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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23, 2021: Demonstrators march through central London in solidarity with Julian Assange ahead of next week's US extradition appeal hearing at the High Court on October 23, 2021 in London, England.

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Assange’s last stand?

A British court has ruled that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has the right to appeal his extradition to the United States on espionage charges. The British judges said they did not find assurances from US courts credible when it came to his rights under the First Amendment. This means he likely won't be immediately deported if his extradition is nonetheless ordered at his next hearing, the date of which has not been scheduled.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Westminster Magistrates Court, after he was arrested in London, Britain April 11, 2019.

REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Assange vs. America, again

The legal saga of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange neared its end Monday as Britain's High Court considered his final appeal of a U.S. extradition request.

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A rideshare driver in Los Angeles holds a placard, as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash drivers strike in multiple US cities on Valentine's Day.

REUTERS/Mike Blake

HARD NUMBERS: Rideshare drivers go on strike, Artist holds Picasso hostage for Assange, Putin’s Black Sea warships sink to new low, Porsches idle over Xinjiang abuses, Haiti’s gangs make bank

10: If you had trouble getting a ride or a meal delivered in the US on Valentine’s Day, it might have been because thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers, as well as delivery workers for Doordash, went on strike for better pay in at least 10 American cities. The apps’ drivers say the companies are taking too much of their fares. The move came in the wake of a $7 billion share buyback at Uber that drove the company’s shares to a record high.
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