After a marathon seven year legal stalemate, Swedish prosecutors have dumped their investigation into allegations of sexual assault against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. While a cause for celebration for the Australian computer programmer, who has spent five years confined to the Ecuadorian embassy in London, his ordeal is far from over.
The possible arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, should he leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London, no longer is a matter of concern for Sweden, as it has closed its case against him, Assange's lawyer Per Samuelsson said Friday.
The US authorities did not put any pressure on Swedish law enforcement in the case of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks whistleblowing organization that released many US classified documents, prosecutor Marianne Ny said Friday.
Ahead of the snap parliamentary elections scheduled for June 11 in the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo, Sputnik Serbia talked to Kosovan political scientist Nexhmedin Spahiu, who explained that Kosovo is the "creation of the west", and it will be the west who will now form the country's parliament.
For the first time in a quarter of a century, the British electorate has an opportunity to make a clean break with the banker-friendly neoliberal policies which have dominated politics since the era of Margaret Thatcher and which have led to a major redistribution of wealth away from the majority to the super-rich.
Bashar Jaafari, the head of the Syrian government delegation to the intra-Syrian talks at Geneva, said that no proposals on the country's constitution were brought forward during the current round of the negotiations.
Last year BP announced a massive new investment in a Liquefied Natural Gas facility in the Indonesian province of West Papua, which it claimed would create 10,000 new jobs. But supporters of West Papuan independence say it legitimizes Indonesian occupation.
The current state of relations between Russia and the United States is rather complex and there are some signs of Washington's "paranoid attitude" toward Moscow and contacts with Russian officials, CEO of Russia's largest bank Sberbank Herman Gref said Friday.
US-led coalition's attack on Syrian convoy on Thursday was an act of 'government terrorism', Bashar Jaafari, head of the Damascus delegation to the intra-Syria talks in Geneva, said Friday.
Over 63,000 polling stations opened in Iran, with about 56 million registered voters and all four candidates for Iranian presidency cast their ballots in the presidential election, according to correspondent's report.
The number of international terrorist groups is not waning, as new militants are joining them, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said.
More than 500 neo-Nazi groups, bringing together approximately seven million people, are currently active in Europe, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said, adding that in Ukraine such groups affected the actions of the country's leadership.
Russia has enough reasons to create a special commission to investigate the issue of US interference in country's internal affairs, State Duma lawmaker Vyacheslav Nikonov said Friday.
France’s new Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has set a new tone for the country's foreign policy: this week the country's Foreign Ministry has been renamed the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. French geopolitical analyst Emmanuel Dupuy told Sputnik that it is signaling that European affairs will now prevail in France's foreign policy.
Iran is holding its presidential election on Friday, in which incumbent leader Hassan Rouhani is expected to be reelected with over 60 percent of vote, according to recent polls.
Despite EU sanctions against Moscow, trade turnover between Russia and Italy remains high; Italian businesses are actively investing in Russia, President Putin said on Wednesday after his meeting with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. Italian journalist Gennaro Sangiuliano explained to Sputnik why Italy needs Russia.
Russia's governing United Russia party believes US media openly interferes in the country's domestic affairs, its first deputy chair Andrei Isayev said Friday.
Investigators with ProPublica and Gizmodo have prodded and tested the cyber-security of various Trump-associated locations, including his Mar-a-Lago Florida resort. The results were not good – unless, of course, you’re a hacker.
US State Department officials announced that they briefly detained two of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s bodyguards following a violent incident in front of the Turkish ambassador’s residence on Tuesday while Erdoğan met with US President Donald Trump. Both men have been since released on diplomatic immunity grounds.
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have reached an agreement on a framework for the South China Sea Code of Conduct, 15 years after they officially declared their intention to do so.
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