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China vows ‘forceful counter-attack’ in escalating row with Britain over Hong Kong

China threatened a “forceful counter-attack” on Tuesday in response to Britain’s announcement that it would suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong following Beijing’s introduction of a national security law for the former British colony. On Monday, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament the extradition treaty would be suspended …

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China warns UK to avoid going ‘further down the wrong path’ with Hong Kong interference over expected extradition suspension

China has warned the UK against further damaging their relationship, in response to reports that London will suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong as a result of Beijing’s new national security law there. The British media has reported that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is expected to announce the suspension …

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Russia’s UK ambassador rejects coronavirus vaccine hacking allegations

Russia’s ambassador to the UK has rejected allegations that his country’s intelligence services tried to steal coronavirus vaccine research. “I don’t believe in this story at all, there is no sense in it,” Andrei Kelin told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show. On Thursday, UK security services said hackers targeting vaccine …

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China says UK ban on Huawei ‘severely’ damages investment confidence

Britain’s “discriminatory” ban on Huawei has severely damaged China’s investment confidence in the country, China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday, adding it will take necessary measures to defend Chinese firms’ legal rights. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday ordered Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain’s 5G network by …

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Three killed, three injured in UK park stabbing

Three people have been killed and three others seriously injured after a man went on a stabbing rampage in a park in the southern English city of Reading. Thames Valley Police said they had launched a murder investigation and were not treating Saturday’s incident as terror-related after making one arrest …

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Mayor urges people to avoid central London ahead of protests

London’s mayor called on people to stay away from central London on Saturday as the capital prepared for a potential confrontation between anti-racism protesters and far-right groups. Statues of historical figures including Winston Churchill, which have been at the forefront of demonstrations by anti-racism groups, were boarded up on Friday …

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