Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EDT
LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange was pulled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and hauled into court Thursday, the start of an extradition battle for the WikiLeaks founder who faces U.S. charges related to the publication of tens of thousands of secret government documents. Police arrested Assange after Ecuador revoked the political asylum that had given him sanctuary for almost seven years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say Obama administration White House counsel Greg Craig has been indicted on charges of making false statements and concealing information about foreign lobbying. The U.S. attorney’s office in Washington says that Craig is charged in a two-count indictment. The scrutiny of Craig stems from an investigation of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his work on behalf of a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti could face a sentence of 335 years in prison if convicted of charges in a 36-count federal indictment. The indictment announced Thursday in Los Angeles alleges Avenattti stole millions of dollars from clients, didn’t pay taxes, committed bank fraud and lied during bankruptcy proceedings. U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna says the four areas of alleged criminal conduct are all linked to each other.
LONDON (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister says the delay granted to Britain on leaving the trade bloc should be used to determine how to avoid a no-deal Brexit but should not be taken as a sign that the EU would renegotiate an agreement. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told reporters in Berlin on Thursday “a decision was taken that averted the unregulated Brexit for the time being, however this must not be misinterpreted in such a way that there is new negotiating scope about the agreement.”
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military is warning protesters not to challenge a curfew that has been imposed across the country after ousting autocratic president Omar al-Bashir in response to escalating popular protests. Defense Minister Awad Mohammed Ibn Ouf on Thursday declared a monthlong curfew from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. The curfew is part of a package of measures taken by the military on Thursday.