Wikileaks founder Julian Assange squints in the sunlight as he prepares to speak from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called on Britain and Sweden on Friday to let him freely leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London after a UN panel rule(...)

A British government spokesman on Friday: ‘We completely reject any claim that Julian Assange is a victim of arbitrary detention’. File photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

The UK Foreign Office has said the UN working group’s decision on Julian Assange “changes nothing” and it “completely rejects” any claim he is a vi(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fears Sweden will extradite him to the United States, where he could be put on trial over WikiLeaks’ publication of classified military documents. Photograph: John Stillwell/Reuters

A United Nations working group is believed to have decided that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being unlawfully detained. Mr Assange has been l(...)

 In 2013,  rogue National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden revealed that the US government was collecting data on all its citizens, abetted by the forced compliance of telecoms companies. Snowden’s leak stunned many into an awareness of the scale and power of the organisations seeking to monitor the data generated by our increasingly online lives.  Photograph:  AP Photo/The Guardian

In the decades since its inception, the internet has become the zone of an immense war. Nation states, corporations, hackers and hacktivists, terroris(...)

Julian Assange has been living in Ecuador’s embassy in London for more than three years and has been granted political asylum by Quito. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

A possible breakthrough has emerged in the deadlocked case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange which is set to lead to him being questioned by Swedish(...)

The republican mausoleum bearing the blotted inscription ‘Honor a los caidos’ (Honor to the fallen) in Belchite, Aragon. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty

Spain will mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Francisco Franco today. With the country still divided over the legacy of the dictator, activiti(...)

Novelist Kathy Lette has long been known for a particularly fun kind of trouble courting: a sort of shouty, salty Antipodean who joyously ruffles t(...)

Image from August 2012 of British police outside the  Ecuadorian embassy  in Knightsbridge,  London, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had recently taken  refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex allegations. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

British police officers are no longer stationed outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge to avoid e(...)

The Swedish Prosecution Authority has dropped its investigation into some of the sex allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as they are (...)

Jeremy Masding, chief executive of Permanent TSB accidentally revealed his notes at a press conference at the bank’s headquarters in Dublin, after an investigation has revealed that serious failures by the bank has led to people losing their homes. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Jeremy Masding, group chief executive of Permanent TSB rather publicly shared his presentation notes to self at yesterday’s press conference where (...)