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A WW2 battle reverberates in Poland's national election campaign

19 Aug 2019

GDANSK, Poland A monument to a battle fought in the opening days of World War Two has become a new frontline in the fight between Poland's ruling nationalists and the liberal opposition in the countdown to a parliamentary election on Oct. 13.

Poland's rights commissioner on faultlines of divided country

13 Aug 2019

WARSAW With his square, horn-rimmed glasses and measured academic tone, Poland's human rights commissioner seems an unlikely figure to attract a crowd at a rock festival.

Liberals fear unrest as Poland Catholic Church doubles down on anti-gay rhetoric

02 Aug 2019

WARSAW Poland's Catholic Church has doubled down on the anti-gay rhetoric that has become the nationalist ruling party's dominant theme in recent weeks, drawing a rebuke from liberal politicians who compared an archbishop's remarks to incitement to genocide.

Child benefits and tax breaks as Polish government gears up for election

27 Jun 2019

WARSAW Poland's governing Law and Justice Party (PiS) will extend its child benefit program from Monday, in a move critics say is a clear attempt to buy national election votes that will also divert much-needed investment from public services.

Polish towns go 'LGBT free' ahead of bitter European election campaign

21 May 2019

SWIDNIK, Poland Teresa Drzewiecka grew up during World War Two, when German and Soviet troops battled for control of her town of Swidnik in eastern Poland. | Video

RPT-Polish towns go "LGBT free" ahead of bitter European election campaign

21 May 2019

SWIDNIK, Poland, May 21 Teresa Drzewiecka grew up during World War Two, when German and Soviet troops battled for control of her town of Swidnik in eastern Poland.

Lawyers lament harsh sentences, rushed changes in Poland's criminal code

17 May 2019

WARSAW Polish lawmakers have approved a package of criminal justice reforms condemned as too tough by legal experts who also accused the conservative ruling party of rushing through important legislative changes in violation of democratic principles.

Poland's Kaczynski promises harsher sentences for child abuse

12 May 2019

WARSAW The leader of Poland's conservative ruling party promised harsher sentences for child abuse on Sunday, as the release of a documentary about pedophile priests created a fresh battleground in an election campaign marked by debate on religion and sexuality.

Poland's Kaczynski promises harsher sentences for child abuse

12 May 2019

WARSAW, May 12 The leader of Poland's conservative ruling party promised harsher sentences for child abuse on Sunday, as the release of a documentary about paedophile priests created a fresh battleground in an election campaign marked by debate on religion and sexuality.

Poles stage protest rally in support of LGBT activist

08 May 2019

WARSAW Hundreds of Polish gay rights activists staged a protest rally on Tuesday evening over the brief detention of a woman who posted images near a church of the Virgin Mary with her halo painted to resemble the rainbow flag of the LGBT community.

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