4th Dec 2023


Christian Kern to be Austria's new chancellor

Christian Kern, the head of Austria's railways, is to become the next Austrian chancellor on Tuesday (17 May) when the Social-Democrat Party (SPO) is likely to choose him as leader to replace Werner Faymann, who resigned on Monday. Kern on Thursday got support from the main SPO leaders.

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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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