Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, was holding Gore Vidal book during arrest

The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange held on to a book about America author Gore Vidal as he was arrested Thursday in London. The book entitled “Gore Vidal: History of the National Security State” focuses on the “historical events that led to the establishment of the massive military-industrial-security complex,” according to the book’s description. The book features interviews conducted with Vidal by Paul Jay, senior editor […]

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London police arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador embassy

London police arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday at the embassy of Ecuador in London. The Metropolitan Police said Assange was taken into custody on a 2012 warrant for failing to surrender to court.  “He has been taken into custody at a central London police station where he will remain before being presented before Westminster Magistrates’ Court as soon […]

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Estonia makes first arrests over Danske money laundering

Estonia has made its first arrests in one of the biggest money laundering scandals in history involving Denmark’s Danske Bank, detaining 10 former employees at the bank’s Estonian branch, the state prosecutor said Wednesday. Authorities in Denmark, Estonia, Britain and the United States are investigating payments totalling 200 billion euros (180 billion pounds) made through the Danish bank’s tiny Estonian […]

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Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc faces NYC federal court hearing Tuesday; new details of 16th device

NEW YORK — Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, prosecutors said as they released new details on another explosive device he allegedly mailed to a critic of President Donald Trump. Sayoc, 56, is scheduled for a 10 a.m. appearance before Manhattan U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Lehrburger, authorities said Monday. Prosecutors […]

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Egyptian authorities detain daughter of senior Muslim Brotherhood leader

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces have detained the daughter of former presidential candidate and senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat al-Shater, family members and two security sources said on Thursday. Aisha al-Shater was one of six women arrested overnight. They also included Huda Abd al-Moneim, a lawyer and member of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood. The Interior Ministry could not immediately […]

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Israel arrests Palestinian officials suspected of abduction: lawyers

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel has arrested two officials from the Palestinian Authority over suspicions they helped abduct a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem, their lawyers said on Sunday. The two men taken into custody by Israel were Adnan Gheith, who holds the largely ceremonial post of Palestinian-appointed governor of Jerusalem, and Jihad Al-Faqeeh, the head of Palestinian intelligence in the city. […]

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U.S. arrests FinCEN employee who allegedly leaked suspicious activity reports to a news outlet

The U.S. has arrested a senior level official at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network who allegedly sent suspicious activity reports to a news organization. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a 40-year-old senior advisor at FinCEN, was arrested Tuesday, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the FBI. "SARs, which are filed confidentially by banks and […]

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Portugal warns Venezuela ties may suffer over jailed supermarket managers

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s Socialist government has warned crisis-hit Venezuela that bilateral ties could be at risk over its jailing of Portuguese supermarket managers on charges of gouging food prices and demanded that the problem be resolved swiftly. Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said he had “a tough conversation” over the issue with his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza in […]

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Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for woman activist: rights groups

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against five human rights activists from the kingdom’s Eastern Province currently on trial in a secretive terrorism court, groups including Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. Among the detainees is Israa al-Ghomgham, whom Saudi activists said was the first woman to possibly face the death penalty for rights-related work. […]

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