Poland balks at EU sanction threats, Russian mercenaries in the Central African Republic

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Poland’s prime minister has accused the EU of making demands with a “gun to our head,” Russian mercenaries are wreaking havoc in the Central African Republic. Plus, the FT’s Ed White discusses the global popularity of South Korea’s entertainment industry, and why China’s recent crackdowns might threaten its success. 

Poland’s prime minister accuses EU of making demands with ‘gun to our head’


Russian mercenaries leave trail of destruction in the Central African Republic


South Korean companies face own ‘Squid Game’ in Xi Jinping’s China


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