Assange in Britain SC over extradition
LONDON: Whistleblower website WikiLeakss founder Julian Assange took his extradition battle to Supreme Court Wednesday. The two-day hearing is his last chance to persuade judges to quash efforts to send him to Sweden to face sex crimes allegations.
Williams Falklands role: Argentina irked
BUENOS AIRES: Argentina accused Britain of militarising the sovereignty dispute of Falkland Islands by saying Tuesday it is sending a warship to the islands along with Prince William in the uniform of a conquistador. The assignment of William for a six-week military mission has been a sore point for Argentina.
Afghan in uniform kills NATO member
KABUL: A man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot and killed a NATO service member,the international military coalition said Wednesday. The killing took place Tuesday in southern Afghanistan.
New trip to Iran planned: IAEA
VIENNA: Herman Nackaerts a senior member of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday a new trip to Iran is planned,indicating some progress on talks with Tehran over its atomic programme.
European cold snap death toll rises to 71
KIEV: The death toll from a severe cold spell in Eastern Europe rose to 71 Wednesday. Temperatures dropped to minus 30 C in some regions. Urkaine alone reported 43 deaths on Wednesday.