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Worldwide demonstrations support WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Spanish online supporters of Julian Assange called for worldwide demonstrations Saturday to press for the release of the WikiLeaks founder, who is in a London jail awaiting possible extradition to Sweden to face rape charges. The Spanish website Free Wikileaks urged rallies at 6 p.m. (1700 GMT) in eight Spanish…

Blackwater agrees to pay $42 million fine

Xe, the private security company formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, has agreed to pay a 42 million dollar fine for violating US export regulations, The New York Times has reported. Blackwater, which changed its name to Xe, gained notoriety in Iraq after guards protecting a convoy opened fire in a…

US: Manslaughter case against Blackwater guards should have gone forward

There was more than enough untainted evidence to justify a trial for five Blackwater Worldwide guards involved in a deadly 2007 shooting in Baghdad, the Justice Department told a federal appeals court. In court papers seeking to reinstate criminal charges, the department asserted that some of the evidence tainted by…

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