4th Dec 2023


Support for Russia's ruling party drops ahead of elections

Support for Russia's pro-Kremlin ruling party has dropped to an eight-year low ahead of legislative elections in September where it seeks to retain a supermajority, independent poll results said according to the Moscow TImes. United Russia, which enjoys a two-thirds majority in the country's lower house of parliament, would receive 27 percent of the vote if it was held this Sunday, according to the Levada Centre independent polling agency.

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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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