Cables Show US Seeks Assange
prakslash writes "The Sydney Morning Herald reports that diplomatic cables they obtained show the U.S. investigation into possible criminal conduct by Julian Assange has been ongoing for more than a year, despite denials by the U.S. State Department and the Australian Foreign Minister. Further, the Australian diplomats expect that the U.S. will seek to extradite Assange to the U.S. on charges including espionage and conspiracy relating to the release of classified information by WikiLeaks."
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Slashdot
French Minister Steps Down in Swiss Bank Investigation
Budget Minister Jérôme Cahuzac resigned from the French government on Tuesday evening, just after an announcement that he would be investigated on charges of tax fraud and money laundering.
Bulgarian Revelations Explode Hezbollah Bombing “Hypothesis”
WASHINGTON- When European Union foreign ministers discuss a proposal to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation, Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov will present his government’s case for linking two suspects in the Jul. 18, 2012 bombing of an Israeli tourist bus to Hezbollah. But European ministers who demand hard evidence of Hezbollah involvement are not likely to find it in the Bulgarian report on the investigation, which has produced no more than an “assumption” or “hypothesis” of Hezbollah complicity.
Europe: France: Budget Minister Faces Inquiry on Foreign Bank Account
Jérôme Cahuzac who is leading a crackdown on tax fraud, was told Tuesday that he would face a preliminary investigation into charges that he kept an illegal bank account abroad.
Assange says to stay in embassy until U.S. backs off: CNN
LONDON - Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange said on Thursday the United States would have to give up its "immoral" investigation into his whistle blowing website before he considered leaving the confines of the Ecuadorean embassy in London.
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Reuters