PSL and Poland 2050 will go together to the parliamentary elections. Two U.S. Army training helicopters crashed in Alaska. In Spain, a massive brawl between the players of both teams ended the second quarter-final match of the Euroleague basketball. Here are six things you should know today.
1. PSL and Poland 2050 will start from one list
The Polish People’s Party and Poland 2050 will go together to the parliamentary elections. The leaders of these groups, Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz and Szymon Hołownia, announced this at a joint Thursday conference. The leader of Poland 2050 then called this coalition “the third way in politics”.
Hołownia said later that day on “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 that this “third way” is “something that gives a choice to the people I and Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz meet practically every week in Poland who say: we suffocate in polarization, we want a third way.”
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2. Helicopter crash in Alaska
Two U.S. Army helicopters crashed in Alaska on Thursday while returning from a training flight. As a result of this incident, three pilots of the armed forces were killed, Reuters reported.
The AH-64 Apache helicopters came from Fort Wainwright, based near Fairbanks in central Alaska. “The incident is being investigated and more details will be released as they become available,” authorities said.
3. Extended ceasefire in Sudan
Sudanese generals vying for power agreed on Thursday evening to extend the truce ending at midnight on Thursday night for 72 hours until midnight on Monday. Representatives from the US and Saudi Arabia participated in the negotiations, Reuters reported.
Despite the previously concluded truce and the ongoing negotiations on Thursday, clashes continued in the country between the regular government army and the RSF (paramilitary Rapid Support Forces). Gunshots and explosions were heard in Khartoum and Omdurman, and there were airstrikes, Reuters reported.
4. Afghanistan bans women from working at the UN
The UN Security Council unanimously condemned the Taliban’s ban on Afghan women working for the UN in Afghanistan. The Security Council resolution – prepared by the United Arab Emirates and Japan – describes the ban as “unprecedented in the history of the United Nations” and reaffirms “the essential role of women in Afghan society.”
“The UN ban on women’s work undermines basic human rights,” the authors of the resolution stress and call on the Afghan government to revoke it.
5. Jerry Springer is dead
Jerry Springer, an American journalist and TV presenter, has died at the age of 79, the BBC reported. For almost three decades, the journalist and presenter hosted “The Jerry Springer Show”, known in Poland as “Jerry Springer Skirmishes”.
Before embarking on a television career that included political journalism, Springer was mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, and advised Robert F. Kennedy’s election campaign.
6. Poles are going to Euro
It could have been a disastrous debut for Marcin Lijewski as a coach of Polish handball players. In the qualifying match for the European Championship 2024, the favored Biało-Czerwoni were already losing by four goals, but in the end they defeated the Italians 31:29 (13:15), securing promotion to next year’s tournament.
7. Brawl at the Euroleague match
The second quarter-final match of the Euroleague basketball game between Real Madrid and Partizan Belgrade ended with a massive brawl between the players of both teams. During the match, when Partizan was leading high and almost certain of winning, Real player Sergio Llulla brutally fouled the American leader of the Serbian team, Kevin Punter.
This led to a massive fight on the pitch involving players from both teams, also from the bench. Partizan’s Dante Exum, an Australian player, was the hardest hit when he was knocked down with a wrestling hold by French Real Guerschon Yabusele.
The referees stopped the match one minute and 40 seconds before the end of the fourth quarter with Partizan leading 95:80. The referees analyzed the whole situation for several minutes, also with the participation of the coaches, and then decided to end the match.
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