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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures from  a prison van  in London. A UN rights expert says  were he to be extradited to the US  Mr Assange “would be exposed to a politicised show trial and grave violations of his human rights”. Photograph:  Getty Images

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suffered psychological torture from a defamation campaign, and should not be extradited to the US where he would (...)

Protesters over a forced sterilisation case in Sendai, Japan, in January 2018. Photograph: Kyodo News via Getty Images

A court in Japan has rejected demands for damages from two women who were forcibly sterilised four decades ago under a now-defunct eugenics law design(...)

Former Conservative  MP  Ann Widdecombe   with colleagues from the Brexit Party celebrate it success in the EU elections in London on Monday. Photograph: Tolga AkmenAFP/Getty Images

AUSTRIA The conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) of Sebastian Kurz shrugged off 10 days of crisis, and his impending dismissal as chancellor, to finish (...)

Leif Johansson: “Sweden and Ireland have many common things to discuss. We are relatively small countries, both of us. We are dependent on the rest of the world to do well.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

When prominent Swedish businessman Leif Johansson first travelled the world, the Iron Curtain was up and “no one would have believed” it would come do(...)

Moe the bartender in The Simpsons: cute questioning. Illustration: Fox via Getty

In a 1999 episode of The Simpsons, Moe the bartender asks some European visitors about life in their faraway continent. “To be honest,” says a goatee-(...)

Harry Zeman leaving court on Monday. Photograph: Colm Keena

A man who is alleged to have been behind a $700,000 (€626,875) credit card scam is contesting an application from the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) tha(...)

 Julian Assange is  serving a 50-week sentence in UK for skipping bail. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a request with a local court on(...)

 Duncan Laurence, representing The Netherlands, wins the 64th   Eurovision Song Contest in  Tel Aviv. Photograph: Michael Campanella/Getty Images

This is evidently what passes as The Bants in Israel; “Technically, this is our third date, and you know what happens on a third date…” Assi Azar says(...)

 Donald Trump and Viktor Orban in the White House this week. The encounter was largely framed as a meeting of ideological allies but the agenda is likely to have been dominated by questions that put them at loggerheads. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg

For more than 20 years, Viktor Orban was shut out of the White House. His last visit was in 1998, deep into Clinton’s second term, when the Hungarian (...)

Chelsea Manning speaking to the press in Alexandria, Virginia, on Thursday. Photograph: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images

A federal judge found former US soldier and WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning in contempt of court and ordered her back to jail on Thursday for refusin(...)

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