Wikileaks Releases Docs Before Trial of TPB Founder Warg
Pirate Bay Founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is to be tried starting tomorrow in Sweden, after his indictment last month for computer hacking and fraud. Wikileaks has released several documents related to his detention and the associated charges. From the summary of this material: "This material includes inter alia the interrogations with GSW and his co-accused, internal correspondence from the Swedish Foreign Minister and the Swedish embassy in Cambodia, damage assessment reports by the companies and the authorities concerned, and correspondence between GSW and Kristina Svartholm and the Swedish prison authorities. The material is formally public, but the Swedish prosecution authority has refused to provide the documents in digital format. Photocopying this volume of paper costs around £350." Notable is the refusal of Warg's request to obtain a graphing calculator while in prison.
Found less than 1 hour ago on channel Slashdot
Canada to Target U.S. Products in Meat Labels Dispute
Canada will put forward a list of U.S. products that it will target in retaliation over a dispute with its largest trading partner about country of origin labels on meat, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said on Friday.
Russia wants Iran at peace conference on Syria
Last week, Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a peace conference on Syria. Lavrov today told Lebanese television that Iran should be invited to attend.
Peru Foreign Minister Quits Over Health After Venezuela Spat: Report
Peru's foreign minister has resigned for health reasons, local media reported on Wednesday, days after he was criticized for contributing to a diplomatic spat with Venezuela.
Kerry Cites 'Progress' in Syria Peace
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the Syrian government has provided a list of names of negotiators to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ahead of upcoming peace talks.