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Assange arrest warrant upheld by Stockholm court

Stockholm - A Stockholm district court on Wednesday maintained a European arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, rejecting his lawyers' request to have it lifted.

Swedish prosecutors oppose lifting of Assange arrest warrant

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors said Thursday they were opposed to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's defense lawyers' request to lift a European arrest warrant against him over a 2010 rape allegation.

Assange could leave Ecuador embassy this year: Lawyer

Guatemala City - Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder holed up in Ecuador's London embassy, could leave his refuge before the end of this year, a high-profile former Spanish judge who leads his legal team told AFP on Wednesday.

Assange lawyers ask Swedish court to drop warrant

Stockholm - Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Monday they had asked a Stockholm court to lift a pan-European warrant for his arrest over a 2010 rape allegation.

Britain, Sweden should accept Assange ruling: UN rights chief

Colombo - The UN human rights chief said on a visit to Sri Lanka Tuesday that Britain and Sweden should accept the findings of one of his panels that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been arbitrarily detained.

UK press takes swipe at Assange and UN panel

London - British newspaper columnists on Saturday took aim at Julian Assange and the UN panel that found the anti-secrecy campaigner had been "arbitrarily detained".

UN panel emerges from shadows with bombshell Assange ruling

Ginebra - The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention was thrust into the global spotlight Friday with its finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained" by Sweden and Britain.

Britain rejects UN panel ruling on Assange: Government

London - Britain rejected a UN panel's ruling on Friday that called for Julian Assange's "detention" at Ecuador's embassy in London to be brought to an end, saying it would challenge the report's findings."This changes nothing.

Assange tells UK, Sweden to let him go after UN finding

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Friday urged Britain and Sweden to let him walk free from Ecuador's embassy in London after a UN panel found that the anti-secrecy campaigner was "arbitrarily detained.

Ecuador says Assange welcome to remain in London embassy

Quito - Ecuador said Thursday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is welcome to remain in its London embassy, ahead of a UN panel's expected ruling that his stay there amounts to illegal detention."It's a personal decision.

UN panel's ruling has no impact on Sweden's Assange probe: Prosecutor

Stockholm - A UN panel ruling finding that Julian Assange's confinement in the Ecuadorean embassy in London amounts to illegal detention has no impact on the rape investigation against him in Sweden, the prosecution said on Thursday.

WikiLeaks founder Assange may leave embassy after UN panel ruling

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could walk out of the Ecuadoran embassy in London after more than three years on Friday, when a UN panel will rule whether he has been illegally held.

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' fugitive anti-hero

London - A United Nations report on Friday calling for Julian Assange's "detention" to be brought to an end is the latest twist in a long-running case pitting hi-tech activists against mighty governments.

WikiLeaks founder Assange leaves fate up to UN panel

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he could leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Friday pending an opinion by a UN panel on his alleged rape case -- but Britain said it would have to arrest him.

Sweden, Ecuador at odds over Assange interrogation

Stockholm - Sweden's prosecution authority said Thursday Ecuador had refused its request to let a Swedish prosecutor question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation, because Quito wanted an Ecuadoran prosecutor to do the questioning.

Sweden to question Assange 'soon': Ecuador president

Quito - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could face questions from Swedish prosecutors "in the coming days" at his hideout in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said Wednesday.

Ecuador says Assange can leave if no Swedish charges

Quito - Ecuador said Friday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can leave his hideout in its London embassy and go into exile in the South American country if Swedish prosecutors do not charge him after questioning him.

Ecuador says will cooperate with Sweden on Assange

Quito - Ecuador said Wednesday it will cooperate with Swedish prosecutors after they formally requested permission to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at his hideout in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

Sweden requests permission from Ecuador to quiz Assange

Stockholm - The Swedish state prosecutor's office said Wednesday it had formally asked Ecuador for permission to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation.

Sweden reaches preliminary deal to question Assange

Stockholm - Sweden has reached a preliminary legal agreement with Ecuador that would pave the way for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be questioned over a rape allegation, the Swedish government said Sunday.

Use snail mail to thwart spies, Assange tells journalists

Brussels - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has urged journalists to use regular postal services to thwart government spying.

Britain refuses to grant Assange safe passage for medical check

Quito - Britain has refused Ecuador's request to give Julian Assange safe passage for a medical checkup after he had a sharp pain in his right shoulder, Quito's top diplomat said.

Assange says French president 'stabbed me in back'

Paris - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claimed in an interview published Friday that President Francois Hollande "stabbed me in the back" by rejecting his request for asylum in France.

Sweden eyes Ecuador deal by year-end, paving way for Assange probe

Stockholm - Sweden hopes to reach a judicial cooperation deal with Ecuador by year's end that would pave the way for Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation, officials said Monday."We hope to have an agreement soon ....

Sweden to meet Ecuador officials Monday over Assange

Stockholm - Swedish officials will meet their Ecuadorian counterparts on Monday to find a way for Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation.

Britain making 'formal protest' to Ecuador over Assange case

London - Britain is to make a "formal protest" to Ecuador over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a minister said Thursday, as two of the four allegations against him expired because of the statute of limitations.

Swedish prosecutors drop Assange sexual assault probe

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors dropped a sexual assault probe against Julian Assange on Thursday after the time limit on the case expired, but still want to question the WikiLeaks founder about a rape allegation.

Sweden to drop Assange sex assault probe as deadline expires

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors are set to drop a sexual assault probe against Julian Assange on Thursday when the case reaches its expiration date without investigators having succeeded in questioning the WikiLeaks founder.

Assange sex assault case deadlocked over asylum: Sweden

Stockholm - Sweden's sexual assault inquiry on Julian Assange is deadlocked with Ecuador over a dispute regarding the WikiLeaks founder's asylum status, Swedish officials said Monday.

Swedes waiting for Ecuador as Assange deadline looms

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors said Thursday that they were still waiting for Ecuador's permission to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, as the statute of limitations nears for some of his alleged crimes.
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