3rd Dec 2023


German vice-chancellor: further talks 'barely conceivable'

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has "torn down the last bridges on which Greece and Europe could have moved towards a compromise", German vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel told Tagesspiegel, adding that after the No vote further negotiations "are barely conceivable" and that Greece is "on a path of bitter abandonment and hopelessness".

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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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