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Germany, France and the UK have set up a payment channel with Iran called INSTEX, to help continue trade and circumvent US sanctions. Washington has cautioned EU nations against such actions. Several European countries have set up a new transaction channel that will allow companies to continue trading with Irandespite US sanctions. The announcement was made on Thursday.

The French lower house has approved the main strands of a new anti-riot bill introduced following violence and vandalism at some Yellow Vest protests. The bill makes covering the face during a protest an offence, with anyone charged liable to a year in prison and a €15,000.

Senior U.S. officials and experts say the United States needs to rally allies to pressure China to prevent it from stealing advanced technology through cyber espionage. At the same time, key American lawmakers are questioning the readiness and capacity of the U.S. to counter such threats.