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Assange lawyer says UK breaking international law

Quito - Julian Assange's lawyer accused Britain on Thursday of breaking international law by denying the WikiLeaks founder safe passage out of the country if he leaves Ecuador's embassy in London."Britain is...

New Ecuador leader says 'hacker' Assange can stay at embassy

Quito - Ecuador's new President Lenin Moreno criticized Julian Assange as a "hacker" but stressed his country would continue providing asylum to the WikiLeaks founder fleeing international arrest.

Ecuador's Moreno warns Assange not to interfere in politics

- Ecuador's new president Lenin Moreno warned Julian Assange Thursday not to interfere in the politics of the South American country, whose embassy the WikiLeaks founder has lived in for the past five years.

Ecuador 'did its duty' by giving Assange asylum, Correa says

Quito - Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa said Saturday that his country had "done its duty" by granting asylum in 2012 to Julian Assange, and said he was glad Sweden had closed its rape case against the WikiLeaks founder.

Where now for Julian Assange?

London - Prison time in Britain? A new life in Ecuador? Extradition to the United States? Another five years in Ecuador's London embassy? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's future could now follow many different paths.

Five things to know about WikiLeaks

Paris - WikiLeaks has been making headlines for more than a decade by releasing millions of classified documents, embarrassing governments worldwide while also raising fears that its activities may have put lives in danger.

Timeline of WikiLeaks founder's extradition fight

Stockholm - Here are key dates in the legal saga of Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who had a rape investigation against him in Sweden dropped by prosecutors on Friday.

Assange lawyer says dropped case is 'end of nightmare'

London - A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange welcomed the decision of Swedish prosecutors Friday to drop a seven-year rape investigation against him, saying it was the "end of his nightmare".

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' fugitive anti-hero

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who had a rape investigation against him in Sweden dropped by prosecutors on Friday, has lived in Ecuador's embassy in London for nearly five years to avoid arrest.

Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe against WikiLeaks's Assange

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors Friday dropped a seven-year rape investigation into Julian Assange, a legal victory for the WikiLeaks founder who has been holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since 2012.

Assange claims victory after Sweden drops rape probe

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave a clenched fist salute Friday after Swedish prosecutors dropped a seven-year rape allegation against him, but he insisted the "proper war" over his future was just beginning.

Swedish prosecutors to update on Assange case Friday

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors investigating a rape accusation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss developments in the seven-year case.

Assange demands Sweden drop arrest warrant

Stockholm - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a new motion in Sweden Wednesday calling for a European arrest warrant over rape allegations to be dropped, after the United States said it was seeking to arrest him, his lawyer said.

Arrest of WikiLeaks's Assange a 'priority': US top cop

Washington - The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a US "priority," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, as media reports indicated his office was preparing charges against the fugitive anti-hero.

Showtime to air documentary on WikiLeaks founder Assange

Los Angeles - US cable network Showtime said on Sunday it is to release "Risk," a documentary from Oscar-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras about controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange taunts Ecuador opponent after election

Quito - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange waded into Ecuador's contested presidential election, tweeting his congratulations to the ruling socialist party's candidate and telling his rival he should leave the country.

Swedish prosecutors receive translation of Assange questioning

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors said Wednesday they have received a translation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's interrogation four months after he was questioned on a rape allegation.

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' over leaks

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the CIA of "devastating incompetence" for failing to protect its hacking secrets and said he would work with tech companies to develop fixes for them.

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' over leaks

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the CIA of "devastating incompetence" for failing to protect its hacking secrets and said he would work with tech companies to develop fixes for them.

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' over leaks

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the CIA of "devastating incompetence" for failing to protect its hacking secrets and said he would work with tech companies to develop fixes for them.

Assange urges UK, Sweden to 'restore his liberty'

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made a renewed plea on Monday for Sweden and Britain to respect a United Nations panel ruling that said he was being arbitrarily detained.

Assange says would go to US only if rights guaranteed: WikiLeaks

London - WikiLeaks said Wednesday its founder Julian Assange could travel to the US to face investigation after one of the site's main sources was given clemency -- but only if his rights were "guaranteed".

Assange hits back after US intelligence hack report

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange insisted Monday that the leaked Democratic Party material they published before the US presidential election did not come from the Russian government.

WikiLeaks urges leaks of departing Obama White House docs

Washington - WikiLeaks appealed Tuesday for leaked White House documents before President Barack Obama leaves office, as its founder Julian Assange again denied Russia was the source of hacked Democratic party emails that hurt Hillary Clinton's bid for the US presi...

Assange claims sex was 'consensual' in released testimony

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told authorities investigating him over a rape allegation that his accuser "made it very clear" she wanted to have sex, according to testimony he released Wednesday.

UN panel rebuffs Britain over Assange ruling

Geneva - A UN panel has rejected Britain's request to review a ruling that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being arbitrarily detained, according to a statement released late Wednesday in Geneva.

Britain has Assange DNA sample: Ecuador

Quito - British police have received a genetic sample from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for Swedish prosecutors to use in their rape investigation against him, an official said Monday.

Assange refused arrest warrant suspension for mentor's funeral

Stockholm - The Swedish prosecutor's office on Friday said it had rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request to temporarily suspend an arrest warrant so he could leave the Ecuadoran embassy in London to attend the funeral of mentor Gavin MacFayden.

Sweden refuses to suspend Assange's arrest warrant for funeral

Stockholm - The Swedish prosecutor's office on Friday said it has rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request to temporarily suspend an arrest warrant so he could leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London and attend a funeral.

Assange, Ecuador's awkward guest who just won't leave

Quito - For Ecuador, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has become the worst kind of guest: he makes messes he doesn't clean up, he spills secrets, he meddles, and there's no telling when he will leave.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (R) speaks next to Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino d...
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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Wandsworth prison.
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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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