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Judge in Manning case not dropping aiding the enemy charge

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The military judge presiding over the trial of Private Bradley Manning decided Thursday not to drop a charge accusing Manning of aiding the enemy.

Deputy terror leader in Yemen reported killed in U.S. drone strike

SANAA, Yemen, July 17 (UPI) -- The deputy commander of al-Qaida's branch in Yemen has been killed in a U.S. drone strike, the organization announced Wednesday in an online video message.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden seeks temporary asylum in Russia

NSA leaker Edward Snowden seeks temporary asylum in Russia

HOGLAND, Russia, July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden submitted an official request for temporary asylum in Russia, a lawyer who provided him legal help said Tuesday.

Manning judge will decide on dismissing some charges

FORT MEADE, Md., July 16 (UPI) -- The judge in the trial of WikiLeaks whistle-blower U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning said she'll decide Thursday on his attorneys' request to dismiss some charges.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he'll ask Russia for temporary asylum

NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he'll ask Russia for temporary asylum

REDMOND, Wash., July 12 (UPI) -- National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden said he would ask Russia for temporary asylum Friday as a step in gaining asylum in Latin America.
Defense rests in Bradley Manning's court-martial in WikiLeaks case

Defense rests in Bradley Manning's court-martial in WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE, Md., July 10 (UPI) -- The defense rested Wednesday in the court-martial of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused in the massive release of data to online whistle-blower WikiLeaks.
Defense opens in leaker Bradley Manning's court-martial

Defense opens in leaker Bradley Manning's court-martial

FORT MEADE, Md., July 9 (UPI) -- Army Pfc. Bradley Manning didn't mean to harm national security but thought Americans should know how wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were waged, his lawyers said.
Snowden asks for asylum in six more countries

Snowden asks for asylum in six more countries

WASHINGTON, July 5 (UPI) -- U.S. National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden has requested asylum in six more countries, WikiLeaks said Friday.

British security company: We did not bug Ecuador Embassy

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- A British security firm said Thursday a suggestion it was responsible for placing a bug in the office of the Ecuadorian ambassador in London is "wholly untrue."

Ecuador to reveal who bugged embassy housing Assange

LONDON, July 3 (UPI) -- Ecuador's foreign minister indicated he knew which nation had planted a bug in the London embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up.
1 charge dropped as government rests case against leaker Manning

1 charge dropped as government rests case against leaker Manning

FORT MEADE, Md., July 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. government ended its case against Pfc. Bradley Manning by dropping a charge that his disclosures to Wikileaks aided a "classified" enemy.

Bolivia says it may offer asylum to NSA leaker Snowden

MOSCOW, July 2 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales Tuesday indicated his country is prepared to offer political asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Government's case against leaker Bradley Manning drawing to a close

Government's case against leaker Bradley Manning drawing to a close

FORT MEADE, Md., July 2 (UPI) -- Prosecutors began ending their case against U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of leaking sensitive data, by focusing on Osama bin Laden's WikiLeaks use.
WikiLeaks Party approved for Australian election ballot

WikiLeaks Party approved for Australian election ballot

CANBERRA, Australia, July 2 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks said its founder Julian Assange may be on the election ballot for the Australian Senate.
Snowden breaks silence during asylum quest to slam Obama

Snowden breaks silence during asylum quest to slam Obama

MOSCOW, July 1 (UPI) -- Fugitive U.S. intelligence leak source Edward Snowden broke his silence Monday to accuse President Obama of using the "old, bad tools of political aggression."
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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
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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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