3rd Dec 2023


Italy registered Europe's hottest temperature on record: 48.8°C

The Italian island of Sicily may have registered the hottest temperature ever recorded in Europe - 48.8°C (119.8°F), the BBC writes. Regional authorities reported the reading, which needs to be verified by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), near Syracuse on Wednesday. According to the WMO, the current official record in Europe is 48°C, registered in Athens, Greece, in 1977.

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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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