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EU launches vaccine rollout, historic day in virus fight

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Medical workers, nursing home residents and politicians are set to be vaccinated against the coronavirus across the European Union on Sunday, part of an effort by the bloc's 27 n...

COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrive across EU before rollout

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The first shipments of coronavirus vaccines have arrived across the European Union as authorities prepared to administer the first shots to the most vulnerable people in a coordi...

A season of fear, not cheer, as virus changes Christmas

Montserrat Parello lost her husband eight years ago, and Christmas gatherings with children and grandchildren had helped her deal with her loneliness. But this year, the 83-year-old will be alone for ...

Poles voice fears of 'Polexit' as govt defies EU over budget

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As the Polish government plays a game of chicken with the European Union over its next long-term budget, some Poles are voicing fears that a drawn-out conflict could put their co...

Poland says it's not backing down ahead of EU budget summit

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish government officials insisted on Friday that they are sticking to their tough negotiating position ahead of a key European Union summit next week that should finalize the ...

Rage and hope fuel women's revolt over abortion in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Karolina Micula had used her bare chest in political protest once before. When Poland’s right-wing government first tried to restrict abortion rights, the actre...

EU hit by new crisis, this time over money and values

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The European Union still hasn't completely sorted out its messy post-divorce relationship with Britain — but it has already been plunged into another major crisis. ...

Poland, Hungary threaten EU budget over rule-of-law issue

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The governments of Poland and Hungary threatened Monday to veto the European Union's next seven-year budget and coronavirus recovery plan due to a new mechanism that would link f...

Why an abortion law ruling trigged mass protests in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is a largely conservative country compared to much of Europe, a place where churches fill up on Sundays and Roman Catholicism is deeply interwoven with the national identi...

Short of medics as virus surges, central Europe sounds alarm

KYJOV, Czech Republic (AP) — Soldiers in Poland are giving coronavirus tests. American National Guard troops with medical training are headed to the Czech Republic to work alongside doctors there. A C...

Poles join nationwide strike in revolt over abortion ruling

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — People across Poland are vowing to stay off their jobs on Wednesday as part of a nationwide strike to protest a top court ruling that bans abortions in cases of congenitally dama...

Polish women protest new abortion restriction in churches

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Women's rights activists in Poland staged protests during Sunday church services in the predominantly Roman Catholic nation against a tightening of the nation's already restricti...

Polish academics protest 'fundamentalist' education minister

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Activists dressed as security guards hung a banner over a Polish Education Ministry building early Wednesday to protest the appointment of a new minister whom they consider to be...

Polish court ruling to determine fate of human rights office

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s constitutional court is issuing a ruling Tuesday that is expected to determine the fate of one of the last state bodies that has kept its independence from the populist ...

Polish leader vows to veto EU budget in face of 'blackmail'

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling party leader is threatening to veto the European Union's economic recovery plan and long-term budget if the bloc decides to link funding to respect for rule of la...