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Day: April 13, 2019

UK lawmakers: Julian Assange should face justice in Sweden

LONDON — More than 70 British legislators have urged the government to make sure WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape allegation against him. The lawmakers signed a letter late Friday urging Home Secretary Sajid Javid to “do everything you can to […]

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Ace Swedish coder held by Ecuador was defender of Assange

CARACAS, Venezuela — An ace Swedish programmer who was an early, ardent supporter of WikiLeaks has been arrested in Ecuador in an alleged plot to blackmail the country’s president over his abandonment of Julian Assange. But friends of Ola Bini say the soft-spoken encryption expert is being unfairly […]

Trump talks of releasing migrants in Dem cities

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is strongly considering releasing “Illegal Immigrants” into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it had been proposed. “Due […]

Hundreds participate in march to commemorate Jallianwala Bagh massacre centenary

NEW DELHI – Hundreds of people holding candles and the national flag marched through the northern Indian city of Amritsar on Friday, on the eve of the centenary of the colonial-era Jallianwala Bagh massacre that British Prime Minister Theresa May has called a “shameful scar.” On April 13, […]

Amit Shah vows to throw illegal immigrants into Bay of Bengal

NEW DELHI – The head of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist party took his invective against illegal Muslim immigrants to a new level this week as the general election kicked off, promising to throw them into the Bay of Bengal. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President […]

Malaysia to free Vietnamese woman accused of Kim Jong Nam murder on May 3: lawyer

KUALA LUMPUR – A Vietnamese woman who had been accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea’s leader will be freed from a Malaysian prison on May 3, her lawyer said, a day earlier than previously expected. Doan Thi Huong, 30, was charged along with an Indonesian woman […]

U.S. has two months to finalise extradition case against WikiLeaks’ Assange

WASHINGTON – U.S. prosecutors have just under two months to present British authorities with a final and detailed criminal case to justify the possible extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a U.S. government official said on Friday. The official, who asked for anonymity when discussing the case, said […]

Scrapping India’s trade privileges could hit U.S. consumers, senators say

NEW DELHI – A U.S. plan to end preferential duty-free imports of up to $5.6 billion from India could raise costs for American consumers, two U.S. senators have told their country’s trade office, urging a delay in adopting the plan, and seeking more negotiations. If President Donald Trump […]

RBI to remain watchful on growth, financial stability: Shaktikanta Das

MUMBAI – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will remain vigilant and strive to revive growth in Asia’s third-largest economy, as well as pushing to maintain macroeconomic, financial and price stability, its governor said in a speech on Friday. India lost momentum in the final quarter of 2018, […]

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