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 2 yrs | Unions planning 24-hour strike on London underground - TFL

              London's transportation system could face widespread disruption beginning Wednesday afternoon if Transport for London (TFL) and union members do not reach a deal, which could lead to the biggest tube strike in over a decade. Tube drivers are threatening to strike over a proposed all-night service shift that would require them to work an unlimited number of weekends and overnight without a significant pay increase. [statement attached]   


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 2 yrs | British celebrity PR guru Max Clifford charged with 1981 indecent assault

              Max Clifford, who was one of Britain's best known celebrity publicists, has been charged with one count of indecent assault that he allegedly committed in 1981, according to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Details about the allegation were not immediately released, but Scotland Yard added that the incident involved a woman aged over 16. Clifford was last year sentenced to eight years following his conviction for eight sex assaults on young girls and women. He will appear in court on July 21.   


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 2 yrs | France rejects asylum request by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, citing legal situation

              The French government says it "cannot act" on a public request for asylum from Julian Assange, citing his legal situation. The WikiLeaks founder, who is holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crime allegations. In an open letter published in Le Monde, Assange asked French President Fran├žois Hollande to grant him asylum to protect him from "the political persecution of which I am now the subject." [Full statement attached]   


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 2 yrs | 15-year-old girl arrested in London on suspicion of preparation of terrorism - police

              A 15-year-old girl has been arrested by British counter-terrorism police on suspicion of preparation of terrorism, Scotland Yard says in a statement, providing no further details. She remains in custody. [full statement attached]   


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