3rd Dec 2023


Zelensky signs application for Ukraine to join EU

Ukrainian president Volodomyr Zelensky, currently in Kyiv while leading his country's resistance to the Russian invasion, has been pictured on Twitter signing Ukraine's official bid to become an EU member state. EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday: "They [Ukraine] are one of us and we want them in." Sandbags were visible in the photo, with Kyiv reportedly under aerial attack on Monday.

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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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