WIKILEAKS

  • Julian Assange alleges his suitcase was stolen in 2010, Sweden investigates September 4, 2013

    Swedish police opened an investigation on Tuesday after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urged them to find out what happened to a suitcase he suspects was stolen from him in 2010 by intelligence agents as he travelled from Sweden to Germany. The suitcase contained three laptops that had WikiLeaks materials, including evidence...
  • US Army judge to sentence WikiLeaks' Bradley Manning on Wednesday August 21, 2013

    Bradley Manning, the soldier convicted of giving classified US files to WikiLeaks, will be told at 10 am EDT (1400 GMT) on Wednesday how much of his life will be spent in a military prison, a US Army spokesman said on Tuesday. The judge, Colonel Denise Lind, began deliberating Manning's sentence...
  • Bradley Manning sentence likely to come next week: Judge August 17, 2013

    A military judge says Army Pfc Bradley Manning's prison sentence for leaking scads of classified information through WikiLeaks will likely be announced next week. The courtmartial was in session for only about 30 minutes on Friday. Prosecutors presented four bits of evidence retrieved from Manning's personal computer, mostly communications with his...
  • Paraguay's new president was targeted by the DEA August 15, 2013

    The man taking over as Paraguay'snew president on Thursday has built a family fortune in one ofthe most unequal places in South America, dominatingindustries from banking to tobacco to soft drinks to soccer. The 57yearold Horacio Cartes also is a politicalneophyte who never registered to vote before running forpresident, and he's...
  • Petition endorses Bradley Manning for Nobel Peace Prize August 13, 2013

    Nobel Prize committee officials say they have received a petition claiming some 100,000 signatures that endorses awarding the peace prize to US soldier Bradley Manning, who faces up to 90 years in prison for disclosing classified information through WikiLeaks. Peace laureate Mairead Maguire nominated Army Pfc. Manning for the prize in...
  • US sets up intelligence surveillance technology review body August 13, 2013

    The Obama administration on Monday launched a formal review of its electronic intelligence gathering that has come under widespread criticism since leaks by a former spy agency contractor. The Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies will examine the technical and policy issues that arise from rapid advances in global telecommunications,...
  • Assange mocks Obama, accuses him of twofacedness September 27, 2012

    United Nations: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the US of playing dual politics supporting a revolution in the Middle East, while at the same time, gagging his whistleblower organisation. "It must have come as a surprise to the Egyptian teenagers who washed American teargas out of their...
  • Persecution by US must end: Assange to Obama September 27, 2012

    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange appealed to the US to stop persecuting him and his website for releasing classified US files. Assange has been holed up in Ecaudor since midJune to avoid extradition to Sweden. Assange made a personal appeal to US President Barack Obama. "It is time for President Obama to...
  • Ecuador mulls Assange transfer to Sweden embassy September 22, 2012

    Quito: Ecuador has said it would consider asking Britain to authorise the transfer of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to its embassy in Sweden so that he can respond to sex crimes allegations there. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino told reporters on Friday that there are several possibilities to resolve the standoff with...
  • Assange predicts a yearlong stay at Ecuador embassy September 16, 2012

    London: Already almost 100 days in near isolation in the heart of London, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange predicts he may have to "spend up to year" of being holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London. I am here to be inside for "six to 12 months", Assange breaking his silence...
  • 'Underground' features Julian Assange's early years September 15, 2012

    Toronto: When Australian film director Robert Connolly went looking for some truth about WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, he didn't turn to government documents or leaked emails of the sort that Assange's website is famous for making public. Instead, he focused on Assange's past as a teenage hacker and young father growing...
  • Swedish websites shut down by hacker attacks September 4, 2012

    Stockholm: Swedish government websites were jammed by hackers for hours Monday, with some supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claiming responsibility on Twitter. The websites of the Swedish government, Armed Forces and the Swedish Institute were among those experiencing problems. Niklas Englund, head of digital media at the Swedish Armed Forces, said...
  • 'Raiding embassy for Assange will be suicidal' August 22, 2012

    London: It would be "suicide" for Britain to enter Ecuador's embassy in London to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuador President Rafael Correa has warned. Correa warned such a provocative precedent would leave British embassies across the world facing similar "violating" moves by foreign governments, the Telegraph reported. In an interview with...
  • Assange making wild allegations against us: US August 21, 2012

    The Obama administration has accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of making wild assertions against the US and say it's to deflect attention from the sexual misconduct allegations he faces in Sweden. ...
  • Stop witchhunt against WikiLeaks: Julian Assange August 19, 2012

