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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: NSA leaker is a hero

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke Sunday on ABC’s This Week, describing NSA leaker Edward Snowden as a “hero” for his actions. “He is a hero,” Assange told George Stephanopoulos. “He has told the people of the world and the United States that there is mass unlawful interception of their communications.”…

Julian Assange celebrates one-year anniversary of asylum in Ecuador Embassy

LONDON — It is an odd sight: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is wearing a jacket and tie, but no shoes. Then again, if you have not stepped outside Ecuador’s London embassy for a year, shoes are largely pointless. In an interview with AFP to mark this strange anniversary, the man…

Former employee: Assange tried to hide ties to man who exposed rape accuser

A former WikiLeaks employee says that Julian Assange, the organization’s founder, pressured him to sign a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) that would have hid the fact that he had been friends with the man who revealed the identity of a woman he was accused of raping. In a column for The…

Ecuador’s top diplomat to visit WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Ecuadoran Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said he would travel to London to meet with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, living at Ecuador’s embassy for nearly a year to avoid extradition. Patino told the ECTV public television channel Wednesday that he would deliver asylum documents to Assange during the visit, his first…

Wikileaks publishes transcript of ‘secret’ talk between Julian Assange and Google CEO Eric Schmidt

WikiLeaks has produced a transcript of a “secret” meeting between Google CEO Eric Schmidt and WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who at the time was under house arrest in the United Kingdom. Schmidt and Jared Cohen, a former advisor to Hillary Clinton, were researching a book, “The New Digital…  …

Ecuador asks UK to back non-extradition deal for Assange

Diplomat brings up subject of WikiLeaks founder taking refuge in embassy at meeting with shadow foreign secretary Ecuadorean diplomats have raised the case of Julian Assange with the Labour party as part of attempts to lay the groundwork for a resolution of the diplomatic standoff between Britain and the South…

Julian Assange to debut TV interview show Tuesday

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been under house arrest in Britain for 500 days, and his website is no longer a center for groundbreaking political revelations. Instead, he has now set his sights on a more traditional medium — television. Assange’s interview program, The World Tomorrow, will consist of a…

Julian Assange runs for Australia Senate as ‘libertarian’

SYDNEY — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday vowed to be a “libertarian” and campaign for more openness in government if he is successful in gaining a seat in the Australian Senate. Assange, who is on bail awaiting a British court decision on his appeal against extradition to Sweden on…

WikiLeaks’ Assange to run for Australian Senate

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is planning to run for election to the Australian Senate, the organisation announced on Twitter. Assange, an Australian citizen, is on bail awaiting a British court decision on his appeal against extradition to Sweden on sexual assault allegations. He strongly denies the claims, saying they are…

DOJ refuses to confirm Assange indictment revealed by Stratfor leak

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The U.S. Department of Justice is refusing to comment on whether it has prepared espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, even after emails allegedly stolen from the Austin, Texas firm Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor) and published Tuesday revealed that the company claims to have a sealed indictment…

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