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Day: April 12, 2019

Assange rape case may be reopened
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Assange rape case may be reopened

    Prosecutors in Sweden are considering reopening an investigation into sexual assault allegations against Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was arrested in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy after a seven-year standoff and faces an extradition battle to the United States on a charge of conspiring to reveal government secrets. Sweden's Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson said in a statement that her office had received a request late Thursday to resume a rape probe into Assange from lawyers representing the alleged victim. The case was dropped in 2017 because Assange's residency in the Ecuadorian Embassy stymied the investigation. Assange has always denied the rape allegation. Separate allegations of sexual assault by Assange, made by a second Swedish w...
Pro Brexit protesters block Aldi store
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Pro Brexit protesters block Aldi store

    Five Brexit supporters blocked off access to an Aldi store demanding for the UK leaves the EU now. The group arrived to the store in Neston, Wirral, in cars and camper vans to block the road. Waving British flags and wrapping themselves in the Union Jack, the protesters shouted this is Brexit and we are here. Footage shows the men and women parked their vehicles directly across the busy road, used for trucks delivering goods to the depot. After the protesters were spotted, people took to social media to warn others of the roadblock, while some joked about the irony of their protest, reports the Liverpool Echo . One man wrote on Twitter: They have blocked the road to a German supermarket distribution centre because they 'don't want German they want Brexit.... with ...