Assange tells U.K., Sweden to let him go after U.N. finding

Feb 5, 2016

Assange tells U.K., Sweden to let him go after U.N. finding

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Friday urged Britain and Sweden to let him walk free from Ecuador’s embassy in London after a U.N. panel found that the antisecrecy campaigner was “arbitrarily detained.” Addressing a news conference via video link from the embassy, where he sought ...

Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough

| Feb 5, 2016

Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has found a surprising ally — a little known United Nations panel that has decided he has been unfairly detained in Britain while seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual misconduct. But it is not clear ...

Jan 14, 2016

Vietnam jails Canadian for sexually abusing homeless boys

Vietnam has jailed a Canadian teacher for four years for sexually abusing underage homeless boys he met on Hanoi’s streets, a court official said Thursday, in a rare prosecution for the offense. Vadim Scott Benderman, 46, who taught English at a foreign language centre ...

Cologne police chief dismissed over New Year's Eve assaults

Jan 9, 2016

Cologne police chief dismissed over New Year's Eve assaults

The police chief of the German city of Cologne was dismissed Friday amid mounting criticism of his force’s handling of a string of New Year’s Eve sexual assaults and robberies blamed largely on foreigners. Wolfgang Albers had faced mounting criticism for the police response ...

Dec 31, 2015

4 accounts of encounter that led to charge against Cosby

Bill Cosby is accused of sexually assaulting then-Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in early 2004. He has said the encounter was consensual. Here are summaries, from the criminal complaint and a deposition, of what Constand told police happened that ...