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Ecuador opposition candidate vows to remove Assange, denounce Venezuela


GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador Ecuador's lead opposition candidate is offering a sharp break with ten years of leftist rule in the Andean country, vowing to remove Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from the nation's London embassy, speak out against Venezuela's socialist government, and likely renegotiate debts with China.

Wikileaks' founder Assange says stands by U.S. extradition offer

LONDON WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up at Ecuador's London embassy since 2012, said on Thursday he stood by his offer to be extradited to the United States providing his rights were protected.

World, Jan 19 2017

U.S. intel report identifies Russians who gave emails to WikiLeaks -officials

WASHINGTON The CIA has identified Russian officials who fed material hacked from the Democratic National Committee and party leaders to WikiLeaks at the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin through third parties, according to a new U.S. intelligence report, senior U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Sweden says it will be some weeks before decision on Assange inquiry

STOCKHOLM Sweden will not decide for several weeks whether to drop or proceed with an investigation into allegations of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, its Prosecution Authority said on Thursday.

World, Jan 05 2017

U.S. obtained evidence after election that Russia leaked emails: officials

WASHINGTON U.S. intelligence agencies obtained what they considered to be conclusive evidence after the November election that Russia provided hacked material from the Democratic National Committee to WikiLeaks through a third party, three U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

Trump voices new doubts about Russian efforts to sway U.S. vote

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump voiced new doubts on Wednesday that Russian hackers attempted to influence the U.S. election on his behalf, saying WikiLeaks had denied Moscow was behind documents it made public during the campaign.

Assange releases testimony from London questioning, says he is innocent

STOCKHOLM Wikileaks founder Julian Assange released on Wednesday his testimony from last month's London questioning in a Swedish rape investigation, saying he was innocent and that it was clear the sex was consensual.

World, Dec 07 2016

Ecuador prosecutor sees no quick embassy exit for Assange

QUITO Ecuador's prosecutor said on Monday it does not see a quick way out for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the country's embassy in Britain for four years.

World, Nov 28 2016

Ecuador says Sweden should promise Assange will not be extradited

QUITO Ecuador's foreign minister said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should receive guarantees that he will not be extradited if he faces justice in Sweden after four years of living in the South American nation's embassy in London.

World, Nov 17 2016

Assange questioned for second day at Ecuador's UK embassy over rape allegation

LONDON Prosecutors questioned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for a second day at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been holed up for four years, in an investigation into allegations that he committed rape in Sweden in 2010.

World, Nov 15 2016


A sign is seen outside the United States embassy in central London, November 29, 2010.  REUTERS/Andrew Winning

WikiLeaks shows range of intel gathering

From African leaders' credit card numbers to the friendships of British politicians, the WikiLeaks cables show U.S. diplomats left no stone unturned in efforts to gather information on friends as well as foes.  Full Article