German police halt armed far-right vigilantes on Polish border

Weapons seized after call from far-right party for members to prevent migrants from entering country German police say they have stopped more than 50 far-right vigilantes armed with pepper spray, a bayonet, a machete and batons who were trying to patrol the Polish border to stop migrants from entering the country. The vigilantes were following […]

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Navalny honoured, Regeni trial begins: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

A roundup of the coverage of the struggle for human rights and freedoms, from Russia to Yemen Continue reading…

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Freezing to death: the migrants left to die on the Poland-Belarus border – video

Migrants are dying in Poland’s forested border with Belarus, as the countries are locked in a geopolitical standoff. Polish authorities accuse Belarus of deliberately abandoning migrants near its border in an attempt to destabilise the EU due to the bloc imposing sanctions on Belarus after its disputed election. Poland has responded by declaring an emergency […]

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Thailand reopens to 46 countries with no quarantine!

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More than 30,000 Polish women sought illegal or foreign abortions since law change last year

Tens of thousands have travelled to other European countries including England for legal terminations since near-total ban, campaigners say At least 34,000 women in Poland are known to have sought abortions illegally or abroad since the country introduced a near total ban on terminations a year ago. According to Abortion Without Borders (AWB), an organisation […]

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Split over surge in energy prices overshadows EU climate strategy

Viktor Orbán claims bloc’s approach is ‘utopian fantasy’ that will increase prices and ‘destroy the middle class’ European Union leaders have exposed their differences over how to tackle a surge in energy prices, as Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, dismissed some of the bloc’s plans to confront the climate emergency as “utopian fantasy”. Ahead of […]

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4* Metropolo By Golden Tulip in Krakow from only €39 / $46!

4* Metropolo By Golden Tulip features air conditioned rooms with ensuite bathroom, desk, flat-screen TV and free WiFi. A sun terrace is available for all guests. Availability at…

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Polish prime minister escalates war of words with EU over rule of law

Mateusz Morawiecki says European court’s ‘creeping revolution’ undermines Polish sovereignty Poland’s prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has clashed with the European Commission president and MEPs after accusing EU institutions of seeking to turn the country into a province, in an escalation of the battle between Warsaw and Brussels over the rule of law. During a heated […]

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Poland criticised over stranded migrants after seventh death at border

Identity documents suggest latest person to die was 24-year-old Syrian who arrived in Belarus last month Polish police have found another body near the border with Belarus amid fresh allegations that Warsaw is breaking international law in its treatment of migrants stranded in harrowing conditions on the EU’s eastern frontier. The man’s body was spotted […]

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4* Novotel Warszawa Centrum, Warsaw, from only €36 / $42 with free cancellation!

4* Novotel Warszawa Centrum . Located in central Warsaw, this 4* hotel features air conditioned rooms with free WiFi, flat-screen TV and ensuite bathroom. Availability from €59 to…

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