21st Oct 2016


Ecuador approves Swedish request to hear Julian Assange

Ecuador will allow Swedish prosecutors to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at its London embassy, Sweden's foreign ministry announced in a statement on Thursday. The prosecutor submitted its request in January, sending a reminder in June. Assange is suspected of a 2010 rape, the investigation hanging in limbo after Assange refused to appear, fearing extradition to America. The Australian, living in the embassy since 2012, denies the allegations.

News in Brief

  1. Canada and Wallonia end talks without Ceta deal
  2. Juncker hopes for Canada accord in 'next few days'
  3. Romania drops opposition to Ceta
  4. Difficulties remain on Ceta deal, says Walloon leader
  5. Brexit could lead to 'some civil unrest' in Northern Ireland
  6. ECB holds rates and continues quantitive easing programme
  7. Support for Danish People's Party drops, poll
  8. Spain's highest court overturns Catalan ban on bullfighting

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