27th Mar 2023


Vučić says No to EU sanctions on Russia

Serbian president Aleksandar Vučić pushed back against German chancellor Olaf Scholz in a press conference in Belgrade Friday after Scholz urged him to adopt EU sanctions on Russia. "As far as sanctions are concerned we have different position.... We remember sanctions [against Serbia] and we do not think sanctions are efficient," Vučić said, Reuters reports. Scholz was on a tour of the Western Balkans to show support for future enlargement.

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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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