Moroccan earthquake death toll rises. Polish players lost in the clash with the Albanians, the Euro is moving away. Novak Djokovic defeated Russian Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final. The G20 Summit in Delhi has ended. Another election debate took place on TVN24. Here are five things worth knowing today.
1. The number of victims of the earthquake in Morocco is increasing
The number of fatalities has increased Friday’s earthquake in Morocco. According to local media, at least 2,122 people were killed and 2,421 people were injured. A frantic search for the missing continues near the epicenter. There is a shortage of food, water and shelter.
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Morocco on Friday night. The quake’s epicenter was 72 kilometers southwest of Marrakech, but its effects were felt over a huge area. As reported by the US National Geological Survey (USGS), it was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in this country.
2. Defeat of Poles in the match against Albania.
Polish football team lost in Tirana to Albania 0:2 (0:1) and significantly complicated their chances of qualifying for the European Championships. The match did not go well for the White and Reds, and the highlight of the match were the goals scored by their rivals.
3. Novak Djokovic the champion of the US Open 2023
It was a great show of strength from Novak Djokovic. The Serbian defeated the Russian Daniil Medvedev 6:3, 7:6 (7-5), 6:3 and thus won the US Open for the fourth time in his career. It is also his 24th Grand Slam triumph. The final match lasted three hours and 17 minutes. Djokovic waited five years to triumph again in New York. It was also his 96th career tournament win.
4. End of the G20 Summit in Delhi
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi concluded a two-day summit of G20 leaders in Delhi on Sunday and symbolically handed over the presidency of the group to Brazil, where the next meeting will take place next year. At the end of the summit, Modi handed over the ceremonial gavel of the presidency to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Formally, the presidency of Brazil in the G20 group will start on December 1.
On Saturday, G20 leaders issued a joint statement opposing the “use of force and threats of force to seize territory” and stressing that “the use or threat of using nuclear weapons is unacceptable,” but did not explicitly condemn Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.
5. Election debate on TVN24
On TVN24 it took place on Sunday debate of representatives of election committees Civic Coalition, New Left, Third Way and Confederation. Politicians in the program “Time of Decision: DEBATA” discussed the most important topics of the campaign. They were asked, among other things, about ways to combat high inflation, the scandal related to the issuance of visas and energy security.
The Sunday debate was attended by: Paweł Kowal from the Civic Coalition, Władysław Teofil Bartoszewski from the Third Way, Krystian Kamiński from the Confederation of Freedom and Independence and Andrzej Szejna from the New Left. Representatives of the Law and Justice election committee did not accept the invitation. The program was hosted by Anita Werner.
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