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UK and Ecuador fail to resolve deadlock over Assange’s extradition

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, June 17, 2013 8:49 EDT
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (left) and Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino at the window of the Ecuadorian embassy in central London, on June 16, 2013. (AFP)
 
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British Foreign Secretary William Hague and his Ecuadoran counterpart Ricardo Patino failed to resolve the deadlock over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in talks on Monday, officials said.

The Foreign Office said there was “no breakthrough” on what to do about the Australian, who has been living at the Ecuadoran embassy in London for the past year in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning for alleged sex crimes.

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