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Ecuador grants citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Assange: foreign minister

Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been sheltering at its London embassy for five years to avoid arrest, Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced Thursday. Espinosa told a press conference in Quito that Assange, a 46-year-old Australian, became an Ecuadoran citizen on December 12. As a result, she said Ecuador had asked London to recognize

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What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say

Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, with the Hwasong-15 missile in a photo released by the government news agency in November. WASHINGTON — At the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, American intelligence agencies told the new administration that while North Korea had built the bomb, there was still ample time — upward of four years — to slow or stop

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