I suspected this charge was “trumped up” because of its timing. Now that Sec. Clinton is out of the way, the pressure is off Sweden to produce Assange.

I wonder if he can leave the embassy now?

The Australian national has previously expressed concern that he could end up being extradited and facing the death penalty in the United States over allegations of revealing government secrets through his site, WikiLeaks.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/europe/julian-assange-sweden-charges-dropped/

Germany likely to pull troops out of Incirlik air base | News | DW.COM | 15.05.2017

The Berlin government is mulling moving its troops out of Turkey’s Incirlik air base after a second snub by Ankara. A German political delegation was denied approval to visit Bundeswehr soldiers at the military facility.

Source: Germany likely to pull troops out of Incirlik air base | News | DW.COM | 15.05.2017