updated 2:38 PM MDT, May 27, 2017

WikiLeaks founder denied bail in UK

 

 

Julian Assange is remanded in custody after appearing in a London court on an extradition warrant.

 

 

A London court has denied bail to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, and ordered that he remain in custody for a week, after he was arrested on an extradition warrant.

 

The 39-year-old Australian, who handed himself into authorities in the British capital on Tuesday, is wanted in Sweden on allegations of sex crimes.

 

Howard Riddle, the presiding judge at the City of Westminster Magistrate's Court, refused bail for Assange on the grounds that there was a risk he would fail to surrender.

 

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Swiss bank closes WikiLeaks account

Bank account for whistleblowing website is frozen, the latest in a string of setbacks including disconnected servers.

 


"The Australian citizen provided false information regarding his place of residence during the account opening process."A bank in Switzerland has closed an account set up to gather funds for the legal defence of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange.

The PostFinance account was shut down on Monday after the banking arm of the country's post office said that Assange had provided incorrect information when applying.

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Germany hears first piracy trial in 400 years

Germany's first piracy trial in 400 years opened yesterday with 10 Somalis facing charges of hijacking a Hamburg-registered ship off the Horn of Africa.

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UK students protest university fees

Up to 50,000 students attempt to occupy ruling Conservative party's HQ in rally against plans to raise tuition fees.

Tens of thousands of students have protested against plans by the British government to raise university tuition fees, smashing windows and lighting fires in London, the capital.

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