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Briefly World: Assange in Britain SC over extradition

Whistleblower website WikiLeaks’s founder Julian Assange took his extradition battle to Supreme Court

Written by Agencies | Published: February 2, 2012 1:00:48 am

Assange in Britain SC over extradition

LONDON: Whistleblower website WikiLeaks’s 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.

William’s 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.

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