An estimated 250,000 people took to the streets in the Polish capital to express support for the European Union and protest the policies of the ruling Law and Justice Party. They're accusing the new conservative government of being anti-democratic.
Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe has offered concessions on reforms. But his critics are no longer fighting to hold a referendum on presidential term limits. Instead, they seek a complete change of power.
Spain's premier has told parliament about the government's plan to resolve the crisis that emerged from Catalonia's independence bid. Rajoy gave Catalonia's leader five days to clarify whether he declared independence.
Rights group AI has published a damning report into measures taken by the Law and Justice government that have weakened the rule of law in Poland. In particular it called on Warsaw to respect the right to free assembly.
The German chancellor has not ruled out EU sanctions to stem the crisis, said a government spokesman. Caracas has accused several European countries of undermining "Venezuelan democracy and its institutions."
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