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Manafort Tried to Negotiate Handover of Assange to US in 2017 - Reports

MOSCOW, Dec 4 (Sputnik) In mid-May 2017, US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, tried to broker a deal with then president-elect of Ecuador on extraditing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, The New York Times reported.
During his visit to Quito, Manafort and Lenin Moreno, who is now the Ecuadorian president, discussed a deal in which the former could arrange certain financial concessions to Ecuador in exchange for the handover of Assange to the United States, the newspaper reported on Monday.
The news outlet alleged that the potential deal was off after Rober Mueller was appointed special counsel to probe Russia's suspected meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, with Manafort being subject to investigation.
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Country-wide polio drive to be launched in Afghanistan early November

18 Oct 2021 | 1:14 PM

Kabul, Oct 18 (UNI/Xinhua) A country-wide polio vaccination drive will start on November 8 in war-affected Afghanistan, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced on Monday.

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Around 1,040 candidates to participate in Japan's general election on October 31

18 Oct 2021 | 1:14 PM

Tokyo, Oct 18 (UNI/Xinhua) Around 1,040 candidates are expected to participate in the general election scheduled on Oct. 31 to compete for 465 seats in Japan's House of Representatives, with campaigning starting on Tuesday, according to a Kyodo News tally.

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Australian health care sector needs to lead fight against climate change: Experts

18 Oct 2021 | 1:13 PM

Sydney, Oct 18 (UNI/Xinhua) Researchers from the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) called on the Australian government to take a health-first approach to tackling climate change and its impacts.

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First string of Nord Stream 2 pipeline filled with technical gas: Operator

18 Oct 2021 | 1:12 PM

Moscow, Oct 18 (UNI/Sputnik) The first string of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline was filled with technical gas, while pre-commissioning procedures for the second string continue, pipeline operator Nord Stream 2 AG said on Monday.

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Vaccine inequality reason for emergence of new Covid variants: UN chief

18 Oct 2021 | 1:11 PM

New York, Oct 18 (UNI/Sputnik) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that new coronavirus variants continue to emerge as a result of inequitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines among countries.

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