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  • State Department Releases 7,000 Pages of Hillary Clinton's Emails
    State Department Releases 7,000 Pages of Hillary Clinton's Emails 15 hours ago

    The State Department on Monday night released 7,000 of Hillary Clinton's personal emails from her time as Secretary of State. Clinton's use of a personal email account has become a heated issue during the 2016 presidential campaign, as some say she should have been using a government email, rather than her personal one while in office. Critics have called the affair a scandal, implying the former Seceretary of State and Democratic presidential frontrunner has something to hide. "Like Secretaries of State before her, she used her own email account when engaging with any department officials. More »

  • Sweden eyes Ecuador deal by year-end, paving way for Assange probe
    Sweden eyes Ecuador deal by year-end, paving way for Assange probe 21 hours ago

    Sweden hopes to reach a judicial cooperation deal with Ecuador by year's end that would pave the way for Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation, officials said Monday. More »

  • Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney described as 'actor's wife' in …
    Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney described as 'actor's wife' in … Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    The Associated Press (AP) has been heavily criticised after referring to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney as "actor's wife" – in reference to her husband George Clooney. The famous lawyer was representing one of three Al-Jazeera English journalists on trial in Egypt when the global news service described sent out the Tweet. More »

  • WikiLeaks' Assange told Snowdon to flee to Russia or risk being killed after …
    WikiLeaks' Assange told Snowdon to flee to Russia or risk being killed after … Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warned Edward Snowdon to escape to Russia or risk being "kidnapped or possibly killed". Assange told the former NSA contractor Snowden to flee to Moscow after he leaked information about the US government's mass surveillance programme to the media in 2013. Snowden, who was granted a three-year temporary asylum in Russia, initially wanted to travel to Latin America. More »

  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fears assassination attempt
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fears assassination attempt Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fears he may be assassinated if he steps outside the Ecuadorian embassy. More »

  • Sweden to meet Ecuador officials Monday over Assange
    Sweden to meet Ecuador officials Monday over Assange Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Swedish officials will meet their Ecuadorian counterparts on Monday to find a way for Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation. More »

  • Top Asian News at 5:30 a.m. GMT Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 people over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 139 people. The national prosecutor's office said in a notice Thursday that those held include current and retired officials in the port city of Tianjin, along with others working for the company that runs the port, the largest in northern China. More »

  • Obama expresses regret to Japan's Abe for spying charges Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama has called Japan's leader to express regret over recent WikiLeaks allegations that the U.S. spied on senior Japanese officials, a government spokesman said Wednesday. More »

  • Obama 'very sorry' over WikiLeaks' NSA spying revelations
    Obama 'very sorry' over WikiLeaks' NSA spying revelations Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    US President Barack Obama has apologised to Japan over revelations from WikiLeaks that the US National Security Agency (NSA) undertook systematic mass surveillance of Japanese government officials and major companies. In a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Obama expressed regret for causing concern but failed to confirm whether or not the spying claims were true. "President Obama said he was very sorry... as the case caused a big debate in Japan," said Yoshihide Suga, a spokesperson for Abe. More »

  • Obama says sorry to Japan after WikiLeaks claims of US spying
    Obama says sorry to Japan after WikiLeaks claims of US spying Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    US President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologised to Tokyo after WikiLeaks claimed Washington had spied on Japanese politicians, a government spokesman said. More »

  • Japan PM Abe, U.S. President Obama held phone talks - Jiji
    Japan PM Abe, U.S. President Obama held phone talks - Jiji Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama held talks over the phone to discuss issues including the recent release by WikiLeaks of a list of Japanese targets of spying by the U.S. National Security Agency, Jiji Press reported on Wednesday. (Reporting by Chris Gallagher) More »

  • What's a little spying between friends?
    What's a little spying between friends? Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    While other US allies reacted angrily, Japan's response to WikiLeaks' NSA espionage allegations was muted. More »

  • Rev. Jesse Jackson visits Julian Assange in London
    Rev. Jesse Jackson visits Julian Assange in London Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — American civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson has visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where the Australian has been living for over three years. More »

  • Podcast: Half-life of secrets, golden age of surveillance, and the US military's … Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Is law enforcement "going dark" in its pursuit of criminals and terrorists as default security protections for consumer devices get stronger, or does the proliferation of technology and expansion of online communications mean we're living in a Golden Age of Surveillance? Recommended: Passcode How well do you know hacker movies? More »

  • Chelsea Manning’s chances of parole hurt by magazine and toothpaste charges
    Chelsea Manning’s chances of parole hurt by magazine and toothpaste charges Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    She has been spared solitary confinement, however. More »

  • Chelsea Manning found guilty of violating prison rules
    Chelsea Manning found guilty of violating prison rules Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning was found guilty Tuesday of violating prison rules and will receive three weeks of recreational restrictions at the Kansas military prison where she's serving her 35-year sentence, her attorney said. More »

  • Manning Disciplined For Caitlyn Jenner Magazine
    Manning Disciplined For Caitlyn Jenner Magazine Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    Chelsea Manning will receive three weeks of recreational restrictions at a Kansas military prison after she was found guilty of violating prohibited reading material rules. The former intelligence analyst was accused of having a copy of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and an expired tube of toothpaste at the all-male military prison in Fort Leavenworth, where she is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking national security documents. The maximum sentence could have been indefinite solitary confinement. More »

  • Attorney credits public with sparing Chelsea Manning solitary confinement Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    Convicted whistleblower Chelsea Manning was found guilty of breaking prison rules on Tuesday, a crime that could have landed her in solitary confinement. According to the former intelligence analyst's attorney, Chase Strangio, it was public support that kept her out of solitary. Some 100,000 people signed a petition in support of Ms. Manning, which was delivered to the US Army during Tuesday's hearing by digital rights group Fight for the Future, according to Mr. Strangio. More »

