UK tech tycoon fights US extradition over ill-fated HP deal
British tech tycoon Michael Lynch arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court, London, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2021. A British tech entrepreneur appeared in a London court Tuesday to fight extradition to the United States on fraud charges stemming from his firms takeover by Hewlett-Packard. U.S. prosecutors say Michael Lynch inflated the value of his software company, Autonomy, before it was bought by Hewlett-Packard for $11 billion in 2011. U.S. prosecutors say Michael Lynch inflated the value of his software company, Autonomy, before it was bought by Hewlett-Packard for $11 billion in 2011. HP wrote off most of the Autonomy purchase price the following year, and the debacle triggered a boardroom shakeup at the American tech company.
Historical figures reassessed around globe after Floyd death
People stand around the fallen Christopher Columbus statue at the Minnesota state Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, June 10, 2020. In Bristol, England, demonstrators over the weekend toppled a statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston and threw it in the harbor. On Wednesday night, protesters pulled down a century-old statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the Confederacy. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, who has proposed dismantling all Confederate statues in the city, asked protesters not to take matters into their own hands for their own safety. Andrew Cuomo, who is Italian American, said he opposes removal of a statue of Columbus in Manhattans Columbus Circle.
Historical figures under attack after George Floyd's death
The statues on the Confederate monument are covered in graffiti and beheaded after a protest in Portsmouth, Va., Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Protesters beheaded and then pulled down four statues that were part of a Confederate monument. The spokesman for the Virginia division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, B. Frank Earnest, condemned the toppling of public works of art and likened losing the Confederate statues to losing a family member. For protesters mobilized by Floyds death, the targets have ranged far beyond the Confederacy. Andrew Cuomo, who is Italian American, said he opposes removal of a statue of Columbus in Manhattans Columbus Circle.
Assange tried to warn White House about big classified documents leak, defense lawyers say
Unless we do something, then peoples lives are put at risk, the WikiLeaks team told the operator, according to Assanges lawyers. His cause is not helped by people making things up.Assange sat calmly throughout the testimony, listening intently and speaking to this legal team during the breaks. The judge stopped proceedings to check if he was able to continue, and a member of his legal team spoke to him. He cant communicate with his legal team. The extradition hearing, which is expected to last the week, seeks to determine if Assanges extradition is legal under the terms of a U.S.-U.K. treaty.latimes.com