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Foreign ministers from across South America have called for dialogue between the UK and Ecuador to resolve the row over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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

Assange speaks to world from his embassy hide-out

For more than two months he has been hidden away in an embassy building in west London, shielded from public view and the clutches of the Metropolitan Police. But yesterday the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange briefly emerged to thank his supporters – and sell himself to the world as the fearless victim of US oppression rather than a man on the run from sex assault allegations.

Organisation of American States to discuss diplomatic row over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The diplomatic row over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to be discussed by foreign ministers from across the Americas next week.

Neighbours' view on Assange drama: 'Talk about disruption. It's not nice living amid all this'

It may be a major diplomatic incident, but for the people living near the Ecuadorean embassy, where Julian Assange, his supporters and the world's media are encamped, the circus is just an annoyance.

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Britain fights to win friends as Assange row intensifies

South Americans rally round Ecuador after UK threat to storm its London embassy

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Assange facing a long-term stay in Ecuadorean embassy

Julian Assange will never be allowed free passage out of Britain, the Government said last night, raising the prospect of the fugitive WikiLeaks founder's effective imprisonment inside the Ecuadorean embassy for months or even years.

Police detain a supporter of Julian Assange outside the Ecuadorean embassy yesterday

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Asylum offer could be in vain as Government says Assange will be arrested if he leaves embassy

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The British Government has undertaken to implement a court decision that Julian Assange should be deported to Sweden. When I heard that he had taken refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy, my reaction was that the British Government would have to insist on his being handed over, in the last resort being ready to break off relations. The alternative is to say to every criminal in London: "Just pay a small sum to some ambassador and you can have a free ride."

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Britain likes to claim that, diplomatically, it punches above its weight. When that fails, though, it is clearly open to a bit of hardball. Only this explains the threat, disclosed with righteous indignation yesterday by Ecuador's Foreign Minister, to enter the country's London embassy and seize the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, by force. That threat was, to say the least, unwise, in that it ceded a measure of diplomatic advantage to Ecuador and was not, realistically, going to change anything.

Assange supporters are at the embassy

A tiny room (but they have installed a shower...)

Jerome Taylor gets a peek inside Julian Assange's new home,  Ecuador’s London embassy

Julian Assange asylum verdict due

Julian Assange may hear this week whether he will be granted political asylum in Ecuador, the country's President has said.

Ecuador's president says decision on Assange could be made this week

Ecuador's president said today he hoped to be able to announce this week whether he would grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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