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UK judge to give Assange's U.S. extradition verdict early next year


LONDON A British judge said on Thursday she would give her decision early next year on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States to face 18 charges including espionage.

Assange lawyer says she saw Trump ally offer to arrange pardon

LONDON A lawyer for Julian Assange told a London court on Friday that she was present when an ally of U.S. President Donald Trump offered to arrange a pardon for the WikiLeaks founder in return for information that would "benefit President Trump politically". | Video

World, Sep 18 2020

WikiLeaks acted in public interest, 'Pentagon Papers' leaker tells Assange hearing

LONDON The man who leaked the "Pentagon Papers" about the Vietnam War defended Julian Assange at his London extradition hearing on Wednesday, saying WikiLeaks had acted in the public interest and warning Assange would not get a fair trial in the United States.

World, Sep 16 2020

UK extradition hearing for Assange to resume Monday after negative COVID test

LONDON The London extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will resume on Monday after one of the lawyers in the case received a negative test result for COVID-19.

World, Sep 11 2020

UK extradition hearing for WikiLeaks' Assange postponed over COVID-19 concerns

LONDON The London extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was postponed on Thursday because of concern that one of the lawyers involved might have been exposed to COVID-19.

World, Sep 10 2020

Trump targeting WikiLeaks' Assange as 'political enemy', UK court told

LONDON WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is wanted by the United States because he is a "political enemy" of President Donald Trump, his London extradition hearing was told on Wednesday.

World, Sep 09 2020

Assange warned he will be removed from extradition hearings if outbursts continue

LONDON Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who is fighting to avoid extradition to the United States from Britain, was warned by a judge on Tuesday he will be removed from the courtroom and tried in his absence if he continues to interrupt proceedings.

World, Sep 08 2020

UK judge rejects Assange bid to delay U.S. extradition case

LONDON WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, who is fighting to avoid extradition to the United States from Britain, failed on Monday in a bid to further delay hearings that resumed after a pause of months caused by the coronavirus lockdown.

World, Sep 07 2020

WikiLeaks, key player in 2016 U.S. election, suffers brief outage

WASHINGTON Secret-spilling website WikiLeaks, a pivotal player in the email leaks that buffeted the 2016 U.S. presidential election, suffered a brief outage on Monday.

Senate committee concludes Russia used Manafort, WikiLeaks to boost Trump in 2016

WASHINGTON Russia used Republican political operative Paul Manafort and the WikiLeaks website to try to help now-U.S. President Donald Trump win the 2016 election, a Republican-led Senate committee said in its final review of the matter on Tuesday. | Video