WikiLeaks

  • Julian Assange alleges his suitcase was stolen in 2010, Sweden investigates 04-09-2013 11:16 AM

    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...
  • US Army judge to sentence WikiLeaks' Bradley Manning on Wednesday 21-08-2013 08:43 AM

    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...
  • Bradley Manning sentence likely to come next week: Judge 17-08-2013 01:40 AM

    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 court-martial 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...
  • Paraguay's new president was targeted by the DEA 15-08-2013 04:21 PM

    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 57-year-old Horacio Cartes also is a politicalneophyte who never registered to vote before running forpresident, and...
  • Petition endorses Bradley Manning for Nobel Peace Prize 13-08-2013 03:03 PM

    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...
  • US sets up intelligence surveillance technology review body 13-08-2013 06:27 AM

    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...
  • Suspected WikiLeaks source appears in US court 17-12-2011 03:19 AM

    Maryland: An American Army intelligence analyst accused of giving hundreds of thousands of classified US documents to WikiLeaks for public disclosure made his first court appearance on Friday to face charges including aiding the enemy, which could send him to prison for life. Private First Class Bradley Manning, charged with...
  • Assange can appeal against extradition in UK SC 05-12-2011 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: The UK High Court has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal to the Supreme against his extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over alleged sex crimes. Assange had sought to have his case referred to Britain's Supreme Court. Swedish authorities want to question...
  • BlackBerry, iPhone, Gmail users at risk: WikiLeaks 02-12-2011 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: WikiLeaks is out with yet another explosive expose. It has released 287 files of numerous companies containing details of mass surveillance. Speaking in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said more than 150 organisations worldwide were selling information obtained by monitoring people's mobile phones and computers. "Today, we release...
  • Assange bids to stop extradition: UK judiciary 16-11-2011 01:53 AM

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made a last-ditch effort on Tuesday to stave off his extradition to Sweden over sex-crime allegations, filing papers to see if he can win an audience and appeal to Britain's highest court. In the latest twist in Assange's year-long extradition battle, Britain's Judicial Office said...
  • Timeline: WikiLeaks saga 03-11-2011 09:47 AM

    Here is a timeline of the main elements in the WikiLeaks saga. Britain's High Court has ruled that founder Julian Assange should be extradited from Britain to Sweden. April 5, 2010: Internet group WikiLeaks releases a video showing a 2007 US helicopter attack that killed a dozen people in Baghdad,...
  • UK court orders extradition of Assange to Sweden 02-11-2011 10:25 PM

    London: Julian Assange, the Australian who became a global celebrity when he published stolen classified US government data on the website he founded, is now set to lose even more sleep than what he quoted in 'The Unauthorised Autobiography' that was out earlier this year. "I was beginning to get...
  • Assange loses appeal against extradition to Sweden 02-11-2011 03:30 PM

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lost appeal against extradition to Sweden on Tuesday. UK high court judges ruled that Assange should face accusations of rape in Sweden. Assange can appeal in the Supreme Court against the order. On the basis of this order, Assange could be removed to Sweden within...
  • WikiLeaks' Assange to learn UK extradition fate 02-11-2011 09:16 AM

    London: A London court will rule on Wednesday whether WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, who angered the government by publishing thousands of secret diplomatic memos, can be extradited from Britain to Sweden for questioning over alleged sexual crimes. Swedish authorities want to quiz the 40-year-old over accusations of rape and sexual...
  • Verdict on Assange extradition from UK next week 28-10-2011 06:37 PM

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will get to know on November 2 whether he will be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of sexual misconduct in that country, the court hearing the case in London said on Friday. Lawyers for Assange, 40, have insisted that his extradition to Sweden would...
  • Assange extradition case judgment due next week 28-10-2011 05:21 AM

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will learn next week of the verdict in his fight against his extradition to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual misconduct, the organization said on Thursday. WikiLeaks staffer Joseph Farrell said that Britain's High Court had informed Assange it will deliver judgment on his appeal...
  • WikiLeaks says 'blockade' threatens its existence 25-10-2011 09:02 AM

