Judge rules against Assange in case

QUITO — An Ecuadorean judge has ruled against a request by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to loosen new requirements he says are meant to push him out of the London embassy where he lives.

Judge Karina Martinez ruled Monday that a court injunction filed by Assange arguing that his rights are being violated is inadmissible. The new rules require the Australian ex-hacker to pay for services like internet and laundry and care for his cat. Assange has been living there for more than six years.


Former interior minister arrested

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan prosecutors working with a U.N. anti-corruption commission have arrested former Interior Minister Carlos Vielmann and several members of his 2004-08 administration.

Vielmann arrived handcuffed at a federal court Monday and told reporters that he holds the U.N. commission responsible for his life and the prosecutor’s office responsible for his arrest. He said he didn’t know why he was being arrested.


Macron backs Ethiopia leader’s reforms

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed his support for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ambitious reforms and diplomatic peace efforts.

The young reformist African leader was on a working visit Monday to France in his first trip to Europe since taking office in April.