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A Nobel for Sweden’s Greta Thunberg? A tough decision for prize committee | Reuters

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg’s shaming of world leaders and air travelers over climate change has won her millions of admirers and attracted many new followers to her cause. But it just might cost her the Nobel Peace Prize. Thunberg, one of few people whose nomination has become known before the awards ceremony, is the bookmakers’ favorite to win the prize ...

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Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official | The Guardian

Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa has agreed to give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, according to an official in Quito by Irene Caselli in Quito Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, has agreed to grant Julian Assange asylum, officials within Ecuador’s government have said. The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up at Ecuador’s London embassy since 19 June, when he officially requested political asylum. ...

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Assange Can Be Extradited; Could Face US Death Penalty | Common Dreams via AFP

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to face rape charges, a British judge ruled on Thursday after throwing out defense arguments that he would face an unfair trial. Lawyers for Assange immediately said they would appeal against the decision, setting up a lengthy legal battle through Britain’s courts that could postpone the 39-year-old Australian’s ultimate ...

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