WikiLeaks' Assange to demand freedom as wins backing from UN panel

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will demand that he be allowed to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London a free man, after a U.N. panel ruled on Feb. 5 he was detained arbitrarily there.

Assange, who enraged the United States by publishing hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables, has been holed up in the embassy since 2012 to avoid a rape investigation. 

Turkish FM resumes contact with Kerry as UN 'officially starts' Syria peace talks

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavu?o?lu has resumed regular contact with his U.S. counterpart, Secretary of State John Kerry, as Syrian peace talks gained some momentum with the U.N. special envoy formally declaring the start of indirect negotiations.

Weapons seized in southeast Russian-made: Turkish president

All weapons seized by Turkish security forces during recent counterterrorism operations in Southeast Anatolia are Russian-made, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has said, while blaming both Western allies and Russia for failing to appropriately fight global terrorism and accusing them of "double standards."

Argentine ex-leader Menem convicted, again

Argentine ex-president Carlos Menem was convicted on corruption charges on Dec. 1, but as with a previous arms trafficking sentence he will escape prison time thanks to his immunity as a senator.

Menem, Argentina's president from 1989 to 1999, was convicted of masterminding the illegal overpayment of high-ranking officials' salaries.

The dream job: 5th annual list of the best places to work in all the world

How do you best create a great culture at a global organization? Elevate pay levels? Increase training opportunities? Launch a wellness program? Those steps may help, but the thing that moves the needle most for employees at the world’s best workplaces is a strong sense of community.