25th Mar 2023


Berlusconi makes comeback in Italy

A right-wing coalition led by former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi won a regional vote in Sicily on Sunday, in a sign of the national mood ahead of the next general election. His bloc - the centre-right Forza Italia party, the far-right Northern League, and the right-wing Brothers of Italy party - won with 35-39%, exit polls said. The populist, anti-EU M5S party got 33-37%, the ruling centre-left PD got 16-20%.

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EU's new critical raw materials act could be a recipe for conflict

Solar panels, wind-turbines, electric vehicle batteries and other green technologies require minerals including aluminium, cobalt and lithium — which are mined in some of the most conflict-riven nations on earth, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Kazakhstan.


Okay, alright, AI might be useful after all

Large Language Models could give the powers trained data-journalists wield, to regular boring journalists like me — who don't know how to use Python. And that makes me tremendously excited, to be honest.

Polish abortion rights activist vows to appeal case

Polish abortion rights activists Justyna Wydrzyńska was last week sentenced for giving abortion pills to a 12-week pregnant woman. She will appeal. But with a court stacked by politically-appointed judges, her chances of overturning it are slim.

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