Charges Dropped on Julian Assange

Sweden’s top prosecutor has dropped the charges faced by Julian Assange, ending the seven-year legal stand-off. Mr Assange has sought refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, since 2012. Under EU law, Britain would have to surrender him back to Sweden to face the charges, however at the Ecuadorian embassy, he is protected from that.…

North Korea Accuses CIA of Assassination Plot, Resumes Nuclear Testing

It has been reported by AFP (Agence France Presse) that North Korea has accused the CIA and South Korea of plotting to assassinate Kim Jong-un. The North Korean Ministry of State Security released a statement saying that the CIA and Seoul’s Intelligence Services intended to use “biochemical substances” during public ceremonial events in Pyongyang to…

Turnbull, Pence Meet to Discuss North Korea, Trade

US Vice President Mike Pence visited Australia to meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this weekend, discussing a range of topics including trade and North Korea. The meeting sought to re-affirm long standing diplomatic and trade ties between Australia and the United States, in the first official visit of the Trump administration. Mr Turnbull and…

1250 US Marines Arrive in Darwin

About 1250 US Marines and sailors have begun arriving in Darwin this week as part of a new rotation involving US engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. The Marines are arriving in Australia’s North as part of a six-month deployment where they will complete up to ten major exercises and engage with a range of countries…

ISIS Executes Jordanian Pilot

This story is written by WAMN Journalist, Daniel Edwards. A video has been released online showing Jordanian Pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, being burned alive. The Islamic State militant group had sought to trade him for Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman who is in a Jordanian prison for her role in a terrorist attack that killed…

Services To Remember MH17 Victims

WA Premier Colin Barnett announced WA will hold a state service to remember the victims of MH17. Condolence books will be available to the public to express their thoughts on this tragedy; one of them will be placed at Parliament House in Perth. Mr Barnett has again expressed his sorrow and sympathy to the victims’…

Russia Denies A Deadline

The crisis in Ukraine is escalating with unconfirmed reports saying Russia is threatening a military attack if Ukraine does not withdraw its troops from Crimea in 11 hours. Russia’s Minister of War dismissed the rumor and described it as “total nonsense”. Russian military has tightened its control in Crimea despite international condemnation. Ukraine’s Interim President Arseniy…

Snowden Flees Hong Kong

Former CIA contractor and NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong after hiding in the city for a month. WAMN News understands that Mr Snowden has left Hong Kong on Sunday night, after the USA issued the provisional warrant of arrest and requested local authorities to detain him. It’s believed he will be staying at Moscow in the…

U.S. government joins discussion on gun control

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will join the discussion about reducing gun violence in America on Google Hangout. WAM Network understands that president Barack Obama and Joe Biden released a plan to reduce gun violence in the country on the 16, January. The plan outlined steps including banning assault weapons, create safer school environments and…