WikiLeaks’ Assange downplays health concerns

WikiLeaks founder Assange, speaking during a teleconference from Ecuador's embassy in central London, is pictured on a screen during a news conference in BrusselsLONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in London's Ecuadorian embassy for nearly six months, played down concerns about his health on Thursday, saying he enjoyed being at the centre of the legal and diplomatic storm. Assange, 41, whose website angered the United States by releasing thousands of secret diplomatic cables, took sanctuary in Ecuador's embassy in June, jumping bail after exhausting appeals in British courts against extradition to Sweden for sexual assault allegations. …