2nd Dec 2023


EU pledges €138m more to G5 Sahel Force

The EU's high representative Federica Mogherini pledged €138m extra to the G5 Sahel Force in order to be better equipped to fight insurgency and terrorism in the Sahel region. Mogherini announced the pledge after a meeting with the foreign ministers of the Sahel G5 (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad) in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou. Nigeria's president called earlier for help to fight insurgency in the region.

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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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