Julian Assange: Vivienne Westwood hopes UN can break the ‘national conspiracy’

British designer Vivienne Westwood arrived at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on 4 February, posing for photographers with her passport before visiting her friend Wikileaks founder Julian Assange inside. Assanges three-and-a-half-year stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid rape investigation in Sweden amounts to arbitrary detention, a United Nations panel will rule on 5 February. Feb 5, 2016

Greece: Police fire tear gas as tempers flare over pensions

Police fired tear gas during a mass rally in Athens on 4 February, as Greeks rallied against government pension reforms needed to meet demands of international creditors. Demanding an end to austerity, about 50,000 Greeks marched on parliament in central Athens. Feb 4, 2016