Julian Assange

Julian Assange: Sweden drops rape investigation

Marianne Ny said his arrest warrant was being revoked as it was impossible to serve him notice of his alleged crimes.

Mr Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, fearing extradition to Sweden would lead to extradition to the US.

Police in London said they would still be obliged to arrest him if he left.

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said Mr Assange still faced the lesser charge of failing to surrender to a court, an offence punishable by up to a year in prison or a fine.

US 'debates charging Julian Assange'

The organisation, which publishes confidential documents, has been in the cross-hairs of the US for years.

Last week, CIA Director Mike Pompeo described it as a "hostile" intelligence service abetted by Russia, and Mr Assange as a "fraud".

But the group was last year praised by President Donald Trump for its work during the election campaign.

The release of hacked emails belonging to a Hillary Clinton aide were a factor in her losing the election, the Democratic candidate later claimed.

Wikileaks: CIA has tools to snoop via TVs

The alleged cyber-weapons are said to include malware that targets Windows, Android, iOS, OSX and Linux computers as well as internet routers.

Some of the software is reported to have been developed in-house, but the UK's MI5 agency is said to have helped build a spyware attack for Samsung TVs.

A spokesman for the CIA would not confirm the details.

"We do not comment on the authenticity or content of purported intelligence documents," he said.

'Restore my liberty' says Julian Assange

He has been living inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for more than four years because he fears he will be extradited to the US.

Mr Assange, who has been questioned about a sex allegation in Sweden, spoke out a year after a UN legal panel ruled he should be allowed to walk free.

The UK Foreign Office previously said that finding "changes nothing".

Assange: Hacking report is 'embarrassing'

Speaking at a news conference broadcast on Periscope Monday, the founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks said the report was "embarrassing to the reputation of the US intelligence services."

A report from US intelligence officials Friday assessed "with high confidence" the GRU Russian intelligence agency "used the Guccifer 2.0 persona, DCLeaks.com, and WikiLeaks to release US victim data obtained in cyberoperations publicly."

Assange gives statement over Swedish rape allegations

The questioning took place in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where the 45-year-old Australian has been holed up since 2012.

"After UN & court findings condemning 6 years of abuses by Sweden against Assange, Sweden finally takes his statement for the first time ever," the official WikiLeaks account tweeted.

Swedish prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Assange in August 2010, based on allegations of sexual assault by two female WikiLeaks volunteers in Sweden, and have sought his extradition for years. Assange has denied the allegations.

WikiLeaks confirms Ecuador cut Julian Assange's internet access after Clinton leak

But most surprisingly, it was Ecuador who was behind the act.

WikiLeaks has confirmed that its founder Julian Assange's Internet access was cut down in its London embassy by the government of Ecuador on Saturday.

The move was in response to the organization's publication of another batch of leaked emails related to US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Julian Assange is not dead, but his internet connection is cut by 'State Party'

Earlier today, Wikileaks tweeted that its co-founder, Julian Assange, had his internet connection intentionally cut by an unidentified "state party."

The non-profit organization said it had "activated appropriate contingency plans," giving no further explanation.

The tweet came after Wikileaks posted a series of three cryptic tweets, each containing a 64-character code. In no time, the tweets sparked bizarre rumors that Julian Assange has died.

Julian Assange: Swedish court upholds arrest warrant

Assange, 44, is wanted by Swedish authorities for questioning over allegations, which he denies, that he committed rape in 2010.

An Australian computer hacker who enraged US authorities by publishing hundreds of thousands of secret US diplomatic cables, he has been holed up in the embassy since June 2012 to avoid the rape investigation in Sweden.

He says he fears further extradition to the United States, where there has been a criminal investigation into the activities of Wikileaks.