After thousands of women took to the streets to protest, the legislature rejected the proposal by a 352-58 vote on Thursday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Dresden to mark the 26th anniversary of reunification drew protests from far-right nationalists who oppose her policy of welcoming refugees.
Pound falls against dollar: British Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to trigger the Brexit process by March 2017. Global stock markets show an unstable pound sterling in the face of economic uncertainty.
Donning black and taking to Poland's streets, women boycotted their jobs and classes Monday to protest a proposal for a total ban on abortion.
The European Union may survive ‘Brexit,’ a refugee crisis, and rising political division. But its future won't look like the past.