Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is shown through the glass of a car door with the reflection of buildings in the distance.

Extradition of WikiLeak’s Assange blocked; Iran to enrich uranium up to 20%; UK approves Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

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The extradition of Julian Assange to the US was blocked on Monday by a British judge. And Iran said it has begun enriching uranium up to 20% at its Fordo underground nuclear facility. Also, the UK has become the first nation to inoculate people outside of human trials with the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor in chief of Wikileaks, and barrister Jennifer Robinson talk to the media outside the Westminster Magistrates Court after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London, Britain, April 11, 2019.

What does Assange’s arrest mean for press freedom?

Global Politics

A decade of WikiLeaks’ Assange, from allegations to arrest

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen with a long white beard, sitting and handcuffed in a police van.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London

Former Trump 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort is shown wearing a suit and blue tie surrounded by cameras in Washington, 2017.

Ex-Trump campaign head Manafort denies ever meeting with Wikileaks’ Assange

A man stands in front of a window

US prepares criminal case against Wikileaks’ Assange


US prosecutors are preparing to pursue a criminal case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, escalating a long battle targeting his anti-secrecy group.

Anna Belkina, Director of Marketing and Strategic Development at RT, says RT has not yet published the list of advertisements ”but we probably are going to …  in the near future in some way.”

Here are some of the stories RT says it promoted on Twitter


Days after being banned from advertising on Twitter, Russian-backed media outlet RT has shared some details about the content of its advertisements in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election.

The World

Here’s your chance to stand next to Julian Assange — kind of


An Italian artist and a British journalist are teaming up to raise funds for a controversial public art project honoring Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. But with just two weeks to go, the statues are still well short of their funding goal.

A man in a Guy Fawkes mask smokes while joining supporters of the Anonymous movement taking part in the global "Million Mask March" protests in New York, on November 5, 2014.

For many geeks, Anonymous is the gateway drug to political and social activism


Anonymous has evolved from a band of online pranksters into a legitimate group focused on social activism. But just how much impact is it making? It’s uneven, but that doesn’t mean the group isn’t making a difference, especially in the lives of budding activists.

Julian Assange

Remember WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange? If not, he’s got a T-shirt for you

Global Scan

Julian Assange has been staying in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for months, largely out of the spotlight. But he’s trying to put his face back in front of people — literally. On T-shirts. Meanwhile, we take your questions about Ebola and, in Canada, the dollar has fallen to a new five-year low, making Canadian goods inexpensive. All that and more in today’s Global Scan.