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Orders for liquefied natural gas sees scramble for ships

Gas traders are scrambling to secure liquefied natural gas tankers much earlier than usual to prepare for winter, after the EU vowed to reduce its dependence on Russian gas by two-thirds by the end of the year, and import an extra 50bn cubic meters of overseas LNG from Shell, TotalEnergies and Unipec. "It's very hard to find any ships," Oystein Kalleklev, head of Flex LNG told the Financial Times.

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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.

Estonia and Latvia sever China club ties

Beijing's club was meant to forge stronger European relations. Lithuania left it last year. Now Estonia and Latvia have also decided to walk over Chinese bullying.

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