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Assange loses new bid to cancel English arrest warrant

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday lost his legal battle to overturn an English arrest warrant against him, and with it his hopes of freely leaving Ecuador's London embassy, where he has been holed up since 2012. At…

UK court keeps Assange arrest warrant in place

LONDON: A British court on Tuesday ruled to keep in place an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, thwarting a bid that could have paved the way for him to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has spent the last…

Julian Assange embassy stay dangerous to health

LONDON: The ongoing six-year confinement of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London's Ecuadorian embassy is dangerous to his physical and mental health, according to new clinical assessments. A pair of doctors reached the verdict…

Messi treble fires Argentina to World Cup as Chile exit

QUITO, Ecuador: Lionel Messi fired Argentina into the World Cup with a brilliant hat-trick on Tuesday as South American champions Chile suffered a shock elimination. Messi single-handedly resurrected Argentina's hopes in a 3-1 win over…

Argentina frets over possible Messi-less World Cup

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina awakened on Friday to the horrifying possibility of a World Cup without the "world's best player", Lionel Messi.  The Albiceleste drew 0-0 at home to Peru on Thursday to fall not only out of the four automatic…

Where now for Julian Assange?

LONDON: Prison time in Britain? A new life in Ecuador? Extradition to the United States? Another five years in Ecuador's London embassy? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's future could now follow many different paths. Swedish prosecutors…