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Julian Assange defiant as Sweden drops rape investigation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said he will not forgive and forget attempts to arrest him over rape allegations which led him to seek asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy. Hailing an “important victory”, he said he was prepared for dialogue with the US and UK authorities. Mr Assange, 45, is wanted in the US over the leaking of military and diplomatic documents. Sweden said on Friday it had decided to drop its rape investigation. Meanwhile Ecuador urged the UK to allow him safe ...

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Why a defiant girl is staring down the Wall Street bull

The Wall Street bull has company. Early on Tuesday morning, State Street Global Advisors installed a statue of a defiant girl, with hands on her hips, chin high and pony tail out, in front of the charging bull. The bronze statue, entitled “Fearless Girl,” was installed a day ahead of International Women’s Day. “Fearless Girl” is designed to call attention to a new initiative by the asset-manager to increase the number of women on their clients’ corporate boards. “Today, we are calling on companies to take concrete steps to increase ...

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Trump sacks defiant acting attorney general

Donald Trump has fired the acting US attorney general, after she questioned the legality of his immigration ban. Sally Yates, who had been appointed under Barack Obama, earlier ordered justice department lawyers not to enforce the president’s executive order. Dana Boente, US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, replaced her as acting attorney general. He has directed the department to enforce Mr Trump’s order. In a statement, the White House said Ms Yates had “betrayed” the department. Mr Trump’s order temporarily banned nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering ...

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Defiant North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, Japan protests

North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile on Friday, which flew about 800 km (500 miles) before hitting the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, as the isolated state stepped up its defiance of tough new U.N. and U.S. sanctions. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said the missile was likely a medium-range Rodong-missile. If confirmed, it would mark North Korea’s first test of a medium range missile, capable of reaching Japan, since 2014. The launch comes amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula after the North ...

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FBI negotiates with defiant Oregon refuge holdouts

The FBI negotiated with four armed occupants at a remote federal wildlife refuge in Oregon on Saturday while the holdouts in a video posted online expressed their mistrust of the government and reluctance to leave. One of the four protesters remaining at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge said in a darkly lit video posted on Friday that he wanted to be assured he would not be arrested if he left. Others with him expressed similar resolve. Tensions in the standoff remained high four days after Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, 54, a ...

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At NATO, Turkey remains defiant over Russian jet

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Turkey’s prime minister dismissed on Monday any suggestion Ankara should apologise for downing a Russian warplane in its airspace last week, after winning strong NATO support for the right to defend itself. Reuters: World News

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At NATO, Turkey remains defiant over Russian jet

Turkey’s prime minister dismissed on Monday any suggestion Ankara should apologize for downing a Russian warplane in its airspace last week, after winning strong NATO support for the right to defend itself. Six days after NATO member Turkey shot down the Russian fighter jet in the first known incident of its kind since the Cold War, calls for calm have gone largely unheeded as Ankara refuses to back down and Russia responds with sanctions. “No country should ask us to apologize,” Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters following a meeting ...

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