing pandemic
Poland's prime minister has appealed for a stop to a week of angry protests against a high court ruling that tightens already strict abortion laws, amid a huge spike in the country's coronavirus infections.
World Oct 27Poland’s leader wants churches defended, condemns protests
Poland's powerful ruling party leader has called on his supporters to come out and defend the predominantly Catholic nation's churches from protesters angry over a court ruling restricting abortions.
World Oct 26Women’s groups lead more protests over Poland’s abortion law
Women’s rights activists are holding a fifth day of protests across Poland after a top court tightened the predominantly Catholic nation’s already strict abortion law.
World Oct 22Poland’s top court rules out abortions due to fetal defects
Two judges in the Constitutional Court did not back the majority ruling and the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner tweeted to say it was a "sad day for women's rights."…
World Jul 13Polish president wins second term after bitter campaign
The close race followed a bitter campaign between Duda and Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski that was dominated by cultural issues.
World Jul 12Poland’s momentous presidential runoff too close to call
An exit poll for Poland’s presidential runoff Sunday showed a race that is too close to call between the conservative, populist incumbent and the liberal, pro-Europe mayor of Warsaw — a battle that reflected the deep divisions in this European…
World Jun 29Polish president attacks LGBTQ rights as he heads to runoff
His immediate return on Monday to commenting on LGBTQ rights is an indication that he is seizing on themes that could help him with right-wing voters, and not those in the center.
World May 25Poland’s president appoints new head of embattled Supreme Court
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday appointed a judge backed by the right-wing ruling party to be the new head of the Supreme Court, marking apparent victory in years of government efforts to take control of the court.
World Apr 06Polish parliament approves election only by postal vote
Parliament also empowered house speaker Elzbieta Witek to push back the date of the election, if necessary.