Eighty years after World War II began, demand is growing in Poland for Germany to pay reparations to the tune of hundreds of billions of euros to compensate for the wartime devastation it caused. But Germany considers the issue to be long settled.
Ambassadors from 50 countries worldwide wrote the appeal in an open letter amid a worsening situation for the LGBT+ community in the country. A Polish lawmaker hit back, claiming all were protected under Polish law.
European nations are trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with tougher measures at bars and restaurants. New York City sent elementary schoolers back to class to test if its school system was ready.
Integration councils represent the rights of migrants and non-Germans; everyone can vote, regardless of citizenship. In Cologne, a member of the Polish-German community has been elected for the first time.
The East African country is a former German colony and lived under Belgian rule until gaining independence almost 60 years ago. A report says its leaders plan to ask the two ex-rulers to pay damages — and not just cash.
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