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Assange, 44, is wanted by Swedish authorities for questioning over allegations, which he denies, that he committed rape in 2010. "The district court finds that there is still probable cause for the suspicion against JA (Julian Assange) for rape, less serious incident, and that there is still a risk that he will depart or in some other way evade prosecution or penalty," the court said in a statement." Assange avoided possible extradition to Sweden by taking refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined forces on Wednesday with a hardline nationalist party to expand his coalition, forming what is being called the most right-wing government in the nation's history. Avigdor Lieberman and his Yisrael Beitenu party will add five lawmakers to Netanyahu's previously wafer-thin majority if the deal is given parliamentary approval as expected. Lieberman, who has spoken of harsh measures against Palestinian "terrorists", will take over the key role of defence minister after being sworn in.