Viktor Yanukovych: From partner to violent kleptocrat

Viktor Yanukovych: From partner to violent kleptocrat

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Over the course of four years the international image of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has evolved from partner to violent kleptocrat.
TARAS KUZIO, UPI Outside View Commentator

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.

Panama Canal expansion work seen to be at risk after row

PANAMA CITY, Panama, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Work on a multibillion expansion of Panama Canal is at risk from a dispute pitting the building consortium against Panama authorities over the sharing of $1.6 billion cost overruns.

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.

Report: Leakers like Snowden major security threat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- In their annual report to Congress on threats to U.S. security, intelligence chiefs said leakers like Edward Snowden rank No. 2.
Ban on shark finning missing from latest draft of Trans-Pacific Partnership

Ban on shark finning missing from latest draft of Trans-Pacific Partnership

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The leaked draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership weakens attempts by environmentalists to ban shark finning.
Ananth Baliga
At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

2013 was a year of milestones and horror: the election of a new pope, the birth of a future king and horrific terrorist attacks in Algeria, Kenya and the United States.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Pentagon says 158 detainees left at Guantanamo Bay

Pentagon says 158 detainees left at Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- With the transfer of two Guantanamo Bay inmates to the government of Sudan, the U.S. Defense Department said 158 detainees remain at the prison in Cuba.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

NSA: Extent of Snowden leaks unknown

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. intelligence officials said they may never know the full extent of a security leak perpetrated by ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
By United Press International

U.S. responding to Gulf states push for UAV systems

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The Persian Gulf states are stepping up efforts to acquire unmanned aerial vehicles, which is pushing the United States, its defense companies battered by dwindling domestic military spending, to loosen restrictions on selling these systems to Arab states.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
By United Press International
162 detainees left at Guantanamo Bay

162 detainees left at Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department said Thursday there are 162 detainees remaining at the Navy's detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after the latest transfer.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.
By United Press International
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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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