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British Embassy In Syria Quietly Under Construction As UK Concedes Assad To Stay

Syria’s President Assad is fast “coming in from the cold” a recent AFP headline concluded. This not unlike the history of Libya’s Gaddafi, suddenly going from international pariah status to being courted by the Bush administration starting in 2004, culminating in Condoleezza Rice sharing a late night dinner with the late Libyan dictator during an official visit in September 2008

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Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy, sources say

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump’s campaign, the Guardian has been told. Sources have said Manafort went to see Assange in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016 – during the period when he was made a key figure in

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Ecuador orders withdrawal of extra Assange security from embassy in London

“The President of the Republic, Lenin Moreno, has ordered that any additional security at the Ecuadorian embassy in London be withdrawn immediately,” the government said in a statement. “ From now on, it will maintain normal security similar to that of other Ecuadorian embassies,” the statement said. Ecuador suspended Assange’s communication systems in March after his pointed political comments on

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US embassy in Turkey to be closed over ‘security threat’

The US embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara will be closed to the public on Monday over a “security threat”, the mission announced on its website. The embassy was the target in 2013 of a suicide bombing claimed by a far-left group that killed a Turkish security guard. Relations between NATO allies Washington and Ankara are strained over a number

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Netanyahu to talk with Trump about attending embassy opening

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will discuss the possibility of US President Donald Trump attending the May opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem when he meets Trump on Monday. Netanyahu made the comment late Saturday before boarding a flight to the United States. “I’ll definitely discuss with him that possibility,” Netanyahu said in response to a

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US embassy in Montenegro ‘UNDER ATTACK’- BLASTED with grenades

The attack in the capital city of Podgorica happened just before midnight last night. The embassy was closed at the time of the incident. The government of Montenegro confirmed an unknown assailant threw the grenade into the embassy compound and then blew himself up with another explosive device. There are no reported deaths except of the attacker. The New York

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Assange’s stay in London embassy untenable, says Ecuador

–Ecuador’s foreign minister has said Julian Assange’s five-and-a-half-year stay in her country’s London embassy is “untenable” and should be ended through international mediation. The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in Knightsbridge since the summer of 2012, when he faced the prospect of extradition to Sweden over claims that he sexually assaulted two women. He denies the accusations. Swedish prosecutors last year

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