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Julian Assange arrested in London after Ecuador withdraws his asylum

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Julian Assange has been arrested in London after Ecuador withdrew his asylum.

The fugitive founder of WikiLeaks was wanted by British police for skipping bail in August 2012, while he was under investigation for sexual assault and rape in Sweden, and had lived since then in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, reported NBC News.

The Australian had long complained that he would eventually be extradited to the U.S. to face charges if he was forced to surrender.

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The 47-year-old Assange and WikiLeaks have been implicated by U.S. intelligence services and special counsel Robert Mueller in a scheme to release emails hacked by Russian intelligence from the Democratic National Committee.

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has testified before Congress that Assange had been in contact with Republican operative Roger Stone to coordinate the release of the stolen emails during the 2016 campaign.

Assange has insisted the hacked emails had not come from Russia.

Sweden eventually dropped its investigation of Assange, and he is no longer wanted by authorities there, but London’s Metropolitan Police said he would be arrested for violating his bail if he ever left the embassy.

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Assange became an Ecuadorian citizen last year but had quarreled with embassy staff for years, especially in recent months.


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‘Morrison in the USA sucking up to Trump’: Aussies furious to see prime minister campaigning for Trump

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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared at a rally in Ohio Sunday, prompting Aussies to complain that it's unacceptable for their leader to be campaigning for Trump.

Trump invited himself to a Houston, Texas rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he tried to campaign for the U.S. president with Indian-American voters. Sadly, however, nearly 80 percent of Indian-American voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Republicans love the Constitution — until it applies to them: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot unleashed on President Donald Trump's latest scandal he's calling Ukraine-gate. But when it comes to Republicans, he called them outright complicit.

In his Sunday column, Boot noted that a mob boss doesn't have to overtly say “pay up, or we will destroy your store” to be guilty of extortion. In Trump's case, he tends to say things in a way that it is understood what he wants people to do, according to former "fixer" Michael Cohen.

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Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

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A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal public opinion poll, an astounding 69 percent of Americans don't like Trump personally.

During the early 2000s, President George W. Bush enjoyed the benefit of Americans finding him likable and wanting to "have a beer" with the sober leader. That measure of "likability" has been a kind of inspiration for political leaders searching for voters based not on issues but on personality.

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