28th Mar 2023


UN chief tells world: Cooperate on climate or perish

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres told the COP27 climate conference in Egypt that the world is on "a highway to climate hell, with our foot on the accelerator." He told leaders to "cooperate or perish," singling out the two biggest polluters, China and the US. He called for a pact between rich and poor countries. "It is either a Climate Solidarity Pact — or a collective suicide pact" Guterres said.

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Biden's 'democracy summit' poses questions for EU identity

From the perspective of international relations, the EU is a rare bird indeed. Theoretically speaking it cannot even exist. The charter of the United Nations, which underlies the current system of global governance, distinguishes between states and organisations of states.


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.

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