December 10, 2018

Assange loses extradition appeal

WikiLeaks founder, Julain Assange has lost his High Court battle to avoid extradition to Sweden but looks set to make a final appeal to Britain's Supreme Court to avoid facing allegations of sexual assault against two women. Assange, 40, looks increasingly likely to be spending some time in … [Read more...]

Wikileaks halts publication of classified files

Whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has suspended its publication of classified files while it struggles to raise funds to ensure its survival. The announcement came after what the group called a blockade by US-based finance companies which has effectively cut off the donor money supply to … [Read more...]

Drunk Moose found up tree in Sweden

A homeowner in southern Sweden investigated the noise coming from his neighbours and was surprised to find a drunken elk stuck in an apple tree. The moose was apparently on the hunt for fermenting apples when she lost her balance and became trapped in the tree. Per Johansson, from Saro near … [Read more...]

Vanessa Hudgens romancing rock guitarist

Hollywood actress, Vanessa Hudgens has been out and about romancing rock guitarist, Felix Rodriguez in California. After splitting with her High School Musical co-star Zac Efron last December following a three year relationship, Hudgens claims she has been enjoying being single, saying "It is fun … [Read more...]

USA win through to Womens Football World Cup Final

The US women's soccer team has advanced to the Football World Cup final after beating France 3-1 Wednesday in Moenchengladbach, Germany. The French side dominated for much of the match but could not translate the possession inot goals. The scores were locked at 1-1 until late in the game when … [Read more...]

E. Coli cases in Germany on the rise

The number of people in Germany infected by a deadly strain of E.Coli has risen sharply. Most of the 1,500 people infected are from Germany with Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK, also affected. The death toll has risen to 17 from the strain of … [Read more...]

Infected cucumbers – 10 dead, hundreds sick

An oubreak of E.coli in Germany caused by infected cucumbers has killed at least 10 people with hundreds falling ill. The cucumbers, imported from Spain, were infected with a severe complication of E.coli called hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). Most of the E.coli cases so far have been in the … [Read more...]

Wikileaks reveals “carve up” of Arctic resources

Wikileaks has released Secret US embassy cables showing Arctic Council nations are racing to "carve up" Arctic resources like oil and gas, now accessible as the ice retreats. The Arctic Council member states are, Russia, the United States, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland. … [Read more...]

The American – Movie Review

An assasin/gunsmith called Jack (George Clooney) ends up holed up in a remote Italian village after a job in Sweden ends violently. There he encounters Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) a priest with a secret and a Clara (Violente Placido) a prostitute who is surprisingly educated and articulate … [Read more...]

Swedish couples honeymoon hits six natural disasters

Swedish couple Stefan and Erika Svanstrom with their baby daughter in tow, set off on their four month long honeymoon in 6th December 2010. By the time the Stockholm family got to Munich, Germany they were stranded in one of Europes worst snowstorms in living memory. After that, Stefan says, … [Read more...]

Wikileaks Julian Assange to be Extradited to Sweden

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face sexual assault and rape allegations, a judge has ruled. District Judge Howard Riddle sitting at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London, said the extradition would not breach Mr Assange's human rights. Mr Assange denies the … [Read more...]

The Kings Speech dominates Bafta awards

The King's Speech has won seven Bafta awards at a glittering ceremony at London's Royal Opera House hosted by Jonathan Ross. The film about King George VI and his battle with a speech impediment won best film, most outstanding British film, best score and best original screenplay. It was in … [Read more...]

Apple axes Assange and WikiLeaks

Apple Inc has joined the bandwagon of US companies that are sucking up to the US government and severing ties with WikiLeaks. Apple has removed an application from its online store that gave users access to the WikiLeaks website's content. Google has not buckled yet though and still … [Read more...]

Wikileaks Julian Assange freed on bail

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been freed on bail in London as he fights extradition to Sweden on sex charges. Mr Justice Ouseley ordered Mr Assange be released on payment of £240,000 in cash and sureties and on condition he resides at Vaughan Smiths house in East Anglia. It doesn't matter … [Read more...]

Sweden bomb attack could have been ‘catastrophic’

Yesterdays bomb blasts in Stockholms shopping district have left quiet Sweden in a state of shock. A car exploded as busy Christmas shoppers crowded the streets and a few minutes later another blast went off. Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said today the attack was "unacceptable". … [Read more...]