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LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is holding a news conference Monday in London, during which he may indicate he is considering leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy where he has been holed up for two years.

It has been suggested that Assange may need hospital treatment and that any move could be to address suspected health problems.

Assange fled to the embassy in 2012 fearing extradition to the U.S. via Sweden, where authorities want to question him over allegations related to sexual assault.

In 2010, WikiLeaks published a tranche of leaked diplomatic cables. He will be arrested by British police if he leaves the grounds of the embassy.

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