WikiLeaks’ Assange Seeks Asylum in France; President Says No

This is a Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 file photo of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pausing as he makes a statement to media gathered outside the High Court in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
This is a Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 file photo of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pausing as he makes a statement to media gathered outside the High Court in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

PARIS—WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has failed in a bid to win asylum in France. Assange wrote a letter to French President Francois Hollande published in...


Photos of the Day From All Around the World – July

Here is a look at our selected photos from all around the globe that truly inform and inspire. July 3  July 2 July 1 June 31 Begin July 2015    June 30 June 29 June 28 June 27 June 25 June …... Read More

  • North Korea, China, and Iran were the three countries to have the highest number of people imprisoned for their religion or belief in 2014, according to a report launched at The House of Lords on June 24, 2015. The launch was arranged by the cross-party group on the Freedom of Religion or Belief and Human Rights Without Frontiers. (Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Jailed For Their Belief

    LONDON—Dolkun Erkin, 26 years old of Gulja city, China, was charged with splitting the state and sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to the... Read more

  • An Indian farmer harvests wheat at a field near Allahabad on April 8, 2013. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

    Eating Whole Grains Is Good for You—but What Exactly Is a Whole Grain?

    What’s in a healthy diet? Today many people would agree that eating whole grains is part of a nutritious meal. After all, quinoa, teff, amaranth,... Read more

  • The Solar Impulse 2 flies over Nagoya Airport after taking off in Toyoyama, near Nagoya, central Japan, early Monday, June 29, 2015. (Kyodo News via AP)

    Solar Impulse Plane En Route to Hawaii From Japan

    TOKYO—A solar-powered plane took off from Japan early Monday to attempt a five-day flight over open water to Hawaii, the eighth leg of its bid... Read more

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in Tehran on June 13, 2015. (Behrouz  Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

    Senior Iranian Official: Progress Slow at Nuclear Talks

    VIENNA—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna Friday to launch a top-level push to meet next week’s deadline for talks on Iran’s nuclear... Read more

  • United Nations headquarters in Geneva on June 24, 2015. (Davide Giannotti / Epoch Times)

    United Nations Called Upon to Act on China Organ Trafficking

    GENEVA—A group of doctors, lawyers, and international activists met in the Palais des Nations, the headquarters of the U.N., to review what they said was... Read more

  • The Estero Bluffs State Park in San Luis Obispo County, with the town of Cayucos in the distance. The park, which provides habitat for several endangered species, features a variety of scenic sites along its coast. (Beverly Mann)

    Hidden Gems Along California’s Central Coast

    Midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco in San Luis Obispo County lies an incomparable scenic beauty and sense of solace that some travel across... Read more

  • Afghan men wait in line to receive food donation during the holy month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 25, 2015. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    NATO Plans Follow-Up Afghan Presence After Resolute Support

    BRUSSELS—NATO defense ministers are reassuring Afghanistan’s government that it can count on the alliance’s continued help after its military training and support mission, called Resolute... Read more

  • French President Francois Hollande, left, and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius chair a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Thursday,June 24, 2015. (Charles Platiau, Pool via AP)

    US Envoy in Paris Promises Cooperation After Spy Allegations

    PARIS—The United States ambassador to France is reiterating American pledges of close cooperation in intelligence and security after revelations that the NSA was eavesdropping on... Read more

  • Constructed in 1915, Kaffi IImur is one of the oldest buildings in Akureyri. (Mark Chester)

    Iceland, Where Everyone Seems to Know Everyone

    With its stunning landscapes, Iceland is a canvas for the visual artist, a blank page for the poet with sombre moods, a backdrop for filmmakers... Read more

  • In this Jan. 16, 2015 file photo, the head of the European Union’s police agency Europol, Rob Wainwright, answers questions during an interview in The Hague, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Europol to Battle ISIS Social Media Propaganda

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands—A new unit at the European Union’s Europol police agency will start fighting ISIS group propaganda and recruiters in cyberspace next month in a... Read more

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at a press conference at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne on April 2, 2015. (Brendan Smiaiowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iran, EU Hold Nuclear Talks as June 30 Deadline Nears

    LUXEMBOURG—Iran’s foreign minister and European Union counterparts are holding talks in an effort to reach a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program before a June 30... Read more

  • US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, right, shakes hands  with NATO  Response Force soldiers during his visit to the I. German-Dutch Brigade in Muenster, Germany, Monday, June 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    Carter: US to Provide Weapons, Aircraft, Commandos for NATO

    MUNSTER, Germany—The U.S. will contribute weapons, aircraft and forces, including commandos, for NATO’s rapid reaction force, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday, to help Europe... Read more

  • This undated handout photo provided courtesy of Al-Jazeera, shows Ahmed Mansour, 52, a prominent journalist with the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera broadcaster's Arabic service. (Courtesy of Al-Jazeera, via AP)

    German Court to Decide on Al-jazeera Journalist’s Fate

    BERLIN—German authorities on Monday were examining Egypt’s accusations against an Al-Jazeera journalist detained in Berlin, trying to figure out whether to keep him in custody... Read more

  • In this Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gestures while speaking during a media conference prior to a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Leaving combat operations in Afghanistan behind, NATO is shifting its focus to Europe in 2015 and the creation of its new ultra-rapid reaction force, designed as a deterrent to Russia.  (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    NATO: Alliance Defense Spending Expected to Drop in 2015

    BRUSSELS—The world may be a riskier place nowadays, but NATO says the overall spending on defense among its member countries is expected to be lower... Read more

  • Supporters with banners at NO JAB, NO PAY, NO WAY rally at Queens Square, Brisbane on June 22, 2015. (Laurel Andress/Epoch Times)

    No Jab: No Play and No Pay for Child Care

    BRISBANE, Australia—Conscientious objectors against Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s ‘no jab, no pay’ policy held a rally and parade in Brisbane city centre on Sunday June... Read more

  • Israelis perform Yoga during the International Yoga Day in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Thousands of yoga enthusiasts took part in mass yoga programs to mark the first International Yoga Day throughout the world. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

    Millions Bend and Twist for Yoga Day

    NEW DELHI—Millions of yoga enthusiasts across the world bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures Sunday to mark the first International Yoga Day. Indian... Read more