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EU to Launch Anti-Subsidy Probe Into Chinese Electric Vehicles

By Alice Hancock, Henry Foy, Hudson Lockett and Peter Campbell | Financial Times

Brussels will launch an anti-subsidy investigation into Chinese electric vehicles that are “distorting” the EU market, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Wednesday, a probe that could constitute one of the largest trade cases launched given the scale of the market.

U.K.’s Arrest of Suspected Spy Fuels Calls for Tougher Stance on China

By Mark Landler | The New York Times

The man may have been recruited there by Chinese agents to return to London with a goal of disrupting the work of the Parliament’s China Research Group, a circle of lawmakers who have long warned about China’s efforts to influence British universities, think tanks, and government ministries—and have urged successive British leaders to take a harder line against Beijing.

NATO to Launch Biggest Military Exercise Since Cold War

By Alice Hancock | Financial Times

NATO is preparing its biggest live joint command exercise since the cold war next year, assembling more than 40,000 troops to practice how the alliance would attempt to repel Russian aggression against one of its members.

Top French Court Upholds Abaya Ban in Schools

By Aurelien Breeden | The New York Times

A top court in France on Thursday upheld a new government decree barring children in public schools from wearing the abaya, a loosefitting, full-length robe worn by some Muslim women, in a blow to critics who had called the ban discriminatory and had filed an emergency petition to strike it down.

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