The body of a woman believed to be a 27-year-old Polish woman was found on the island of Kos in Greece, Greek media reported. Barlinek Industria Kielce lost Sunday’s final of the Handball Champions League. In Cologne, SC Magdeburg turned out to be better after extra time (30:29). US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Beijing on Sunday, where he had already met with his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang. Here are the highlights.
1. The body of a woman, probably a missing Polish woman, was found on the island of Kos
On the island of Kos, Greece The body of a woman who, according to the police, may be a 27-year-old Polish woman has been found, Greek media reported. The corpse is to be identified by the woman’s partner. Anastazja from Wrocław went missing on the island on the night from Monday to Tuesday, and a 32-year-old citizen was detained in this case Bangladesh. According to the media, the body was to be discovered in close proximity to the detainee’s house. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that “the Polish consul in Athens is in constant contact with the local police conducting the search and with the family of the missing woman”, but does not provide additional information on this matter.
The discovery of the corpse was reported, among others, by the Greek portal protothema.gr. As he wrote, the body of a young woman was discovered on Sunday afternoon. They were supposed to be under the tree in a sack covered with branches. The portal added that the body was in close proximity to the house of a 32-year-old Bangladeshi citizen who was detained in the case of the disappearance of a Polish woman.
2. Barlinek Industria Kielce defeated in the Champions League final
There was little to luck. Barlinek Industria Kielce again has to deal with the taste and ends the next season of the Handball Champions League with silver medals. Talant Dujshebaev’s players lost 29:30 to Magdeburg in the grand final.
On a late Sunday afternoon, the packed hall in Cologne expected something special and historic. The team from Kielce, supported by a large group of fans, was just one small step away from eternity. However, the trophy was left in Germany.
There was also a tragedy during the match. In the stands Polish journalist Paweł Kotwica died.
3. Antony Blinken in China
Secretary of State USA Antony Blinken arrived in Beijing on Sunday, where he had already met his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang. A State Department spokesman said their meeting lasted five and a half hours and the conversations were “honest, factual and constructive.” He is the first high-ranking American diplomat to visit China in five years. Reuters writes that the trip comes amid “frosty bilateral relations” and “dim prospects for a breakthrough” but is intended to “stop the downward spiral.”
As Reuters writes, the two countries – currently the largest economies in the world – are divided by a long list of contentious issues. Antony Blinken’s talks in Beijing are intended to prevent differences from turning into an open conflict. Blinken’s visit comes – as the agency writes – in a situation of “frosty bilateral relations” and “poor prospects for a breakthrough”.
4. What do we know about the Ukrainian counteroffensive?
The Ukrainian authorities informed that there would be no official announcement of the start of the counter-offensive. However, army officials admit in their reports that “offensive operations are ongoing, and in several directions.” The Ukrainian armed forces have probably taken control of the village of Pyatichatki in the Zaporizhia region, media in Kiev report, also citing sources associated with the occupiers. Earlier, Russian propaganda channels reported that fierce fighting was taking place near the village.
The Ukrainian military has not officially confirmed the reports on the de-occupation of Pyatichatek, a village nine kilometers from the Dnieper River in the Zaporizhia region. However, the media in Kiev, when reporting on the recapture of the village, cite their own sources and also cite a statement by the so-called “Russian representative” in the occupied part of the Zaporizhia region, Vladimir Rogov’s collaborator. “Governor” wrote on the Telegram channel that “wave attacks of Ukrainian forces resulted in the capture of the village.”
5. Spain won the League of Nations
The next edition of the League of Nations is over. It was decided in the most tense circumstances possible – the fate of the final was decided by penalty kicks, in which Spain was better, winning 5:4. No goals had been scored in the gold medal match.
Sunday’s meeting at the famous De Kuip in Rotterdam was almost a formal culmination of the season in European football. It also became clear that the new nation will win the third edition of the league organized by UEFA.
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