Julian Assange loses extradition case – live coverage


Gareth Peirce, a lawyer representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, addresses the media outside the supreme court this morning. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

8am: Good morning. The supreme court will rule this morning on whether Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault. The WikiLeaks founder denies the accusations..

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Wikileaks’ Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador embassy


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is seeking political asylum at Ecuador’s London embassy. The South American country says it is “studying and analysing the request”.

Last week, the UK’s Supreme Court dismissed Mr Assange’s bid to reopen an appeal against extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes.

He fears that if he is sent to Sweden it may lead to him being sent to the US to face charges over Wikileaks for which he could face the death penalty.

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WikiLeaks TV? Julian Assange says he’s launching TV show


Cyber-transparency activist Julian Assange says he’s launching a career in television, hosting what he’s billing as a new brand of talk show built around the theme of “the world tomorrow.”..

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PILING UP: New Charges for WIKILEAKS Soldier


An Army private suspected of leaking hundreds of thousands of sensitive and classified documents to the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy group..

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BAM! The WikiLeaks website said it came under a forceful Internet-based attack..

The site appears to have responded by switching its main hosting base from Sweden to the U.S., making it available again.

HuffPost: WikiLeaks’ Next Target: Bank Of America?

HuffPost’s Sam Stein reports that the Obama administration is not ruling out taking legal action against WikiLeaks…