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WikiLeaks: International non-profit organization publishing secret information, news leaks, and classified media
WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organisation that publishes news leaks and classified media provided by anonymous sources. Its website, initiated in 2006 in Iceland by the organisation Sunshine Press, claimed in 2016 to have released online 10 million documents in its first 10 years. Julian Assange, an Australian Internet activist, is generally described as its founder and director. Since September 2018, Kristinn Hrafnsson has served as its editor-in-chief.

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UK court told Assange tried to call White House, Hillary Clinton over data dump

Julian Assange tried to contact Hillary Clinton and the White House when he realised that unredacted U.S. diplomatic cables given to WikiLeaks were about to be dumped on the internet, his lawyer told..
Reuters - Published

Assange extradition hearing opens with claims of retribution against the media, danger to U.S. informants

The U.S. extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a test case of media freedoms and the global reach of the U.S. justice system.
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Assange extradition hearing gets under way in London [Video]Assange extradition hearing gets under way in London

WikiLeaks founder faces up to 175 years in US jail over publication of military whistle-blower revelations.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

Assange's fate hangs in balance as UK court considers extradition bid [Video]Assange's fate hangs in balance as UK court considers extradition bid

A British court will begin hearings on Monday to decide whether Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States almost a decade after his WikiLeaks website enraged Washington by leaking secret..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:11Published

Julian Assange supporters protest outside court ahead of extradition hearing [Video]Julian Assange supporters protest outside court ahead of extradition hearing

Supporters of Julian Assange have gathered outside court as the WikiLeaks founder begins his fight against extradition to the US, where he is accused of helping to leak hundreds of thousands of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published

John McDonnell: Julian Assange should not be extradited to the US [Video]John McDonnell: Julian Assange should not be extradited to the US

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the US for political purposes. The Labour politician on Thursday visited Assange for two hours at..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published

Assange offered pardon by Trump, says lawyer [Video]Assange offered pardon by Trump, says lawyer

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Pelosi: Trump comments on Stone are 'abuse of power' [Video]Pelosi: Trump comments on Stone are 'abuse of power'

U.S. President Donald Trump's comments this week weighing in on the trial of his longtime associate Roger Stone amount to political interference in the judiciary and are "an abuse of power," House..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:52Published

Rapper MIA attends court in support of Julian Assange [Video]Rapper MIA attends court in support of Julian Assange

Rapper MIA speaks to the PA news agency outside Westminster Magistrates' Court at a brief hearing ahead of an extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange is appearing for an..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:01Published

Julian Assange Says He's 'Slowly Dying' In Prison [Video]Julian Assange Says He's 'Slowly Dying' In Prison

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is slurring his speech and worried about dying in prison. That's according to a new report from British journalist and former Army officer Vaughan Smith. Gizmodo..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

 

Julian Assange Faces Hearing on Extradition to the U.S.

The WikiLeaks founder appeared in a London court to fight attempts by the American authorities to make him answer charges of conspiring to hack into a classified Pentagon network.
NYTimes.com - Published

Factbox: Who is WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange?

A London court begins hearings on Monday to decide whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States where he is wanted over charges that he conspired to hack U.S...
Reuters - Published

Assange's fate hangs in balance as UK court considers U.S. extradition bid

A British court begins hearings on Monday to decide whether Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States almost a decade after his WikiLeaks website enraged Washington by leaking secret..
Reuters - Published

U.S. extradition bid for Assange to go before a British court

A British court begins hearings on Monday to decide whether Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States almost a decade after his WikiLeaks website enraged Washington by leaking secret..
Reuters - Published

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd joins Assange supporters in London protest march

Hundreds of people including Roger Waters, co-founder of the Pink Floyd rock group, and designer Vivienne Westwood, marched through central London on Saturday demanding that jailed Wikileaks founder..
Reuters - Published

