Assange: "Arab scenario" could happen in Balkans
SARAJEVO -- Publication of U.S. cables about Bosnia-Herzegovina and other Southeast European countries will cause “Arab scenario” in the Balkans, says Julian Assange.
The WikiLeaks founder is convinced that this will happen, pointing out that cables from the U.S. Embassy in Bosnia-Herzegovina from the last six years are going to be released.
“This is probably a model according to which the cables, once they are published, will affect the region,” Assange told Sarajevo press.
He also claims that WikiLeaks has contributed to revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt.
According to the WikiLeaks founder, the release of the secret documents will certainly intensify in time and it will not stop. He added that he had no intention of cutting a deal with the U.S.
“They are trying to silence us, demanding to destroy everything we published before, everything we are going to publish and break off contacts with our sources, so-called ‘scouts’ from the U.S. military. We refused, of course,” Assange stressed, adding that U.S. citizens and people from around the world supported him, transparency and the truth.
The WikiLeaks founder believes that there is “a secret grand jury in Alexandria, U.S. state of Georgia, which is, together with several other people, trying to accuse him of conspiracy and espionage in order to get him extradited to the U.S.”
March 30, 2011 | 13:34 | Source: Ria novosti | Comments: (6) | Send comment
MOSCOW -- Russia did not vote for the UNSC resolution on Libya because of its ambiguity and lack of a clear mandate for the use of force, FM Sergei Lavrov said.
March 30, 2011 | 11:37 | Source: EuroNews | Comments: (1) | Send comment
LIBYA -- Libyan rebels have been forced to make a rapid retreat from Sirte in the face of Muammar Gaddafi’s better armed and better organized troops, euronews reports.
March 28, 2011 | 09:52 | Source: VOA | Comments: (1) | Send comment
WASHINGTON -- Libyan rebels have retaken several coastal towns leading to Sirte, amid bombing support by coalition warplanes, VOA reports.
March 28, 2011 | 09:50 | Source: EuroNews | Comments: (0) | Send comment
PARIS -- France’s opposition Socialist Party has taken 50 percent of the vote in council elections.
March 30, 2011 | 10:25 | Source: VOA | Comments: (3) | Send comment
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says the United States is at the center of efforts to build a better future for the Libyan people, but is not acting alone, VOA reports.
March 28, 2011 | 12:22 | Source: BBC | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BERLIN -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats have lost the key state of Baden-Wuerttemberg after six decades, the BBC reported.
March 29, 2011 | 15:25 | Source: Ria novosti | Comments: (0) | Send comment
MOSCOW -- Russia's NATO envoy Dmitry Rogozin called on coalition forces involved in a military operation in Libya to operate strictly within the UN mandate.
April 1, 2011 | 09:49 | Source: EuroNews | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- NATO is to investigate reports that up to 40 civilians were killed in a Western bombing strike near Tripoli, euronews reports.
March 30, 2011 | 16:44 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (1) | Send comment
KABUL -- Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai says Americans soldiers accused of killing three Afghanis committed the crime in order to "amuse themselves".
March 29, 2011 | 09:55 | Source: VOA | Comments: (1) | Send comment
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday night that the United States must act when its interests and values are threatened, VOA reports.
March 28, 2011 | 10:58 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- On the final day of the Brussels Forum Swedish FM Carl Bildt warned that despite the current conflict Libya is not the “center of gravity” in the region.
March 29, 2011 | 11:58 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has chosen a veteran agent Yoram Cohen of the Shin Bet internal security service as the next head of the agency.
March 31, 2011 | 11:23 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert support for Libyan rebels, Reuters reported on Wednesday quoting government officials.
April 1, 2011 | 16:30 | Source: Beta | Comments: (1) | Send comment
THE HAGUE -- The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has refused to hear complaints in the proceedings that Georgia launched against Russia.
April 1, 2011 | 11:20 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Comments: (3) | Send comment
DUBLIN -- The Irish Central Bank said the country's main lenders need an additional EUR 24bn to avoid the risk of collapse in the event of a further economic downturn.
March 29, 2011 | 10:49 | Source: IPI | Comments: (1) | Send comment
VIENNA -- Turkey has been condemned for raids staged by its police last week in search of draft copies of an unpublished book by imprisoned journalist Ahmet Sik.
March 31, 2011 | 14:45 | Source: VOA | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BEIJING -- Chinese President Hu Jintao has warned that coalition airstrikes on Libya could violate the spirit of the UN resolution if civilians are killed in the process.
March 31, 2011 | 11:25 | Source: RFE/RL | Comments: (0) | Send comment
LONDON -- Libyan FM Moussa Koussa is in Britain and says he is "no longer willing" to work for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime, RFE/RL reports.
March 31, 2011 | 15:14 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- U.S. software maker Microsoft, for years the target of antitrust complaints and monopoly accusations, now says Google engages in similar practices.
March 27, 2011 | 12:18 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
TOKYO -- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Head Yukiya Amano warned that Japan was "still far from the end of the accident" that struck Fukushima nuclear plant.
March 26, 2011 | 16:51 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
TOKYO -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. has detected radioactive iodine 1,250 times the legal limit in Pacific Ocean waters near tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.
March 26, 2011 | 16:26 | Source: BBC | Comments: (0) | Send comment
TRIPOLI -- Libyan rebels backed by extensive allied air raids have seized control of the frontline oil town of Ajdabiya from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces.
March 26, 2011 | 13:35 | Source: RFE/RL | Comments: (8) | Send comment
TRIPOLI, BRUSSELS -- The international military action against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime has entered its second week.
March 27, 2011 | 12:57 | Source: BBC | Comments: (7) | Send comment
TRIPOLI -- Libyan rebels have recaptured two more towns after re-taking the port of Ajdabiya from Muammar Gaddafi's forces.
March 26, 2011 | 13:29 | Source: EuroNews | Comments: (1) | Send comment
DAMASCUS -- Amid more anti-government protests in Syria, security forces are said to have shot dead around 20 people near the southern city of Deraa.
March 27, 2011 | 13:07 | Source: VOA | Comments: (3) | Send comment
LONDON -- Masked protesters clashed with riot police and attacked stores, banks and hotels in London Saturday.
March 27, 2011 | 15:48 | Source: B92 | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Ex-British PM Gordon Brown warned that sovereign states “are retreating into national silos at a time when international cooperation is needed more than ever.”