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International: Sweden drops rape investigation against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Prosecutors in Sweden said on Friday that they would drop their rape investigation into Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who sought refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London five years ago.

The announcement represents a victory for Mr. Assange, 45, an Australian, who became a persistent problem for the Obama administration after he released classified and embarrassing documents from the United States and other countries.

But the prosecutors’ decision does not mean that Mr. Assange is in the clear.