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Ukraine's spy chief and state prosecutor sacked

Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky fired the chief of the country's national security agency, the SBU, Ivan Bakanov, and the state prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova, citing close ties with Russia, Reuters reported on Sunday. The firings and the appointment of Oleksiy Symonenko as the new prosecutor general were announced in executive orders on the president's website. In a Telegram post, Zelenskiy said there are 651 cases of alleged treason under investigation.

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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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