David Keyton

  • Asher Klein Apr 11, 2019

    A Timeline of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange’s Time in Self-Exile

    WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange had spent up to six years in self-imposed exile at the Ecuadorean embassy in London until he was forcibly carried out and arrested by British police. These were the events that led up to it.

  • Donald Trump Jul 25, 2019

    Rapper A$AP Rocky Charged With Assault Over Fight in Sweden

    A Swedish prosecutor on Thursday charged rapper A$AP Rocky with assault over a fight in Stockholm last month, in a case that has drawn the attention of fellow recording artists as well as U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump responded with two sharply-worded tweets, calling on Sweden to “Treat Americans fairly!” and criticizing Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, whom he had...

  • David Keyton Jul 12, 2019

    Purl Jam: Finland Hosts Heavy Metal Knitting Championship

    Armed with needles and a yarn of wool, teams of avid knitters danced Thursday to the deafening sounds of drums beating and guitars slashing at the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship in eastern Finland. With stage names such as Woolfumes, Bunny Bandit and 9″ Needles, the participants shared a simple goal: to showcase their knitting skills while dancing to...

  • United States Jul 12, 2019

    Purl Jam: Finland Hosts Heavy Metal Knitting Championship

    Armed with needles and a yarn of wool, teams of avid knitters danced Thursday to the deafening sounds of drums beating and guitars slashing at the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship in eastern Finland. With stage names such as Woolfumes, Bunny Bandit and 9″ Needles, the participants shared a simple goal: to showcase their knitting skills while dancing to...

  • London May 13, 2019

    Sweden to Reopen Rape Case Against WikiLeaks’ Assange

    Swedish prosecutors said Monday they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and seek his extradition after he has served his 50-week prison term in Britain for jumping bail. Eva-Marie Persson, Sweden’s deputy director of public prosecutions, told a news conference in Stockholm that “there is still a probable cause to suspect that Assange committed a rape.”...

  • The Associated Press Mar 6, 2019

    Scientists Begin Quest to Explore Indian Ocean Depths

    Scientists have set off early Wednesday on a mission to explore the depths of the Indian Ocean, one of the planet’s last great unexplored frontiers. Here’s a look at what the Nekton Mission hopes to achieve and why the people of the Seychelles, the first stop on this three-year expedition, are excited about its launch. The expedition is led by...

  • Daniel Macht Dec 7, 2018

    UN Says Civilian Casualties in Yemen Average 123 Per Week

    The United Nations’ refugee agency said Friday there were nearly 1,500 civilian casualties in Yemen from August through October, the latest grim tally to emerge from a four-year civil war as opposing parties hold talks in Sweden. The announcement came as Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels and the internationally recognized government, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, met for a second day...

  • Associated Press Nov 6, 2017

    Mattis Faces Questions From Allies on ISIS Strategy

    As the Islamic State group loses its remaining strongholds in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is facing a growing chorus of questions from NATO allies and partners about what the next steps will be in the region to preserve peace and ensure the militants don’t rise again. Heading into a week of meetings with Nordic countries and allies...

  • Donald Trump May 19, 2017

    Sweden Drops Rape Investigation Into Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange

    Swedish prosecutors on Friday dropped a rape investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after seven years, NBC News reported. Director of Public Prosecution Marianne Ny announced in a statement that she “has decided to discontinue the investigation.” That means Assange, who has been seeking refuge in Ecuador’s embassy in London since 2012, is no longer facing charges in Sweden. However,...

  • Singer Apr 2, 2017

    Dylan Finally Gets His Hands on His Nobel Literature Prize

    Bob Dylan finally has his hands on his Nobel Literature diploma and medal....
    Klas Ostergren, a member of the Swedish Academy, said the 75-year-old American singer-songwriter received his award during a small gathering Saturday afternoon at a hotel next to the conference center where Dylan was performing a concert later that night....
    Ostergren told The Associated Press that the ceremony was a...

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