WikiLeaks' Assange may seek asylum in France: lawyer

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is jailed in Britain fighting extradition to the United States for espionage and computer hacking, may seek asylum in France, his lawyer Eric Dupond-Moretti said..
Reuters - Published

Extraditing Assange would hit press freedom, rights advocate tells UK

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States because it would have a chilling effect on press freedom, a European human rights chief said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

White House Denies Claim That Trump Offered Pardon Deal to Julian Assange

A statement in a London court put a twist on a previously known attempt by a Republican congressman to get the WikiLeaks founder to absolve Russia of election meddling.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied Russia hacked Democrats' emails: lawyer

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court..
Reuters - Published

Trump offered to pardon Assange if he cooperated over email leak, UK court hears

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court..
Reuters - Published

Wikileaks' Assange in court ahead of U.S. extradition hearing next week

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a British court by videolink from prison on Wednesday where lawyers discussed the timetable of his hearing next week to decide whether he should be..
Reuters - Published

Jailed Wikileaks founder Assange's health improving: spokesman

Jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is no longer being kept in solitary confinement and his health is improving, his spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson told reporters on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Ex-C.I.A. Analyst Faces Trial in Biggest Leak of Agency’s History

Joshua Schulte, a computer engineer, gave reams of confidential documents to WikiLeaks exposing the agency’s hacking tools, prosecutors say.
NYTimes.com - Published

Extradition hearing for WikiLeaks' Assange to be split in two parts

The hearing to decide whether WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange can be extradited from Britain to the United States will be split into two, with the second half delayed until May, a British judged..
Reuters - Published

WikiLeaks founder Assange needs more time to speak to lawyer, court told

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is not getting the time he needs with his legal team to discuss his fight against extradition to the United States, causing delays to the case, his lawyer told a..
Reuters - Published

Wikileaks' Assange appears in court in Spain spying investigation

Jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a Madrid court via videolink from Britain on Friday as part of an investigation into his allegations that a Spanish firm spied on him while he lived..
Reuters - Published

UK-U.S. treaty bans extradition of Assange, lawyer says

Lawyers for Julian Assange said on Thursday they will argue that the WikiLeaks founder cannot be sent from Britain to the United States to face spying charges because a treaty between the two countries..
Reuters - Published

Worldview: Iraq violence, Assange, Australia's koalas

CBS News' Cindy Pom joins CBSN from London with a roundup of stories making headlines around the world: More than a dozen people were killed in protests in Iraq; doctors recommend immediate..
CBS News - Published

Chemical weapons watchdog defends Syria report amid claims of bias

Russia and Syria have always denied using chemicals in deadly Douma attack, and now WikiLeaks claims whistleblower evidence backs them up
CBS News - Published

Doctors warn WikiLeaks boss Assange so ill he "could die in prison"

WikiLeaks publishes open letter addressed to authorities in Britain, where Assange remains jailed ahead of U.S. extradition proceedings
CBS News - Published

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 years

A Swedish prosecutor said on Tuesday she would not proceed with an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a review of the evidence.
Reuters - Published

WikiLeaks founder Assange has unsuitable computer in jail, court told

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is struggling to prepare for his case fighting extradition to the United States because he has been given an unsuitable computer in prison, his lawyer told a British..
Reuters - Published

Jury in trial of Trump adviser Stone ends first day of deliberations without verdict

The jury in the criminal trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone ended its first day of deliberations on Thursday without reaching a verdict on whether he lied to Congress about his..
Reuters - Published

Jury begins considering verdict in trial of Trump adviser Roger Stone

The federal jury in the criminal trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone began deliberations on Thursday into whether he lied to Congress about his efforts to learn more about when..
Reuters - Published

Roger Stone trial closes with dueling versions of motives in 2016 Trump campaign

Prosecutors delivered closing arguments in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday, saying the Republican operative lied to Congress about his efforts to keep..
Reuters - Published

Pamela Anderson shares throwback Trump photos days after pleading for Julian Assange pardon

