France Rejects Assange's Birthday Bid for Asylum

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made an apparent appeal for asylum in France on Friday — the day of his 44th birthday. But he was immediately rejected by the French government.
In an open letter published by French daily Le Monde, the Australian said that he was "threatened with death" by the United States.
The letterto French President Francois Hollande said "My life today is in danger, Mr President, and my physical and psychological integrity is … threatened.