Wednesday

20th Sep 2017

Ticker

Poland says Germany owes €717bn in WW2 damages

Polish parliament lawyers said Monday that Poland could claim €717bn in WW2 reparations from Germany, but Warsaw might let the matter lie. The lawyers said Nazi Germany harmed Poland more than any European state but paid it less than 1% of what it did to Western nations. On TV, the Polish foreign minister said talks with Germany would be good to highlight issues, but were unlikely to end in payments.

Spain arrests Catalan officials

Armed Spanish police have arrested Catalan officials and seized ballots for an independence referendum, prompting appeals for EU help.

Investigation

The rise of the German alt-right

Ahead of Sunday's German elections, a growing number of anti-establishment, anti-Islam websites have created an echo chamber for the radical right.

News in Brief

  1. Catalan leader decries Spanish government intervention
  2. Hungary set for fresh campaign against public enemy Soros
  3. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  4. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum
  5. Ireland to hold referendum on ownership of water
  6. Report: May to offer €20bn as Brexit bill in Florence speech
  7. Merkel poised to win election despite CDU dip in polls
  8. EU unveils cyber security ideas

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