3rd Dec 2023


Poland has over 70,000 modern slaves: report

Poland has the most modern slaves (71,900) of any EU member state, followed by Hungary (35,600), and Romania (22,600), in terms of absolute estimates, according to the Global Slavery Index, a report produced by global human rights organisation the Walk Free Foundation. India tops the 167-country list with 14,285,700.

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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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