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FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves Southwark Crown Court after being sentenced in London, Britain, May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – The reopening of a Swedish investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will give him a chance to clear his name, WikiLeaks said on Monday. “Since Julian
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis has approved pilgrimages to Medjugorje, a village in Bosnia that is steeped in controversy over whether the Madonna appears to local people, the Vatican said on Sunday. A Virgin Mary statue is seen in Medjugorje, south of Sarajevo, December 24, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic A statement by spokesman Alessandro Gisotti,
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A man walks past election billboards of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party in Soweto township near Johannesburg, South Africa, May 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings PRETORIA (Reuters) – The African National Congress retained control of South Africa’s parliament but its share of the vote fell, a rebuke from voters fed up with
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FILE PHOTO: President of South Africa’s governing African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, arrives to cast his ballot at a polling station for the country’s parliamentary and provincial elections, in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings PRETORIA (Reuters) – The African National Congress was set to easily win South Africa’s election on Saturday
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong’s legislature on Saturday between pro-democracy lawmakers and those loyal to Beijing over an extradition law that will extend Beijing’s powers over the financial hub. Pro-democracy lawmakers clash with pro-Beijing lawmakers during a meeting for control of a meeting room to consider the controversial extradition bill,
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CARACAS (Reuters) – A Venezuelan opposition legislator on Friday fled to Colombia while others said threatening messages had been spraypainted on their homes or intelligence agents had been following them, amid a broad crackdown by the government of President Nicolas Maduro against congress. A woman holds a Venezuelan flag while participating in a candlelight vigil
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A supporter of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) sits beside a party poster as he awaits election results in Diepkloof township in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The African National Congress (ANC) held a commanding lead on Friday in South Africa’s parliamentary election with 90% of
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – A Russian-backed Syrian government offensive in the rebel-held northwest has killed dozens of people and forced more than 150,000 to flee, the biggest escalation in the war between President Bashar al-Assad and his enemies since last summer. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the refugee camp near Atimah village, Idlib province, Syria,
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Google said on Thursday an anti-fake news law passed by Singapore’s parliament could stunt innovation, a quality that the city-state wants to nurture under plans to expand its tech industry. FILE PHOTO: The Google name is displayed outside the company’s office in London, Britain November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville Singapore’s parliament on
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