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Jul 13, 2011

WikiLeaks’ Assange in final day of UK extradition fight

LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces accusations of rape and sexual assault and should be extradited to Sweden to face them, lawyers acting for Swedish authorities told a British court Wednesday.

The 40-year-old Australian computer expert is in the High Court in London for the final day of a two-day hearing after losing an initial challenge to the extradition order in February.

Jul 13, 2011

WikiLeaks’ chief in final day of UK extradition fight

LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
faces accusations of rape and sexual assault and should be
extradited to Sweden to face them, lawyers acting for Swedish
authorities told a British court on Wednesday.

The 40-year-old Australian computer expert is in the High
Court in London for the final day of a two-day hearing after
losing an initial challenge to the extradition order in
February.

Jul 12, 2011

WikiLeaks’ Assange in UK court to fight extradition

LONDON (Reuters) – Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asked a court for a second time on Tuesday to block his extradition from Britain to Sweden for questioning over allegations of sexual misconduct, arguing the case was legally flawed.

The 40-year-old Australian computer expert is in the High Court in London for a two-day hearing after losing an initial challenge to the extradition order in February.

Jul 11, 2011

WikiLeaks’ Assange in UK court extradition appeal

LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will begin his appeal on Tuesday against his extradition from Britain to Sweden for questioning over allegations of sexual misconduct.

The 40-year-old Australian computer expert will take his legal battle to the High Court in London for a two-day hearing after losing an initial challenge to the extradition order in February.

Jul 7, 2011

Murdoch journalists stunned by paper’s closure

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – Journalists at the British
tabloid shut down by Rupert Murdoch broke down in tears on
Thursday and expressed shock, sadness and fury at the unexpected
fallout of a phone hacking scandal.

Many blamed Murdoch’s most senior British newspaper
executive and close confidante – Rebekah Brooks – for the bolt
from the blue which will put dozens, maybe hundreds, of
employees of the financially successful newspaper out of work.

Jul 7, 2011

New “win a baby” game draws fire

LONDON (Reuters) – A controversial IVF lottery will launch in Britain this month giving prospective parents the chance to win thousands of pounds toward expensive fertility treatments in top clinics.

The scheme, which the media have dubbed “win a baby,” has already run into trouble on ethical grounds with critics calling it inappropriate and demeaning to human reproduction.

Jul 7, 2011

Government’s new “win a baby” game draws fire

By Stefano Ambrogi

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – A controversial IVF lottery will launch this month giving prospective parents the chance to win thousands of pounds towards expensive fertility treatments in top clinics.

The scheme, which the media have dubbed “win a baby,” has already run into trouble on ethical grounds with critics calling it inappropriate and demeaning to human reproduction.

Jul 7, 2011

UK’s new “win a baby” game draws fire

By Stefano Ambrogi

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters Life!) – A controversial IVF lottery
will launch in Britain this month giving prospective parents the
chance to win thousands of pounds towards expensive fertility
treatments in top clinics.

The scheme, which the media have dubbed “win a baby”, has
already run into trouble on ethical grounds with critics calling
it inappropriate and demeaning to human reproduction.

Jun 30, 2011

Britons strike over pensions, govt says impact limited

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of British
teachers and civil servants went on strike on Thursday in the
opening salvo of what could be months of widespread industrial
action over planned pension reforms and austerity measures.

Echoing protests across Europe against spending cuts imposed
to reduce budget deficits, the strikes closed many schools, as
well as a small number of courts and other public offices, while
thousands joined rallies in cities and towns across the country.

Jun 30, 2011

UK teachers, civil servants strike over pensions

London, June 30 (Reuters) – Teachers and civil servants
marched through the streets and picketed government buildings
across Britain on Thursday in protest at planned pension
reforms, launching what could be a long period of labour unrest
over austerity measures.

The strikes, echoing protests across continental Europe
against austerity imposed to reduce debt, are the first in what
unions say will be a wave of action against steps by the British
government that will cut the value of public sector pensions.