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German town won't let parents name their child 'WikiLeaks'

German town won't let parents name their child 'WikiLeaks'

PASSAU, Germany, April 4 (UPI) -- "WikiLeaks" banned as name for child by officials in the German city of Passau.
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Documents show U.S. spy agency urged allies to charge WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency urged other spy agencies to file charges against the head of WikiLeaks, say documents released by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Lawyer criticizes calls to end rape investigation of Assange

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A lawyer for one of the Swedish women accusing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of rape ripped calls by some public officials for an end to the investigation.

Amanda Knox should be in custody, Kercher's brother says

PERUGIA, Italy, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The brother of slain British coed Meredith Kercher says American Amanda Knox, recently re-convicted in the 2007 murder in Italy, should be in custody.

Ecuador seen to be muzzling press critical of Correa

QUITO, Ecuador, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Oil-rich Ecuador, which won left-wing accolades for supporting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, is tightening controls on journalists in the country.

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'Fifth Estate' was the biggest movie flop of 2013, Forbes says

'Fifth Estate' was the biggest movie flop of 2013, Forbes says

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- "The Fifth Estate," a drama starring British actor Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, was the biggest film flop of 2013, Forbes said.
Lawyer for Wikileaks' Assange urges U.S. to decide if it'll prosecute

Lawyer for Wikileaks' Assange urges U.S. to decide if it'll prosecute

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The lawyer for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, urged the United States to decide if they'll prosecute his client.
Officials: Investigation of WikiLeaks founder Assange is ongoing

Officials: Investigation of WikiLeaks founder Assange is ongoing

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors have not filed an indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, despite rumors an investigation led to charges, law officials said.

Icelandic MP: Britain spied on Iceland during banking crisis

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A member of the Icelandic Parliament says the British government hacked into Icelandic phone messages during the financial crisis.
Julian Assange appears via Skype at M.I.A. concert

Julian Assange appears via Skype at M.I.A. concert

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared via Skype at British performer M.I.A.'s weekend concert in New York, Rolling Stone reported.
Julian Assange declined to meet with Benedict Cumberbatch for film

Julian Assange declined to meet with Benedict Cumberbatch for film

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wrote a letter to Benedict Cumberbatch, praising the British actor, but blasting his film "The Fifth Estate."

The fall of our discontent

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A long, hot and wet summer in Washington risks metastasizing into a "Fall of Discontent."
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Julian Assange's party ready for next round of Australian elections

Julian Assange's party ready for next round of Australian elections

SYDNEY, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he is ready to throw his hat into ring for the next Australian Senate election despite losing in this year's voting.
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Julian Paul Assange ( /əˈsɒnʒ/ ə-sonzh; born 3 July 1971) is an Australian publisher, journalist, computer programmer and Internet activist. He is the editor in chief of WikiLeaks, a whistleblower website and conduit for worldwide news leaks, with the stated purpose of creating open governments. Assange was a hacker in his youth, before becoming a computer programmer. He has lived in several countries and has made public appearances in many parts of the world to speak about freedom of the press, censorship and investigative journalism.

Assange serves on the WikiLeaks advisory board. WikiLeaks has published material about extrajudicial killings in Kenya, toxic waste dumping in Côte d'Ivoire, Church of Scientology manuals, Guantanamo Bay procedures, and banks such as Kaupthing and Julius Baer. In 2010, WikiLeaks published Iraq War documents and Afghan War documents about American involvement in the wars, some of which was classified material. On 28 November 2010, WikiLeaks and its five international print media partners (Der Spiegel, The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian and El País) began publishing U.S. diplomatic cables.

Assange received a number of awards and nominations, including the 2009 Amnesty International Media Award for publishing material about extrajudicial killings in Kenya and Readers' Choice for TIME magazine's 2010 Person of the Year.

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