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UK set to suspend extradition treaty with Hong Kong over controversial security law

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Amid deteriorating relations with China, the UK's foreign minister is set to announce a suspension of the country's extradition treaty with its former colony, Hong Kong.

Added on the 20/07/2020 07:59:49 - Copyright : Euronews EN

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