Ecuador's president denies granting asylum to Wikileaks' Assange

The Guardian reports that the Ecuadorean government will grant asylum to embattled Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The New York Times notes that the president of Ecuador denies this.


    1. The BBC were reporting that Assange had been granted asylum by Ecuador this morning. Both the World Service and Radio 4. They had advice that the British police may attempt to arrest him if he tried to leave the Embassy in an Embassy car.

    1. ¿Hay alguien más tan decepcionado como yo que la palabra para ‘Falso’ en Inglés es “false”?   from L. falsus “deceived, erroneous, mistaken” that is, it is “their” word.

      (apologies for google assisted translation above which may be quite screwed-up)

  1. I love this sentence: 

    “Rumor de asilo a Assange es falso.”

    It’s one of those perfect examples that demonstrate the roots of our language, in that you can read it and know exactly what it says, with no knowledge of spanish languages.  To the extent where it reads like someone taking the piss.

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