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Authorities hit back after UN reaction to June 4 crackdown anniversary detentions and international consulates’ commemorations of event.
In his first public response after controversial comments, Lu Shaye questions freedom of speech in France.
Egypt has secured investment deals with Chinese companies worth more than US$8 billion for its Suez Canal Economic Zone in recent months.
Citizens in the capital Warsaw voiced their anger at officials who they say have eroded democratic norms and created fears that the nation is following Hungary and Turkey down the path to autocracy.
Turkey’s President Erdogan has so far blocked Sweden’s Nato membership, accusing Stockholm of being a haven for Kurdish activists considered ‘terrorists’ by Turkey.
Sustaining both nations’ support for Ukraine in its war against Russia will feature heavily when the leaders meet at the White House on Thursday, according to Sunak’s spokesman.
‘We promise to work with all our power to protect the Turkish Republic’s glory, boost its reputation in the world,’ Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at his presidential palace in Ankara.
10 countries are potential candidates, including Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and, most controversially, Turkey, but changes would be ‘a shock’, Europe Minister says.
The probe, set up by Johnson himself when he was still PM, is set to investigate the British government’s pandemic preparedness and response.
EU subsidies encouraging the use of rendered fats for road and air travel have doubled demand for animal-fat biodiesel over a decade, driving up prices for other fats and creating environmental fallout.
Chinese delegates for years have robustly fended off criticism at the forum from neighbouring countries and Western governments.
About 45 European leaders met in Moldova at a venue only 20km from the border with war-torn Ukraine, welcomed by President Maia Sandu who dubbed the summit, ‘a clear expression of our unity, strength and determination to act together as a single family’.
Joint statement at end of Trade and Technology Council meeting dilutes stronger US language on China’s rivalry, but says a draft ‘code of conduct’ for AI will be produced within weeks.
Special envoy for Eurasian affairs Li Hui wraps up 12-day tour to Russia, Ukraine and four other countries on mission that is unlikely to bring breakthrough deal but succeeds in sharing Beijing’s peace plan with European officials, observers say.
Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of Putin ’s security council, claims the UK’s support for Kyiv amounted to an ‘undeclared war’ against Russia.
Sweden has the lowest rate of smoking in the EU, with just 6.4 per cent of Swedes aged over 15 smoking daily in 2019.
According to Italian police, after receiving the cash, the Chinese money brokers forwarded it to trading companies in mainland China and Hong Kong. The companies then delivered the money to drug brokers and South American cartels.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appealed for national unity after winning a historic runoff election that extended his transformative but divisive rule until 2028.
Police are investigating and environment officials are taking samples, amid speculation of an eco stunt.
Vucic has been regularly accused of corruption, as well as recently coming under increased pressure from protests over two mass shootings.
Ukraine’s military intelligence has said that Russian forces would strike the Zaporizhzhia plant and then report a radioactive leak, with the aim of disrupting a looming Ukrainian counteroffensive.
The major tech platform was the only company that didn’t send a complete report to the EU, an agreement made before it was taken over by Elon Musk.
China should set a clear timetable to expand the scope and robustness of its carbon trading market, as its progress has been disappointing, expert says.
Food, energy, other key products disrupted by pandemic and war in Ukraine; leaders want to avoid such disruptions, and help counter China’s influence.