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Assange's Embassy Questioning First Step to Freedom

Monday's interview follows a tortuous legal and diplomatic wrangle between Ecuador and Sweden before prosecutors consented to interview the Australian in London , and then until the two sides agreed arrangements. The sex crime allegations were made shortly after Assange and WikiLeaks became well-known worldwide for releasing hundreds of thousands of pages of classified US government documents.

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Rahul returns to India squad for England Test

Maybe we will have to apply ourselves again and show character, show intent to get runs in between, but play percentage cricket, figuring out areas where you want to take ones or hit boundaries but at the same time be sure of your defense as well.

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Google, Facebook strengthen rules against fake news

The new policy could give news and information sites greater incentive to avoid false headlines or risk losing revenue. Similarly, Facebook said that fake news sites would be prevented from using Facebook Audience Network to generate ad revenues.

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PM seeks 50 days time to weed out ill-gotten wealth

There are 22 billion of the now-banned notes in the country - a whopping 86 percent all of currency in circulation in India. "In this regard, New Delhi might need to look for ideas from Beijing", it said , referring to the massive anti- graft campaign carried out by President Xi Jinping in which over a million officials at different levels were punished.

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New state law to boost craft beverage production centers

There have been an increase in hate crimes in NY, including two anti-semitic incidents in Livingston and Wellsville aimed directly at Jews. At SUNY Geneseo, there was a report of a swastika and the word "Trump" at the Nassau Residence Hall.

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Pakistan PM to Witness Military Drills at India Border

Pakistan "cannot be bullied by such tactics" as it is "fully capable of defending our soil against any belligerence", Sharif was quoted as saying. ISLAMABAD (AP ) - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the country's powerful army chief left Wednesday for a strategically located secret area bordering India to witness a military exercise of ground and air power amid increasing tension with India over Kashmir.

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Kerry Announces New Yemen Ceasefire Over Pro-Saudi Govt's Objections

The conflict escalated in March of past year when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a major air campaign aimed at reversing Houthi military gains and shoring up Yemen's embattled Saudi-backed government. The letter also said Iran was training Houthi fighters and sending illegal shipments of weapons and ammunitions into Yemen. Yemen has been caught in a deadly conflict since 2014 when the Houthis descended from their northern enclave and seized Saana, forcing Hadi's government ...

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Hague Prosecutors say "reasonable basis" to believe U.S. committed "war crimes"

It said it would decide "imminently" whether to commence a full investigation. State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said the United States was not a party to the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court in The Hague and had not consented to ICC jurisdiction.

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Assange questioning in London ends after two days

Ecuador approved Sweden's request to interview Assange in the rape case last month, with conditions. Speaking through his lawyer, Assange has said he welcomes the "chance to clear his name" and hopes the investigation will subsequently close.

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Sen. Barbara Boxer to introduce bill to end the Electoral College

There is still hope out there that President-elect Donald Trump will not be our Commander-in-Chief come January 20. Leaders of the National Popular Vote movement point to the disproportionate attention presidential candidates pay to a handful of states during the election - and after.

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Indonesia police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect

Ahok is first Christian governor of Jakarta in half a century and the first ethnic Chinese to run the sprawling chaotic city that is one of the world's 10 largest urban areas. Observers expressed surprise at the decision - police had been expected not to pursue the case as the evidence was viewed as weak - and said it could be a compromise to avoid further violence.

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Obama, Trump hold historic White House meeting

The Republican victor will meet with President Barack Obama to begin the gradual transfer of power so that Trump is ready to be sworn in January 20. "This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked hard for. The polls, conducted by Edison Research for The Associated Press and television networks, showed Trump won the support of white men and those with less than a college education.

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Trump calls New Zealand to express quake sorrow

The worldwide rescue mission's top priority is evacuating tourists from Kaikoura , which has been cut off after huge landslides severed road and rail access. Two New Zealand navy vessels have reached quake-hit Kaikoura, bringing supplies of food and water and helping to evacuate hundreds of stranded tourists and residents.

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Nigel Farage jokes about Trump's alleged sexual assaults

This news will no doubt be awkward for Theresa May who, despite being prime minister, has yet to meet the soon-to-be U.S. president in person. The difference is, he does have a special relationship with Donald Trump . The UKIP leader, who was invited to give a stump speech alongside Mr Trump during the campaign, is hoping to meet the President-elect on Saturday in NY.

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Turnbull government unveils Manus and Nauru refugee resettlement deal with United States

Mr Dutton said the deal would prioritise women, children and families on Nauru . The prime minister announced a broad outline of the "one-off" deal struck with outgoing United States president Barack Obama on Sunday, which aims to get refugees out of the detention camps on Nauru and Manus.

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Obama says he's not responsible for Trump's rise to power

He also said Mr Trump might even rethink a campaign pledge to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement the Obama administration negotiated. More cabinet-level appointments will be rolled out this week, Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told reporters in NY.

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Nervous EU Awaits Clarity from Trump on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

His remarks sparked major worries in Eastern European NATO member states - including Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland - which are calling for more military support in the face of what they perceive to be the threat from Russian Federation.

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Amber alert issued for missing 11-month-old girl in Detroit

Police have not released information detailing where or when the mother or child were found as of yet. Police have not said where the girl, 11 month old Savanna Rayford, was found. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said that Savannah has sickle-cell anemia and needed her medication. The two were last seen Tuesday at about 3 p.m.in the area of I-94 and Moross Road.

