Suzanne Doering

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Polish Women Stage 'Black Monday' Strikes to Protest Abortion Law

Legions of women across Poland dressed in black and went on strike Monday to protest a proposed law that would ban all abortions.<p>Tens of thousands of demonstrators braved the cold and rain to rally in the main square of Warsaw’s historic Old Town and enormous "Black Monday" protests were also …

Europe

EU’s Executive Starts Probe Into Poland’s New Retail Levy

The European Commission opened a probe into Poland’s new tax on retailers that imposes smaller charges on shops with lower sales. A ruling-party …

Europe

This video game is such a phenomenon in Poland, they're issuing a stamp to celebrate it

"The Witcher" is a fairly popular series of video games in the West, but in its home country of Poland, it's so much more. It's a fantasy universe created for a series of beloved novels, which spawned games of the video and board variety as well as a poorly-received movie.<p>It's safe to say author …

The Witcher

Poland just raised the stakes in a missile race between NATO and Russia

The Polish government announced Tuesday that it would buy the U.S. Army's Patriot air-and-missile defense system, a move widely seen as a response to Moscow's upcoming deployment of nuclear-capable missiles to Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea.<p>Five other NATO countries already deploy the Patriot system …

Russia

Polish Judiciary Warns Government Is Damaging State With Attacks

Polish government attacks against the country’s courts are damaging the state, undermining its credit ratings and ignoring the need for democratic …

Europe

Poland approves large-scale logging in Europe's last primeval forest

Greenpeace accuses government of ignoring scientists over fate of Białowieża woodland, home to 20,000 animal species and Europe’s tallest trees<p>Poland has approved large-scale logging in Europe’s last primeval woodland in a bid to combat a beetle infestation despite protests from scientists, …

Biodiversity

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Travel

Gas workers dig up human remains at Nazi death camp in Poland

Polish prosecutors are investigating if workers violated laws protecting buried human remains when they apparently dug up bones at the site of a …

Krakow

This 18-year-old CEO in Poland is making the first sign language messaging app for deaf people

Today, on Monday morning, Mach announced that his app, Five, had raised the equivalent of about $150,000 in funding — no easy feat in Poland, where venture capital cash can be hard to find even for seasoned entrepreneurs.<p>Five started as a silly app, designed by Mach and developed by a bunch of …

Startups

The children who need to play

<b>Thirty percent of the migrants and refugees who reached Europe last year were children. Despite their long and dangerous journey, the youngsters still need to find ways to play.</b><p>"We're all on our own journeys," said Abdulrahman. "But some are a little longer than others."<p>It was past midnight and we …

Coastlines

Germany eyes law change to stop EU migrants claiming benefits

Move comes after court ruled authorities must pay subsistence benefits to newcomers despite contributions-based system, and is boost to David Cameron's EU reform bid<p>In a fresh boost to David Cameron’s campaign to secure EU welfare reform, Angela Merkel’s government is to change the law to stop …

A Media Bill in Poland Sparks Concern Over Press Freedom

Poland’s conservative government has introduced a bill to reform the country’s public broadcasters, effectively giving the government power to …

Europe

Denmark plan to seize migrants' assets draws protests

<b>A Danish government proposal to seize assets of asylum-seekers to make them pay for their keep has drawn sharp criticism in international media.</b><p>Integration Minister Inger Stoejberg said police should be allowed to seize valuables to make them pay for housing, healthcare and some education.<p>She …

Asylum Seekers

Goddess Diana statue looted by Nazis returns to Poland

<b>A marble bust of the Roman goddess Diana that was looted by the Nazis has returned to Poland after 75 years.</b><p>The 18th-Century statue was taken in 1940, but its whereabouts remained unknown until it emerged in a Vienna auction house earlier this year.<p>The private collector who put the bust up for …

History

Migrant crisis: EU launches new border force plan

<b>Controversial plans for an EU Border and Coast Guard force have been set out as part of an EU drive to curb the record influx of migrants.</b><p>The European Commission is proposing a force with a stronger mandate than the EU's current Frontex border teams.<p>But some governments see the powers as violating …

North Africa

Opposition demonstrations as Poland faces constitutional crisis

New Polish government accused of 'creeping coup d'etat' over supreme court appointments<p>Thousands of Poles took part in demonstrations across Poland on Saturday as the country wrestles with its worst constitutional crisis since the fall of communism.<p>Led by leaders from all of Poland's main …

Here's the easiest way to understand the Monty Hall problem, the mathematics puzzle about goats that even PhD-holders get wrong

Yet everyone gets the answer wrong.<p>Here is how it works: In the TV show "Let's Make a Deal," hosted by Monty Hall, contestants are shown three doors and are told that behind one of them is a Cadillac, and behind the other two are goats. All they have to do is pick one door. After they make their …

Mathematics

There's a strange forest in Poland that's filled with crooked trees — and no one can explain how it got that way

Why do the trees bend like this? No one is quite sure.<p>Some have theorized that harsh weather conditions made them this way. Others have said that man-made development uprooted the trees.<p>Landscape photographer Kilian Schoönberger shared some of his photos of the forest, as well as the folklore …

Forests

Solar storms: New evidence that the Sun twice erupted violently in the Middle Ages.

In the years 774 and 993, the Earth was attacked from space.<p>Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful.<p>Phil Plait writes</b> …

Solar Cycle

The Church of Stop Shopping doesn't pull punches on its return to New York

Reverend Billy Talen and his group are returning to New York City this Black Friday to deliver a simple message to Americans: resist consumerism<p>Justin Bieber has pulled out of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. But don’t worry: the Reverend Billy is still planning to entertain the holiday crowd on …

New York City

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Brandalism: 82 Artists Install 600 Fake Ads Across Paris to Protest the COP21 Climate Conference | Colossal

<p>Just days before the start of the UN COP21 Climate Conference held in Paris and during the French state of emergency following terrorist attacks …

Posters

5 New Travel Startups Kicking Adventure Travel Into High Gear

Travelers want their trips to contain a hint of familiarity and a lot of uncharted territory they’re unaccustomed to. Anticipation of a trip is often …

COP21: Beginner's guide to the UN Paris climate summit

What is the climate conference for?<p>In short, the world's governments have already committed to curbing human activities such as burning fossil fuels that release the gases that interfere with the climate.<p>But that isn't problem solved.<p>The difficulty comes when you try to get 195 countries to agree …

Climate

Paris attacks: Can Europe tackle homegrown jihad?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1210000/1210400_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524631238_545e0e7761916febec42406aee7e6f8f<p><b>Their laughter ringing out around the sports hall, the group of youngsters, aged between 15 and 25, bounded about playing first football and then a</b> …

Terrorism

Stranded migrants battle police on Greece-Macedonia border

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1210000/1210558_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524631240_d6cf9c7cc53d0b003d2d533bba70979c<p><b>Clashes between riot police and migrants angry at being prevented from entering Macedonia from Greece have left up to 40 people injured.</b><p>Macedonian …

North Africa

Vladimir Putin announces Russian sanctions against Turkey

Kremlin decree issued to ‘ensure national security’ includes restrictions on imports and on Turkish staff working for Russian businesses<p>Russia has announced a package of economic sanctions against Turkey in retaliation for the shooting down of a Russian jet four days ago on the Syrian-Turkish …

Russia

Three Investments with an Instant Guaranteed Return

I generally keep this place pretty well disguised as an Early Retirement Financial Blog, but secretly it is a Life Improvement Blog. The glitzy …

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