Posts Tagged ‘Julian assange’
Julian Assange expects to wait six months to a year for a deal to free him from Ecuador’s embassy in London, and hopes Sweden will drop its case against him, the WikiLeaks’ founder said in an interview broadcast on Thursday. The former computer hacker has been holed up at the embassy for more than two..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
FILE – In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, Julian Assange, the 40-year-old WikiLeaks founder, arrives at the Supreme Court in London. WikiLeaks said Assange, currently under virtual house arrest in Britain, will run for a seat in the Australian Senate in elections due late next year despite facing criminal charges in Sweden. (AP Photo/Kirsty..
When Julian Assange took the stage at the Frontline Club in London today, there were 25 media companies’ logos behind his back. The New York Times was not one of them. The unusual mix of media organizations helping to disseminate WikiLeaks’ latest release reveals how much the WikiLeaks founder’s behavior over the last year has..
Julian Assange’s publishers will publish on Thursday the "unauthorised first draft" of his autobiography without his consent, months after the WikiLeaks founder withdrew from a million-pound contract for his memoirs. In a dramatic move, Canongate has defied Assange’s wishes and secretly printed thousands of copies of Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography, with the book being..
A billboard advertising support for WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange is seen in Hollywood, California. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was Wednesday awarded the Sydney Peace Foundation’s top honour for "exceptional courage in pursuit of human rights", joining the likes of Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. Assange, an Australian former computer hacker who is fighting..
A 24-country poll found that most people believe WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange is not a criminal and should not be charged by the U.S. government for releasing thousands of secret U.S. documents. The poll by Ipsos found 79 percent of people were aware of WikiLeaks and two-thirds of those believed Assange should not be charged..
Julian Assange has been caught up in an anti-Semitism row after allegedly accusing a group of journalists of a ‘Jewish conspiracy’ against his website WikiLeaks. In the current edition of satirical magazine Private Eye, editor Ian Hislop wrote that Assange called him to complain about a previous piece on WikiLeaks contributor Israel Shamir. Shamir is..
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange vowed Thursday he was ready to to fight a lengthy legal battle after a British judge ruled he should be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape. Lawyers for the 39-year-old Australian said they would appeal against judge Howard Riddle’s decision to reject defence arguments that Assange would face an..
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who rocked the U.S. government by publishing thousands of secret diplomatic memos, must be extradited to Sweden to face sex crimes allegations, a British judge ruled Thursday. Assange’s lawyers said immediately they planned to appeal against the decision to London’s High Court and it could still be months before the legal..
Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd says the Government has met its responsibility by providing every form of consular assistance to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Mr Assange’s mother is demanding Mr Rudd make representations to Swedish authorities and get them to drop efforts to have him extradited from the United Kingdom. Swedish authorities want to question..
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has appeared in a British court for the first day of his extradition hearing. Swedish prosecutors want to question Assange in connection with sexual misconduct allegations, an extradition request his lawyers believe is politically motivated. Assange’s lawyers say they are concerned if he is extradited to Sweden, he could be sent..
By Naomi Wolf Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is in the news again, this time after former Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer turned over to him confidential records on roughly 2,000 wealthy individuals that Elmer claims contain evidence of money laundering and tax evasion. Elmer was quickly convicted of violating Switzerland’s bank-secrecy law, but few..