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Assange's full extradition hearing next February at the earliest

The full hearing and decision on the case to extradite Julian Assange to the United States will not happen until after February 24 of next year or the end of February 2020 at the earliest.

U.S. makes official request to extradite Assange from the UK

The US Dept. of Justice has formally submitted a request to extradite Julian Assange from the UK. This follows on an earlier provisional request that the UK retain Assange until this formal request was made.

Op-Ed: Swedish court rejects delay in hearing due to Assange's illness

A Swedish court has scheduled a hearing for Julian Assange on June 3 related to an investigation in Sweden on rape allegations. He is wanted for questioning and the court hopes he will be extradited to Sweden.

Ecuador to turn over Assange's possessions to the United States

London - Assange's lawyers said yesterday that Ecuador will turn over all the possessions Assange left in the Ecuadorean embassy when he was arrested in London.

Assange steps down as editor of WikiLeaks

London - Wikileaks has a new head: Kristinn Hrafnsson. This has occurred because Julian Assange, who continues to take refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy, no longer has access to the Internet.

Op-Ed: The surreal spectacle of Republicans embracing Julian Assange

Not too long ago, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was Public Enemy Number One to many prominent conservative figures including Donald Trump and Sarah Palin, both of whom openly called for his execution for what they considered his treasonous ways.

Assange 'celebrates' 3 years in London Ecuadorian embassy

London - As of June 19, Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks has spent three years now in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. He sought asylum in the embassy to avoid being extradited to Sweden to face questioning on sexual assault accusations.

Wikileaks publishing over half a million secret Saudi documents

The transparency advocacy website, Wikileaks, is publishing secret documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry. Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has confirmed that Wikileaks is publishing these documents in batches.

Julian Assange: The $15 million man

Keeping an eye on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange - who is holed up inside the Ecuadoran embassy in London - has cost British law enforcement over $15 million dollars, or $10 million British pounds.

WikiLeaks demands answers after Google gives emails to U.S. gov't

The whistleblower website WikiLeaks is demanding Internet giant Google explain why it handed over emails and other electronic data of three of its senior staffers to the United States government.

Op-Ed: Using Facebook 'Likes' to predict personality can be dangerous Special

Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act, so said George Orwell, author of "1984." Computers and the Internet have not only made the most significant advances in our lives possible, it has also been an unwitting betrayer.

SXSW: Hot ticket to film premieres, concerts, and interviews

Described by James Franco as “one of the best festivals in the States,” South by SouthWest is a convergence of music, film and interactive technologies where big name musicians, tech companies, and even an Academy Award-winning movie have premiered.

Op-Ed: What happens to WikiLeaks matters to everyone

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has said it will not bring charges against Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. Those who believe the DOJ statement are in the minority. That says something very important about the Department’s standing.

Review: 'The Book Thief' — War is a crime Special

It is undeniable that Nazi Germany had one of the worst, if not the worst, government in history. This is not a movie about the German Government. "The Book Thief" is an honest look at the human spirit that will grip your heart from start to finish.

Vigil for Chelsea Manning held at Wales–USA World Cup rugby match

A vigil is being held in North Wales in the United Kingdom today for Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, the imprisoned solder who passed classified documents to WikiLeaks.

Review: Fifth Estate —The military industrial complex does Julian Assange

America has become the nation of cover-ups from lying us into wars to crimes against humanity to nuclear cover-ups to gag orders silencing crime victims. A public tired of lies, stays home as "The Fifth Estate" flops.

Review: Benedict Cumberbatch talks about his otter meme

London - Fifth Estate actor Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on Friday's Graham Norton chat show in the UK. Up for discussion was his role as Sherlock Holmes and Julian Assange but more importantly his latest range of memes.

Video: Assange on Latin America, NSA surveillance and Snowden

London - Eva Gollinger of RT Spanish interviewed Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London about US interception of communications in Latin America, Snowden, whistleblowers and journalists in general and also the upcoming film on WikiLeaks and Assange.

