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Simpsons marks 500th episode with Assange as guest star

LOS ANGELES — The Simpsons, the long-running US television animated comedy show, reached its landmark 500th episode Sunday, with an appearance from controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. America’s most famous dysfunctional cartoon family have played out their lives before a worldwide audience for over two decades since the distinctive yellow…

Julian Assange joins outcast Simpsons for 500th episode

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Wikileaks comes to Springfield as controversial figure Julian Assange joins the cast of “The Simpsons” for their milestone 500th episode on Sunday, which will see America’s famous animated family being banished from their hometown. Wikileaks founder Assange, who is currently under house arrest Britain and fighting…

Wikileaks founder takes case to Britain’s top court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took his 13-month fight againstextradition to Sweden to England’s highest court on Wednesday. Seven judges are hearing the 40-year-old Australian’s appeal over two days at the Supreme Court and are not expected to return their judgement for several weeks. Assange, who has been living on bail under virtual house arrest while awaiting the outcome of…

WikiLeaks founder to guest on ‘The Simpsons’

It’s hard to keep a secret from Julian Assange — and it turns out, it’s even harder to keep a secret about him. It was revealed Monday that the founder of WikiLeaks will make a guest appearance on the 500th episode of “The Simpsons,” one of America’s longest-running television shows.…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to launch political talk show

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will host a new political talk show that focuses on power brokers, revolutionaries and where the world goes next, the anti-secrecy website announced on Monday. The half-hour show will see an initial run of 10 once-weekly episodes, beginning in March. “Assange will draw together controversial voices…

Assange request for appeal granted, set for Feb 1

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was Friday granted permission to appeal against extradition from Britain to Sweden over rape allegations and a hearing will start on February 1. “The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal and a hearing has been scheduled for two days, beginning on 1 February 2012,” said…

Journalists allowed to use Twitter in English courts

LONDON — Reporters can now use Twitter, text messages and email in courtrooms in England and Wales without needing to ask permission, the head of the judiciary said Wednesday. “Twitter as much as you like from today,” Lord Chief Justice Igor Judge told journalists as he handed down new guidelines…

UK’s top court to make Assange ruling by Christmas

LONDON — The Supreme Court will decide by December 25 whether to hear an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange against his extradition to Sweden, a court spokeswoman said Wednesday. On Monday judges at the High Court in London said that his fight against deportation to face rape allegations in…

Assange can take extradition fight to top UK court

LONDON (Reuters) - British judges ruled on Monday that Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, could take his year-long fight against extradition to Sweden to theSupreme Court, the highest court in the land. Swedish authorities want to question the 40-year-old Australian over accusations of rape and sexual assault made by two female former WikiLeaks…

BREAKING: UK court rules WikiLeaks’ Assange should be extradited

LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange should be extradited from Britain to Sweden to face questioning over alleged sex crimes, London’s High Court ruled on Wednesday, rejecting his appeal against the move. Swedish authorities want to question the 40-year-old over accusations of rape and sexual assault made by two…

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