JULIAN ASSANGE

  • Swedish appeal court upholds Assange detention order 3 days ago

    Stockholm: A Swedish appeals court rejected on Thursday an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order over allegations of sexual assault, but called on prosecutors to make more effort to question him. The 43-year old Australian has been stuck inside Ecuador's London embassy since June 2012 to...
  • Watch: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange takes the dance floor by storm with his crazy moves. This isn't something you see every day! August 19, 2014

    Julian Assange is planning to leave Ecuadorian embassy and it's all over the news right now. But we bet you haven't seen him dance like there's no tomorrow. The WikiLeaks founder had been under investigation in the US for a long time. This video is from a bar in Reykjavik...
  • 'Julian Assange won't leave embassy without US extradition guarantee', says lawyer August 19, 2014

    Melbourne: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuador embassy in London, where the whistleblower was holed up for over two years, without getting a guarantee that he will not be extradited to the US, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Assange's lawyer Jennifer Robinson comments came after Assange last night...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle August 18, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: India calls off talks with Pakistan August 18, 2014

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretarylevel talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hourlong meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. ...
  • I will leave the Ecuadorian embassy soon, confirms WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange August 18, 2014

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has confirmed that he will soon leave the Ecudorian embassy, while addressing a press conference. Assange did not state the reasons behind his decision although speculations are rife that he might be surrendering. The 49yearold Australian national, who is reportedly battling heart defect and chronic...
  • WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange marks 2nd year in Ecuador's embassy June 20, 2014

    London: The gathering at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London has the feel of something which may become an annual fixture. For the second time in as many years, journalists were invited on Thursday to the embassy to mark the anniversary of WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange's stay there a bid to escape...
  • George Clooney takes girlfriend Amal Alamuddin, who is also WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyer, on a wildlife safari March 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: George Clooney has reportedly taken his new girlfriend, British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, to Tanzania for a wildlife safari. The couple were photographed out and about during their first trip together to the country amid rumours that they were dating, reported People magazine. They were first spotted together in October but...
  • Funny 'Assange endorsing things' meme pokes fun at BJP's embarrassment over WikiLeaks' 'incorruptible' comment March 19, 2014

    This meme was begging to happen. After the Bharatiya Janata Party's embarrassment over a document that the party promoted as an endorsement by the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, categorically denied by WikiLeaks, standup comedian Utsav Chakraborty's 'Julian Assange endorsing things' meme was just too ripe to pass by.Wikileaks' categorical denial...
  • Edward Snowden, Julian Assange top bill at SXSW 2014 March 8, 2014

    Austin: Surveillance. Online privacy. Robots. Food processing. Wearable computers. To get a sense of what's on the minds of the tech industry's thinkers, leaders and tinkerers, it's a good idea to head to Austin, Texas, rather than Silicon Valley this time of the year. More than 30,000 people descend on this...
  • 'The Fifth Estate' review: The film doesn't tell us anything we don't already know October 25, 2013

    Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl Director: Bill Condon The story of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his mission to expose the dark secrets of governments and corporates ought to make for a thrilling film. But The Fifth Estate, directed by Bill Condon, is a mostly dull affair. While Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch...
  • Assange slams WikiLeaks film in letter to actor Benedict Cumberbatch October 10, 2013

    Los Angeles: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at the...
  • WikiLeaks leaks 'Fifth Estate' script, blasts the film September 20, 2013

    Los Angeles: WikiLeaks is not happy with the way its co-founder Julian Assange has been depicted in Bill Condon's upcoming movie 'The Fifth Estate' and they are letting the world know about it. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Assange in the movie. The whistleblowing organization released a lengthy memo detailing what they consider...
  • 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...
  • US soldier Bradley Manning could break silence as WikiLeaks trial nears end August 15, 2013

    Fort Meade: US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, convicted of providing a massive trove of secret files to WikiLeaks in the biggest data breach in US history, could break a long silence on Wednesday as the sentencing phase of his courtmartial ends. Manning, 25, faces up to 90 years 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,...
  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange condemns Manning verdict, Obama July 31, 2013

