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US urges Russia to halt deportations from Ukraine

The US has urged Russia to stop deporting people from Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine, citing reports that indicated Moscow was putting children up for adoption, Reuters reported Wednesday. "Estimates … indicate Russian authorities have  interrogated,  detained  and  forcibly deported between 900,000 and 1.6 million Ukrainian citizens, including 260,000 children, from their homes to Russia — often to isolated regions in the Far East," US secretary of state Antony Blinken said.

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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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