2nd Dec 2023


German government postpones fracking law

Germany's ruling coalition has decided to postpone until after autumn elections a draft bill on fracking- a controversial gas extraction method pumping a high-pressured mix of water and chemicals. The Christian-Democrats wanted fracking to be banned for a period of time, while their Liberal allies disagreed, said environment minister Altmeier.

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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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