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World Sep 28Poland rejects international criticism over LGBTQ rights
Ambassadors to Poland from some 50 countries and international organizations have expressed their support for the LGBTQ community in the country and cited a need to work for “non-discrimination, tolerance and mutual acceptance.”…
World Aug 06LGBTQ people leaving Poland as post-vote mood grows hostile
As President Andrzej Duda was sworn in to his second term on Thursday, some members of Poland's LGBT community already had moved to European countries where they expect to find greater acceptance. More are making plans to do so.
World Jul 15Poland’s LGBTQ community feels fear and anger after election
President Andrzej Duda won re-election in a divisive campaign that cast LGBT activists' movement for equal rights as a dangerous “ideology” that threatens families in the deeply Roman Catholic country.
World Jul 15Virus resurgence forces countries to reimpose restrictions
Countries around the world are reimposing lockdowns and implementing new health checks at their borders in an effort to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus before it spins even further out of control.
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.
Politics Jun 24WATCH: Polish president meets with Trump amid reelection bid
Duda could get an election boost from a meeting Wednesday with President Donald Trump at the White House, an invitation so close to Sunday's vote that some view it as election interference by the U.S. leader.
World Jun 19Poland says Putin falsifies history to weaken Western allies
The Polish government says that Russian President Vladmir Putin is manipulating World War II-era history in a way that whitewashes Soviet crimes and accuses him of doing it as part of an “information war” against the West.
World May 21European plans to use apps in virus tracking face setbacks
Doubts were growing on Thursday over whether ambitious plans by European governments to use contact-tracing apps to fight the spread of the coronavirus will be able to be implemented with any real effectiveness soon.