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  • Leaked dispute-settlement plan raises US trade concerns
    Leaked dispute-settlement plan raises US trade concerns Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    A demonstrator holds a fan with "No! TPP" in a protest against the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal at demonstration in front of the parliament building in Tokyo on April 23, 2014 More »

  • Leaked Pacific trade pact draft shows investment carve-outs sought
    Leaked Pacific trade pact draft shows investment carve-outs sought Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    By Krista Hughes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Australia's medicine subsidies, Canadian films and culture, and capital controls in Chile would be carved out from investment protection rules being negotiated in a Pacific trade pact, according to a draft text released by Wikileaks on Wednesday. An investment chapter, dated Jan. 20, from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal was released amid controversy over rules allowing companies to sue foreign governments, which critics say should be dropped from the pact. Consumer group Public Citizen said the definition of investment was too broad, covering even "failed attempts" to invest such as channeling resources to set up a business. More »

  • Assange demands rape case files before Sweden questions him
    Assange demands rape case files before Sweden questions him Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will agree to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors in London over rape allegations, but only if he is given access to the investigation files, his defence said Monday. More »

  • Saudi Arabia invites Iraq's Abadi to visit in big sign of thaw
    Saudi Arabia invites Iraq's Abadi to visit in big sign of thaw Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    BAGHDAD/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman has invited Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to visit the kingdom, Abadi's office said on Monday, in the biggest sign yet of improving ties between the countries after decades of tension. Abadi's office gave no details about the invitation or possible visit, which would be his first as prime minister, including when it might take place. Iraq and Saudi Arabia have found new room to cooperate with each other in the fight against the Islamic State group, which both see as a threat, but long-held suspicions persist. Saudi Arabia hopes Abadi will do more to include Iraqi Sunnis in the government than Maliki did, and will prove more able to distance himself from Iran, Baghdad's main ally and Riyadh's biggest regional foe. More »

  • Guardian newspaper names Katharine Viner new editor-in-chief Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    The Guardian newspaper on Friday appointed Katharine Viner, currently editor of Guardian U.S., its new editor-in-chief. Viner is only the 12th editor in the Guardian's 194-year history and the first woman ... More »

  • Guardian newspaper names Katherine Viner new editor-in-chief Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    The Guardian newspaper has appointed Katherine Viner, currently editor of Guardian U.S., its new editor-in-chief The newspaper named Viner Friday as the 12th editor in its 194-year history. The first woman ... More »

  • Ecuador sees 'light at end of tunnel' in Assange case
    Ecuador sees 'light at end of tunnel' in Assange case Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    The surprise offer by Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador's London embassy over rape allegations offers a clear breakthrough in the deadlocked case, Ecuadoran Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said Thursday. More »

  • Mexico's own 'WikiLeaks' already making waves
    Mexico's own 'WikiLeaks' already making waves Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Mexico's WikiLeaks-inspired whistleblower website is already making waves just days after its launch, even though it has yet to expose any government scandals. More »

  • Analysis: Syria's chessboard politics
    Analysis: Syria's chessboard politics Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    The lesson learnt from the Syrian crisis four years on is that all regional events are interconnected. More »

  • Sweden offers to question Assange in London in U-turn
    Sweden offers to question Assange in London in U-turn Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Swedish prosecutors offered Friday to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London over rape allegations, in a U-turn that could provide a breakthrough in the deadlocked case. More »

  • In about-face, Sweden offers to question Assange in London
    In about-face, Sweden offers to question Assange in London Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange and his supporters warily welcomed a surprise U-turn Friday by Swedish prosecutors, who now say they are willing to come to London to quiz the WikiLeaks founder over alleged sex crimes. More »

  • Where Are They Now? The Julian Assange Edition
    Where Are They Now? The Julian Assange Edition Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Remember Julian Assange? As his fame is slowly eroded by wave after wave of news cycles, it's surprising to think back on the heady days of 2010, when the WikiLeaks founder was either Public Enemy No. 1 or the world's greatest hero for transparency. One group that hasn't forgotten about him is the Swedish government, which is still investigating allegations of rape and molestation against Assange. Prosecutors want to interview him, and have insisted that he go to Sweden. More »

