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Assange sees year in embassy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told Ecuadorian television he expects to wait up to a year for a deal to allow him to walk free from the country's embassy in London.

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Foreign Office: Giving Assange asylum doesn't change anything

The Foreign Office said that giving Julian Assange asylum would not change anything and that it was too early to say whether it would revoke the diplomatic status of Ecuador's embassy.

It is too early to say when or if Britain will revoke the Ecuadorean embassy's diplomatic status.

"Giving asylum doesn't fundamentally change anything," the spokesman said, adding that Britain had a legal duty to extradite Assange to Sweden.

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