WikiLeaks founder Assange says Pentagon plans prosecution

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who angered Washington by releasing secret cables, said in a documentary on Sunday he faced prosecution by the United States and was disappointed with how Swedish justice had been abused.

Kosovo’s PM claims poll victory

Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci claims victory in the country’s first parliamentary vote since declaring unilateral independence from Serbia.

Dutch release man accused of cyber attacks

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A 19-year-old Dutchman arrested on Saturday over a cyber attack on the website of the public prosecution office was released on Sunday after admitting involvement in the attack, Dutch authorities said.

Winter storm pummels Midwest, Metrodome deflates

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (Reuters) – A blizzard dumped thigh-deep snow on some areas of the upper Midwest on Sunday, playing havoc with travelers and causing the roof of the Metrodome in Minneapolis to collapse.

Backers, critics see passage of Obama tax deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s tax deal with Republicans will likely win grudging passage in the Congress, backers and critics agreed on Sunday, after Obama clashed with liberals in his own party who branded it a giveaway to the rich.


Police probe Stockholm blasts as act of terrorism

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Police said on Sunday they were treating bomb blasts in Stockholm as an act of terrorism by a lone attacker that followed an emailed threat referring to Sweden’s troops in Afghanistan and to cartoons of Mohammad.


Sweden says Stockholm blasts were "terror crimes"

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish police investigating two blasts that rocked central Stockholm on Saturday, killing the suspected bomber and wounding two, said on Sunday they had good leads into what they said were “terror crimes.”


UPDATE 1-Hana to launch $1 bln rights issue to fund KEB buy

SEOUL, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Hana Financial Group
plans to raise around 1.2 trillion won ($1.05 billion) in a
rights issue early next year to finance its $4.1 billion
acquisition of Korea Exchange Bank…