image

Breaking News English .com, Wikileaks Boss To Run For Senate (18th March, 2012)

Julian Assange, the man who started Wikileaks, is going to run for election in Australia. Mr Assange is under house arrest at the moment in Britain. He is wanted by the USA and Sweden, where he faces questioning about a possible sexual assault. Assange wants to run against Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The Wikileaks website tweeted: “We have discovered that it is possible for Julian Assange to run for the Australian Senate while detained. Julian has decided to run.”

Mr Assange said he is not running for a seat in the Senate to make his Wikileaks site more famous. He is angry with the Australian leader for not supporting him. He believes Ms Gillard should have told the USA that he cannot go to court in America. The USA wants to put him in prison because he released hundreds of thousands of private documents on his Wikileaks site. Many of these were top-secret government e-mails and memos. Assange can enter the election even though he does not live in Australia.

Classroom handouts, online activities and a listening for this article are at  http://www.newsenglishlessons.com/1203/120318-julian_assange.html



Want to learn a language?


Learn from this text and thousands like it on LingQ.

  • A vast library of audio lessons, all with matching text
  • Revolutionary learning tools
  • A global, interactive learning community.

Language learning online @ LingQ

Julian Assange, the man who started Wikileaks, is going to run for election in Australia. Mr Assange is under house arrest at the moment in Britain. He is wanted by the USA and Sweden, where he faces questioning about a possible sexual assault. Assange wants to run against Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The Wikileaks website tweeted: “We have discovered that it is possible for Julian Assange to run for the Australian Senate while detained. Julian has decided to run.”

Mr Assange said he is not running for a seat in the Senate to make his Wikileaks site more famous. He is angry with the Australian leader for not supporting him. He believes Ms Gillard should have told the USA that he cannot go to court in America. The USA wants to put him in prison because he released hundreds of thousands of private documents on his Wikileaks site. Many of these were top-secret government e-mails and memos. Assange can enter the election even though he does not live in Australia.

Classroom handouts, online activities and a listening for this article are at  http://www.newsenglishlessons.com/1203/120318-julian_assange.html


×

We use cookies to help make LingQ better. By visiting the site, you agree to our cookie policy.