Ecuador's FM: The UK is committing grave error on Assange

Quito - Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, Ricardo Patiño, said on Monday that the UK, through its inaction, is making a serious mistake by keeping Julian Assange trapped in the country's embassy in London.

Grunwald of TIME Magazine longs to report drone strike on Assange

TIME Magazine's senior national correspondent, Michael Grunwald, has been caught out sending a tweet which stated he can't wait to report on the execution of Julian Assange by drone strike. (Updated).

WikiLeaks turns into Political Party with Assange as Candidate

Julian Assange formally inaugurated a political party bearing the name of his anti secrecy organization. He may not be able to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, but that's not stopping him from announcing a campaign for the Senate in Australia.

Trailer: Julian Assange goes to Hollywood — The Fifth Estate

WikiLeaks and Julian Assange have always seemed destined to become Hollywood fodder. The Fifth Estate is set for first release on October 11. Assange has previously attacked the movie, calling its screenplay a mass propaganda attack on WikiLeaks.

How WikiLeaks' Julian Assange raises money for Snowden, and more

WikiLeaks raised nearly $90,000 in 2012, with about $1,300 coming in each day since it took Snowden under its wing, from people around the world, some of whom give just a few dollars to do their part in making the world a more transparent place.

Video: Julian Assange interviewed by ABC News

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was interviewed by George Stephanopoulos of ABC News with questions on the Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower story. Assange is asked what the situation currently is with Snowden.

ABC News lands interview with WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will appear on ABC News' "This Week" Sunday for an exclusive interview, the network said Friday.

Is Glenn Greenwald Ecuador's next candidate for asylum?

The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald broke the Snowden-NSA spy scandal. Greenwald's honest reporting has infuriated fellow journalists and politicians alike. The PR nightmare for government officials has only just begun with promises of more leaks forthcoming.

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange got betrayed by best friend for $5,000

One year after joining, WikiLeaks volunteer Thordarson became an FBI informant. He joined WikiLeaks in 2010 while he was in high school. His adventures illustrate the lengths to which the US government was willing to go in its pursuit of Julian Assange.

Baltasar Garzón has chosen not to represent Edward Snowden

While he will still continue to represent Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, Baltasar Garzón has chosen not to act on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's behalf.

Video: WikiLeak's Kristinn Hrafnsson speaks on Edward Snowden

On Monday, Julian Assange confirmed that Edward Snowden was "in a safe place" together with Sarah Harrison, a WikiLeaks representative. RT interviewed Kristinn Hrafnsson, WikiLeaks representative in Iceland, on the story.

Assange: Snowden 'safe and healthy' — did not disclose location

Moscow - While mystery currently surrounds the location of the NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, reportedly heading to Cuba for onward travel to Ecuador, but not seen on the plane, we hear that he is safe and well. Updated with video.
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Julian Assange gives a speech to the Sam Adams Award ceremony - as censored by the Oxford Union.
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Still pictures taken Thursday, Aug. 16, at the support rally for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in front of the Ecuadorian embassy in central London.
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The latest news developments in the Julian Assange story at Ecuador's embassy in central London are depicted in the still pictures taken Friday (Aug. 17) afternoon in front of the embassy in Chelsea.
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The latest news developments in the Julian Assange story at Ecuador's embassy in central London are depicted in the still pictures taken Friday (Aug. 17) afternoon in front of the embassy in Chelsea.
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Julian Assange getting ready for his first interview on The World Tomorrow
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Archived copy of a tweet sent by Mike Grunwald of the Times on August 17, 2013.
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A metro police officer holds arrest plans for Julian Assange which gets caught on camera.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the second-floor balcony of Ecuador's Embassy in central London on Sunday afternoon. The embassy was heavily guarded by a big contingent of London police. Assange's supporters gathered on the sidewalk across the embassy.

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