    London: WikiLeaks will have to stop publishing secret cables and devote itself to fund-raising if it is unable to end a financial "blockade" by US firms such as Visa and MasterCard by the end of the year, founder Julian Assange said on Monday. After releasing tens of thousands of confidential...
  • WikiLeaks to stop publishing, blames US 24-10-2011 06:24 PM

    London: The whistleblower website WikiLeaks that has rattled many across the world by publishing numerous secret documents on Monday announced the 'temporary' stoppage of its work and blamed US financial companies for the drastic move. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made the announcement here and vowed to fight back the economic...
  • Assange calls WikiLeaks defection reports false 18-10-2011 08:06 AM

    Lima (Peru): WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange described as nonsense reports of defections from his organisation and said his group helped inspire the Occupy Wall Street movement. Addressing a meeting of the Inter American Press Association in Peru on Monday via Internet video hookup from Britain, Assange said WikiLeaks' biggest problem...
  • After WikiLeaks, US tries to shield classified data 09-10-2011 08:15 AM

    Washington: The US government on Friday announced steps to clamp down on who can access classified information, seeking to avert another WikiLeaks-scale breach of military documents and diplomatic cables. The presidential order requires US agencies to appoint senior people to prevent and detect breaches and creates a task force to...
  • Not many takers for Assange's autobiography 01-10-2011 12:04 PM

    London: The Unauthorised Autobiography of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange could not drum up interest of readers, as the first three days of its arrival in the market have seen sales of just over 600 copies. It was the book the founder of WikiLeaks said was published to "screw" him for...
  • Assange moans about unofficial autobiography 29-09-2011 11:23 AM

    Washington: He laid bare the secrets of governments and corporations. But until now, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fiercely fought demands for more transparency in his own personal and financial affairs. But a bizarre dispute between Assange and a Scottish publisher who last week released an "unauthorized" version of Assange's autobiography...
  • WikiLeaks to auction its co-founder's stuff 18-09-2011 10:34 AM

    New York: Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has begun an auction on eBay to raise money, selling memorabilia tied to WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, the New York Times reported Saturday. WikiLeaks group auctioned 10 pieces of memorabilia and services, including a portrait of Assange set at more than $900, a package of...
  • 'Graft during YSR rule was above norm in India' 16-09-2011 12:50 PM

    Hyderabad: A leaked diplomatic cable dispatched by the US Consul General in Chennai in 2007 had nailed the then Congress government headed by YS Rajasekhara Reddy in Andhra Pradesh for 'widespread corruption that was beyond the pale' even for India. In the name of social programmes targeted at the common...
  • 'IAS officer feared rise of a junior Veerappan' 16-09-2011 09:50 AM

    Coimbatore: Days after the notorious forest brigand Veerappan was shot dead by the Special Task Force in October 2004, a senior IAS officer in Tamil Nadu had reportedly expressed fears about the likelihood of a successor emerging, according to partial extracts of a US Cable released by WikiLeaks. The terrain...
  • WikiLeaks: Ban made 'My Name Is Khan' a hit 09-09-2011 01:02 PM

    A recently disclosed WikiLeaks cable suggests that the ban put by Shiv Sena was one of the prime reasons behind the mega success of last year's blockbuster 'My Name is Khan'. Featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol as the lead pair, MNIK had faced the wrath of Shiv Sena, a...
  • WikiLeaks: Bribery needed for shooting in India 08-09-2011 06:48 PM

    A new WikiLeaks cable dealing with the issue of Hollywood-Bollywood partnership has unfolded the role of bribery in shooting a film in India. The cable primarily explains the prospects of filmmaking in India, by giving an over view of the market situation. Several Hollywood film studios are getting interested in...
  • WikiLeaks: Holly-Bolly joint venture difficult 08-09-2011 02:54 PM

    New Delhi: Although the major Hollywood film studios have started to claim their part in Bollywood, world's largest film making market, still the growth so far should be considered slow, says a recently released WikiLeaks cable. The cable further says that the lucrative Indian market has been targeted by all...