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. (...)

Among friends: Edward Snowden supporters in Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty
Enemies of the state

In the entrance hall to Berlin’s curvy House of World Cultures, the words of the US Founding Father Benjamin Franklin are chiselled in stone: “God (...)

 Julian Assange, who was  a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. File Photograph:  Philip Toscano/PA Wire

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suggested he is unapologetic about his role in helping to disclose government secrets. Mr Assange, who has(...)

 Julian Assange speaking to the media inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London ahead of the first anniversary earlier this year. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who has been holed up in an embassy in London for more than a year, is to deliver the traditional faith spot (...)

Miley Cyrus does her twerking thing with  Robin Thicke during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York in August. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

What links Miley Cyrus, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, twerking and a crystal meth dealer from New Mexico? All four have appeared at the top(...)

Night falls in Berlin. Look upwards from Alexanderplatz Station towards the Fernsehturm – around which Prussian mists gather ominously – and you could(...)