4th Dec 2023


Merkel soothes Polish fears on Nord Stream 2

German chancellor Angela Merkel reassured Poland during a visit to Warsaw Saturday that Germany's Nord-Stream 2 pipeline with Russia, which was completed on Friday, would not be used to cut off Ukraine's gas. "I made clear that it is our concern that Ukraine will remain a transit land for Russian gas," she said. She also held "in depth" talks on rule of law in Poland, she added.

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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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