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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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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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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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