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China to hold hearing into brandy imports as tension grows with EU over tariffs on EVs

Ministry will discuss investigation into claims that European producers are selling goods below market ratesBusiness live – latest updatesChina has ramped up its anti-dumping investigation into European brandy imports in what appears to be a retaliator…

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Journalists refused entry to Azerbaijan energy conference ahead of Cop29

Incident reignites concerns over crackdown on media before crucial UN climate talks in Baku later this yearWestern journalists were refused entry to an energy industry conference in Azerbaijan earlier this month, reigniting concerns over the state’s cr…

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Russia-Ukraine war: EU to open enlargement talks with Ukraine and Moldova next week – as it happened

Countries in the 27-nation bloc formally approve the launch of accession negotiations on TuesdayA member of Russia’s lower house of parliament said law enforcement authorities need to do more to protect civilians from ex-convicts who have returned home…

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Putin praises North Korea’s ‘firm support’ for war ahead of Pyongyang visit – as it happened

This live blog is closedChina has urged Nato to “stop shifting blame” over the war in Ukraine after the western military alliance’s chief accused Beijing of worsening the conflict through support of Russia.Nato’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, on…

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