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Polish opponents of abortion march against recent steps to liberalize strict law

Apr. 14, 2024 10:40 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Polish opponents of abortion marched in Warsaw on Sunday to protest recent steps by the new government to liberalize the predominantly Catholic nation’s strict laws and allow termination of pregnancy until the 12th week. Many...

Polish lawmakers vote to move forward with work on lifting a near-total abortion ban

Apr. 12, 2024 13:30 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers voted Friday to move forward with proposals to lift a near-total ban on abortion, a divisive issue in the traditionally Roman Catholic country, which has one of the most restrictive laws in Europe. Members of the lower house of parliament, the...

Poland calls aid worker's killing in Gaza a murder, wants further investigation

Apr. 12, 2024 11:28 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s government on Friday called the killing of a Polish aid worker by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza a murder, and demanded Israel's support for a Polish investigation into the case. Deputy Foreign Minister Władysław Teofil Bartoszewski told lawmakers in...

Poland’s lawmakers vote to move forward with work on lifting a near-total abortion ban

Apr. 12, 2024 08:51 AM EDT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers vote to move forward with work on lifting a near-total abortion ban.

Poland has a strict abortion law — and many abortions. Lawmakers are now tackling the legislation

Apr. 11, 2024 11:58 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s parliament held a long-awaited debate Thursday on liberalizing the country's strict abortion law. The traditionally Catholic nation has one of the most restrictive laws in Europe, but many women terminate pregnancies at home with pills mailed from abroad. ...

Poland's kids rejoice over new rules against homework. Teachers and parents aren't so sure

Apr. 11, 2024 08:58 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ola Kozak is celebrating. The 11-year-old, who loves music and drawing, expects to have more free time for her hobbies after Poland’s government ordered strict limits on the amount of homework in the lower grades. “I am happy,” said the fifth grader, who...

Tusk fails to win decisive victory in local elections, complicating his efforts to remake Poland

Apr. 08, 2024 08:29 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's local and regional elections over the weekend failed to give Prime Minister Donald Tusk the sweeping victory he had hoped for in his efforts to reverse eight years of rule by a populist party that was accused by the European Union of eroding democratic norms. ...

Conservative opposition leads Prime Minister Tusk's party in Poland's local races, exit poll says

Apr. 07, 2024 20:21 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An exit poll released after Poland's local and regional elections Sunday showed Prime Minister Donald Tusk's pro-EU party trailing the conservative opposition party that governed Poland for eight years until December. But the socially liberal mayor of Warsaw, a Tusk ally,...

Hulu's 'We Were the Lucky Ones' is a good reminder to talk to your elders while you still can

Apr. 05, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

In Hulu's limited-series “ We Were the Lucky Ones, " the Kurc family in Poland is separated during World War II and spends years trying to reunite. This was before the Internet and cell phones so tracking each other's whereabouts was hard. It's based on a non-fiction book of the...

Israeli ambassador, summoned by Poland in protest, apologizes for death of Polish aid worker

Apr. 05, 2024 09:39 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s deputy foreign minister handed a diplomatic note on Friday to Israel’s ambassador protesting the killing of a Polish aid worker in an attack earlier this week on a convoy of aid workers in Gaza. After the meeting, Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej...