The decision comes after Assange's Swedish lawyer filed a motion which demanded that the arrest warrant be lifted, after US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in April that arresting the WikiLeaks co-founder would be a "priority".
Assange has been holed up at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012, seeking to avoid an arrest warrant on the allegations in Sweden.
"Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny has today made a decision to discontinue the preliminary investigation regarding suspected rape concerning Julian Assange", the prosecutor's office said in a statement.
"UK refuses to confirm or deny whether it has already received a U.S. extradition warrant for Julian Assange".
However if Assange were to return to Sweden before the statute of limitations for the suspected offenses expires in August 2020, the investigation could be reopened, she said.
Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, is thought to have cost the United Kingdom taxpayer in excess of £10 million during his time in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
Today will be declared as a historic victory for whistleblowers as Julian Assange paved the path to his freedom two days after Chelsea Manning was released from prison.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said that any action concerning Assange were he to leave the embassy would be an operational matter for the British police.
"As long as we fear that this is a case of political persecution.as long as we fear for Mr. Assange's integrity and human rights, we will continue with our policy of offering him asylum", Long said in a telephone interview. "He has been critical that it has lasted that long", Per E Samuelsson, his lawyer in Sweden, told Swedish Radio.
Police kept up round-the-clock guard outside the embassy until December 2015, when the operation was scaled back, in part because of the cost, which had exceeded 11 million pounds (over $17.5 million at the time).
In March, South Korean officials voiced concerns that Beijing was limiting tourism to their country as an unofficial sanction. The Thaad deployment has already had an impact, after its TPY-2 radar component detected Sunday's missile launch.
Now, with the eyes of the world upon him, the president will embark on his big trip carrying the baggage of dire troubles at home. When President Clinton went on trips, questions followed about the various investigations surrounding him and his administration.
Keselowski, Harvick and Blaney went three-wide with Keselowski on the high side, and he made the move stick to finish second. On the restart, Truex blew past Blaney and never gave the lead back. "I hate that I'm the part of it that started it".
Finance Advisers Lc reported 0% in Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) for 720,625 shares. 4,032,936 shares of the company were exchanged. Currently Hanesbrands Inc (NYSE:HBI)'s shares owned by insiders are 1%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 89%.
Cornell was a leader of the grunge movement with Seattle-based Soundgarden , with whom he gained critical and commercial acclaim. Asked about his past addictions, Mr Cornell often remarked that drug problems were overlooked among non-famous people.
Owner Wyc Grousbeck was the lucky charm for a team that, despite its shamrock logo, hasn't had such good fortune in the lottery. It was pretty evident up to the draft lottery that the Lakers and the Ball family mutually felt like they would be a good fit.
India mentioned in the application that Pakistan is in violation of the Vienna Convention by denying consular access to Jadhav. India demands suspension of Jadav's death sentence. "India has used this court as the scene of political theatre".
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the most powerful man in Iran, symbolically cast the election's first vote. Tight race in Iran's presidential electionIranians will soon head to the polls to vote for the next president.
The best course of action is to contact an IT or Cyber Security professional to assist you in analyzing and minimizing the attack. Even though Microsoft no longer provides updates for Windows XP, it is still widely used in Europe and Asia.
But after a few thousands years, as sea levels rose, the island was cut off from the mainland and the cave abandoned. Veth said the location provided the longest sequence of dietary remains from any Australian site.
Trump has invoked the trade gap to argue that naive American policymakers had been out-negotiated by their Mexican counterparts. The Congressional Research Service has concluded that the impact of NAFTA on the USA economy "has been relatively small".
Spurs Aldridge Reveals He "Took Wrong Approach"
Popovich had no guess about Leonards status for Game 3 , saying it would likely be decided as late as Friday or Saturday. He had 26 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals before heading to the locker room in the third.
Ohio Nursing Home Gunman Had History Of Violence
The Columbus Dispatch profiled Hartless , painting a picture of a man who was violent with any woman he came into contact with. Nurse Marlina Medrano, 46, and Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric DiSario, 36, were also killed in the Friday attack.
Sweden drops rape investigation into WikiLeaks founder Assange
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said in April that Assange should not be afforded constitutional free speech protections in the U.S. In order to proceed with the case, Julian Assange would have to be formally notified of the criminal suspicions against him.
PayPal now lets you pay online with a fingerprint scan
Google Lens is a brand new effort from the company that brings AI and machine learning to recognise the surroundings. We're not talking about the image metadata, but the places, names and even Wi-Fi passwords depicted in your photos.
United Kingdom general election: Theresa May launches manifesto
The value of the pound has tumbled since Britons voted to leave the bloc, pushing costs up and driving inflation past wage growth. The platform signals that May is more willing than her predecessor, David Cameron, to let the state intervene in markets.
Trump to meet French President-elect Macron in May
The vote - 66% for centrist Macron to 34% for Le Pen - proved a stronger victory than many analysts and polls had projected. His rivals now will be motivated to keep Macron from making further gains during the two-round parliamentary election.
Kane scores four as Spurs smash Leicester
Kane averages a goal every 94 minutes in the league this season, and unsurprisingly described the campaign as his best yet. They have a tough game against Arsenal but there's still one more game.
Russian Federation probe 'divides' the country
Former FBI Director James Comey , who had previously led the investigation, was sacked by Trump on May 9. Trump later deleted and retweeted that statement to correct the spelling of "counsel".
Donald Trump back to repeating 'no collusion'
This is risky business that the first choice for National Security Advisor turned out to be a liar in the White House. The White House, Spicer explained, was skeptical of Yates because she was "not exactly a supporter of the president".