REJECTED: Britain's Supreme Court rejected WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange's bid to reopen his extradition case. The court rejected arguments that Assange's legal team hadn't been given the chance to properly cross-examine the evidence that justices relied on to deny his appeal against extradition.
SIGNIFICANCE: That means Assange could be sent to Sweden by the end of the month.
THE BACKDROP: Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden after two women accused him of sexual misconduct. His legal struggle to stay in Britain has dragged on for the better part of two years.