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UK police say WikiLeaks’ Assange will be arrested if he leaves Ecuador’s embassy

British police said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would still be arrested if he leaves the Ecuadorean embassy in London after Swedish prosecutors said on Friday they would drop a preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against him. Assange, 45, has been holed up in the embassy since 2012 after skipping bail to avoid extradition to Sweden over… Read More »

Paris attacks: Key suspect Abrini arrested in Brussels

The key remaining suspect in November’s Paris terror attacks, Mohamed Abrini, has been arrested in Belgium, prosecutors say. Investigators are checking if Abrini is also the “man in the hat”, the third bomber in the Brussels airport attacks last month, who fled the scene. The attacks on the airport and a metro station left 32 people dead. Another… Read More »

Man arrested for ‘offensive’ Facebook posts about Syrian refugees arriving on Scottish island of Bute

Police said the 40-year-old had been arrested under the Communications Act A man has been arrested over a series of “offensive” Facebook posts about refugees arriving on a Scottish island. Police Scotland said the suspect, from the Inverclyde area, was arrested following reports of a “series of alleged offensive posts” about Syrian families living on the Isle of… Read More »