  • 10 Things to Know for Today
    10 Things to Know for Today Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More »

  • After years of stalemate, Sweden seeks London date with Assange
    After years of stalemate, Sweden seeks London date with Assange Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    By Daniel Dickson and Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish prosecutors want to question Julian Assange in London over allegations of sexual assault, potentially ending an impasse that left the WikiLeaks founder holed up for almost three years in Ecuador's embassy. Swedish prosecutors said on Friday they had asked for Assange's approval to question him in London, a U-turn after years of insisting he must go to Stockholm for questioning about alleged assaults against two women in 2010. He refused to go, arguing Sweden could send him on to the United States where he might face trial. Ecuador's embassy in London could not immediately be reached for comment. More »

  • 1,000 days inside the embassy: Assange's London life
    1,000 days inside the embassy: Assange's London life Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who on Friday agreed to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors in London over rape allegations, has been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy for nearly 1,000 days. More »

  • Swedish Prosecutors Offer To Quiz Assange In UK
    Swedish Prosecutors Offer To Quiz Assange In UK Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Swedish prosecutors have offered to question Julian Assange in London over sexual assault allegations against him. The WikiLeaks founder faces an arrest warrant in Sweden over claims he sexually assaulted two women in 2010. Prosecutors had previously refused to travel to London, where Mr Assange has claimed asylum at Ecuador's embassy. But lead prosecutor Marianne Ny, explaining the new stance, said some of the crimes Mr Assange is accused of will reach their statute of limitations in August. More »

  • Swedish prosecutors offer to question Assange in London
    Swedish prosecutors offer to question Assange in London Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Lead prosecutor says some of the crimes WikiLeaks founder is accused of will reach statute of limitations in August. More »

  • Assange welcomes Sweden quiz move
    Assange welcomes Sweden quiz move Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has welcomed moves by Swedish prosecutors to question him at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, but is "irritated" it has taken so long. More »

  • Assange lawyer welcomes request for London questioning Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer welcomed prosecutors' request on Friday to interview the WikiLeaks founder in London over allegations of sexual assault, but said the process could take some time. "We welcome and see it also as a big victory ... for Julian Assange that what we have demanded is finally going to happen," Per Samuelson, Assange's lawyer, told Reuters.. He said, however, the request was accompanied by a number of formal requirements including that both Britain and Ecuador give their permission for the interview. "That means that could take time, despite the fact that we are in a hurry." Assange has been stuck inside the South American country's London embassy since June 2012 to avoid a British extradition to Sweden. More »

  • Swedish prosecutors request to question Julian Assange in London in sex crimes … Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors request to question Julian Assange in London in sex crimes investigation. More »

  • How secretaries of state handle classified information
    How secretaries of state handle classified information Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she never sent classified information through her private email account while she served as America's top diplomat, a claim that has been met with skepticism. More »

  • Flying cars, robot petting zoo: It's South by Southwest time
    Flying cars, robot petting zoo: It's South by Southwest time Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Flying cars and a robot petting zoo. Mobile wallets and net neutrality. The most outlandish ideas of the future and tech trends shaping the world today will be in focus as the freewheeling South by Southwest ... More »

  • Guardian owner sees higher losses as pace of change ramps up Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Guardian Media Group (GMG) expects its losses to increase in the next few years as it invests to keep up with the rapid pace of change ripping through the newspaper industry, its outgoing chief executive said. The owner of the Guardian, known for breaking news of widespread surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency from the leaks of analyst Edward Snowden, said it expected to record a loss of around 30 million pounds when it reports full-year results this summer. Underlying losses at the publisher, excluding investments, are likely to remain flat at around 20 million pounds and the company said its losses will come down over time as its investments pay off. More »

