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WikiLeaks releases more than 500k US diplomatic cables from 1979

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WikiLeaks has released more than half a million US diplomatic cables from 1979, covering numerous incidents such as the Iranian revolution, the siege of Mecca, and Saddam Hussein becoming president of Iraq. Consisting of 531,525 cables, the latest batch – known as ‘Carter Cables III’ – marks the six-year anniversary …

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Brazil’s acting president was informant for US intelligence, military

Brazil President Michel Temer

Brazil‘s new interim president, Michel Temer, was an embassy informant for US intelligence, WikiLeaks has revealed. According to the whistleblowing website, Temer communicated with the US embassy in Brazil via telegram, and such content would be classified as “sensitive” and “for official use only.”  Two cables were released, dated January 11, 2006 and June …

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UN rules in favour of Julian Assange

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A United Nations panel which was considering a case by Julian Assange that he had been unlawfully detained by the UK and Sweden has ruled in his favour, the BBC has reported. The founder of Wikileaks — who has been living in London’s Ecuadorian embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden for …

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WikiLeaks: US government plotted to kill Bolivian President Evo Morales

Bolivia President Evo Morales

Cables leaked by U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning reveal an apparent plot by the U.S. government to assassinate Bolivian President Evo Morales and overthrow his administration. The cables in question were published in August in “The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire,” a book in which multiple journalists …

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NSA spying on Germany ‘helped CIA to kidnap and torture’

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A leaked NSA intercept shows that German FM Steinmeier was relieved to have “not received any definitive response” from the US on its rendition program at the time of the scandal, which exempted him from the need to act on the matter, WikiLeaks claims. The WikiLeaks publication centered on a …

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WikiLeaks: NSA’s 10-year economic espionage against France

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French-American relations have taken a further hammering on Monday after WikiLeaks revealed new documents showing that the NSA has been collecting the details of commercial deals in France for over a decade and sharing them with its allies. “The United States has been conducting economic espionage against France for more …

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US government still hunting WikiLeaks and whistleblowers

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The US government is conducting an active, long-term criminal investigation into WikiLeaks, a federal judge has confirmed in court documents. Five years after Julian Assange and his team began publishing the massive dump of US state secrets leaked by an army intelligence analyst, two wings of the Department of Justice and …

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WikiLeaks: Google to back Hillary Clinton for President in 2016

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Google will overwhelmingly support Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 if she decides to run, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange revealed. The Internet giant already has a cozy relationship with the former Secretary of State due to its close ties with not only the State Department but also the Council of …

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WikiLeaks: US undermining democracy in Ecuador

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In the months leading up to Ecuador’s October 2006 presidential election, the US Embassy in Quito claimed to be impartial. Rather than supporting one particular candidate, then-US ambassador Linda Jewell said the embassy only wanted to help facilitate “a fair and transparent electoral process”. However, diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks show that …

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Assange will run for Australian Senate in 2013

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to run for a seat in the Australian Senate in 2013, it has been confirmed on Wednesday. It is not yet clear how he will escape from London’s Ecuadorean embassy. WikiLeaks representative Kristinn Hrafnsson confirmed to RT that Julian Assange will run for a seat …

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Vault 7: WikiLeaks exposes entire hacking capacity of the CIA

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Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency. The first full part of the series, “Year Zero”, comprises 8,761 documents and files from …

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WikiLeaks releases over 1,200 Clinton emails on Iraq war

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WikiLeaks on Monday marked the yearly celebration of American independence by releasing over 1,200 private emails belonging to former secretary of state and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton pertaining to the Iraq War. The whistleblower platform announced the new archive in a tweet, noting that the emails would be made public just two days before the …

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WikiLeaks releases 8,200 new emails from DNC hack

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With Wikileaks releasing what may have been the final 2,073 Podesta emails in part 32 of its ongoing dump of hacked campaign chairman emails, with the dramatic discoveries over the past week largely overshadowed by the FBI “scandal” which has now fully blown over after Director Comey first zigged, announcing in a cryptic …

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Media banned from reporting on Reserve Bank of Australia corruption scandal

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On 29 July 2014, WikiLeaks releases an unprecedented Australian censorship order concerning a multi-million dollar corruption case explicitly naming the current and past heads of state of Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials. The super-injunction invokes “national security” grounds to prevent reporting about the case, by …

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