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France halts ratification of extradition treaty with Hong Kong

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France halts ratification of extradition treaty with Hong KongShares France on Monday said it was halting ratification of an extradition treaty with Hong Kong after Beijing introduced a controversial new security law in the former British colony. "In light of the...
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