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16th Aug 2022

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More Syrians than ever becoming German

The number of Syrian people granted German nationality tripled last year and is expected to go up again this year, the German Federal Statistical Office said Friday. Germany created 131,600 new citizens last year, of whom 19,100 were Syrians. More are likely to follow as there were 449,000 Syrians living in Germany for at least six years — just two years shy of the normal eight-year eligibility criteria for application.

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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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