Ecuador raises Julian Assange case with Labour

Diplomat brings up subject of WikiLeaks founder taking refuge in embassy at meeting with shadow foreign secretary Ecuadorean diplomats have raised the case of Julian Assange with the Labour party as part of attempts to lay the groundwork for a resolution of the diplomatic standoff between Britain and the South American state over the WikiLeaks’ […]


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Ethical gifts: lending money to entrepreneurs in developing nations

Microloans to some of the world’s poorest entrepreneurs can become the gift that keeps giving Ethical gifts have been around for years, but how about one that allows the recipient to choose an individual in the developing world to support with a small loan, and then get updates on how they are doing? There are […]


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Ecuador will care for Julian Assange in embassy if WikiLeaks founder falls ill

Ecuador prepared to set up operating theatre in London embassy if necessary, says foreign minister Ecuador is prepared to set up an operating theatre in its London embassy if Julian Assange needs urgent medical attention and the UK is not prepared to guarantee his safe passage to a hospital and back, according to the Ecuadorean […]


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Julian Assange saga continues as Hague holds talks with Ecuador

Foreign secretary meets Ecuadorean vice-president in attempt to find diplomatic solution to case of WikiLeaks founder William Hague, the foreign secretary, has held talks with Ecuador’s vice-president Lenin Moreno as the deadlock over the status of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continued. Ecuador has granted political asylum to Assange, who is staying at the London embassy […]


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Assange arrest plan revealed accidentally

Picture shows officer holding document with instructions to arrest WikiLeaks founder whether he leaves in diplomatic car or bag Plans to seize Julian Assange “under all circumstances” the moment he leaves the Ecuadorean embassy in London have accidentally been revealed by a police officer displaying restricted documents outside the embassy. The document, pictured under the […]


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Julian Assange sex claims not a crime in Latin America – Ecuador president

Rafael Correa says allegations should still be investigated but Ecuador will stand firm on asylum for WikiLeaks founder Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, has said Julian Assange should respond to the sexual assault allegations made against him by two Swedish women, even though the case would not in his view constitute criminal behaviour in Latin America. His remarks […]


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Don’t lose sight of why the US is out to get Julian Assange | Seumas Milne

Ecuador is pressing for a deal that offers justice to Assange’s accusers – and essential protection for whistleblowers Considering he made his name with the biggest leak of secret government documents in history, you might imagine there would be at least be some residual concern for Julian Assange among those trading in the freedom of […]


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Julian Assange takes aim at US as diplomatic row deepens

Speech from balcony of Ecuador’s London embassy calls on Barack Obama to abandon ‘witch-hunt’ against WikiLeaks The diplomatic standoff between Britain and Ecuador deepened on Sunday after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange used an extraordinary appearance on the first-floor balcony of Ecuador’s London embassy to berate the United States. With Metropolitan police officers watching from metres […]


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Julian Assange takes aim at United States as row deepens

Speech from balcony of Ecuador’s London embassy calls on Barack Obama to abandon ‘witch-hunt’ against WikiLeaks The diplomatic standoff between Britain and Ecuador deepened on Sunday after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange used an extraordinary appearance on the first-floor balcony of Ecuador’s London embassy to berate the United States. With Metropolitan police officers watching from metres […]


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Julian Assange, the balcony Bolívar of Knightsbridge

The WikiLeaks founder blew a giant raspberry in the face of William Hague from the Ecuadorean embassy in London The balcony of Ecuador’s London embassy is a mere 10ft above street level. Theoretically speaking, it might have been possible for a tall Metropolitan police officer to have leapt up and grabbed Julian Assange by the […]


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