BREAKTHROUGH

Sweden to Question Assange in London

Julian Assange has so far avoided questioning in Sweden, where he is accused of sexual assault—but now prosecutors say they are willing to travel to London, where WikiLeaks founder is holed up on foreign soil at the Ecuadorian embassy. The move appears to be motivated by an upcoming statute of limitations deadline, with charges against Assange expiring in August. Assange’s lawyer welcomed the possibility, saying, “This is something we’ve demanded for over four years.” Lead Swedish prosecutor Marianna Ny said in a statement that they had not previously wanted to conduct questioning in London because it would “lower the quality of the interview.”