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US Justice Department Strengthens Charges against Wikileaks' Assange

The US Department of Justice strengthened its case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday in an indictment laying out new evidence that he recruited hackers and conspired to commit computer intrusions.

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Russians Cast Early Votes in Ballot to Extend Putin's Rule

Russians go to the polls Thursday to cast early votes in a nationwide ballot on constitutional reforms that could see President Vladimir Putin remain in power until 2036.

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Democracy under Threat during Pandemic, Global Leaders Warn

Over 500 political and civil society leaders, Nobel laureates and rights groups, on Thursday warned that some governments were using the coronavirus pandemic to "tighten their grip on power," undermining democracy and civil liberties.

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Pompeo Eyes Resolution in Coming Weeks on Sudan Terror Listing

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced hope Wednesday for a resolution in the coming weeks with Sudan, which said it expects soon to be delisted as a state sponsor of terrorism.

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Kosovo President Cancels U.S. Talks with Serbia after War Charges

Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci on Wednesday canceled a visit to Washington to discuss tensions with Serbia after he was charged with war crimes, the U.S. mediator said.

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Ukraine Flooding Leaves Three Dead, Hundreds Homeless

Three people have died and hundreds more have fled their homes in western Ukraine following the worst flooding in a decade, authorities said Wednesday.

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Iran's Rouhani Says UN Watchdog Risks Losing Independence

Iran's president warned Wednesday that the UN nuclear watchdog risks losing its independence after it adopted a resolution urging access to two sites alleged to have hosted past nuclear activities.

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North Korea's Kim Suspends Military Plans against South

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has suspended plans for military action against the South, state media reported Wednesday, in an apparent sudden dialling down of tensions after Pyongyang blew up a liaison office.

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Paris Orly Airport to Reopen after Three-Month Shutdown

Orly airport south of Paris is to reopen Friday after shutting down on March 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic, but with just a fraction of its normal flights.

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Powerful Quake in Southern Mexico Kills Six

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico on Tuesday, killing six people, sending hundreds fleeing from their homes and forcing the closure of a major state-owned oil refinery. 

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