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Poland anti-government protest draws thousands

Varsovia - Tens of thousands of protesters hit the streets of the Polish capital Warsaw Saturday to rally against moves by the rightwing Law and Justice government that they say undermine the rule of law.

Polish doctors hit streets demanding higher wages

Varsovia - Thousands of doctors, nurses and hospital workers marched through central Warsaw Saturday demanding Poland's rightwing government spend more on public health, especially to hike notoriously low salaries.

Poland pushes near-total abortion ban, nixes liberalisation

Varsovia - Rightwing lawmakers on Friday pushed ahead with a near-total ban on abortion in devoutly Catholic Poland, while rejecting a rival bid to liberalise the existing law already among the most restrictive in Europe.

Battle over abortion law heats up in Catholic Poland

Varsovia - Poland's abortion battle will resume Thursday when the devoutly Catholic country's parliament debates rival initiatives to either liberalise or further tighten a law that is already one of the strictest in Europe.

Boko Haram atrocities haunt Cameroon's displaced

Koza - "Boko Haram butchered nine people in front of me. That day I decided to leave my village," says Rachel Daviguidam, still devastated by the carnage she witnessed in September 2015.

Polish probe alleges 'tampering' in Russia plane crash

Varsovia - Polish investigators reviewing what caused a 2010 airplane crash in Russia that killed then-president Lech Kaczynski and 95 others alleged on Thursday that the black boxes were tampered with in the original probe.

Poland calls for pro-Brexit 'reform' but gets chill reply from Tusk

Varsovia - Poland on Tuesday urged an upcoming European Union summit to plot a path to post-Brexit "reform" but immediately met with a frosty response from EU chief Donald Tusk.

Polish right-wing downplays visit from European rights watchdog

Varsovia - Legal experts from a European rights watchdog on Monday arrived in Poland to check up on a longstanding feud between the constitutional court and the governing conservatives, who have downplayed the two-day visit.

Polish film on 2010 air crash points finger at Russia

Varsovia - A new Polish feature film about the April 2010 jet crash in Russia which killed then president Lech Kaczynski and 95 others has revived conspiracy theories about Moscow's role in the tragedy.

Mickey Mouse figurine resurfaces near Auschwitz

Varsovia - A porcelain Mickey Mouse figurine that once belonged to a child the Nazis deported to the Auschwitz death camp has been rediscovered after more than 70 years, a local foundation told AFP on Friday.

Poland bans sale of e-cigarettes to minors, public vaping

Varsovia - Poland will ban the sale of popular e-cigarettes to minors and their use in public spaces under a law that comes into effect on Thursday.

East European group lobbies for 'reform' in EU's post-Brexit future

Varsovia - Four eastern European countries will stake out a joint position at next week's summit on the EU's post-Brexit future, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said on Tuesday.The so-called Visegrad Group has "enormous potential...

Poland to make urgent UK visit following attacks on Poles

Varsovia - Poland on Sunday announced three ministers would make an urgent visit to London following attacks on its nationals in Britain, including a murder which may have been a hate crime.

Poland urges Britain to fight xenophobia after Pole's murder

Varsovia - Poland on Saturday urged Britain to keep its residents safe from xenophobia as British police probed the murder of a Pole they believe could be the victim of a hate crime.

Poland launches murder probe into British 'hate crime'

Varsovia - Poland on Friday launched an investigation into the weekend murder of a Pole in Britain, which authorities there believe could be a hate crime.

Eastern EU leaders call for joint army at summit with Germany

Varsovia - Eastern EU countries on Friday pushed for the bloc to create a joint army as they met with Germany for talks on sketching Europe's post-Brexit future.

Polish Olympian sells Rio medal to save boy battling cancer

Varsovia - Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who took silver at the Rio Olympics, said that he auctioned off his medal this week to fund treatment for a three-year-old boy struck with cancer.

Polish dig turns up no sign of fabled 'Nazi gold train'

Varsovia - Two treasure hunters who have been digging for a Nazi gold train believed to be buried in southwest Poland said on Thursday they had given up after two weeks and zero results.

Poland forecasts greater spending, slower growth in 2017

Varsovia - Poland said Monday it would raise spending next year, but still keep its deficit just under an EU-wide limit of 3.0 percent of GDP, while also cutting the growth forecast for central Europe's largest economy.

Warsaw seeks jail time for 'Polish' death camps term

Varsovia - Poland's rightwing government on Tuesday said it would seek fines or jail terms of up to three years against anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish.
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