    Amid cheering supporters and heavy police presence, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made a rare public appearance from the balcony of the Ecuador's embassy in London on Sunday and made a direct appeal to US President Obama Barack to stop the witchhunt and FBI prosecution against WikiLeaks. ...
  • US poses a threat to freedom of speech: Assange August 19, 2012

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Sunday appeared in public for the first time since he took refuge inside Ecuador's embassy in London two months ago. Beginning his address from the embassy's balcony, Assange said, "I am here today because I cannot be there with you today." "US poses a threat...
  • Assange faces boredom inside Ecuadorian embassy August 18, 2012

    London: Julian Assange lives in a pricey building in one of London's toniest districts. But he is not staying in the lap of luxury. The once globetrotting WikiLeaks founder is confined to several hundred square feet of space inside Ecuador's London embassy. If he goes outside he will be arrested by...
  • US denies having any intent to persecute Assange August 17, 2012

    Washington: The US has denied having an intent to persecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been granted asylum by Ecuador and is currently in the South American country's embassy in London. "If you're asking me whether there was any intention to persecute rather than prosecute, the answer is no," the...
  • Ecuador grants asylum to Julian Assange, Britain gets angry August 17, 2012

    As Ecuador granted political asylum to Julian Assange, Britain has said it will not provide a safe passange to the WikiLeaks's founder. ...
  • UK warns raid on Ecuador embassy to get Assange August 16, 2012

    Quito/London: The diplomatic standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange escalated on Wednesday after Britain threatened to raid Ecuador's embassy in London if Quito did not hand over Assange, who has been taking refuge there for two months. The Ecuadorean government said such an action would be considered a "hostile and intolerable...
  • WikiLeaks has data from 2.4 mn Syrian emails July 8, 2012

    London: The secretspilling group WikiLeaks said it was in the process of publishing material from 2.4 million Syrian emails many of which it said came from official government accounts. WikiLeaks' Sarah Harrison told journalists at London's Frontline Club that the emails reveal interactions between the Syrian government and Western companies,...
  • WikiLeaks founder seeks political asylum in Ecuador June 20, 2012

    Quito: WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has asked for political asylum at Ecuador's embassy in London and officials in the South American nation are considering his request, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. "Ecuador is studying and analyzing the request," Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino told reporters in Quito. Assange faces extradition to Sweden...
  • UK: Court rejects Assange bid to reopen case June 14, 2012

    London: Britain's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a final bid by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to reopen his appeal against extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes. The required period for extradition "shall not commence until the 14th day after today", the court said. Two weeks ago the court rejected 40yearold Assange's...
  • India @ 9 with Veeraraghav, Suhasini Haidar May 30, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Veeraraghav and Suhasini Haidar. ...
  • UK: Court to decide on Assange extradition today May 30, 2012

    London: Britain's Supreme Court is expected to rule on Wednesday on whether to approve the extradition of WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange to Sweden, a potential turning point in the Internet activist's controversial career. Assange, 40, has spent the better part of two years fighting attempts to send him to the Scandinavian...
  • Zimbabwean prez 'unwell', in Singapore hospital April 10, 2012

    Durban: President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist since its independence from Britain in 1980, is battling for his life with an undisclosed illness at a hospital in Singapore, media reports said. The 88yearold dictator is undergoing intensive treatment in Asia, an unnamed senior official of his...
  • 'Australian Senate no legal haven for Assange' March 27, 2012

    Canberra: A seat in Australia's Parliament for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would do nothing to protect him from his legal battles in Britain and Sweden, or any potential legal fight over leaked US diplomatic cables, an expert on Parliament said on Tuesday. Assange wants to run for the Upper House Senate...
  • Assange plans to run for Australian Parl: report March 19, 2012

    Sydney: The founder and leader of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, plans to run for a seat in Australia's upper house of Parliament, the antisecrecy group announced on Twitter on Saturday. The comments could not be immediately confirmed. Australianborn Assange, 40, is currently under house arrest in Britain and fighting extradition to Sweden for...
  • WikiLeaks' Assange eyes Australian Senate March 17, 2012

    Sydney: The founder and leader of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, plans to run for a seat in Australia's Upper House of Parliament, the antisecrecy group announced on Twitter on Saturday. The comments could not be immediately confirmed. Australianborn Assange, 40, is currently under house arrest in Britain and fighting extradition to Sweden for...
  • New controversy over Osama's sea burial March 8, 2012

    London: In a new twist to Osama bin Laden saga, emails leaked from an intelligence analysis firm say the body of the al Qaeda leader was actually sent to the US for cremation than buried in sea. According to the emails, bin Laden was shot and killed during the famous Navy...