WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: Sweden has not formally indicted him, but prosecutors in Stockholm want to question him about allegations of sexual misconduct relating to two women he encountered during a visit there in 2010 . Photograph: John Sitwell/AFP/Getty Images

A Swedish court on yesterday upheld a four-year-old order for the detention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over accusations of sexual assault th(...)

Peter Carey: setting the record straight about the WikiLeaks founder. Photograph: Geraint Lewis/Rex

Soon after we meet, on a brisk New York day, to talk about his latest book, Peter Carey wants to set the record straight about Julian Assange. Despite(...)

Edward Snowden: never loud or showy

Edward Snowden worked deep inside America’s Dark State as a contract systems administrator for the NSA. His position allowed him to access millions(...)

Vivienne Westwood on the runway for her Red Label show during London Fashion Week, wearing a badge in support of Scottish independence. Photograph: Mike Marsland/Wireimages

Julian Assange calls Vivienne Westwood “a sartorial agitprop artist”. The co-founder of Wikileaks is in a good position to describe Westwood, what (...)

 George Clooney smiles as he arrives  to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of his official wedding ceremony in Venice yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The world‘s most famous bachelor, George Clooney has broken a vow to remain single and married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin during a weekend of (...)

 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Equador embassy in Knightsbridge on August 19th, 2012.  Photograph: Rosie Hallam/Getty Images. 2:53

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will only leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London the British government “calls off the siege outside”.Mr Assange had (...)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says the Australian block on reporting of political bribery allegations is ‘blindfolding the Australian public’. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

A sweeping gagging order issued in Australia to block reporting of any bribery allegations involving several international political leaders in the re(...)

Former Swiss banker  Rudolf Elmer (right) hands over two CDs to the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange  at the Frontline Club in London in January, 2011. Photograph: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire.

A Swiss prosecutor brought charges against former Julius Baer private banker Rudolf Elmer today for allegedly handing over confidential data to WikiLe(...)

‘Despite its reputation for being an opera in minimalist style, an opera based on contemporary events, one of the delicious things about Nixon in China is that it’s also a parody,’ says composer John Adams 2:00

For anyone with a broad interest in opera, Wide Open Opera’s Irish premiere of John Adams’s Nixon in China is a no-brainer. It is, as was remarked (...)

Light brigade: Austin during SXSWi. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty

If you stop for a moment, say by the escalators in the cavernous convention centre in Austin, Texas, and try to take it all in, it makes no sense. (...)