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  1. Greece Opts Against Suing for Elgin Marbles

    They’re going to try softer methods. Though Greece had been threatening litigation over the British Museum’s refusal to hand over the famous Elgin Marbles — especially when one was lent to Russia’s Hermitage Museum last year — they say they’ll be pursuing diplomatic avenues instead. Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney had been urging them to take the case to the International Court of Justice, but Greece may be unwilling to risk a final judgment that could forever negate their historic claim to the sculptures, which were acquired by Britain 200 years ago.

    Daily Mail, CBC

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