4th Dec 2023


European Space Agency: Europe risks being 'left behind'

"Europe needs to scale up, in order not to be thrown out of the race or left behind" when it comes to space exploration, Josef Aschbacher, head of the European Space Agency (ESA), has warned in a press conference. "I want to develop Europe's space capabilities. That means European astronauts on European rockets," he added. Aschbacher also said he saw tourism as something space agencies were "underestimating."

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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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