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused President Barack Obama of "national security extremism" on Tuesday after an American military judge convicted Bradley Manning over the biggest leak of classified documents in US history. Praising Manning as "the most important journalistic source that the world has ever seen", Assange said the US soldier,...
  • Edward Snowden's father praises son in an open letter July 3, 2013

    McLean: The father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, frustrated by his inability to reach out directly to his son, wrote him an open letter on Tuesday praising him for "summoning the American people to confront the growing danger of tyranny". The letter was signed by Lon Snowden and his...
  • Snowden blames Obama for trying to block his efforts July 2, 2013

    Washington: Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, charged with leaking secret US surveillance information, said the Obama administration was denying him his right to seek asylum, according to a statement released by the WikiLeaks organization on Monday. "It is being reported that after promising not to do so, the President...
  • Wikileaks founder says Snowden information will keep getting published July 1, 2013

    Washingon: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Sunday that Edward Snowden made sure that the information he took about US surveillance programs will continue to be published regardless of what happens to the former US spy agency contractor. Assange criticised the United States for revoking Snowden's passport and said it would...
  • Snowden's fate is in the hands of Russia: Ecuador July 1, 2013

    Portoviejo: Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Sunday the fate of former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is in the hands of the authorities in Russia, where he is holed up in hope of obtaining asylum in the South American nation. Correa said his government cannot begin considering asylum for...
  • Ecuador says decision on Snowden's asylum could take months June 27, 2013

    Moscow: A former US spy agency contractor facing charges of espionage remained in hiding at a Moscow airport on Wednesday while the prospect grew of a protracted wrangle over his fate. Ecuador, where Edward Snowden has requested asylum, said a decision could take months and asked Washington to argue its...
  • Support for Snowden dips, but more Americans still see him as patriot June 27, 2013

    Washington: Americans are still more likely to view Edward Snowden as a "patriot" than a "traitor," but public support for the former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of secret American surveillance programmes has fallen during the past week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. More than onequarter...
  • Assange defends Snowden as Kerry demands his return to US June 25, 2013

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has defended US' controversial surveillance programme and has also demanded that whistleblower Edward Snowden is returned to the country to face the law. However, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has come out in defence of the NSA leaker. ...
  • WikiLeaks defies US to help leaker Edward Snowden June 24, 2013

    London: WikiLeaks' decision to help US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden escape Washington's extradition attempts in Hong Kong has cemented the antisecrecy group's reputation as a thorn in the side of the American and British governments. In comments likely to infuriate Washington, WikiLeaks said it was escorting Snowden to Ecuador and had...
  • Snowden to seek asylum in Ecuador, says Wikileaks June 24, 2013

    Washington: Admitted leaker Edward Snowden circled the globe in evasion of US authorities on Sunday, seeking asylum in Ecuador and leaving the Obama administration scrambling to determine its next step in what became a game of diplomatic catandmouse. The former National Security Agency contractor and CIA technician fled Hong Kong and...
  • Britain loyal to US in NSA leaker case: Julian Assange June 15, 2013

    London: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said on Friday that Britain had prevented NSA leaker Edward Snowden from flying to London out of loyalty to its ally, the United States. In an interview given to Reuters and others ahead of the first anniversary of his seeking refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in...
  • Julian Assange praises whistleblower Edward Snowden, says he is a hero June 11, 2013

    Julian Assange said Edward Snowden has exposed one of the biggest truths of this century that the US government is conducting mass surveillance. ...
  • Ecuador says UK violating human rights of Julian Assange May 29, 2013

    Quito: Ecuador's foreign minister on Tuesday accused the British government of trampling on the human rights of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by refusing to allow him to travel to Ecuador, which granted him political asylum almost a year ago. Assange, 41, took refuge in Ecuador's tiny embassy in London June 2012...