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France seeks EU backing in US tech tax fight

France will seek an EU-wide reaction if the US imposes tariffs on French exports in January, as planned, in repose to a new French tax targeting US tech firms. "If there are American sanctions against the French decision, which ... is the application of French law, we will immediately seek a riposte at the European level," French finance minister Bruno Le Maire told press in Paris on Tuesday, Reuters reports.

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Sweden to extradite man wanted by Turkey

The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish citizen with Kurdish roots wanted for credit card fraud to Turkey, amid the backdrop of Turkey's Nato threat.

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EU must beware Beijing's new charm offensive

The EU needs to be clear eyed about China's new diplomatic charm offensive, as it's more likely driven by short-term necessity than any fundamental policy re-assessment.

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