  • George Clooney's wife to lecture on human rights at Columbia Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — George Clooney's wife is joining the faculty of Columbia University as a visiting lecturer. More »

  • Amal Clooney to lecture on human rights law at Columbia University
    Amal Clooney to lecture on human rights law at Columbia University Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will join Columbia Law School as a visiting faculty member this spring, the New York-based university said on Friday. Clooney, wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney, will deliver lectures on human rights law during the current spring semester. Amal Clooney, who is based in London, said in a statement that it was "an honour" to teach at the Ivy League institution. "I look forward to getting to know the next generation of human rights advocates studying here," she said. More »

  • Military recognizes WikiLeaks defendant Manning as a woman Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A military appeals court is recognizing the transgender defendant accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks as a woman. More »

  • As heroin trade grows, a sting in Kenya
    As heroin trade grows, a sting in Kenya Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    By Drazen Jorgic MOMBASA (Reuters) - One evening last November, a handful of policemen in Kenya's sweltering port city of Mombasa were handpicked to help in the final stages of a U.S.-led drugs sting that spanned three continents. The quarry that night were the alleged leaders of the "Akasha organisation." The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) had spent years infiltrating Akasha and alleges that the gang is part of a heroin supply chain that stretches from the poppy fields of Afghanistan through east Africa to the cities of Europe and the United States. Inside a mansion girded by palm trees and a two-metre cobblestone wall, police captured the alleged leader of the crime syndicate, Baktash Akasha, his brother Ibrahim, and two other men. Kenyan police charged them with trafficking narcotics to the United States. More »

  • House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe
    House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home. More »

  • House committee to subpoena Clinton emails in Benghazi probe
    House committee to subpoena Clinton emails in Benghazi probe Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks was expected as early as Wednesday to subpoena the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business ... More »

  • Hillary Clinton had own computer server for official emails
    Hillary Clinton had own computer server for official emails Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The email practices of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state, grew more intriguing with the disclosure Wednesday that the ... More »

  • Kerry visits Riyadh to soothe fears of stronger Iran under nuclear deal
    Kerry visits Riyadh to soothe fears of stronger Iran under nuclear deal Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    By Arshad Mohammed and Angus McDowall MONTREUX, Switzerland/RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Riyadh this week to try to reassure King Salman that any nuclear deal with Iran will be in Saudi interests, despite the kingdom's fears that it may boost Tehran's backing for Shi'ite Muslim groups in the region. Convincing Saudi Arabia to accept any agreed nuclear deal is important to President Barack Obama because he needs Riyadh to work closely with Washington on a host of regional policies and to maintain its role as a moderating influence in oil markets. While the main critics of the U.S. push for a nuclear deal with Iran are Israel and Congressional Republicans, Sunni Muslim powerhouse Saudi Arabia is also concerned that an accord would allow Iran to devote more cash and energy to Shi'ite proxies in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen, escalating conflicts. More »

  • Assange appeal lodged with Swedish Supreme Court
    Assange appeal lodged with Swedish Supreme Court Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Wednesday they filed an appeal to Sweden's Supreme Court seeking to quash the 2010 warrant for his arrest on accusations of rape and molestation. More »

  • The car-jacking and the friendly Moroccan ambassador
    The car-jacking and the friendly Moroccan ambassador Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    South Africa's intelligence officer is summoned to meet a slightly 'paranoid' spymaster in Morocco. More »

  • South Africa spycraft on show in leaked intelligence cables
    South Africa spycraft on show in leaked intelligence cables Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Once the small talk had subsided, the 2012 meeting between intelligence agents from Iran and South Africa in an Iranian guesthouse reportedly went downhill. More »

  • Spy Cables: Greenpeace among intelligence targets
    Spy Cables: Greenpeace among intelligence targets Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Numerous politicised spy requests sent to Pretoria, seeking information on 'rogue NGOs', politicians and exile groups. More »