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  • Poland's only cosmonaut, Mirosław Hermaszewski, dies aged 81

    Poland’s only cosmonaut, Gen Mirosław Hermaszewski, who circled the Earth in a Soviet spacecraft in 1978, has died aged 81.  The retired air force pilot’s death was announced on Twitter by his son-in-law, European Parliament member Ryszard Czarnecki, who told the Polish press that he died in a Warsaw hospital following complications with his surgery….

  • French farmers stop traffic on the Champs-Élysées, while Polish farmers block road to Lithuania

    European Farmers are protesting against national and EU farming rules. ADVERTISEMENT Farmers’ protests continued across Europe on Friday, with 66 arrests in Paris after protesting farmers blocked the Champs-Élysées during the early hours. Placing tractors and straw bales along the iconic avenue near the Arc de Triomphe and French President Emmanuel Macron’s office, the Élysée Palace,…

  • Poland formally demands €1.3 trillion from Germany in WWII reparations

    Poland has announced that it wants to start negotiations with Germany on reparations during World War II. Polish foreign minister Zbigniew Rau signed an official note on Monday requesting around €1.3 trillion in damages. “Parties must take immediate steps towards a permanent, complete and definitive legal and material settlement,” he told reporters. The signing comes before a…