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18th Oct 2019

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China's UK ambassador warns London over Huawei

China's ambassador to the UK warned London that excluding Huawei from Britain's 5G network "sends a very bad signal", and that Chinese investment in Britain could be affected. Liu Xiaoming said Chinese businesses may be put off dealing with the UK if Huawei's equipment is not used for the network, the BBC reported. The US is already boycotting the company, due to concerns over security.

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Juncker: 'Historic mistake' against Balkan EU hopefuls

The president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker described a decision to block Albania and North Macedonia from advancing into the next phase to eventually join the European Union as a historic mistake.

EU leaders spent just 12 minutes on climate

Climate change was part of the agenda of the EU leaders for Friday's summit. However, the council decided to finalise the EUʼs long-term strategy on climate change at its next meeting in December.

EU envoy sheds light on weird US diplomacy

Remarks to Congress by the US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, have shed light on the unusual nature of American diplomacy under president Donald Trump.

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