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WikiLeaks losing half a million euros a week: Assange

When asked about the pressure put on him over the website’s move, Assange told Swiss newspapers Tribune de Geneve and 24 Heures: “From a personal point of view, no. I would say that the pressure reinforces my determination. “But from a financial point of view, it’s another matter. “We have been losing more than 600,000 francs (481,068 euros, 620,053 dollars) a week since the start of the publication of the diplomatic cables. To continue our business, we would need to find a way or other to get this money back,” he added.

Pakistan will implode if the US does not leave Afghanistan | Comment is free | The Observer

Pakistan will implode if the US does not leave Afghanistan | Comment is free | The Observer: "The assassination of Salmaan Taseer has shown only too clearly the growing extremism in Pakistan, the radicalisation of its society and the polarisation that is taking hold. This is not just between the religious and the secular, but also the polarisation that the 'war on terror' has caused between the various religious sects.

There were no Pakistanis involved in 9/11 and al-Qaida was then based in Afghanistan. The only militancy we were suffering was among the tribal groups who had fought against the Soviets and whose idea of jihad was a war against foreign occupation. Yes, there was sectarian violence, but suicide bombers were unheard of.

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