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LONDON (Reuters) – Almost a decade after his WikiLeaks website enraged Washington by leaking secret U.S. documents, a London court will begin hearings on Monday to decide whether Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States. FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
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FILE PHOTO: A man looks on parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranians began voting on Friday in a parliamentary election that is unlikely to change the Islamic Republic’s troubled relations with the United States, after thousands of candidates were
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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and ex-vice President and former rebel leader Riek Machar meet at the State House in Juba, South Sudan February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Jok Solomun JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudan’s former rebel leader Riek Machar said he has agreed to form a unity government with President Salva Kiir by Saturday’s deadline,
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NOVI SANZHARY, Ukraine (Reuters) – Residents of a central Ukrainian town clashed with police, burned tires and hurled projectiles at a convoy of buses carrying evacuees from China’s Hubei province, quarantined in case of the coronavirus, to a sanatorium on Thursday. Emergency service members wearing protective suits gather near an aircraft transporting Ukrainians and other
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FILE PHOTO: People and family members hold signs and banner demanding evacuation of Pakistani students from Wuhan city in China, who couldn’t go back after the coronavirus outbreak, during a protest outside Chinese Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – A Chinese diplomat on Thursday backed Pakistan’s decision not
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Two passengers from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship moored near Tokyo have died, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday, as a second group of passengers began disembarking after two-weeks quarantined onboard. Passengers look out from the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 19,
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported a dramatic drop in new coronavirus infections on Thursday although scientists warned the flu-like pathogen may spread even more easily than previously believed, while more passengers disembarked a quarantined cruise ship off Japan. A passenger is seen inside a bus as a second group of passengers from the coronavirus-hit Diamond
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s judiciary drew international criticism on Wednesday after a prominent businessman was re-arrested over charges related to a failed 2016 military coup, hours after being acquitted over his alleged role in landmark 2013 protests. Ayse Bugra, wife of Osman Kavala, Turkish businessman and philanthropist, leaves the restaurant after learning that Istanbul prosecutor’s
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FILE PHOTO: French Junior Minister for European affairs Amelie de Montchalin leaves after the weekly cabinet meeting and an official presentation of the pensions reform bill at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau PARIS (Reuters) – France on Wednesday said it was imperative that negotiations over a future trade relationship
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FILE PHOTO: Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) hold a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse YEREVAN (Reuters) – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sacked two high-ranking military officers at the defense ministry following criticism over the high number of deaths
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FILE PHOTO: Tourists wearing masks pass by Malaysia’s Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/File Photo KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia expects to meet its target of a record 30 million tourists this year by redirecting its marketing efforts to local and other markets as arrivals from coronavirus-hit China fall,
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Passengers on the virus-hit cruise ship moored near Tokyo began disembarking on Wednesday, public broadcaster NHK said, after a controversial two-week quarantine that saw more than 500 people infected with the new coronavirus originating in China. A police officer escorts a passenger away from the media as she walks out from the
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