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The announcement comes amidst escalating trade tensions between China, the US, and the EU. Just last week, Washington significantly increased tariffs on a range of Chinese goods, including electric vehicles (EVs), solar panels, and computer chips.

Swedes can change their legal gender from the age of 16, after the Swedish parliament passed a law lowering the age. The law passed with 234 votes in favour and 94 against in Sweden’s parliament. Sweden was the first country to make gender transition legal – in 1972. But the new law has sparked a debate. For some, lowering the age from 18 to 16 will make an “important difference” but critics say more research is needed.

The EU will expand sanctions on Iranian producers of drones and missiles following Iran’s attack on Israel. More than 300 missiles were launched from Iran, with 99% of them shot down or intercepted by Israel and its allies. Iran launched its attack after an Israeli strike on its consulate building in Syria killed 13 people.

After eight years since formally applying to join the European Union, Bosnia and Herzegovina, a Balkan nation, is set to commence negotiations for EU membership. Last week, the European Commission, the executive body of the EU, recommended initiating talks, a proposal that has now received approval from EU leaders.