Report: Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech, look after cat

LONDON (AP) — Ecuador has formally ordered Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests if he wants to be reconnected to the internet, according to a memo published in a local media outlet Monday. The nine-page memo published by Ecuadorean website Codigo Vidrio said Assange is prohibited …

As Lebanon drowns in its own trash, people look to themselves — not the government — for solutions – Los Angeles Times

Intermittent electricity and water. Dismal telecommunications at extortionate prices. An exasperating government. Little fazes the Lebanese. Yet Lebanon’s trash crisis, a three-year tale of tragicomic ineptitude, has enraged people and brought them to the streets in anger. The trash blankets the beach in Beirut, rubbish is pushed into the sea …

The strange performance art we call Brexit

The British, and most especially the English, see themselves as intrinsically different from other Europeans. My mother, who grew up in Queens, N.Y., and emigrated from the U.S. to Britain in the late 1950s, used to distinguish the two societies in this way: “In the States,” she’d say, “they hate …

Several FBI agents in Asia recalled over alleged sex, parties with prostitutes

WASHINGTON has recalled several Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employees stationed across Asian countries amid a probe into their alleged involvement in parties that included interactions with prostitutes. People familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal on Friday that the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) inspector general is investigating the matter …