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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.
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.