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Julian Assange in ill health, plans to leave embassy asylum 'soon'

Julian Assange in ill health, plans to leave embassy asylum 'soon'

LONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Julian Assange said he plans to "soon" leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London after more than two years in refuge there, but refused to give details.
Gabrielle Levy
Amal Alamuddin declines U.N. request to investigate war crimes in Gaza

Amal Alamuddin declines U.N. request to investigate war crimes in Gaza

LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) --Human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin declined an offer from the U.N. to investigate the alleged human rights violations in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Aileen Graef
Julian Assange calls on U.S. to drop WikiLeaks investigation

Julian Assange calls on U.S. to drop WikiLeaks investigation

LONDON, June 19 (UPI) --WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called on the U.S. to end its investigation into his organization as he marks two years avoiding extradition.
Aileen Graef
Wikileaks reveals NSA is listening to nearly all calls in Afghanistan

Wikileaks reveals NSA is listening to nearly all calls in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) --Wikileaks revealed that the NSA is listening to most of the calls in Afghanistan after Glenn Greenwald redacted the country from his report.
Aileen Graef
Lebanon is really excited about George Clooney's fiancee

Lebanon is really excited about George Clooney's fiancee

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 29 (UPI) -- The people of Lebanon expressed their excitement that famous bachelor and actor George Clooney's new fiancee Amal Alamuddin is Lebanese-born.
Aileen Graef
Amal Alamuddin's firm confirms her engagement to George Clooney

Amal Alamuddin's firm confirms her engagement to George Clooney

LONDON, April 28 (UPI) -- Amal Alamuddin's law firm confirmed her engagement to George Clooney in a congratulatory statement shared Monday.
Veronica Linares
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.
Evan Bleier

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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
By United Press International
'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.
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media after losing his final appeal against extradition to Sweden on rape charges at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on November 02 2011. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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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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