  • Chelsea Manning found guilty of violating military prison rules
    Chelsea Manning found guilty of violating military prison rules Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    Soldier Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years in a military prison for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, was found guilty on Tuesday of violating jail rules and given three weeks of recreation curbs, the American Civil Liberties Union said. The former intelligence analyst was convicted in 2013 of providing more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks, in the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history. More »

  • Chelsea Manning spared solitary confinement in contraband case
    Chelsea Manning spared solitary confinement in contraband case Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    Chelsea Manning, the transgender US soldier serving a 35-year sentence for a notorious intelligence leak, said she is temporarily barred from recreational activities for possessing contraband items and for "disorderly conduct." More »

  • Hamid Gul, a Pakistan spy master tied to militants, dies
    Hamid Gul, a Pakistan spy master tied to militants, dies Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hamid Gul, who led Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency as it funneled U.S. and Saudi cash and weapons to Afghan jihadis fighting against the Soviets and later publicly supported Islamic militants, died late Saturday of a brain hemorrhage. He was 78. More »

  • Ecuador calls state of emergency as Cotopaxi volcano stirs
    Ecuador calls state of emergency as Cotopaxi volcano stirs Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    Theevacuation of hundreds of people from nearby villages after the volcano began to erupt on Friday (14 August). Cotopaxi is one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes, as it is prone to creating fast-moving mud and rock flows. It remains active and dangerous, having erupted more than 50 times since 1738 with the last eruption in 1940. More »

  • Ecuador hits back at UK criticism over Julian Assange
    Ecuador hits back at UK criticism over Julian Assange Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    Ecuador has hit back at the UK Government over who is to blame for the deadlocked case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. More »

  • Chelsea Manning - targeted for her her public persona?
    Chelsea Manning - targeted for her her public persona? Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    US inmate jailed over leaks faces solitary confinement for allegedly having expired toothpaste and copy of Vanity Fair. More »

  • Military says it is committed to fairness in Manning case
    Military says it is committed to fairness in Manning case Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. military said Thursday that it is committed to "a fair and equitable process" in the case of national security leaker Chelsea Manning and other prisoners accused of breaking rules at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth. More »

  • Britain to Protest to Ecuador Over Assange Asylum
    Britain to Protest to Ecuador Over Assange Asylum Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    Britain said on Thursday it would make a formal protest to Ecuador over its decision to provide asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in its London embassy and so prevent his extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes. "Ecuador must recognise that its decision to harbor Mr Assange more than three years ago has prevented the proper course of justice," British Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire said in a statement. Assange, who denies any wrongdoing, has been holed up in Ecuador's London embassy since June 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden. More »

  • Why Some Charges Against Julian Assange Were Dropped Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks and a prominent anti-government-secrecy activist, won a partial victory in his ongoing legal drama Thursday when the statute of limitations on two allegations against him expired in Sweden. A third allegation will expire next week. More »

  • Why could Chelsea Manning be facing solitary? Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Chelsea Manning, the US Army soldier sentenced to 35 years in prison for releasing classified documents to WikiLeaks, could be placed in solitary confinement indefinitely for violating prison rules. Ms. Manning’s attorney Nancy Hollander told the Associated Press that one of the charges is possession of prohibited property including a copy of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and a novel about transgender issues. According to Ms. Hollander, an Aug. 18 hearing is set at the Fort Leavenworth prison in Kansas. More »

  • Sweden drops some sex cases against Assange
    Sweden drops some sex cases against Assange Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish prosecutors on Thursday dropped cases of lesser sexual misconduct against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange but said they still want to question him on accusations of rape made after his visit to Stockholm five years ago. More »

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    The Jobstown water protest charges and devastation in China had people talking today. More »

  • Swedish prosecutors drop Assange sexual assault probe
    Swedish prosecutors drop Assange sexual assault probe Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Swedish prosecutors dropped a sexual assault probe against Julian Assange on Thursday after the time limit on the case expired, but still want to question the WikiLeaks founder about a rape allegation. More »

  • Britain says to protest to Ecuador over Assange asylum
    Britain says to protest to Ecuador over Assange asylum Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Britain said on Thursday it would make a formal protest to Ecuador over its decision to provide asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in its London embassy and so prevent his extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes. "Ecuador must recognise that its decision to harbour Mr Assange more than three years ago has prevented the proper course of justice," British Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire said in a statement. Assange, who denies any wrongdoing, has been holed up in Ecuador's London embassy since June 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden. More »

  • Chelsea Manning in trouble over Caitlyn Jenner magazine
    Chelsea Manning in trouble over Caitlyn Jenner magazine Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    The former US army soldier is serving a 35-year military prison sentence. More »

  • UK Makes Formal Protest To Ecuador Over Assange
    UK Makes Formal Protest To Ecuador Over Assange Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Sweden has formally dropped its investigation into some of the allegations against Julian Assange because it has run out of time to bring forward charges. Prosecutors have been investigating claims of rape and sexual assault against the Wikileaks founder that allegedly took place in August 2010 - but they have now been forced to drop their pursuit of the sexual assault allegations. Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said Ecuador's decision to harbour Mr Assange in their London embassy "has prevented the proper course of justice". More »

  • Julian Assange is ‘extremely disappointed’ as sex assault case is dropped
    Julian Assange is ‘extremely disappointed’ as sex assault case is dropped Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    An inquiry into a rape allegation continues. More »