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Poles losing faith in once mighty Catholic Church

Warsaw - Once all powerful in Poland, the Catholic Church has been under severe pressure this year -- from a series of abuse scandals and a perceived association with the country's right-wing government.

Poland eyes hard split with coal

Warsaw - Coal-dependent EU member Poland aims to shut its last mine by the bloc's 2050 target, but experts warn the move to go green comes late and faces many hurdles.

Cyberpunk 2077 pulled from PlayStation Store after bug backlash

Apo - Sony said Friday it is pulling the much-hyped Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation stores around the world after a flood of complaints and ridicule over bugs, compatibility issues and even health risks.

Fresh protest in Poland over abortion ruling

Warsaw - Thousands of people turned out in Warsaw Sunday for the latest protest against a court decision restricting the right to abortion in all but the most exceptional circumstances.

Cyberpunk 2077 launches to global acclaim despite seizure warnings

Warsaw - Cyberpunk 2077, a video game reported to be one of the most expensive ever made, launched worldwide on Thursday after its makers vowed to fix graphics that risk triggering epileptic seizures.

Poland says EU closer to resolving budget row

Prague - Poland's President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday that the European Union was a step closer to finding a compromise that would unlock its budget and virus rescue package after veto threats from Poland and Hungary.

Gay French minister to visit 'LGBT-free zone' in Poland

Paris - French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told a magazine to be published Wednesday that he is gay and plans to visit a so-called LGBT-free zone in Poland to support local activists.

Poland's Cyberpunk 2077 prepares for global debut

Warsaw - The developer of Cyberpunk 2077, the much-delayed video game that is reported to be one of the most expensive ever made, has promised a "new quality" in experience for users when it finally launches worldwide on Thursday.

German city courts Poles from post-Brexit Britain

L - Poles living in Britain may receive a surprise package in the post this Christmas of dried mushrooms, candied fruit and spice cake -- not from Santa, but someone with a less altruistic motive.

Hungary-Poland axis shows strain over EU budget veto

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday that he would continue to block the EU's budget and coronavirus recovery fund over rule-of-law criteria, although his veto ally Poland signalled a possible compromise.

Hungary stands by EU budget veto as Poland shifts

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday that he would continue to block the EU's budget and coronavirus recovery fund over rule-of-law criteria, although his veto ally Poland signalled a possible compromise.

Poland's 'revolution that we cannot stop'

Warsaw - For Klementyna Suchanow, one of the leaders of Poland's protest movement, mass demonstrations against a tightening of abortion laws have turned into "a real revolution" against the current government.

'Silent majority' of Poles favour strict abortion law

Warsaw - While mass protests against a court verdict backing a near-total ban on abortion have taken on an increasingly political flavour in Poland, the devout Catholic country is far from turning pro-choice.

Orban vs Orban: Romania defends EU after Hungary-Poland veto

Bucharest - Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban distanced himself from his nationalist Hungarian namesake and counterpart Viktor Orban on Thursday after Hungary and Poland vetoed the EU budget and coronavirus rescue plan.

Far-right 'hooligans' clash with police at Warsaw march

Warsaw - Polish far-right supporters on Wednesday clashed with riot police near Warsaw's main stadium, which is being used as a temporary hospital for Covid-19 victims.

'Traumatised' Poles look abroad after abortion ruling

Warsaw - Abortion charities are reporting a sharp increase in the number of Polish women turning to them for help after a constitutional court ruling last month to tighten legislation.

Trump ally Poland conflicted over Biden win

Warsaw - A faithful ally of Donald Trump, Poland's populist government is struggling to digest his defeat and is worried the president-elect will be far more critical of its domestic policies, experts said Monday.

Polish pro-choice campaigner helps women bypass abortion law

Warsaw - Seven years ago, Natalia Broniarczyk had an abortion despite stringent Polish legislation against it. Now, she is helping other women do the same and taking part in mass protests against a further tightening of an already highly restrictive law.

Poles defy virus warnings to rally for abortion rights

Warsaw - Thousands of people rallied in Warsaw and across Poland on Friday, defying government orders and risking coronavirus contagion to voice their anger at a court ruling banning almost all abortions.

Polish churches become battleground in abortion fight

Warsaw - Graffiti on church walls, demonstrations during mass and angry confrontations with priests: Catholic churches have become a new battleground in the struggle over abortion rights in Poland.

Polish women strike, hold mass demos over near-total abortion ban

Warsaw - Women in Poland walked off the job and hit the streets nationwide on Wednesday, the seventh straight day of mass protests over a court ruling to impose a near-total abortion ban in Poland.

Polish PM urges end to 'barbarism' of abortion protests

Warsaw - Poland's prime minister on Tuesday defended a highly controversial court ruling on abortion that has ignited angry protests across the country, calling for an end to "barbarism".

Ukraine activist in nude protest against Polish abortion ban

Kiev - A member of radical feminist group Femen staged a naked protest outside the Polish embassy in Kiev on Monday against a near-total ban on abortion in the EU country.The English words "My body is my choice" were scrawled on her torso.

Protesters target churches over Poland's near-total abortion ban

Warsaw - Protesters targeted Catholic churches across Poland on Sunday in the fourth straight day of upheaval against a near-total ban on abortion in the EU country.Demonstrators chanted "we've had enough!

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.
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On the farm market in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland.
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All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
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(Screen TV shot) Iker Casillas in the game against France, EURO 2012, Poland - Ukraine.
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A ride in a horse carriage on Freta Street, Warsaw, Poland.
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Lignite mine Bełchatów, Poland. This is an opencast, or open-pit coal mine.
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Lined up lights at the collective tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the cemetery in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland.
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On the farm market in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland.
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Polish beekeepers & Anti-GMO protesters in Warsaw, Poland
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Baroque decorations of the columns on the castle's south wing, Żary, Poland.
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The Krobia and Miejska Górka region of Poland is known for its food exports.
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Alcohol drinks on a special display in Maximus, warehouse outlet in Nadarzyn, Poland.
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At the entry door to Le Regina restaurant, Warsaw, Poland.
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Upside down house in the village of Szymbark, near Gdansk, Northern Poland.
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