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First Assange TV show to be aired next week

By AFP LONDON: The first episode of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s new TV interview show will be broadcast on Tuesday on Russia Today and online, the whistleblowing website said on Friday. WikiLeaks remained tightlipped on the identity of Assange’s interviewee in the first of the 12-episode weekly series entitled “The World Tomorrow.” It has promised …

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WikiLeaks publishes leaked Stratfor emails

By Raphael Satter / AP LONDON: WikiLeaks said Monday it was publishing a massive trove of leaked emails from the US intelligence analysis firm Stratfor, shedding light on the inner workings of the Texas-based think tank. The online anti-secrecy group said it had more than 5 million Stratfor emails and it was putting them out in …

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WikiLeaks ad implying role in Egyptian revolution faces backlash

By Charlie Cabot CAIRO: Egyptian activists responded sharply to Julian Assange’s assertions that his website, WikiLeaks, played a role in the January 25 Revolution. Assange, editor-in-chief and founder of WikiLeaks, ran an advertisement last week that featured a clip of himself watching protests at the Kasr al-Nil bridge in Cairo on January 28. “Watching the world …

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Too Much Information

By Gareth Evans CANBERRA: As a British court weighs whether Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden, and American prosecutors weigh the criminal charges they will file against Private Bradley Manning, the alleged major source for the disclosures by Assange’s WikiLeaks, global debate continues on whether such revelations do more good than harm. But, too often, …

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Assange portrayed as ’emperor’ in insider book

A tell-all book entitled "Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website" by a former WikiLeaks insider casts founder Julian Assange as an "emperor" who has become just the kind of public figure he is trying to expose. Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the former WikiLeaks spokesman who left the secret-spilling website after …

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Whistleblower hands Assange offshore bank secrets

LONDON: An offshore banking whistleblower on Monday personally handed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange two CDs reportedly containing the names of 2,000 bank clients who may have been evading taxes. Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer, who worked for eight years in the Cayman Islands, a British overseas territory in the Caribbean, said he wanted the world to …

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WikiLeaks translated into Arabic by Jordan sites

AMMAN: Two Jordanian websites have begun translating into Arabic the US State Department cables pertaining to Jordan released by WikiLeaks. The sites, AmmanNet.net and 7iber.com, said Tuesday that they wanted to inform Jordanians and Arabs about the secret cables by "removing the language barrier" and called on experienced translators to help with the material. One …

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Assange vows WikiLeaks strength despite new threats

ELLINGHAM: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said the site will stay strong despite another blow to its funding and the publication Sunday of new details of the sex crime allegations against him. The Australian began his third full day under "mansion arrest" at a friend’s house while he fights extradition to Sweden, vowing that the whistleblowing …

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US memos: Mubarak’s son as president tough sell

By Agencies CAIRO: American diplomats believe Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would have a tough time persuading power brokers in the military to accept his son as his successor, according to leaked US Embassy memos. The documents, released by the WikiLeaks website on Tuesday, conclude that Mubarak might be able to install his son if he does …

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WikiLeaks’ Assange to learn bail fate Thursday

LONDON: Julian Assange will find out on Thursday if he will be granted bail, court officials said, as his lawyer complained about lack of access to the founder of the WikiLeaks website. A hearing at the High Court in London will determine if Assange will be allowed to leave Wandsworth prison after lawyers acting for …

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Wikileaks exposed Iran’s ‘vulnerability’: Mousavi

TEHRAN: Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi said Wikileaks has exposed the Islamic regime’s "vulnerability" due to its government’s policies which have left Tehran without allies in the Gulf. US diplomatic memos released by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks have unveiled calls by Arab leaders in the Gulf for the destruction of Tehran’s nuclear program as well …

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WikiLeaks cables ‘tip of the iceberg’, says Aboul Gheit

CAIRO: Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Saturday that US diplomatic cables published by whistle-blower WikiLeaks were just the "tip of the iceberg" and showed Egypt had nothing to hide. "These leaks are the tip of the iceberg," Aboul Gheit said at a joint news conference with visiting Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd. "It …

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A wonderland of wacky Wikileaks

