US extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange starts in London

September 07, 2020

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Julian Assange supporters protest outside the Old Bailey in London, United Kingdom, Sept. 7, 2020.

Julian Assange supporters protest outside the Old Bailey in London, United Kingdom, Sept. 7, 2020.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was back in court in London today as his fight against an extradition request to the US continues. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump's pick to lead a Latin American development bank has proven controversial. And Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius has been outspoken against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, while supporting Belarusian protesters. And, China's “Belt and Road” initiative uses land and sea routes to connect China with Europe and beyond. It could have profound implications on global trade.

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