Digital art auction raises more than $52 million for WikiLeaks’ Assange

LONDON, Feb 9 (Reuters) – An online auction of digital art raised more than $52 million worth of cryptocurrency to help fund WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal defense on Wednesday, the winning bid coming from a group of supporters who had pooled their money. Australian-born Assange is battling extradition from Britain to the United States … Read more

Column: Rio’s dreadful workplace report may boost cost of energy transition: Russell

A sign adorns the building where mining company Rio Tinto has their office in Perth, Western Australia, November 19, 2015. REUTERS / David Gray Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Rio Tinto’s decision to go public with a self-damning report into its workplace culture should be … Read more

Landslide kills at least 24 people in Ecuador’s capital, 12 still missing

QUITO, Feb 1 (Reuters) – At least 24 people perished in a landslide in Ecuador’s capital Quito, and 12 others were missing, Mayor Santiago Guarderas said on Tuesday, as rescue teams searched homes and streets covered by mud following the worst deluge in nearly two decades. The torrential rains on Monday night caused a build-up … Read more