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EU countries accuse Russia of war crimes; energy sanctions unlikely

European Union countries on Monday accused Russia’s military of committing war crimes in Ukraine, but appeared unlikely to target the country’s energy sector with sanctions soon despite a clamour across Europe for those responsible for attacks on civilians to be held to account.With civilian deaths mounting in the besieged Ukrainian …

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Lithuania won’t back down over Taiwan, says minister in Australia

Lithuania’s foreign minister on Thursday used his visit to Australia to double down on Vilnius’ move to stand up against Beijing, and to call for like-minded rules-based countries to counter growing “economic coercion” from nations like China and Russia.Gabrielius Landsbergis, who was in Canberra to open a new diplomatic mission, …

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Slovenia tries to head off row with Beijing over Taiwan office

Slovenian officials have attempted to head off a potential dispute with China by clarifying that any Taiwanese diplomatic presence in the country will refer to “Taipei” rather than “Taiwan”.The move comes amid speculation that the Alpine nation would follow Lithuania in hosting a “Taiwanese representative office”, seen by Beijing as …

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Lithuania says Belarus will keep testing West | The Express Tribune

VILNIUS: Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Sunday that the NATO military alliance needed to adjust its stance towards Belarus, whose military, he said, was becoming more integrated with Russian armed forces. Nauseda told a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and European Commission President Ursula von der …

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