Assange rape case dropped: Sweden abandons probe that led to WikiLeaks co-founder’s asylum in UK’s Ecuadorian embassy

Swedish prosecutors will not pursue their rape investigation of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange any further, they announced, having successfully fulfilled their role in the years-long scheme to put Assange behind bars. Investigators determined the evidence was simply not strong enough to support an indictment, Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson told[…]

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U.S., Mexico open talks on Guzman extradition

The U.S. Justice Department has begun talks with Mexican authorities about extraditing drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States, a spokesman said on Thursday. Guzman’s extradition to face charges in the United States was discussed on Tuesday at a meeting in Miami between Arely Gomez, Mexico’s attorney[…]

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Switzerland extradites FIFA official to US

A Fifa official arrested in Switzerland has been extradited to the US as part of a corruption investigation into the international football governing body. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice did not name the official, but the news came six days after it was reported that Jeffrey Webb – one[…]

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