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Ecuador Gives Assange Citizenship, Worsening Standoff With Britain

Advertisement QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador announced on Thursday that it had granted citizenship to Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks co-founder who has been living in a tiny room in the South American country’s London embassy since seeking political asylum in 2012. It was an extraordinary development in the prolonged diplomatic standoff, ...

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Squeezed by an India-China Standoff, Bhutan Holds Its Breath

HAA, Bhutan — India’s main garrison in the Kingdom of Bhutan sits only 13 miles from a disputed border with China. There is a training academy, a military hospital, a golf course — all testament to India’s enduring role defending this tiny Himalayan nation. Earlier this summer, China began extending ...

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Israel Changes Tack After Standoff With Brazil Over Dani Dayan

JERUSALEM — After a monthslong diplomatic standoff with Brazil over plans to install a former settler leader as its ambassador there, Israel pulled back on Monday — reassigning him to a post in the United States after the government in Brasília refused to approve his appointment. The office of Israel’s ...

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