3rd Dec 2023


Gazprom man calls EU a 'thief'

Gazprom deputy head, Alexander Medvedev, on Monday became the latest Russian heavyweight to lambast the EU's price-fixing probe. He cited a Russian proverb "a thief's hat tends to catch fire" and said Brussels' head "should be burning." He added he will hold an "eye-to-eye" meeting with the EU anti-trust chief.

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Brussels denies having no 'concern' on Spain's amnesty law

The Spanish government remains secretive about its negotiations with pro-independence Catalans, but claims the EU Commission has "zero concerns" about their proposed amnesty law for Catalan separatists. The EU executive denies that.


Dubai's COP28 — a view from the ground

Discussion of the biggest existential threat humanity has ever faced is barely mentioned on billboards or signage in Dubai — yet visitors are made aware quite quickly that t world rugby sevens tournament is imminent.

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