Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June, has been granted political asylum by Ecuador. Mr. Assange sought refuge in the embassy to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where he is wanted on a rape charge. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said that Britain will not grant Mr. Assange safe passage out of the country, and that the diplomatic immunity of the embassy may be revoked in order to allow the authorities to enter the building and take the fugitive into custody.
In other news, the German city of Hamburg has made an agreement with Muslim groups to establish official Islamic holidays and religious education in the city’s schools.
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