Judge rejects new Assange bid to cancel UK arrest warrant


London (AFP) – A British judge on Tuesday rejected a second attempt by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to overturn a warrant that means he would be arrested if he stepped outside his refuge in the Ecuadoran embassy.

Judge Emma Arbuthnot rejected his lawyers’ argument that it was no longer in the public interest to uphold the warrant issued in 2012, when he broke his bail conditions during a battle against extradition to Sweden.