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European politicians protest outside Assange's London jail

London - German and Spanish lawmakers protested against Julian Assange's detention on Monday, gathering outside a London prison to urge Britain and the EU to prevent his extradition to the United States.

Ecuador president defends Assange asylum withdrawal

London - Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno on Sunday defended his decision to overturn Julian Assange's asylum status, claiming in an interview with the Guardian newspaper that the WikiLeaks founder had tried to set up a "centre for spying" in Ecuador's London e...

Assange's father calls on Australia to bring him home

Sydney - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's father on Sunday called on Australia to bring his son home, saying he was shocked to see his son's condition after his arrest in London last week.

MPs urge UK to cooperate with Sweden in Assange case

London - More than 70 British lawmakers have urged their government to prioritise any extradition bid Sweden might make for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is also wanted in the United States.

Assange held in London jail ahead of long legal fight

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange languished Friday in a British jail at the outset of a likely lengthy extradition battle following the dramatic end to his seven-year stay in Ecuador's London embassy.

Assange aide arrested trying to leave Ecuador: official

Quito - A collaborator of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Thursday in Ecuador while trying to flee to Japan, the South American country's interior minister said.

Assange lawyer accuses Washington of 'persecution'

Madrid - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrested in London on a US extradition request, is the target of "political persecution," the man coordinating his defence said Thursday.

Julian Assange: a decade of stunning leaks of US secrets

Washington - The US government has regarded WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a dangerous national security threat ever since he and his organization opened a decade-long effort to expose US secrets -- from military files to embarrassing Democratic Party emails d...

Assange arrest ends years cooped up in embassy

London - During his nearly seven years holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London, devoid of sunlight, exercise and companions, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lived like a recluse.

WikiLeaks' Assange arrested in London on US extradition request

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's seven-year hideout in Ecuador's London embassy dramatically ended when British police dragged him out and arrested him on a US extradition request.

Assange arrest stirs strong reactions from foes, allies alike

London - The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sparked passionate reactions from foes and allies alike on Thursday.

Quito withdraws Assange's Ecuador citizenship

Quito - President Lenin Moreno's government withdrew the Ecuadoran citizenship granted Julian Assange, acting before the WikiLeak founder's arrest in London Thursday, Foreign Minister Jose Valencia said.

Julian Assange: Conspiracy theorist proved right?

London - Julian Assange has been widely denounced as a conspiracy theorist fleeing from justice, but the revelation Thursday of a US extradition warrant against the transparency campaigner supports a key reason he gave for going into hiding.

Assange arrested in London on US extradition request

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's seven-year hideout in Ecuador's London embassy ended spectacularly Thursday when British police arrested him on an extradition request from the United States to face hacking charges.

WikiLeaks claims 'extortion' over leaked Assange footage

London - WikiLeaks on Wednesday claimed that it was being blackmailed by "dubious characters" who had obtained security camera footage of founder Julian Assange inside Ecuador's embassy in London.

UN expert to visit Assange, assess violation of privacy claims

Geneva - An independent rights expert will visit WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadoran embassy in London to assess whether privacy violation claims involving him merit investigation, the UN rights office said Thursday.

Julian Assange: Transparency icon or enemy of the state?

London - A heroic campaigner for openness, or an enemy of the US state trying to avoid justice: after a decade in the limelight, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains an evasive and polarising figure.

Assange 'repeatedly violated' asylum agreement: Ecuador president

Quito - Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno said Julian Assange has "repeatedly violated" the conditions of his asylum at the country's embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has lived for more than six years.

US judge won't unseal 'charges' against WikiLeaks' Assange

Washington - A US judge refused Wednesday to unseal charges that the government is believed to have prepared against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange starts legal bid to unseal US charges against him

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange petitioned an international human rights commission Wednesday to order Donald Trump's administration to unseal charges against him as he fights possible extradition to the United States.

US officials to ask Ecuador embassy staff about Assange visitors

London - US investigators will on Friday begin to question diplomatic staff who were stationed at the Ecuadorian embassy in London during WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's years-long stay about his visitors, according to the whistleblower group.

Ecuador denies Assange's embassy conditions deteriorated

Quito - Ecuador on Friday denied media reports that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been made to sleep on the floor and denied heating at the country's London embassy.

Conditions met for Assange to leave Ecuador embassy in London: president

Quito - Ecuador's president said Thursday that conditions have been met for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the country's embassy in London, which would end a six-year standoff with British authorities.

Conditions met for Assange to leave Ecuador embassy in London: president

Quito - Ecuador's president said Thursday that conditions have been met for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the country's embassy in London, which would end a six-year standoff with British authorities.

Ex-Trump campaign chairman met WikiLeaks founder: report

Washington - Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort held secret talks with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, including around the time the lobbyist joined Trump's bid to win the presidency, The Guardian reported on Tuesday.

Assange lawyer: US indictment would threaten press freedom

Washington - A lawyer for anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warned Friday that an apparent US indictment against him poses a grave threat to press freedom both inside the United States and internationally.

Julian Assange charged in US: WikiLeaks

Washington - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was behind a massive dump of classified US documents in 2010, has been charged in the United States, WikiLeaks said Thursday.

Assange sues Ecuador over 'fundamental rights'

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sued the Ecuador government on Friday for violating his "fundamental rights" and limiting his access to the outside world while in asylum at its London embassy.

Ecuador spied on Assange at London embassy: report

London - Ecuador spied on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at its London embassy where he has been living since 2012, initially to support him but things changed after he hacked the mission's computers, the Guardian reported Wednesday.

Ecuador stops Assange communicating from its London embassy

Quito - Ecuador on Wednesday said it has stopped Julian Assange's ability to communicate to the outside world from its London embassy, where the WikiLeaks founder has been holed up since 2012.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (R) speaks next to Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino during a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on August 18, 2014
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Swedish prosecutors are set to drop a sexual assault probe against Julian Assange  pictured in March...
Swedish prosecutors are set to drop a sexual assault probe against Julian Assange, pictured in March speaking via web cast, when the case reaches its expiration date without investigators having succeeded in questioning the WikiLeaks founder
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A screenshot from the WikiLeaks documentary WikiRebels
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