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Abortion laws in Poland

The Polish parliament has rejected draft legislation to allow abortion until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy by 240 votes to 173.

The Polish parliament has rejected draft legislation to allow abortion until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy by 240 votes to 173.

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Poland debates total abortion ban

The Polish parliament has begun debating proposals that would implement a total ban on abortion, despite already having some of Europe’s most restrictive laws.

The Polish parliament has begun debating proposals that would implement a total ban on abortion, despite already having some of Europe’s most restrictive laws.

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Police uncover world's largest illegal Viagra factory

It is alleged millions of euros worth of the counterfeit drugs were sold via the Internet from an address in Poland. Officials say popular brand names and own branding labels were used.

It is alleged millions of euros worth of the counterfeit drugs were sold via the Internet from an address in Poland. Officials say popular brand names and own branding labels were used.

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A world championship of logging

The world’s best forestry workers gathered in the picturesque Polish town of Wisla over the weekend (September 8-11) for the World Logging Championships.

The world’s best forestry workers gathered in the picturesque Polish town of Wisla over the weekend (September 8-11) for the World Logging Championships.

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Vigil held in UK for Polish man killed in attack

The organisers say members of the 850,000-strong Polish community from across the UK travelled to the town of Harlow in Essex to take part.

The organisers say members of the 850,000-strong Polish community from across the UK travelled to the town of Harlow in Essex to take part.

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Poland: Free prescription medicine for over-75s

Senior citizens aged 75 and over are entitled to free prescription drugs in Poland from September 1 under a new law.

Senior citizens aged 75 and over are entitled to free prescription drugs in Poland from September 1 under a new law.

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UK: 'Hate crime' murder probe after Polish man is killed

A sixth teenager arrested on suspicion of murdering a Polish man in southeast England has been freed on bail in what police believe may have been a hate crime.

A sixth teenager arrested on suspicion of murdering a Polish man in southeast England has been freed on bail in what police believe may have been a hate crime.

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"Weimar Triangle" group to get second lease of life

Germany, Poland and France have vowed to kick-start the so-called “Weimar Triangle” group first formed 25 years ago after the end of the Cold War.

Germany, Poland and France have vowed to kick-start the so-called “Weimar Triangle” group first formed 25 years ago after the end of the Cold War.

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Treasure hunters excavate site of a buried Nazi "gold train"

A team of treasure hunters searching for a Nazi "gold train" have started excavations on the sight where the legendary train supposedly vanished in southwest Poland near the Czech border 1945.

A team of treasure hunters searching for a Nazi "gold train" have started excavations on the sight where the legendary train supposedly vanished in southwest Poland near the Czech border 1945.

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Poles remember Battle of Warsaw victory over Red Army

On the 96th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw, Poles donned 1920s military uniform to re-enact a key moment from their past.

On the 96th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw, Poles donned 1920s military uniform to re-enact a key moment from their past.

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Pope Francis encourages acceptance at penultimate day of World Youth events

On the penultimate day (July 30) of the World Youth celebrations in Poland, Pope Francis addressed worshippers at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in the south of…

On the penultimate day (July 30) of the World Youth celebrations in Poland, Pope Francis addressed worshippers at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in the south of…

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Pope Francis visits Auschwitz to pray for victims

Pope Francis paid a deeply contemplative and private visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Pope Francis paid a deeply contemplative and private visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau

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Music runs in the blood of Polish family folk trio

Jan Malisz set up Kapela Maliszów with his two children, playing traditional songs from southern Poland, they are riding the wave of a folk music renaissance.

Jan Malisz set up Kapela Maliszów with his two children, playing traditional songs from southern Poland, they are riding the wave of a folk music renaissance.

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Pope says religion not to blame for terror attacks

Pope Francis has begun a five-day trip to Poland by taking on the government and implicitly criticising its anti-immigration stance.

Pope Francis has begun a five-day trip to Poland by taking on the government and implicitly criticising its anti-immigration stance.

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Poland: dancing nuns go viral

Polish nuns dance to encourage young faithfuls to take part in World Youth Day at the end of July.

Polish nuns dance to encourage young faithfuls to take part in World Youth Day at the end of July.

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Experts weigh in on the Nato summit in Warsaw

Competitor, adversary, peer or partner – that’s how the head of Nato’s military committee said the alliance should consider Russia, and the decisions being taken at the summit in Warsaw are of particu

Competitor, adversary, peer or partner – that’s how the head of Nato’s military committee said the alliance should consider Russia, and the decisions being taken at the summit in Warsaw are of particu

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'We don't seek confrontation' - NATO on new deployment

NATO leaders at their summit in Warsaw have agreed to deploy multinational forces in the Baltic states and Poland to deter potential Russian aggression.

NATO leaders at their summit in Warsaw have agreed to deploy multinational forces in the Baltic states and Poland to deter potential Russian aggression.

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NATO, EU ink cooperation deal

NATO and the EU have signed a deal aimed at boosting cooperation on defence.

NATO and the EU have signed a deal aimed at boosting cooperation on defence.