RT News - October 27, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

Whistleblower Julian Assange says he expects Sweden to drop the sexual-assault case against him. But doubts remain, as to whether UK authorities will let him walk free if he steps out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. An RT crew follows Lebanese Christian militias - as they patrol border areas and prepare to defend their land against Islamic State terrorists crossing over from Syria. Pro-European parties led by Ukraine's President and Prime Minister look set to dominate parliament, judging by early election results after millions boycotted the vote.