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Senior MEP fears Brexit will INTENSIFY EU pressure on countries who have REFUSED the euro

The European Union could try to exploit Brexit and impose the euro currency onto the remaining eight countries inside the bloc who do not use the euro, according to a Polish MEP. Speaking to the Institute of Government yesterday, the Polish MEP Danuta Hübner fears that Brexit could result in pushing more countries towards the eurozone. This comes amid plans between EU leaders, including Jean-Claude Juncker and Emmanuel Macron, to expand the current eurozone and push integration this year. The French President has ambitious reform plans for the Brussels bloc,…

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Finnish president signs space act as country’s first commercial SAR microsatellite launched

WARSAW, Poland — Shortly after a Finnish company successfully launched the country’s first commercial SAR microsatellite, Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö signed the country’s first comprehensive space legislation. The act was drafted by a working group set up to establish a clear framework for the country’s space industry. The legislation creates regulations for local satellite operators, a licensing scheme for space industry players, and the rules for maintaining a national satellite register. The act’s signing Jan. 12 was preceded by the launch of the country’s first commercial synthetic aperture radar (SAR)…

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Killer storm: Seven people dead as hurricane-strength winds batter Europe

The killer 90mph winds, named Storm Friederike in Germany, are crossing the country from west to east and the storm is expected to hit Poland overnight. Falling trees and debris have killed three people in Holland, as shocking footage showed people being blown over by the powerful gales. A German man, 59, was killed by a falling tree in Emmerich near the Dutch border, while a 68-year-old lorry driver was killed in Lippstadt western Germany. A 28-year-old fireman in Bad Salzungen, Germany, was killed when a tree fell on him.…

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Leeds news: Bartosz Boniecki and Hubert Sadowski to travel to Thorp Arch next week

The 17-year-old’s, who play for Pogon Szczecin, will travel to the Championship club’s Thorp Arch HQ next week.  Boniecki is an attacking midfielder, who has won five caps for Poland at Under-18 level. Central defender Sadowski represented Poland once at Under-15 level.  Dariusz Adamczuk, the president of Pogon’s Academy, said: “For both players it is a new experience and an opportunity to test themselves against the background of players from England.” Neither player has made a first-team appearance for Pogon, who compete in Poland’s top division, the Ekstraklasa.  Leeds chiefs…

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BREAKING: Horror as teenager stabbed in tram stop attack – suspect on run

The incident happened in Cottbus, which is in the east of the country and close to the border with Poland. According to the German news website LR Online, the teenager was stabbed by a Syrian teenager.  The stabbing happened at the tram stop Blechen-Carre at around 3pm this afternoon.  The media website is reporting that the attack came following a fight between the two teenagers.  They said: “The Syrian and German teenagers between the ages of 16 and 18 know each other from school. “A 16-year-old was attacked by a…

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Real Madrid to stun Chelsea, PSG and Bayern in mega spending spree to replace Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale will all be sold. And Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has eyes on Eden Hazard, Neymar and Robert Lewandowski. That is according to Spanish newspaper Marca, who claim the triple swoop in very much on Perez’s summer agenda. Real look set to ditch Bale and Benzema at the end of the season after campaigns fraught with injuries and poor form. Benzema, who has previously been linked with Arsenal, will be offloaded to the highest bidder, while Bale appears set to join either Manchester…

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WORLD WAR 3 WARNING: Sweden sends emergency guide to five million residents as fears peak

The advice booklet, titled “If Crisis or War Comes”, will be sent out to all 4.7million Swedish households by June. It will updated giving advice on how to handle terrorist attacks and cyber warfare, as well as conventional war tactics. Christina Andersson, from Sweden’s civil contingencies agency, which will produce the guide, said the decision to update procedures came as a result of intensifying Russian military manoeuvres in the region. Experts believe Russia has rehearsed military drills involving the capture of Sweden, within the last year. Vladimir Putin’s eastern superpower…

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Hitler’s Auschwitz bookkeeper to finally face justice as 94-year-old deemed fit for jail

EPA/REUTERS Oskar Groening was found guilty of participation in the murders of 300,000 people In July 2015 94-year-old former Auschwitz camp bookkeeper Groening – he was responsible for collating and shipping back to Berlin the possessions of the dead – was found guilty of participation in the murders of 300,000 people and sentenced to four years in jail. Groening never denied being at the Auschwitz camp in Nazi occupied Poland and admitted to the world it was an extermination centre where inmates were not expected to survive.   He has not…

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Ryan Giggs says psychologist helped him deal with Manchester United exit

Ryan Giggs • Leaving Old Trafford was ‘going into the unknown’, says Giggs • Giggs appointed Wales manager on four-year contract Ryan Giggs has said that he sought help from a psychologist to deal with his departure from Manchester United, on the day he was unveiled as Chris Coleman’s successor as Wales manager. The former United midfielder has signed a four-year contract to take charge for the qualification campaigns for the 2020 European Championship and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar having last coached as an assistant to Louis van…

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Czech election latest: Zeman plots to hold on to presidency against pro-EU Drahos

GETTY Milos Zeman’s re-election would come as a blow to the EU The opponents are gearing up for an election run-off on January 26 and 27 in a battle which is already being compared to that fought between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the United States Presidential Election in 2016. The leader of the Party of Civic Rights, Mr Zeman, a 73-year-old who has courted the far-right in rejecting migrants from Muslim countries while pursuing warmer relations with Russia and China, was elected President of the Czech Republic in…

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