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Third day of protest against Poland's near-total abortion ban

Warsaw - Thousands marched in cities across Poland on Saturday in the third straight day of protest against a near-total ban on abortion in the EU country, with some promising further actions in the coming days.

Poland's president tests positive for coronavirus

Warsaw - Poland's President Andrzej Duda said he had tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, as the EU country faces a record rise in cases and mass protests despite a ban on public gatherings intended to stem infections.

Poles take to streets against near-total abortion ban

Warsaw - Thousands of Poles took to the streets on Friday to protest against a near-total ban on abortion in a country that already has some of the EU's most stringent restrictions.

Polish court allows stricter abortion law, sparking outcry

Warsaw - Poland's constitutional court on Thursday struck down a provision of the Catholic country's abortion legislation, allowing what is already one of Europe's most restrictive laws to be further tightened and provoking outcry from rights groups.

Israel to honour Poles who hid Polanski during WWII

Warsaw - Israel will on Thursday honour the Polish couple who hid Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski from the Nazis as a child, the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem said.

Polish divers neutralise huge WWII bomb

Warsaw - Polish military divers on Tuesday defused a massive World War II bomb discovered at the bottom of a channel near the Baltic Sea, the navy said.

Hundreds evacuated as Polish divers begin high-risk bomb defusal

Warsaw - Hundreds of residents were evacuated on Monday as Polish military divers began a delicate operation to defuse a massive World War II bomb in a channel near the Baltic Sea.

Belarus's neighbours open doors to tech talent

Warsaw - With Belarus in upheaval, its neighbours are eyeing its tech sector in the hope of attracting the talent behind global successes such as calling app Viber and the game World of Tanks.

Real-life 'Pianist' possessions up for auction in Poland

Warsaw - A fountain pen, silver pocket watch and other prized possessions of the late Jewish-Polish composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the real-life hero of the Oscar-winning film "The Pianist," go under the hammer in Warsaw next week.

Poland's governing coalition on brink of collapse

Warsaw - Poland's ruling right-wing coalition was on the brink of collapse on Friday with leaders mulling a minority government or snap elections after MPs broke ranks over the adoption of a controversial animal rights bill.

Poland's governing coalition on brink of collapse

Warsaw - Poland's ruling right-wing coalition was on the brink of collapse on Friday, with leaders mulling a minority government or fresh elections after MPs broke ranks over the adoption of a controversial animal rights bill.

Polish parliament passes animal rights law

Warsaw - Poland's parliament on Friday passed an animal rights law that had angered fur farmers and kosher meat producers and divided the country's right-wing governing alliance.

Review: Johannes Vetter stellar in Poland, throws javelin 97.76 meters Special

Chorzow - On September 6, German javelin thrower Johannes Vetter made track and field history at the 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour in Chorzów, Poland, with a spectacular performance in the men's javelin throw. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Protests against virus restrictions in Germany, Poland

Munich - Several thousand people protested in German cities on Saturday against measures imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, while hundreds marched in the Polish capital Warsaw.

Opposition figure compares Belarus protests to Polish struggle

Warsaw - Leading Belarusian opposition figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya on Wednesday voiced hope that Belarus's path to democracy would be "much shorter" than it was for Soviet-ruled Poland.

Walesa warns Poles over 'populism' as Solidarity marks 40 years

Gdansk - Poland's anti-communist icon Lech Walesa on Monday warned against populism as his deeply divided country marked 40 years since a landmark deal gave rise to the freedom-fighting Solidarity trade union.

Walesa warns Poles against populism on 40th Solidarity anniversary

Gdansk - Poland's anti-communist icon Lech Walesa on Monday warned against populism as his deeply divided country marked 40 years since a landmark deal gave rise to the freedom-fighting Solidarity trade union.

Gdansk deal and birth of Poland's Solidarity

Warsaw - Forty years ago, on August 31, 1980, strikers at Poland's Gdansk shipyard and the communist regime signed an historic deal enabling the creation of Solidarnosc (Solidarity), the Soviet bloc's first independent trade union.

Gdansk deal and birth of Poland's Solidarity

Warsaw - Forty years ago, on August 31, 1980, strikers at Poland's Gdansk shipyard and the communist regime signed an historic deal enabling the creation of Solidarnosc (Solidarity), the Soviet bloc's first independent trade union.

Poles divided 40 years after birth of Solidarity

Warsaw - Forty years after the Solidarity movement united Poles and sparked their peaceful triumph over communism, the EU member is now deeply divided as concerns mount over the health of its young democracy.

Young Belarus blogger with key role in protests

Warsaw - A fresh-faced 22-year-old blogger is using nothing more than his keyboard to run the main communications hub for protesters in Belarus as they mount an unprecedented challenge to the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko, often dubbed Europe's last...

Auschwitz museum calls TikTok Holocaust videos 'hurtful'

Warsaw - The Auschwitz museum on Wednesday called a new trend for users of video-sharing platform TikTok to role-play Holocaust victims "hurtful and offensive," but added that it did not want to shame young people involved.

Rival rallies face off in Warsaw over gay rights

Warsaw - Hundreds of supporters and opponents of gay rights faced off in Warsaw at angry rival rallies on Sunday, with lines of police keeping the two sides apart."Down with Deviation!

