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UK press takes swipe at Assange and UN panel

6 February 2016 | 0 comments

British newspaper columnists on Saturday took aim at Julian Assange and the UN panel that found the anti-secrecy campaigner had been "arbitrarily detained".The WikiLeaks founder, who faces a rape allegation...

Female comic book artists show opens after sexism row

6 February 2016 | 0 comments

An exhibition featuring 100 female comic book artists from around the world opened in London Friday, after a row in France when no women were shortlisted for a major prize at one of the genre's biggest...

Ban 'ashamed' over Israel-Palestininan peace process

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday he was "ashamed" at the lack of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process."I feel guilty, ashamed of the lack of progress," he told an event organised...

UK cannot have 'Europe a la carte': EU parliament leader

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

Britain faces opposition from European partners over plans to reform the EU ahead of an in/out referendum on membership,and should not expect "Europe a la carte," the European Parliament president warned...

HSBC to pay $601 mn for shoddy US mortgage practices

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

British banking giant HSBC is to pay more than $600 million to US authorities for its abusive mortgage lending and foreclosure practices in the housing market, officials said Friday.HSBC, Europe's biggest...

Cameron woos Polish, Danish leaders as clock ticks to avert 'Brexit'

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday appeared to have come a step closer to sealing a contentious EU-wide deal on reforms to prevent a "Brexit" after making headway in talks with Danish and...

Crude prices wobble in choppy week

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

The global oil market has faced another choppy week as dealers tracked supply glut concerns, the flagging dollar and the poor demand outlook centred once again on China.Prices kicked off with three-week...

Assange hails 'victory' from embassy balcony after UN panel ruling

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday urged Britain to let him walk free from Ecuador's London embassy after a UN panel found that the anti-secrecy campaigner who faces a rape allegation in Sweden...

Emotional Assange speaks out on rare balcony appearance

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

Smiling and squinting in the daylight, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke from the balcony of Ecuador's embassy Friday in a rare public appearance after a UN panel declared him "arbitrarily detained".Dressed...

Denmark backs deal to keep Britain in the EU

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen on Friday lent support to his British counterpart who is seeking a deal that will keep Britain in the European Union. Copenhagen was the next stop after Poland...

UN panel emerges from shadows with bombshell Assange ruling

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention was thrust into the global spotlight Friday with its finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained" by Sweden and Britain. But...

Emotional Assange hails 'victory' from embassy balcony

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hailed a UN panel opinion on his confinement Friday as a "victory" in an emotional speech from the balcony of Ecuador's embassy in London where he has been holed up since...

CORRECTED: Timeline of WikiLeaks founder's extradition fight

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

Here are key dates in the five-year legal saga of Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.- November 18, 2010:A Swedish prosecutor issues a European arrest warrant for Assange on sexual assault allegations...

Ban 'ashamed' over Israel-Palestininan peace process

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday he was "ashamed" at a lack of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process."I feel guilty, ashamed of the lack of progress," he told an event organised...

Assange tells UK, Sweden to let him go after UN finding

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday urged Britain and Sweden to let him walk free from Ecuador's embassy in London after a UN panel found that the anti-secrecy campaigner was "arbitrarily detained."Addressing...

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