By Patricia DeGennaro NEW YORK: Wikileaks made another 250,000 secret documents available on its website site for review. Now in addition to thousands from Afghanistan and Iraq, one can view cables directly from the State Department exposing the innermost thoughts of US diplomats. These ‘secret’ cables disclosed things you might find out about a future business …

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Mubarak ‘could be in power for life’, ambassador says in leaked cable

By Hala Boncompagni /AFP CAIRO: Egypt’s 82-year-old President Hosni Mubarak is likely to seek re-election next year and serve for the rest of his life, British daily The Guardian reported citing WikiLeaks. The disclosure came in a secret US diplomatic cable from Washington’s ambassador to Cairo, Margaret Scobey, which was released by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, …

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Assange moved to isolation in jail as WikiLeaks continue

LONDON/ SYDNEY: Police moved WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange to the segregation unit of a London jail for his safety, his lawyer said Friday as new cables showed the US suspects Myanmar has a secret nuclear program. The 39-year-old Australian has been moved from the main part of Wandsworth prison to an isolation unit, said Jennifer …

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WikiLeaks goes backstage in Lebanon’s Hariri case

BEIRUT: US diplomatic cables unveiled by WikiLeaks have exposed backstage maneuvers surrounding a UN investigation into the murder of Lebanese ex-premier Rafiq Hariri, stoking new controversy around the probe. The cables, which are among some 4,000 more secret documents on Lebanon expected to be released by the whistleblower website or its affiliates, reveal UN frustrations …

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UN rights chief concerned about pressure on WikiLeaks; supporters step up cyber war

GENEVA/LONDON: The UN’s human rights chief on Thursday expressed concern about pressure on private companies to stop providing financial or internet services for whistleblower site Wikileaks. "I’m concerned about reports of pressure exerted on private companies, including banks, credit card companies, to close down credit lines for donations to WikiLeaks as well as to stop …

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WikiLeaks: Saudi proposed force to crush Hezbollah

CAIRO: Saudi Arabia proposed deploying an Arab military force backed by US and NATO airpower to Lebanon two years ago to crush Hezbollah and prevent the militant group — and its patron Iran — from taking power in Beirut, leaked US government documents show. The proposal — made by Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal during …

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WikiLeaks unfurls more cables as founder stuck behind bars

LONDON: WikiLeaks shrugged off the jailing of its founder by publishing a new tranche of secret diplomatic cables on Wednesday, heaping more embarrassment on the United States and some of its closest allies. After Julian Assange spent his first night behind bars as a remand prisoner in London, his website revealed Washington had branded Australia’s …

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Hackers strike back to support WikiLeaks founder

LONDON: WikiLeaks supporters struck back Wednesday at perceived enemies of founder Julian Assange, attacking the websites of Swedish prosecutors, the Swedish lawyer whose clients have accused Assange of sexual crimes and the Swiss authority that froze Assange’s bank account. MasterCard, which pulled the plug on its relationship with WikiLeaks on Tuesday, also seemed to be …

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WikiLeaks: US suspected Saudi envoy of terror link

MANILA: The United States suspected a Saudi Arabian ambassador to the Philippines of potential involvement in funding terrorists, according to US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks this week. A security aide of then-US president George W. Bush raised concerns over Muhammad Amin Waly in a private meeting with Prince Saud Al-Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, …

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WikiLeaks chief Assange refused bail in Britain

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was remanded in custody until December 14 by a London court on Tuesday after saying he would fight his extradition to Sweden on suspicion of rape and molestation. The 39-year-old Australian, whose whistleblowing website has enraged Washington by releasing thousands of secret US diplomatic cables, appeared in court just hours …

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in UK

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange surrendered to London police Tuesday to face a Swedish arrest warrant, the latest blow to an organization that faces legal, financial and technological challenges after releasing hundreds of secret US diplomatic cables. Assange was at Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday afternoon, waiting to attend a hearing. His Swedish lawyer told …

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Swiss supporters: WikiLeaks server goes down

GENEVA: WikiLeaks’s main server in France has gone offline, preventing many users from accessing the US State Department cables and other documents the site has posted online, a group of Swiss supporters said Sunday. The president of the Swiss Pirate Party, which controls the wikileaks.ch Web address, said he was in the process of pointing …

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