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Lawyer says Assange fathered two kids with her while in Ecuador embassy

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fathered two children with one of his lawyers while holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for much of the past decade, according to a report Sunday confirmed by the mother.

Assange loses bid to be bailed over coronavirus

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday failed in his bid to be bailed after he argued that he was at risk of catching coronavirus in the British prison where he is being held.

Assange's UK extradition hearing paused until May

London - A British judge on Thursday paused Julian Assange's extradition hearing following four days of intense legal wrangling over Washington's request for the WikiLeaks founder to stand trial there on espionage charges.

Assange lawyer accuses US of peddling lies as Wikileaks founder

London - A lawyer for Julian Assange on Tuesday accused the United States of "boldly and blatantly" misstating facts about the Wikileaks founder's conduct, on the second day of his extradition hearing in Britain.

Britain starts hearing US case for extraditing Assange

London - Britain on Monday starts hearing Washington's extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a test case of media freedoms in the digital age and the limits of US justice.

Londoners rally for Assange ahead of extradition hearing

London - A few hundred protesters marched across central London Saturday to call on Britain to reject WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to the United States at hearings that start next week.

Trump 'offered pardon' to Assange if he denied Russia leak, court hears

London - US President Donald Trump promised to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he denied Russia leaked emails of his 2016 election rival's campaign, a London court was told on Wednesday.

WikiLeaks' Assange testifies in embassy spying case

Madrid - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday testified in his legal case against a Spanish private security firm that he claims spied on him while he was holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

WikiLeaks' Assange testifies in embassy spying case

Madrid - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday testified in his legal case against a Spanish private security firm that he claims spied on him while he was holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape investigation

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors said Tuesday they have dropped their investigation into jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, even though they found the plaintiff's claim "credible".

Sweden to give 'new information' on Assange rape probe

Stockholm - The Swedish Prosecution Authority said Monday it will provide an update with "new information" this week on a probe into a 2010 rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange 'may die in jail', father warns

Geneva - The father of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Friday he worried his son would die in prison after nine years of "persecution" for daring to reveal US "war crimes".

Rapper M.I.A. gives UK concert to protest Julian Assange detention

London - Hundreds turned out Tuesday to hear rapper M.I.A. belt out some of her best-known hits at a protest concert in support of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange outside Britain's interior ministry in central London.

Treatment of Assange putting his life 'at risk': UN expert

Geneva - The treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is facing the threat of extradition from Britain to the US on espionage charges, is putting his life "at risk", an independent UN rights expert said Friday.

Confused Assange in UK court ahead of extradition hearing

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in public for the first time in six months on Monday, seeming frail and confused during a British court appearance ahead of his extradition hearing.

Assange ordered to court for extradition hearing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was ordered Friday to make his first in-person London court appearance to determine whether he can be released from prison as he fights extradition to the United States.

Spanish court probes alleged spying of Assange at Ecuadorian embassy

Madrid - Spain's National Court is investigating a Spanish private security firm on suspicion it spied on Julian Assange on behalf of the US while he was inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, according to a ruling made public Wednesday.

Spain security firm probed 'for spying on Assange for CIA'

Madrid - A Spanish private security firm, which is under investigation in Madrid, spied on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on behalf of the CIA while he was inside the Ecudoran embassy in London, El Pais daily reported Friday.

UK minister signs US bid to extradite Assange

London - Britain's interior minister said Thursday he had certified the US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage grounds in a procedural move that opens the way for a court battle.

US charges against Assange to be unveiled on Friday

London - The United States will detail all the charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange when it seeks his extradition in a London court on Friday, the editor of the whistleblowers' website said on Tuesday.

Swedish court rejects request to detain Assange over 2010 rape case

Uppsala - A Swedish court on Monday said it considered Julian Assange a suspect in a 2010 rape case but rejected a request to detain him, dashing the prosecutor's hopes of having him swiftly extradited from Britain.

Assange suffering 'psychological torture': UN expert

Geneva - Julian Assange has been subjected to drawn-out "psychological torture", a UN rights expert said Friday, accusing the United States, Britain, Ecuador and Sweden of "collective persecution" of the WikiLeaks founder.

Assange 'not well', US extradition hearing moved to June

London - Britain's review of a US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage charges has been moved to June, with his lawyer telling court on Thursday the whistleblower is in poor health.

US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act

Washington - The Justice Department on Thursday charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with violating the US Espionage Act by publishing military and diplomatic files in 2010, rejecting his claim that he is a journalist.

Swedish prosecutor issues formal request to hold Assange on rape suspicion

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors on Monday issued a formal request to hold WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, currently imprisoned in Britain, on suspicion of rape -- a first step towards seeking his extradition to Sweden.

Ecuador defends handover of Assange documents to US

Quito - Ecuador confirmed Tuesday it would hand over to the United States documents and computer hardware belonging to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, insisting it was complying fully with the law.

Ecuador to give US Assange's possessions: lawyers

Madrid - Ecuador will hand over to the United States documents and computer hardware which Wikileaks founder and whistleblower Julian Assange left behind at its London embassy, his lawyers said Monday.

Julian Assange: from political asylum to prison

Paris - Jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is facing extradition to the United States over the 2010 publication of thousands of leaked classified documents.Swedish prosecutors decided Tuesday to drop a separate rape investigation against him.

Man accused of trying to sell Assange info questioned in Spain

Madrid - A man accused of trying to sell information about Julian Assange reportedly obtained via a surveillance system in the Ecuadoran embassy in London has been questioned in Madrid, a judicial source said Friday.

Assange begins UK fight against US extradition

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a court on Thursday he would oppose extradition to the United States as the legal process began in London, a day after he was jailed for breaching his bail conditions in a former case.
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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 speaking via web cast, when the case reaches its expiration date without investigators having succeeded in questioning the WikiLeaks founder
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