3rd Dec 2023


Swedish PM to step down ahead of 2022 elections

Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven caught the nation off guard on Sunday, saying he would resign in November ahead of a general election in September 2022 to give his successor a chance to improve the Social Democrats' standing in the polls, Reuters reported. Löfven has been prime minister since 2014, but his two coalition governments have lurched from crisis to crisis, unable to command a majority in parliament.

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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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