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UK’s top court to make Assange ruling by Christmas

LONDON — The Supreme Court will decide by December 25 whether to hear an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange against his extradition to Sweden, a court spokeswoman said Wednesday. On Monday judges at the High Court in London said that his fight against deportation to face rape allegations in…

Israel bars nuclear whistle-blower from emigrating: media

JERUSALEM — Israel’s supreme court on Thursday barred nuclear whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu from emigrating on the grounds he still poses a threat to state security, Israeli media reported. Vanunu, under orders to stay in Tel Aviv and not to speak to journalists, “has proved several times he can not be…