The US government on Monday claimed that charges against Julian Assange were motivated by a reckless disclosure of the identity of sources, and not in retaliation for exposing US war crimes or publishing embarrassing revelations. Mark Lewis QC, speaking for Washington, claimed at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court that the defendant "is not a journalist".
Activists protested outside the Virginia jail holding whistleblower Chelsea Manning on Wednesday, as the judge in the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange in London rejected pleas to intervene in Assange’s treatment in Belmarsh Prison.
Washington is intensifying pressure on the group, which, according to the US State Department, is linked to the killing of an American military contractor in Iraq in late December.
Members of Congress and those within the intelligence community have expressed increased support for not reauthorizing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) controversial phone records program, which allows the collection of communications metadata.
The annual carnival procession in Spain’s Campo de Criptana is receiving backlash from the Jewish community after video and photos of the parade showed participants marching down the streets with crematoria chimneys while donning Nazi attire and skimpy concentration camp uniforms.
Several media sources say there are seven people dead, including the shooter, at a large corporate brewery in Wisconsin. Earlier, the building had been placed on lockdown and employees had been requested to hide inside.
Julian Assange’s lawyers have repeatedly submitted unsuccessful requests to the Judge on his case, over the past few months, for her to intervene over his prison conditions, which have included denying Assange proper access to his case file.
A new study reveals that there are similarities between the brain activity of honey bees and humans, which means that bees could eventually be used to study various brain functions.