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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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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
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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.
WikiLeaks' Assange seeks probe of U.S. intel activity in Europe

WikiLeaks' Assange seeks probe of U.S. intel activity in Europe

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks founder and Australian Senate candidate Julian Assange filed a formal complaint asking Sweden to investigate U.S. intelligence activities in Europe.

WikiLeaks Party candidate drops out, cites lack of transparancy

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A WikiLeaks Party candidate for the Australian Senate has quit, citing a lack of transparency and accountability in the party founded by Julian Assange.
Julian Assange says Russians have left Snowden alone

Julian Assange says Russians have left Snowden alone

LONDON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he is certain former U.S. national security consultant Edward Snowden has not been grilled by Russian intelligence.

Ecuador-U.S. trade in the balance after Snowden row

QUITO, Ecuador, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Ecuador's trade with the United States is in the balance after a diplomatic row over the OPEC country's offer to grant former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden asylum before he got permission to stay in Russia.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
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Assange says Obama's NSA reform vindicates Snowden

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama's plan to review the National Security Agency's surveillance programs vindicates whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Julian Assange says.
Observers: Manning conviction makes prosecution of Assange more likely

Observers: Manning conviction makes prosecution of Assange more likely

FORT MEADE, Md., July 31 (UPI) -- Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's conviction on spy charges makes it more likely the United States will prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, his attorney says.
Saudi activist says money given to Egyptian general to oust Morsi

Saudi activist says money given to Egyptian general to oust Morsi

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 30 (UPI) -- The Saudi government gave Egyptian military chief Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi $1 billion to oust Mohamed Morsi from power, a Saudi activist says.

Thai police hunt makers of fake al-Qaida video

BANGKOK, July 29 (UPI) -- Thai police are searching for the makers of a fake video allegedly of al-Qaida fighters threatening to kill former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 26, 2013.
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