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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.
Arts Mar 30Polish composer, conductor Krzysztof Penderecki dies at 86
Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world's most popular contemporary classical music composers whose works have featured in Hollywood films like "The Shining" and "Shutter Island," died Sunday. He was 86.
Arts Feb 24Auschwitz Museum upset over scene in Amazon series ‘Hunters’
The museum is objecting to a scene in a new Amazon TV series that shows a murderous game of human chess being played there, insisting that no such thing took place at the camp.
Arts Apr 29Protesters go bananas after artwork removed from Polish museum
The 1973 video "Consumer Art," by prominent artist Natalia LL, showing a young woman eating a banana with great pleasure, was removed from the National Museum in Warsaw last week after the new museum head was summoned to the Ministry…
World Dec 03Climate change is ‘most important issue we face,’ UN chief says
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke at the climate summit, which aims to work out how governments can report efforts to meet the goals laid out in the Paris accord.