4th Dec 2023


Germany passes online hate-speech bill

Germany on Wednesday passed a bill that will require social media giants like Facebook and YouTube to report certain forms of hate speech to the police and to provide users' IP addresses. "In the future, those who make threats or spread hate online will be prosecuted more toughly and more effectively," justice minister Christine Lambrecht said on her ministry's website.

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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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