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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to take part in a Cambridge University debate via video-link from the Ecuadorian embassy.

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Dame Vivienne Westwood has ended speculation about the ill health of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, following her visit to him at the Ecuadorian embassy last week.

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Julian Assange addresses the media and his supporters in August at
the Ecuadorean Embassy in London

Julian Assange supporters ordered to hand over £93,500 after he skipped bail by seeking refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy

Supporters of Julian Assange who provided sureties for the Wikileaks founder were ordered to hand over £93,500 after he skipped bail by seeking refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

British tourist rescued from Ecuadorian kidnappers in the Amazon jungle

The tourist, reportedly named by Ecuadorian army officials as Katherine Sara Cox, was abducted on Friday with an Australian woman near the country's border with Colombia.

William Hague to discuss Julian Assange's future

Ecuador's foreign minister is to hold talks with the UK Government today to try to resolve the deadlock over the fate of the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, it was disclosed last night.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reads his speech from a balcony at the Ecuadorean embassy in central London

Sweden could drop case, says Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could remain holed up inside Ecuador's embassy in London for a year, he has predicted.

'No solution is in sight' in Julian Assange stand-off

No solution is in sight to resolve the stand-off over Julian Assange's extradition to Sweden, William Hague has said, as the WikiLeaks founder remains holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy.

Aliaksandr Barankov poses in his Belarus military uniform

Ecuador rejects Belarus' extradition request of former police inspector Aliaksandr Barankov who may have faced the death penalty

Ecuador has freed a Belarusian former police inspector who allegedly faced the death penalty in his homeland after uncovering government corruption there.

Aliaksandr Barankov poses in his Belarus military uniform

Ecuador could send dissident back to Belarus

Like Julian Assange, Barankov was granted asylum, but now faces return to death penalty

Claudia Pritchard: Pardon my French, but, vraiment, who needs it?

They leapt and wept as their results came through, GCSE students last week, A-level candidates the week before, and the sages looked on and frowned. The pass rate for French is down! The civilised world is at an end. Over. La fin.

Half of a document carried by a police officer, which outlines that Julian Assange is to be arrested in any circumstances if he comes out of the Embassy of Ecuador, in central London

Police ordered to arrest Assange 'under all circumstances' if he leaves embassy

Police have been ordered to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange “under all circumstances” if he leaves the Ecuadorean embassy, where he has been holed-up for more than two months while claiming asylum.

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Britain is shunning us, say Ecuadorians as tension continues over Assange

The Ecuadorian government has expressed “surprise and disappointment” that Britain has made no attempt to contact them since Julian Assange was granted asylum one week ago.

Home Office and Ministry of Justice targeted by Anonymous hackers in Assange protest

Computer hacking collective Anonymous claims it has attacked a number of Government websites in protest over the Julian Assange case.

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