Britain’s Supreme Court ruled yesterday WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden over alleged sex crimes, leaving the Australian with few legal options after an 18-month legal battle.
Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli’s administration will try today for the third time this month for the provincial Lower House to convene in La Plata to approve a tax increase bill. Today’s session is scheduled amid speculation that Scioli could decree the increase, which includes a rural land tax hike opposed by farmers.
Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Abal Medina yesterday dismissed graft allegations as “a waste of time” on attending a Senate session to report on government business.
French journalist Romeo Langlois, centre, is escorted by rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, upon their arrival in San Isidro, southern Colombia, yesterday.
A ruling party senator said yesterday that the currency exchange controls should lead to Argentines concentrating on thinking in pesos and not dollars, but the Supreme Court chief justice admitted that it could soon have to deal with complaints.
The euro neared a two-year low yesterday as investors fretted about Spain’s troubled banking system, but global stocks jumped on speculation Greece would stay in the eurozone.
The photograph shows a long-distance bus engulfed in flames on Route 12, Misiones. At least six people were reported killed when the bus crashed with a truck, reports said last night.
Western nations expelled Syrian diplomats yesterday in a coordinated move against President Bashar Assad’s regime over the killing of more than 100 people, after eyewitness accounts from the Houla massacre described shadowy gunmen slaughtering whole families in their homes and targeting the most vulnerable in poor farming villages.
Peace envoy Kofi Annan denounced the killing of at least 108 people in the Syrian town of Houla as “an appalling crime” yesterday and urged President Bashar al-Assad to prove he wants a peaceful resolution to the crisis racking his country.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said yesterday that he couldn’t stand up to the Britain’s media tycoons while in power, telling an official media ethics enquiry that doing so could have dragged his administration into a political quagmire.