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WikiLeaks' Julian Assange faces charges; lawyer says he'd fight

World Nov 17, 2018

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange faces charges; lawyer says he'd fight

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said Friday, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump investigation. Assange, who ...

World Nov 15, 2018

Hong Kong government rejects U.S. commission report over ties

The Hong Kong government Thursday brushed off a United States commission report that urges Congress to reconsider U.S. preferential treatment of Hong Kong in trade of some products as the territory is becoming just another Chinese city under Beijing's growing influence. The U.S.-China Economic and ...

Asia Pacific Nov 13, 2018

Beijing dismisses 'hearsay' on Muslim internment

China defended its internment of Muslims in the country's northwest as a terrorism prevention measure on Tuesday, calling on the international community to reject "hearsay" and believe its official line. Up to a million Uighurs and other Chinese Turkish-speaking minority groups have been placed in ...

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

Asia Pacific Nov 13, 2018

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honor over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against Rohingya Muslims. The London-based global human rights organization said it was revoking the Ambassador of Conscience ...