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U.S. House rejects Saudi weapons sales; Trump to veto

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives backed resolutions on Wednesday to block the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, sending them to the White House, where President Donald Trump has promised a veto.

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers Saudi rights bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, introduced legislation on Wednesday punishing Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but not by stopping weapons sales.

Unhappy at Twitter, thousands of Saudis crash pro-Trump social network

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A surge of about 200,000 users believed to be from Saudi Arabia who are frustrated at what they say is censorship by Twitter have helped crash the small social media network Parler, which styles itself as a "free speech-driven" space.

WikiLeaks' Assange too ill to appear via video link in U.S. extradition hearing

LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was too ill on Thursday to appear via video link from a British prison in a hearing on an extradition request from the United States, his lawyer said.

Sweden wants to extradite Assange over rape allegation, complicating U.S. effort to try him for conspiracy

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden reopened an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday and will seek to extradite him from Britain, a potential setback to efforts by the United States to put him on trial over a huge release of secret documents.

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FROM DAVE CALLAWAY , President World Editors Forum

Looking for America - Is Julian Assange heading to the United States?

LONDON (Reuters) - British police dragged Julian Assange from the Ecuadorean embassy last Thursday after his asylum was revoked, ending his seven-year stay there and opening the way for his extradition to the United States.

After years of giving refuge, Ecuador suspends Assange's citizenship

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador has suspended Julian Assange's citizenship and accused him and people connected to his WikiLeaks group of collaborating in attempts to destabilise the Andean nation's government, after years of offering him shelter.