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World Jun 19Warsaw pride parade back after backlash and pandemic break
Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski walked at the head of the Equality Parade on Saturday — a sign of support for LGBT rights by the liberal politician. Thousands of people joined the march and were cheered on by others waving rainbow…
Health Mar 19AstraZeneca vaccinations resume in Europe after blood clot scare
Countries across Europe are resuming vaccinations with the AstraZeneca shot, as leaders seek to reassure their populations it is safe following brief suspensions that cast doubt on the vaccine.
Politics Mar 08Polish women mark Women’s Day protesting abortion ban
This year's Women's Day on Monday, which will involve protests in Warsaw and elsewhere, comes after a near-total ban on abortion took effect in January in the historically Roman Catholic country.
World Jan 28Near-total abortion ban takes effect in Poland amid protests
A near-total ban on abortion has taken effect in Poland and triggered a new round of nationwide protests three months after a top court ruled that the abortion of congenitally damaged fetuses is unconstitutional.
World Jan 27Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online amid COVID-19 pandemic
Holocaust survivors are commemorating their lost loved ones as the world marks the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Health Dec 26Germany, Hungary give 1st vaccine shots ahead of EU rollout
Germany, Hungary and Slovakia began giving out their first coronavirus vaccine shots on Saturday only hours after receiving their first shipments, upsetting the European Union’s plans for a coordinated rollout Sunday across the bloc’s 27 nations.
World Dec 09Poles voice fears of ‘Polexit’ as government defies EU over budget
Critics fear the combative tone of Polish leaders could create a dangerous momentum, which if not stopped, could lead the nation to the exit door.
Health Oct 29Central Europe sounds alarm facing a shortages of medics as virus surges
With coronavirus cases surging in many central European countries, soldiers, firefighters, students and retired doctors are being asked to help shore up buckling health care systems.
World Oct 28Poles continue nationwide protest of abortion ruling
People across Poland have stayed off their jobs and joined protests as part of a nationwide strike called to protest a top court ruling that bans abortions in cases of fetal abnormalities.
World Oct 23Poland sees more protests over stringent abortion ruling
Protesters have assembled in Poland for a second day to vent anger over a court ruling that declared abortions of fetuses with congenital defects unconstitutional.