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Ecuador denies Assange's embassy conditions deteriorated

Quito - Ecuador on Friday denied media reports that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been made to sleep on the floor and denied heating at the country's London embassy.

US defense chief quits as Trump pulls from Syria, Afghanistan

Washington - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned Thursday, leading a chorus of protests at home and abroad after President Donald Trump who ordered a complete troop pullout from Syria and a significant withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Gibraltar: Tiny, rocky outcrop risks derailing Brexit deal

Gibraltar - As Britain heads for a weekend summit designed to seal its impending departure from the European Union, Spain is threatening to throw a last-minute spanner in the works over the tiny peninsula of Gibraltar.

No extradition request for Assange, says Ecuador

Quito - Ecuador said Wednesday it has received no extradition request for Julian Assange, which his lawyers have long cited as the reason the WikiLeaks founder has refused to leave its London embassy.

Ecuador throws out Assange lawsuit

Quito - Ecuador on Monday threw out the lawsuit WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed charging that Quito violated his "fundamental rights" and limited his access to the outside world while in asylum at its London embassy.

Assange would surrender to Britain if no US extradition

Quito - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would end his five-year stay in Ecuador's London embassy and hand himself over to British authorities if given assurances he would not face extradition to the United States, his lawyer said Friday.

Assange sues Ecuador for violating 'fundamental rights'

Quito - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sued the Ecuador government on Friday for violating his "fundamental rights" and limiting his access to the outside world while in asylum at its London embassy.

Comcast faces continued doubts over wisdom of Sky purchase

New York - As it prepares to take control of British telecommunications company Sky following a tense, months-long bidding war, American cable giant Comcast faces continued doubts about its strategy for content and technology -- and whether it will pay off.

French navy 'ready to intervene' in scallop row with UK fishermen

Paris - France said Tuesday its navy is standing by to avert new clashes between French and British fishing boats after tensions flared last week over access to scallop-rich waters off the Normandy coast.

Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont makes surprise visit to Scotland

Madrid - Catalonia's deposed president Carles Puigdemont arrived in Scotland on Friday, in his first trip abroad after a Spanish court dropped a European arrest warrant for him.

France holds five migrants who rode Britain-bound 'solidarity' bus

Calais - French police on Sunday detained five of some two dozen migrants who took part in a "solidarity march" staged by rights activists who had set off from southern France headed for Britain in late April.

NATO, Russia, friends, enemies: Trump reshuffles the deck

Washington - For Donald Trump, America's "worst enemies" are sometimes "our so-called friends.

Washington, allies demand Libyan oil terminals be returned to UN-backed government

Washington - Washington and its allies on Wednesday demanded that two key oil installations in the east of the country be returned to control of the UN-backed government in Tripoli, having fallen into the hands of a rival strongman.

Briton flashed at 265 kmh in clandestine race across France

Lille - A British driver zipping through northern France was caught going 265 kmh (165 mph) during a clandestine car rally across Europe, local authorities said Monday.

The scandals bedevilling Facebook

Paris - As Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg pursues a tour of Europe to explain his company's shortcomings involving the use of data and fake news, here is a roundup of the scandals.

UK, Argentina to boost ties, without broaching Falklands issue: ministers

Buenos Aires - Britain and Argentina hope to rebuild their strained relationship by boosting trade ties, and without raising the sensitive issue of the disputed Falkland Islands, their foreign ministers said Tuesday.

Ecuador to withdraw 'additional security' at London embassy

Quito - Ecuador announced Thursday it would withdraw additional security measures at its London embassy after an investigation found it plunged $5 million into a spy operation to protect WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

'We should never go back', Macron, May say on chemical weapons

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday urged the world to keep up the fight against chemical weapons on the anniversary of an international convention banning their use.

Argentines visit graves of loved ones killed in Falklands War

Buenos Aires - Relatives of 90 Argentine soldiers killed in the Falklands War of 1982 paid tribute to them at their graves for the first time Monday, after the previously nameless remains were identified last year.

The secretive UK army lab where poisons are hunted and made

London - A secretive British army base, which identified the nerve gas used to poison a Russian ex-spy earlier this month, has for years been fuelling conspiracy theories with its pioneering research into chemical and biological weapons.

The secretive UK army lab where poisons are hunted and made

London - A secretive British army base, which analysed the nerve gas used to poison a Russian ex-spy this weekend, has for years been fuelling conspiracy theories with its pioneering research into chemical and biological weapons.

France to relaunch search for storied 16th-century shipwrecks

Rennes - French researchers will this summer resume the search for the Cordeliere, a huge warship that was sunk during an intense 16th-century battle with the biggest vessel in the English fleet -- which also foundered in the clash.

Rolling Stones to restart European tour in May

Paris - The Rolling Stones will kick off the second leg of their European tour in Dublin on May 17, the granddaddies of rock said Monday.

No winter let-up for migrants in Calais

Calais - When the squalid Jungle camp near Calais was demolished last year, France hoped it was the last time migrants trying to reach Britain would be sleeping in tents and makeshift shacks outside the port city.

French PM fears deal to keep Britain in EU unlikely in February

Davos - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned Thursday that a deal on reforms to help keep Britain in the European Union is unlikely to be struck at a pivotal summit of the bloc's leaders in February.

Migrant dies after attempt to enter Channel Tunnel

Lille - A migrant has died after being badly burnt while attempting to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais in a bid to reach Britain, French officials said Monday.

Video: Paul Weston launches Liberty GB

London - Paul Weston launches Liberty GB, a new political party, aimed to appeal to middle Britain, that promises to deal with the genocide of the indigenous population and to talk about the issue of militant Islam.

Toshiba Announces 100GB 1.8-inch drive; 100GB iPod on the Way?

Toshiba announced it will ship a 100GB 1.8-inch hard disk next month
 

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