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Assange loses court bid to cancel UK arrest warrant

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange loses a bid to have his British arrest warrant cancelled in a move that could have paved the way for him to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has spent the last five years.

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Ecuador grants citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Assange

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange became an Ecuadorian citizen on December 12. As a result, she said Ecuador had asked London to recognize Assange as a diplomat — which would give him safe passage out of the embassy without fear of arrest — but Britain had refused.