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Ecuador's Moreno warns Assange not to interfere in politics

- Ecuador's new president Lenin Moreno warned Julian Assange Thursday not to interfere in the politics of the South American country, whose embassy the WikiLeaks founder has lived in for the past five years.

German and Afghan killed, Finnish woman kidnapped in Kabul

Kabul - A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house in Kabul, officials said Sunday, underscoring rising insecurity in the war-torn country.

Ecuador 'did its duty' by giving Assange asylum, Correa says

Quito - Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa said Saturday that his country had "done its duty" by granting asylum in 2012 to Julian Assange, and said he was glad Sweden had closed its rape case against the WikiLeaks founder.

Where now for Julian Assange?

London - Prison time in Britain? A new life in Ecuador? Extradition to the United States? Another five years in Ecuador's London embassy? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's future could now follow many different paths.

Five things to know about WikiLeaks

Paris - WikiLeaks has been making headlines for more than a decade by releasing millions of classified documents, embarrassing governments worldwide while also raising fears that its activities may have put lives in danger.

Timeline of WikiLeaks founder's extradition fight

Stockholm - Here are key dates in the legal saga of Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who had a rape investigation against him in Sweden dropped by prosecutors on Friday.

Assange lawyer says dropped case is 'end of nightmare'

London - A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange welcomed the decision of Swedish prosecutors Friday to drop a seven-year rape investigation against him, saying it was the "end of his nightmare".

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' fugitive anti-hero

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who had a rape investigation against him in Sweden dropped by prosecutors on Friday, has lived in Ecuador's embassy in London for nearly five years to avoid arrest.

Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe against WikiLeaks's Assange

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors Friday dropped a seven-year rape investigation into Julian Assange, a legal victory for the WikiLeaks founder who has been holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since 2012.

Assange claims victory after Sweden drops rape probe

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave a clenched fist salute Friday after Swedish prosecutors dropped a seven-year rape allegation against him, but he insisted the "proper war" over his future was just beginning.

Sweden postpones football game after match fixing attempt 

Stockholm - The Swedish Football Federation postponed Thursday's top-flight game between Gothenburg and AIK following a match-fixing attempt.

Swedish prosecutors to update on Assange case Friday

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors investigating a rape accusation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss developments in the seven-year case.

In new Millennium book, author steps out of Larsson's shadow

Stockholm - In the cult Millennium crime fiction series, Stieg Larsson created Lisbeth Salander as a tattooed hacker out to get revenge on her persecutors.

Assange demands Sweden drop arrest warrant

Stockholm - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a new motion in Sweden Wednesday calling for a European arrest warrant over rape allegations to be dropped, after the United States said it was seeking to arrest him, his lawyer said.

Sweden truck attack death toll rises to five

Stockholm - The death toll from the Stockholm truck attack rose to five on Friday after a 60-year-old Swedish woman succumbed to her injuries, police said.

Sweden cracks down on illegal workers after truck attack

Stockholm - Sweden on Thursday announced tougher measures against illegal immigration, weeks after the main suspect behind the deadly Stockholm attack was identified as an Uzbek who had ignored a deportation order.

Sweden releases second Stockholm attack suspect

Stockholm - Sweden on Tuesday released a second suspect held over the deadly Stockholm truck attack earlier this month, prosecutors said.

Sweden jails trio for Facebook livestream gang rape

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Tuesday sentenced three young men to prison for gang raping a woman and livestreaming the attack on Facebook.

Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to IS

Bichkek - Uzbekistan said Friday the suspect in last week's deadly Stockholm truck attack had ties to Islamic State jihadists and the West had been warned about him.

Stockholm attack suspect 'tried to join IS in Syria'

Moscow - The Uzbek national suspected of mowing down pedestrians in Stockholm last week had tried to join the ranks of the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, an Uzbek source told Russian agencies.

Stockholm attack suspect admits to 'terror crime'

Stockholm - Suspected Stockholm truck attacker Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek and jihadist sympathiser, admitted Tuesday to committing a "terrorist crime" by mowing down pedestrians on a busy street, killing four people and injuring 15 others.

Stockholm attack suspect 'confesses to terrorist crime': lawyer

Stockholm - A 39-year-old Uzbek national suspected of mowing down a crowd of people on a busy Stockholm street in a stolen truck on Tuesday admitted committing "a terrorist crime," his lawyer said.

Sweden eyes stronger terror laws after truck attack

Stockholm - After the Stockholm truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others, Swedish Justice Minister Morgan Johansson has told AFP he is seeking to toughen the nation's terrorism laws.

Sweden attack suspect demands Sunni lawyer

Stockholm - The prime suspect in the Stockholm truck attack has demanded that his state-appointed lawyer be replaced with a Sunni Muslim -- a request that was refused, according to court documents seen Monday.

Swedes hold minute of silence for truck attack victims

Stockholm - Sweden held a nationwide minute of silence Monday for the victims of last week's Stockholm truck attack which police believe was carried out by an Uzbek jihadist sympathiser.

Stockholm suspect, IS sympathiser who 'partied and drank': media

Stockholm - The main suspect in the Stockholm truck attack is an Uzbek construction worker and father-of-four believed to have IS sympathies, who went underground to avoid deportation from Sweden, police and reports said on Sunday.

Defiant Swedes unite, reject violence after truck attack

Stockholm - A carpet of flowers, candles and stuffed toys on Sunday covered the steps of a Stockholm shopping plaza where up to 50,000 people gathered for a vigil honouring the victims of last week's truck attack.

Thousands at Stockholm 'Lovefest' vigil against terror

Stockholm - More than 20,000 people stood united against terrorism Sunday at a "Lovefest" vigil in Stockholm, two days after a truck attack on a busy pedestrian street killed four people.

Thousands attend Stockholm vigil, police probe suspect's IS sympathies

Stockholm - Huge crowds gathered in Stockholm for a "Lovefest" vigil against terrorism on Sunday, two days after a truck attack that police believe was committed by an Uzbek jihadist sympathiser.

Stockholm truck attack suspect interested in IS, residency rejected

Stockholm - The suspected Stockholm truck attacker had shown interest in extremist groups and had his permanent residency application rejected in June 2016, Swedish police said on Sunday.
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