Hezbollah says it expects Israeli attack

Hezbollah says it expects Israeli attack

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The militant group Hezbollah said it expects Israel to attack Lebanon and is prepared for a possible war.

German police find third train bomb

BERLIN, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Police discovered an explosive device near high-speed trains in Berlin Tuesday, the third bomb found in two days in Germany.

U.S. obtains WikiLeaks volunteer e-mails

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A secret court order enabled the U.S. government to obtain information from e-mail accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Sonic CEO: It was right to fight order

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Sonic.net Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dane Jasper said opposing a secret government order to turn over client information was the "right thing to do."

U.S. diplomat says 'sorry' to Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. ambassador to the Philippines has formally acknowledged using unfounded statistics in a statement about sexual tourism, embassy officials said.

Jordanian bank tied to illicit weapons?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A bank in Jordan, a strong U.S. ally in the region, may have unknowingly moved cash for the North Koreans to finance illicit weapons programs, cables suggest.
White House tightens computer security

White House tightens computer security

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The White House has issued an executive order revamping computer security policies to prevent classified documents from being linked to the Internet.

Mentally ill detainee's location unclear

OTTAWA, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The whereabouts of a mentally ill Canadian-Egyptian engineer held in a U.S. prison in Afghanistan for months is unclear, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. says.
WikiLeaks Assange hit by memoir leak

WikiLeaks Assange hit by memoir leak

LONDON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Julian Assange, whose WikiLeaks Web site has released sensitive communications, accused a Scottish publisher of releasing his memoir without authorization.

Al-Jazeera director out post-WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The news director for the Arab network al-Jazeera resigned after WikiLeaks revealed he altered the network's Iraq war coverage because of U.S. pressure.

Darfur's NCP dismisses WikiLeaks cables

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Sudan's ruling National Congress Party dismissed as a fabrication WikiLeaks cables revealing the country asked for U.S. help normalizing relations with Israel.

U.S. deeply involved in automaker issues

DETROIT, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Secret diplomatic cables show the U.S. government became deeply involved in global issues affecting automakers, a review by The Detroit News shows.

CM denies private jet allegation

NEW DELHI, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The chief minister of India's Uttar Pradesh state angrily denied an allegation she'd dispatched an empty private jet to Mumbai to bring back a pair of sandals.
Diplomatic cables allege Putin holds grudge with Estonia

Diplomatic cables allege Putin holds grudge with Estonia

MOSCOW, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks allege Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has a personal issue with Estonia going back to World War II.

American faced 'intense' Cuba questioning

HAVANA, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. government subcontractor in a Cuba jail faced "very intense" interrogation by authorities before a visit from a U.S. diplomat, diplomatic cables show.
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The WikiLeaks Internet page showing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is displayed with a Swiss Internet 'ch' address on December 5, 2010. WikiLeaks had to switch to a Swiss Internet address from the normal org address after WikiLeaks released secret United States Embassy Cables. Supporters view Assange as a savior of free speech, whereas critics call him a 'terrorist' for releasing classified material from the United States government. UPI

WikiLeaks is an international new media non-profit organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources and leaks. Its website, launched in 2006, is run by The Sunshine Press. Within a year of its launch, the site claimed a database that had grown to more than 1.2 million documents. The organization has described itself as having been founded by Chinese dissidents, as well as journalists, mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the United States, Taiwan, Europe, Australia, and South Africa. The Guardian newspaper describes Julian Assange, an Australian Internet activist, as its director.

WikiLeaks has won a number of awards, including the 2008 Economist magazine New Media Award. In June 2009, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange won Amnesty International's UK Media Award (in the category "New Media") for the 2008 publication of "Kenya: The Cry of Blood – Extra Judicial Killings and Disappearances", a report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights about police killings in Kenya. In May 2010, the New York Daily News listed WikiLeaks first in a ranking of "websites that could totally change the news".

In April 2010, WikiLeaks posted video from a 2007 incident in which Iraqi civilians and journalists were killed by U.S. forces, on a website called Collateral Murder. In July of the same year, WikiLeaks released Afghan War Diary, a compilation of more than 76,900 documents about the War in Afghanistan not previously available for public review. In October, the group released a package of almost 400,000 documents called the Iraq War Logs in coordination with major commercial media organisations. In November 2010, WikiLeaks began releasing U.S. State department diplomatic cables.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Wikileaks."
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