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Ecuadorians demonstrate in Quito against the expulsion of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London after almost seven years. Photograph: Jose Jacome/EPA

Senior Democrats have said that Julian Assange should be held accountable for WikiLeaks’ hacking of Democratic emails during the 2016 presidential ele(...)

 Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, in London in February 2011. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

August 2010 Swedish prosecutors issue an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange alleging rape and molestation. Assange denies the all(...)

Suporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and members of the media gather outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on April 5th, 2019. Photograph Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

A senior Ecuadorian official said no decision had been made to expel Julian Assange from the country’s London embassy despite tweets from WikiLeaks th(...)

People cross from Cucuta in Colombia back to San Antonio del Tachira in Venezuela after buying goods to resell, through an improvised bridge on  an illegal trail on the border between the two countries.  Photograph: Juan Pablo Bayona/AFP/Getty Images

Among the various diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, there is one very notable absence – that of an autonomous regional effort to (...)

Venezuelan migrants climb on a truck on the road from Cúcuta to Pamplona in  Colombia as humanitarian aid is blocked from entering the country. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP

In dismissing the need for the international aid operation being organised by his political opponents, President Nicolás Maduro defiantly said Venezue(...)

 Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán:  seemed ecstatic to see actor Alejandro Edda, who plays him on Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico” in court. Photograph:  Eduardo Verdugo/AP

After a lengthy 11-week trial in Brooklyn, New York, a jury on Monday began deliberating the case of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug kingpin k(...)

Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro, beside his wife Cilia Flores, on  a balcony at Miraflores Presidential Palace to announce he was breaking off diplomatic ties with the United States. Photograph:  Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images

In 24 hours, a 35-year-old Venezuelan opposition leader declared himself the country’s president, the United States recognised him as the legitimate h(...)

Security forces stand guard at the site of an explosion at a police academy in Bogotá  on Friday. Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s ELN rebel group was responsible for the car bomb attack against a police academy that killed at least 21 and injured dozens, the government(...)

Pakistani women  queue to vote outside a polling station during the general election in Lahore on July 25th, 2018: female participation in elections in Pakistan is among the lowest in the world. Photograph:  Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

The Representation of People Act 1918 granted the vote to Irish and English women aged over 30 who met certain property qualifications. While some na(...)

Pfizer is one of four pharma companies – along with Abbott, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Merck –  examined in the report ‘Hard to Swallow: Facilitating Tax Avoidance by Big Pharma in Ireland’. Photograph: Tom Bergin/Reuters

Ireland’s corporate tax system is helping some of the world’s largest drug companies deprive emerging economies of almost €100 million a year, accordi(...)

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