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War crimes court targets USA to keep Africa sweet

Detailing her office's initial findings, Bensouda said "at least 61 detainees" were subjected to "torture (and) cruel treatment" by USA armed forces in Afghanistan between May 1, 2003 and December 31, 2014. More than 120 countries are members, but the United States, Russia and China have not signed up. "I think it's important to the victims, they've been frustrated that there's been complete impunity for the USA abuses", she said.

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The US Will Take In Some Refugees Stuck In Australia's Island Camps

In a statement, the Human Rights Law Center criticized the government's announcement as being " full of holes ". The agreement might even involve a people swap from US-overseen refugee camps in Costa Rica which were established to deter asylum seekers and illegal migrants from trying to enter the U.S.

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''Economic anarchy'': Opposition trains guns at Modi over currency spike

On Saturday, finance minister Arun Jaitley said the existing ATM machinery in the country were not calibrated to dispense the new currency notes which have different dimensions compared to the old ones. "I feel the pulse of the poor", he said. The work on the proposed bridge, Modi said, had already begun. "Cooperate with me and help me for 50 days and I will give you the India you desire".

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Giuliani Seen as Top Choice for Secretary of State

Colin Powell was also a national security advisor and also held senior military posts. As the top US diplomat between 2008 and 2013, Hillary Clinton approved $165 billion in sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an International Business Times analysis .

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Supermoon lights up skies around world

Some of our readers sent in their pictures of the moon over the city last night. "It s really nice", Aidan Millar-Powell told AFP of the festive community atmosphere at the beach. This month's supermoon - a mere 221,523 miles from earth - is the closest the moon will come for 18 years. Since the moon is full, it'll rise at almost the same time as sunset, so I'd suggest that you head outside after sunset, or once it's dark and the moon is a bit higher in the sky.

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Trump and Putin discuss 'strong and enduring relationship' between US and Russia

It said that Putin and Trump agreed to continue phone contacts and to plan a personal meeting in the future. Trump also told Putin he looks forward to "a strong and enduring relationship with Russian Federation and the people of Russian Federation", the president-elect's team said.

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Putin warns that Ukraine may siphon Europe-bound Russian gas

Trump's office said that Putin called him to "offer his congratulations on winning a historic election". "It was agreed to maintain contact by phone and arrange a meeting in person in the future, with preparations to be conducted by representatives of both sides", the Russian government said in a statement on Monday, Efe news reported.

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Southerners urged to use masks to avoid wildfires smoke

State climatologist Rebecca Ward said some North Carolina counties are having one of their driest years in 105 years of record-keeping. "This is extremely risky work and I especially want to thank the firefighters, first responders, sheriffs and other emergency personnel that have risked their own lives to protect our citizens and property".

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Lord Advocate to lead Scottish intervention in Article 50 case

In a statement, the Supreme Court said that "the case can now proceed to a full hearing". On Monday, Brexit Secretary David Davis told MPs in the House of Commons that there would be no second referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union , and insisted that there must be no attempts to remain and rejoin the European Union "through the backdoor".

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Putin, Trump agree to improve ties

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Tuesday in the wake of more Russian airstrikes in Syria that the US should not place substantial "faith" in Putin's desire to improve relations.

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Trump, Xi set tone for mutual respect, cooperation

Jin Canrong, a professor of worldwide relations at Renmin University in Beijing, says Trump is likely to make trade the focus of his China policy, rather than strategic issues such as the disputed South China Sea, where Beijing has been building tiny reefs into military airstrips.

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WikiLeaks Founder Assange Questioned Over Rape Allegation

Ecuador, which helped Assange avoid extradition by granting him asylum after he fled to its London legation, agreed to help Swedish prosecutors question Assange, who has denied the rape allegation. There has not been any official comment from Assange following Monday's questioning. It was unclear what Mr. Assange's next step would be in the event that he is charged or the allegation is dropped.

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The man in the tower: Trump out of sight during transition

In just a little over two months, Trump will be sworn in to the office, and get all the perks along with it, including residency in the most famous house in America. The interview was recorded on Friday, just three days after the United States presidential election in which he defeated Clinton after a long and often bitter campaign.

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Farage first United Kingdom politician to meet Trump

Speaking after meeting President Trump, Farage said: "It was a great honour to spend time with Donald Trump. Farage was spotted in the lobby of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and yelled out, "We're just tourists! " when reporters asked what he was doing there, reports the CNN.

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Hate crimes increase against Muslims — FBI report

Levin reported at the time. "Sadly, the contentious tone from the 2016 election has translated into a moment of ripeness for the haters to deface properties across the country with some of the most unsettling anti-Semitic and racist imagery", said Jonathan Greenblatt, the group's CEO.

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Bernie Sanders "deeply humiliated" Democrats can't talk to working class

There may be crazies out there, but it's condescending for us to say they're nuts and they're insane and they're - does not open the conversation, does not make us a country more united by just saying that everything that they possibly feel is wrong.

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European Union ministers move on regional security, reaffirm Iran deal

He said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation had made possible the "integration of Europe" and ended the Cold War, adding: 'European leaders have always understood that going it alone is not an option '. They also agreed that the European Union needed its own joint forces that could be sent, if needed, to "situations of high security risk in the regions surrounding the EU", for instance, in Africa, but said those types of operations would be commanded by national HQs.


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