3rd Dec 2023


No evidence Russia behind 2009 activist murder, court rules

There was no evidence that Russian state agents were guilty of murdering human rights activist Natalia Estemirova in 2009, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg ruled Tuesday, but Russia did fail to investigate the case properly and should pay her family €20,000 compensation, it said. Her daughter, Lana, called the judgment "upsetting and infuriating".

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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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