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Assange, 45, took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden to answer questions about sex-crime allegations from two women. Julian Assange has given a clenched-fist salute as he welcomed a Swedish decision to drop a rape investigation against him as "an important victory".
  • Macron faces stronger Merkel after state election

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    The SPD's national leader and its candidate for chancellor in the September election, Martin Schulz, was equally gloomy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives defeated the ruling Social Democrats (SPD) in a key state election on Sunday, exit polls showed, boosting their hopes of retaining power in September's national vote.
  • Gold holds gains as U.S. political worries hit dollar

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    The dollar index against a basket of major currencies was flat at 97.604, not far from a six-month trough of 99.333 reached the previous day. Revelations this week that President Trump asked the ex-FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn's possible ties with Russian Federation were the most serious threat yet to Trump's presidency.
  • USA summons Turkish ambassador over violent confrontation

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    Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham did not confirm that description during a press conference the following day, saying that his department was "in the preliminary stages" of its investigation. Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism . "We just celebrated our President".
  • More than 100 tons of hot dogs recalled over possible metal contamination

    More than 100 tons of hot dogs recalled over possible metal contamination

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    The exact product being recalled is Nathan's All Beef Skinless Franks in the 14-ounce package. All of the recalled hotdogs were produced on January 26 and have the establishment number "EST". The recall includes Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks . There have been no reports of injury or reaction after eating the product. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.
  • White House-issued map of Israel draws Tel Aviv's anger

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    It is also tactically smart given Trump's goal of restarting peace talks, since going to Israel on his first foray overseas will make Israelis feel as if Trump has their back before he starts to ask for concessions, and it will also put subtle pressure on Prime Minister Netanyahu that makes it harder for him to say no to Trump's demands as easily as he did to Obama.
  • Hot Stock Alert: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

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    Institutional investors own 68.49% of the company's stock. Starbucks accounts for about 2.3% of Northstar Group Inc.'s portfolio, making the stock its 7th largest position. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.67%. Starbucks's payout ratio is 51.28%. "COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "[[title]]" was first published by [[site]] and is the property of of [[site]].
  • OBOR: In major blow to China, Europian Union endorsement unlikely

    OBOR: In major blow to China, Europian Union endorsement unlikely

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    Jonathan Hillman, an analyst with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told me that China may be seriously over-extending itself - it may be financing transportation projects with no economic viability. He commended the frequent visits by leaders from both sides and close exchanges between officials at all levels, saying China is willing to work with Italy to further advance bilateral ties.
  • Cisco cuts 1100 jobs as earnings disappoint

    Cisco cuts 1100 jobs as earnings disappoint

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    Cisco Systems, the biggest maker of equipment that runs the Internet, said it was cutting 1,100 jobs after reporting weaker-than-expected financial results in the past quarter. Kelly Kramer, Cisco's CFO, added: "We executed well in Q3, delivering $11.9 billion in total revenue, while driving solid profitability and cash generation as we deliver on our strategic priorities".
  • Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence Trump, sources say

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    An Obama-era White House staffer said: "This was a five-alarm fire from early on , the way the Russians were talking about him". An official from the former administration also told CNN Flynn was viewed as a potential national security problem, echoing Sally Yates' testimony that Flynn could be subject to blackmail by the Russians .
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan Says Europa League Win Would Make It An Amazing Season

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan Says Europa League Win Would Make It An Amazing Season

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    The number of young players set to feature is a byproduct of the injuries the Red Devils are dealing with, as Mourinho is even having to rest several squad players for the Europa League final. Mourinho has made a decision to draft in Pereira and nine other members of Nicky Butt's reserve team for the finale against Crystal Palace in order to keep his first-team players fresh for the Europa League final next Wednesday.