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15th Aug 2022

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Scottish law chief casts doubt on referendum

Scotland's highest legal authority, lord advocate Dorothy Bain, has said it may well be unlawful for first minister Nicola Sturgeon to call a second independence referendum without London's blessing. "In the present case, the lord advocate does not have the necessary degree of confidence [of the legality of the move], Bain said in a letter to the British Supreme Court, The Guardian 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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