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29th Aug 2016

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WikiLeaks founder asks for EU help on bank blockade

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Tuesday called on the EU to help lift a banking blockade, reports AFP. "There is no sovereignty without economic sovereignty," he told a London conference, with credit card companies Visa and MasterCard in December 2010 having banned payments to WikiLeaks through Icelandic company DataCell.

News in Brief

  1. Hungary plans to reinforce border fence against migrants
  2. France's highest court suspends burkini ban
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  4. Greek minister denounces EU letter on former statistics chief
  5. Turks seeking asylum in Greece may cause diplomatic row
  6. Merkel becomes digital resident of Estonia
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  8. EU mulls making Google pay news media for content

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