Israeli ice hockey captain defends joining Auschwitz home town team

Jerusalem - Israel's ice hockey team captain has joined a club in the town where Nazi Germany's most notorious death camp was located, but he says he will be "playing for the Holocaust victims".

Amid Germany troop pullout, Pompeo seeks friendly faces to east

Washington - As President Donald Trump orders US troops out of Germany and faces a tough re-election battle, his top diplomat, Mike Pompeo, is heading to friendly climes in Central and Eastern Europe.

Thousands protest in Poland after LGBT activist's arrest

Warsaw - Thousands of people protested across Poland on Saturday waving rainbow flags, a day after a gay rights activist was taken into custody for two months of pre-trial detention.

Polish police detain 48 protesting LGBT activist's arrest

Warsaw - Polish police said Saturday they detained about 50 demonstrators who tried to prevent the arrest of a gay rights activist in the capital Warsaw, which sparked criticism from rights groups.

Protest as LGBT activist jailed for 2 months in Poland

Warsaw - Dozens of protesters tried to stop Polish police from arresting a gay rights activist in Warsaw on Friday after a court ordered the campaigner held for two months preventive detention.The activist, who was referred to officially in court as Michal Sz.

MPs in LGBT flag protest against Polish president

Warsaw - A group of Polish opposition MPs wore the rainbow colours of the LGBT flag in protest against President Andrzej Duda at his swearing in ceremony on Thursday.

'Alarm' at Poland's plan to leave treaty protecting women

Strasbourg - The EU and the Council of Europe on Sunday voiced regret and alarm over the Polish right-wing government's move to withdraw from a landmark international treaty combating violence against women.
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Strike in the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk. 1980.
Strike in the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk. 1980.
T. Michalak.
(TV screen shot) Referee Craig Thompson  Scotland  announces the end of the game between Poland and ...
(TV screen shot) Referee Craig Thompson, Scotland, announces the end of the game between Poland and Czech Republic (0-1) in Wroclaw, EURO 2012, Poland.
TV screen shot after the game Greece and Russia (1-0) as part of 2012 EURO Football Tournament in Wa...
TV screen shot after the game Greece and Russia (1-0) as part of 2012 EURO Football Tournament in Warsaw, Poland.
TV screen shot after the game Greece and Russia (1-0) as part of 2012 EURO Football Tournament in Wa...
TV screen shot after the game Greece and Russia (1-0) as part of 2012 EURO Football Tournament in Warsaw, Poland.
Barbed wire fence surrounds a military area in the forest in Stare Kiejkuty village  close to Szczyt...
Barbed wire fence surrounds a military area in the forest in Stare Kiejkuty village, close to Szczytno in northeastern Poland. Poland declined to tell the European Court of Human Rights on December 3, 2013 whether it had hosted a secret CIA jail on its soil
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The Promnitzs  castle  the south wing  Żary  Poland.
The Promnitzs' castle, the south wing, Żary, Poland.
TV screen shot after the game Greece and Russia (1-0) as part of 2012 EURO Football Tournament in Wa...
TV screen shot after the game Greece and Russia (1-0) as part of 2012 EURO Football Tournament in Warsaw, Poland.
It s Christmas coming but after that there s spring and summertime  discounted store display in Maxi...
It's Christmas coming but after that there's spring and summertime, discounted store display in Maximus, warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn, Poland.
On February 7  British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in c...
On February 7, British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in central London against the sale of prime Polish farmland to foreign multinationals for possible cultivation of GMO crops.
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Saying Kaddish at the site of the Massacre.  Bishop of Poland  Chief Rabbi of Poland   Rabbi of Lodz...
Saying Kaddish at the site of the Massacre. Bishop of Poland, Chief Rabbi of Poland , Rabbi of Lodz, and Survivor, respectively.
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Natalia Bajorek-Dziemianczuk  wife of jailed Polish Greenpeace activist Tomasz Dziemianczuk  being i...
Natalia Bajorek-Dziemianczuk, wife of jailed Polish Greenpeace activist Tomasz Dziemianczuk, being interviewed by Polish TV after visiting her husband in jail in Murmansk, Russia
Polish TV - TVP.info
On the farm market in Grodzisk Mazowiecki  Poland.
On the farm market in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland.
(Screen TV shot) Xabi Alonso in the game against France  EURO 2012  Poland - Ukraine.
(Screen TV shot) Xabi Alonso in the game against France, EURO 2012, Poland - Ukraine.
Meat products on a special display in Maximus  warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn  Poland.
Meat products on a special display in Maximus, warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn, Poland.
Kraków  Poland by night.
Kraków, Poland by night.
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How Article 7 of the European Union Treaty works  after the European Parliament made the rare decisi...
How Article 7 of the European Union Treaty works, after the European Parliament made the rare decision to invoke the sanction process against Hungary, worrying Poland
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Galeria Freta Cafe and restaurant  Warsaw  Poland.
Galeria Freta Cafe and restaurant, Warsaw, Poland.
Polish beekeepers & Anti-GMO protesters in Warsaw  Poland
Polish beekeepers & Anti-GMO protesters in Warsaw, Poland
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TV screen shot after the game Greece and Russia (1-0) as part of 2012 EURO Football Tournament in Wa...
TV screen shot after the game Greece and Russia (1-0) as part of 2012 EURO Football Tournament in Warsaw, Poland.

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