24th Mar 2023


Zemmour pledges to 'reconquer' France

French far-right presidential contender Eric Zemmour said in a campaign speech Sunday "if I win this election, it won't be another rotation of power but a reconquest of the greatest country in the world", echoing the military expulsion of Muslims from medieval Spain in the so-called Reconquista. He also pledged to cut taxes and pull France out of Nato, amid violent scuffles with anti-Zemmour protesters in the Congress hall.

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EU's new critical raw materials act could be a recipe for conflict

Solar panels, wind-turbines, electric vehicle batteries and other green technologies require minerals including aluminium, cobalt and lithium — which are mined in some of the most conflict-riven nations on earth, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Kazakhstan.


Okay, alright, AI might be useful after all

Large Language Models could give the powers trained data-journalists wield, to regular boring journalists like me — who don't know how to use Python. And that makes me tremendously excited, to be honest.

Polish abortion rights activist vows to appeal case

Polish abortion rights activists Justyna Wydrzyńska was last week sentenced for giving abortion pills to a 12-week pregnant woman. She will appeal. But with a court stacked by politically-appointed judges, her chances of overturning it are slim.

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