Pamela Anderson shared throwback photos with the Trumps days after asking the president to pardon her close friend, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump Predicted More Leaks Amid WikiLeaks Releases in 2016, Ex-Aide Testifies

Prosecutors wrapped up their case against the longtime Trump adviser Roger J. Stone Jr., accused of lying about his contacts with WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump campaign wanted updates on 2016 WikiLeaks releases on Clinton: ex-aide testifies

President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was keen to keep abreast of the release of emails potentially damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, reaching all the way to Trump, the Republican's..
Reuters - Published

Bannon testifies for prosecution at Stone trial

Steve Bannon, who served as chief executive of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, told jurors Friday he saw Roger Stone as "an access point" to WikiLeaks, which later released hacked emails damaging..
USATODAY.com - Published

Bannon, under oath, says Stone was WikiLeaks' "access point" to Trump campaign

The former Trump campaign adviser is charged with lying to Congress and witness tampering
CBS News - Published

Trump campaign saw Roger Stone as its 'access point' to WikiLeaks, Steve Bannon testifies

Stone is on trial on accusations that he lied to Congress about his alleged back-channel efforts with WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign.
USATODAY.com - Published

Bannon delivers damaging testimony in trial of longtime Trump adviser Stone

President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign CEO Steve Bannon delivered potentially damaging testimony on Friday against Roger Stone, describing communicating with Trump's longtime adviser about WikiLeaks..
Reuters - Published

In Trump adviser trial, comedian contradicts Stone's account, regales jury with jokes

Comedian Randy Credico testified in the trial of President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone on Thursday where he told jokes, did a Bernie Sanders impression and said he never served as a backchannel..
Reuters - Published

'Prepare to die' Trump adviser Stone texted witness, trial jury hears

Prosecutors on Thursday unveiled threatening text messages by U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone to radio host Randy Credico in which Stone urged Credico not to testify about their..
Reuters - Published

Full Interview: Tim Kaine, October 16

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine talks to Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson about new emails released by WikiLeaks and Russian cyber hacking.
CBS News - Published

Kaine on WikiLeaks: "You can't assume that they're all accurate"

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine warns that some email leaks contain false information, citing an email about him that proved "completely inaccurate." Kaine says it remains unclear if the..
CBS News - Published

'5 categories of lies': Prosecutors tie Roger Stone's alleged crimes to Trump and his campaign

Roger Stone is accused of witness tampering and lying to Congress about his contacts with WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential race.
USATODAY.com - Published

Bannon expects Mueller report to be "pretty straightforward"

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon tells CBS News foreign correspondent Seth Doane he was not involved in Roger Stone’s communications with WikiLeaks.
CBS News - Published

Roger Stone stands trial, Election Day, college basketball season begins: 5 things to know Tuesday

Roger Stone stands trial over his WikiLeaks contacts, the NCAA basketball season begins, it's Election Day in the U.S. and more news to know Tuesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Roger Stone, a GOP operative and Trump ally, faces trial on accusations he lied to Congress

Stone is accused of lying to investigators about his interactions with WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign. His trial begins Tuesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

British foreign secretary says he wouldn't block Assange extradition

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss President Trump's upcoming visit to the U.K. and the legal case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
CBS News - Published

Inside the Democratic National Committee email hack

During the 2016 presidential campaign, thousands of emails and documents were stolen from the Democratic National Committee and dumped on WikiLeaks. "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell explains..
CBS News - Published

WikiLeaks founder Assange appears confused at extradition hearing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared confused at a London court hearing on Monday, struggling to recall his name and age in his first public appearance in months as he sought to fight his..
Reuters - Published

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, minus beard, appears in London court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a London court on Monday for a hearing on whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying charges.
Reuters - Published

Swedish prosecutor reviewing witness accounts in Assange case

The Swedish prosecutor investigating a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday she had interviewed seven witnesses, including two not previously heard, but had yet to..
Reuters - Published

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