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Swiss would follow EU on potential China sanctions

Switzerland would match EU sanctions on China imposed in the wake of any potential attack on Taiwan, a senior Swiss official has said. "I strongly believe that we would adopt such sanctions," Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, in charge of sanctions implementation, told Neue Zuercher Zeitung Saturday. Her office had "no indication that there are many assets of sanctioned persons that have not yet been found" in Switzerland, referring to Russia asset-freezes.

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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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