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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American prosecutors have obtained a sealed indictment against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose website published thousands of classified U.S. government documents, a U.S. federal court document showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Neil
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American prosecutors have obtained a sealed indictment against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose website published thousands of classified U.S. government documents, a U.S. federal court document showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Neil
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WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) – The United States imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudi officials on Thursday for their role in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor sought the death penalty for five suspects in the murder. The U.S. Treasury Department sanctions were the first concrete response by the Trump administration
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday in protest at a Gaza ceasefire that he called a “capitulation to terror”, weakening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s conservative coalition government. Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman delivers a statement to the media following his party, Yisrael Beitenu, faction meting at the Knesset,
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FILE PHOTO: Mevlut Cavusoglu Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey attends a news conference after the Strategic Dialogue of the Western Balkans meeting at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse ANKARA (Reuters) – Germany is far from meeting Turkey’s demands regarding alleged members of the network
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FILE PHOTO: A supporter of Lebanon’s Hezbollah gestures as he holds a Hezbollah flag in Marjayoun, Lebanon May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Aziz Taher/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Tuesday designated Jawad Nasrallah, son of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, a terrorist and accused him of carrying out attacks against Israel
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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia arrested the former head of a military-run industrial conglomerate on Tuesday and flew him in handcuffs to the capital, state media reported, a day after authorities announced investigations targeting senior members of the security forces. Kinfe Dagnew, a Brigadier General in Ethiopia’s army and former chief executive of METEC, was
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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry attends a joint news conference with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto in Budapest, Hungary, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo BUDAPEST (Reuters) – U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry called on Hungary and its neighbors to reject Russian gas pipelines which Washington says are being used to cement Moscow’s grip on central
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PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) – Libya’s two main rival leaders met for the first time in more than five months and the prime minister backed a U.N. plan for an election next year, as Italy hosted a reconciliation conference a week after a vote was shelved for next month. FILE PHOTO: Khalifa Haftar, the military commander
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BEIJING (Reuters) – The world should ignore “gossip” about China’s Xinjiang region and trust authorities there, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Tuesday when asked if Beijing would allow international observers to inspect camps holding Muslims there. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at
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BERLIN (Reuters) – The German lower house of parliament’s administration has asked the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) for clarification about a potentially illegal donation from a Swiss firm, as a key party leader acknowledged mistakes in the handling of the money. FILE PHOTO: Germany’s anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) leader Alexander Gauland attends
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FILE PHOTO: Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, arrives to attend an international conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was reported as saying on Monday the he expects Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to join
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called on Monday for greater integration between Southeast Asian countries at a time when multilateralism is under threat. Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Singapore, November 12, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha His remarks came at a business summit
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