Iranian women protesting headscarves detained
Photos of the protests made the rounds on social media, showing women standing atop utility boxes, hijabs dangling from sticks. Social media has been flooded with the images and videos of the demonstration. "We're just giving them a platform".
It added Assange was "in fact, voluntarily avoiding lawful arrest by choosing to remain in the Ecuadorean embassy". Instead, she said that Assange not surrendering to bail was its own offense and that by not appearing in court, Assange has failed to provide reasonable cause for skipping bail.
But under British authorities Assange remains in breach of his bail conditions - a separate offence.
However, Mr Assange suspects there is a secret U.S. indictment against him for WikiLeaks' publication of leaked classified American documents, and that USA authorities will seek his extradition.
Mr Summers said Mr Assange had "at all times" offered to cooperate with the Swedish investigation and the five and a half years he had spent in the embassy in London "may be thought to be adequate, if not severe punishment, for the actions that he took".
There are no formal charges in against Assange in the USA, though news reports past year suggested the Justice Department was looking into it.
But prosecutor Aaron Watkins earlier called Assange's court bid "absurd".
Pathania lauded Congress win in Rajasthan
Congress, the primary opposition party in the state, was the main electoral challenger to the BJP in this round of the polls. In Mandalgarh, the Congress established a narrow lead of 3282 votes, party leader Vivek Dhakar securing 55,782 votes.
Dow industrials drop 600 points, extending a weeklong slump
Even after the selloff this week, the S&P 500 is up 3.3% for this year and that is on top of a 19.4-percent gain for 2017. Tech stocks (-3%) also tumbled, as Apple , Alphabet and Visa fell between 3.8% and 5.3% after releasing their Q4 results.