Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks end to embassy stay


QUITO/LONDON Ecuador has given citizenship to Julian Assange as part of its efforts to allow the WikiLeaks founder to leave the country’s London embassy where he has been holed up for more than five years. | Video

Assange appears in Ecuador database, spurring citizenship speculation

QUITO WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's name has appeared in an Ecuadorian government database of citizen identification numbers, fuelling speculation that he may have received citizenship from the Andean country.

World, 11 Jan 2018

Ecuador says exploring mediation to solve Assange standoff

QUITO Ecuador said on Tuesday it was exploring mediation to solve the standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador's Embassy in London for five years, and called for cooperation from the United Kingdom and the international community.

World, 10 Jan 2018

WikiLeaks faces U.S. probes into its 2016 election role and CIA leaks -sources

WASHINGTON WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are facing multiple investigations by U.S. authorities, including three congressional probes and a federal criminal inquiry, sources familiar with the investigations said.

World, 07 Dec 2017

Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada

TORONTO Chelsea Manning was turned back at the Canadian-U.S. border because she was convicted of espionage for passing information to Wikileaks, the former U.S. intelligence analyst said on Monday.

World, 26 Sep 2017

WikiLeaks publishes searchable archive of Macron campaign emails

PARIS WikiLeaks said on Monday it had published a searchable archive of what it said was more than 21,000 verified emails associated with key figures in the election campaign of French President Emmanuel Macron.

World, Tech 31 Jul 2017

Ecuador foreign minister says UK wants a solution to Assange standoff

QUITO Britain is interested in finding a solution to the standoff that has led to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being holed up in Ecuador's London embassy for five years, the foreign minister of the South American country said on Thursday.

World, 23 Jun 2017

New Ecuador president says Assange a 'hacker,' but can stay at embassy

QUITO Ecuador's new leftist president Lenin Moreno said on Monday Julian Assange is a "hacker," making his strongest comments to date against the WikiLeaks founder while still stressing he could stay on in the country's London embassy.

World, 29 May 2017

Assange hails victory after Sweden drops probe, says prepared to end impasse

STOCKHOLM/LONDON Swedish prosecutors dropped an investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday over a rape allegation, but British police said he would still be arrested if he left the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he has been holed up for five years. | Video

Top News, World, 19 May 2017

Assange says ready to talk to UK and U.S. after Sweden case dropped

LONDON Wikileaks' Julian Assange said on Friday he was prepared to talk to Britain and the United States after Sweden dropped a probe into an allegation of rape against him, but he defended his right to remain in Ecuador's embassy in London.

World, 19 May 2017