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WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson poses for a photograph in Reykjavik, Iceland on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Hrafnsson says that the news that Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’ founder, faces unspecified charges in the United States is a “black day for journalism.” (AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason)
Free speech threat seen in prosecuting WikiLeaks' AssangeAcademics, civil rights lawyers and journalists are worried an attempt by the United States to put WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange behind bars could have free speech repercussions for news organizations covering national security
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Fugitive Macedonian ex-PM 'passed through' MontenegroPolice in Montenegro say a fugitive former prime minister who fled Macedonia while facing prison for a corruption conviction entered Montenegro from Albania but left the same day,
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German chancellor visits scene of far-right protestChancellor Angela Merkel visited a city that was shaken by violent, far-right protests three months ago and appealed Friday to Germans not to cross a line when venting anger about issues such as immigration
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, the logo of Volkswagen is seen on top of a company building in Wolfsburg, Germany. German automaker Volkswagen. says it will invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) in developing autonomous and electric cars. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
VW wants to storm car market with cheaper electric modelAutomaker Volkswagen says it will invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) in developing autonomous and electric cars and expand the appeal of battery-powered cars by selling its upcoming ID compact for about what a diesel-powered Golf costs.
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A giant postcard of approximately 2500 square meters made of contributions from over 125'000 individual postcards containing messages aiming to fight climate change and global warming, is pictured on the Aletsch glacier near the Jungfraujoch saddle by the Jungfrau peak, in Switzerland, Friday, November 16, 2018. Each individual postcard includes climate change promises and messages from children and youth originating from 35 countries over the world and aims to establish the Guinness world record of the largest composed postcard with the most overall contributors. The 1.5 degrees Celcius written in the center of the postcard refers to a target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Kids' postcards blanket Alpine glacier in eco-friendly stuntThe Swiss development and cooperation agency and partners unfurled a "compound postcard" half the size of a football field on top of the threatened Aletsch glacier that's on track to melt to nonexistence by the end of this century if warming continues.
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Holocaust scholar sues group that said he 'slandered' PolandA prominent Holocaust researcher says he is suing a Polish organization for libel after it waged a public campaign last year accusing him of slandering Poland's good name with research exploring Polish violence against Jews during World War II
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Greece's Church says priests should keep state jobsGreece's Orthodox Church says priests should remain civil servants, rejecting part of a recent government offer to switch a payroll system for clergymen
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Judge in Italy orders trial for Berlusconi in escort caseA judge in southern Italy has ordered that former three-time premier Silvio Berlusconi go on trial over a case involving women procured for his summer villas.
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In this Saturday Nov. 16, 2013, file photo, people dressed as "Zwarte Piet" or "Black Pete", wave to spectators as they arrive with the Sinterklaas, the Dutch version of Santa Claus, by steamboat in Hoorn, north-western Netherlands. As many Dutch children eagerly anticipate the arrival of their country's version of Santa Claus this weekend, opponents and supporters of his controversial helper Black Pete are gearing up for protests. Black Pete is often played by white people with their faces daubed in dark makeup. Supporters see him as a traditional children's character, while opponents decry him as a racist stereotype. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Protests to greet Dutch Santa and his black-faced sidekickFans and critics of Dutch Santa's sidekick plan demonstrations at nationally televised parade marking start of festive season in the Netherlands
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Turkish police detain 13 academics, activists in raidsTurkey's state-run news agency says police have detained 13 academics, businesspeople and journalists as part of an investigation into an association that was headed by a jailed prominent businessman and activist
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sept. 1981, England's opening batsman Geoff Boycott, in action against Australia at the Oval cricket ground in London. During her media conference at Downing Street about Brexit on Thursday Nov. 15, 2018, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gave a cricketing analogy about her style of governance, speaking of her admiration for cricketer Geoffrey Boycott, a cricketer famous for his dull but effective batting style, "Geoffrey Boycott stuck to it and he got the runs in the end," she said.(AP Photo/Peter Kemp, FILE)
Theresa May: A resilient politician facing a tough fightAs Cabinet ministers quit and lawmakers called for her resignation, cricket-loving British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned the spirit of one of her sports heroes
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Islamic State group suspect arrested, charged in GermanyGerman prosecutors say they've charged a 32-year-old Syrian man with membership in a terrorist organization for alleged involvement with the extremist Islamic State group
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Near Irish border, the Brexit drama is followed with alarmCommunities near the Irish border that separates Britain and the EU are watching in apprehension as political chaos in London threatens to torpedo a Brexit deal that aims to keep the peace in the region
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Lawyer: Court grants Islamic scholar bail amid rape inquiryA lawyer representing one of two women who have accused Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan of raping them in France says a court has approved Ramadan's release from jail
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Report: Russia has access to UK visa processingInvestigative group Bellingcat and Russian website The Insider are suggesting that Russian intelligence has infiltrated the computer infrastructure of a company that processes British visa applications
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