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Polish conservative Duda re-elected president, deeper EU rifts likely

3:02pm BST

WARSAW Polish President Andrzej Duda has won five more years in power on a socially conservative, religious platform in a closely fought election that makes renewed confrontation with the European Union's executive likely. | Video

Polens Präsident Duda nach Auszählung fast aller Stimmen wiedergewählt

13 Jul 2020

Warschau Polens Präsident Andrzej Duda ist nach Auszählung fast aller Stimmen für fünf Jahre knapp wiedergewählt worden.

Incumbent Duda extends lead in Polish election cliffhanger

13 Jul 2020

WARSAW Incumbent Andrzej Duda's lead in Poland's presidential election widened further, an updated late poll showed on Monday, a result, which while still uncertain, could have profound implications for Warsaw's relations with the European Union. | Video

Polish presidential challenger vows to end conservative stranglehold

29 Jun 2020

WARSAW Polish presidential challenger Rafal Trzaskowski tried to rally supporters of other opposition candidates to his centrist cause on Monday, vowing to hold the nationalist government to account ahead of what looks set to be a knife-edge run-off vote. | Video

Bus plunges off motorway bridge in Polish capital Warsaw, one dead

25 Jun 2020

WARSAW A municipal bus in the Polish capital Warsaw plunged off a motorway bridge on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 17, authorities said.

Pandemic? Recession? In Polish vote, gay rights in focus again

24 Jun 2020

WARSAW Sixty-year-old Marzenna Latawiec is determined to brave the risk of coronavirus and vote in Poland's presidential election on Sunday, but it's not the pandemic or the country's first economic recession in three decades that is firing her up.

Polish president compares 'LGBT ideology' to Soviet indoctrination

13 Jun 2020

BRZEG, Poland Poland's president compared LGBT "ideology" to communist doctrine in a campaign speech on Saturday, as LGBT rights become a hotly debated issue ahead of a June 28 presidential election in the staunchly Catholic country.

U.S.-Polish Fort Trump project crumbles

10 Jun 2020

WARSAW/WASHINGTON Fort Trump appears to have fallen.

Polish archbishop refers child abuse negligence case to Vatican

16 May 2020

WARSAW The Polish Catholic Church's most senior archbishop notified the Vatican on Saturday of a Polish bishop accused of shielding priests known to have sexually abused children.

Polish opposition threatens to block plans for rescheduled election

12 May 2020

WARSAW Poland's main opposition grouping threatened on Tuesday to block planning for a delayed presidential election, accusing the ruling coalition of rushing a voting plan through parliament for political gain.

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