Well now. Isn't that something? The British government said earlier on Thursday it had refused a request by Ecuador for Assange to be given diplomatic status as part of the South American country’s efforts to resolve his dilemma. Sweden has dropped the charges but the Brits still want to get him for breaching his bail conditions. Ain't that a bit on the petty side? It's always surprised me that he's managed to keep his Wikileaks going in spite of all this silliness. Story @ Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks end to embassy stay | One America News Network Ecuador: When will Assange have to leave? @ Ecuador: When will Assange have to leave?