Ecuadorian officials said Thursday that they would grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, defying demands from the British government to turn him over for extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning in connection with alleged rape and sexual molestation cases. Assange has been hiding in Ecuador's embassy in London since June.
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