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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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Ministers urge Britain and Ecuador to end Assange stand off

Foreign ministers from the American continent have urged Britain and Ecuador to peacefully end the stand off over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The Organisation of American States (OAS) met in Washington yesterday to discuss the situation and passed a motion backing the "inviolability of diplomatic missions".

Senior officials from the 34-member bloc also urged the two sides to continue a dialogue to resolve the row.

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