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Sweden Denies Assange Permission to Attend Funeral

Swedish prosecutors say a request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London without being detained in order to attend a funeral has been dismissed on procedural grounds.   The Prosecution Authority said in a statement Friday nothing in the Swedish legislation permits exceptions.   It was not clear which funeral Assange wanted to attend.   The 45-year-old Australian computer hacker is wanted for questioning over a rape allegation...

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