WikiLeaks' Assange Is In U.K., Sources Tell 'The Independent'

Where in the world is WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange?

London's The Independent says it has been told by sources from inside Scotland Yard that he is in the United Kingdom:

"The 39-year-old Australian supplied the (London) Metropolitan Police with contact details upon arriving in the U.K. in October. Police sources confirmed that they have a telephone number for Mr Assange and are fully aware of where he is staying."

As we reported Wednesday, Swedish authorities have issued an arrest warrant (and Interpol has a global put out a global alert) for Assange. He's wanted for more questioning about an alleged rape. Assange has denied any wrong-doing.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, shown at a press conference on Nov. 4 in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Independent says British police are "waiting for further instruction" before any attempt to arrest Assange.

Earlier today, Sweden's Supreme Court turned down an appeal from Assange's lawyers challenging the international warrant. All this comes, of course, as the latest WikiLeaks disclosures — of sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables — continue to make headlines around the world.

Among some of the latest stories about what is in those cables:

The New York Times: "Below Surface, U.S. Has Dim View Of Putin And Russia."

-- The Guardian: "WikiLeaks Cables Condemn Russia As 'Mafia State'."

Morning Edition: "WikiLeaks Yemen Cables Could Embolden Al-Qaida."



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