News you may have missed #468
January 14, 2011 Leave a comment
- Lawyer says Assange could face death penalty in US. Mark Stephens, a defense attorney for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claims his client could face the death penalty if he is extradited to Sweden, and if that country then passes him to US authorities.
- Uncertain future for CIA’s climate change unit. The future of the CIA’s unit on climate change is “in jeopardy” because of pressure for intelligence budget cuts and resistance from conservative lawmakers, according to a new report by Northwestern University. Here is an excellent report from Canada on the CIA’s climate change endeavors.
- Renault files official espionage complaint. French carmaker Renault has lodged an official complaint on the suspected industrial espionage case that led to the suspension of three executives. Meanwhile, China denies connection with what has become known in France as “L’affaire Renault”.