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(...)

An empty passenger seat believed to be reserved by former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is seen on a plane to Cuba in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

The United States is urging Russia to expel spy agency leaker Edward Snowden to the US to face justice, the White House said tonight.US officials are (...)