Swedish prosecutors drop charges against Wikileaks founder

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Sweden's top prosecutor is dropping the Julian Assange rape investigation and withdrawing his arrest warrant.

The Wikileaks founder took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012 to escape extradition for the rape charges. Two women allege he sexually assaulted them. Prosecutors say the probe could be reopened if Assange returns to Sweden before statute of limitations ends in 2020.

Assange is also wanted in the United States for charges related to Wikileaks' publication of classified American documents. British police say Assange still faces arrest if he leaves the embassy.

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