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WikiLeak’s Assange appeals extradition to Sweden

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange applied Tuesday for Britain’s Supreme Court to hear his appeal against extradition to Sweden, dragging out a legal saga that has already lasted more than a year. His latest gambit comes less than two weeks after the High Court in London ruled that the…

Zurich police evict ‘Occupy’ protesters

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss police on Tuesday evicted anti-banker protesters from the Lindenhof, an ancient square in one of the oldest parts of Zurich, just hours after a similar move by police in New York against an anti-Wall Street demonstration. The 50 or so protesters were given 20 minutes to…

Israelis doubt world will stop Iran’s nuclear quest: experts

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – The latest report by U.N. inspectors has hardened suspicions that Iran is seeking nuclear arms capability, but Israeli experts have little confidence that international action will deny the Islamic Republic the means to make a bomb. The pessimism sounded by academics, retired generals and statesmen on…

French consul injured after Israeli raid on Gaza

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s consul to the Gaza Strip, his wife and 13-year-old daughter were injured during an Israeli air strike on Sunday night, French foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said. Valero told reporters the three were hit by shrapnel at their residence in Gaza, which is located 200 meters…

Obama insured against crocodiles in Australia

President Barack Obama is expected to receive a warm welcome in Australia Wednesday, but just in case the reception is wilder than expected a firm has offered him insurance against crocodiles. Obama will be the fifth president to visit close ally Australia, and his flying two-day visit will take in…

China peace prize awarded to Russia’s Putin

A group of Chinese academics has awarded its version of the Nobel Peace Prize to Vladimir Putin, an organiser said Tuesday, pointing to the Russian Prime Minister as “outstanding in keeping world peace.” Putin beat other candidates such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Yuan Longping, a Chinese agricultural scientist,…

British police arrest four men in counter-terror probe

Police said they arrested four men in Birmingham on Tuesday as part of an ongoing counter-terrorism investigation that has uncovered an alleged suicide bombing plot. The men, three aged 19 and one 24, were detained under counter-terror laws in the Sparkhill area on suspicion of fundraising for terrorist purposes and…

Greek economy in dire shape ahead of confidence vote

The Greek economy shrank 5.2 percent in the third quarter, official figures showed on Tuesday, highlighting the depths of the crisis as parliament debates approval of a new government to enact a debt rescue. Athens is racing against time to adopt deeply unpopular reforms demanded by its European and IMF…

Syria crackdown gets bloodier amid regime isolation

More than 70 people died in one of the bloodiest days of the eight-month Syrian uprising, activists said on Tuesday, as the growing isolation of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime drew an increasingly angry reaction from his loyalists. More than 100 of his supporters stormed the Jordanian embassy in Damascus overnight — the fourth…

Cuba says U.S. behind illegal wireless networks

HAVANA — Cuba accused the United States on Monday of enabling illegal Internet connections in its territory and said several people were arrested in April for profiting from the wireless networks. The official communist party newspaper Granma said those arrested, who were not identified, “had for some time and without…

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