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UK Cops to Get New Crack at US Diplomat's Wife

Anne Sacoolas requested interview 'under caution' in US

(Newser) - British police will get another interview with the US diplomat's wife involved in the car crash that killed 19-year-old Harry Dunn—just not in the UK. Anne Sacoolas requested to be interviewed by Northamptonshire Police in the US, where officers are now traveling, Sky News reports. The outlet notes... More »

Harry Dunn's Dad Says He Spoke to Son After Crash

Says his son knew he was there before he died

(Newser) - The parents of the British teen killed in an August crash involving a US woman who is reportedly married to an American diplomat have given their first stateside interview, and they tell CBS News that 19-year-old Harry Dunn was able to be with his father before he died. Tim Dunn... More »

US Diplomat's Wife's Immunity 'No Longer Relevant'

Anne Sacoolas tells family of UK's Harry Dunn she's 'devastated by this tragic accident'

(Newser) - The American diplomat's wife who fled the United Kingdom under the auspices of diplomatic immunity "is devastated by this tragic accident" that killed a 19-year-old man on a motorcycle, per the BBC . "No loss compares to the death of a child and Anne extends her deepest sympathy... More »

Trump on UK Crash: Wrong-Way Driving 'Happens'

Notes suggest Anne Sacoolas will not return to UK

(Newser) - Anne Sacoolas, the 42-year-old wife of a US diplomat who fled the UK after a fatal Aug. 27 crash in which she claims diplomatic immunity, has no plans to return, according to notes provided to President Trump. A Washington Post photographer got a look at briefing notes given to Trump... More »

Parents of Brit Killed in Crash on Quest That Could Lead to Trump

Harry Dunn's parents want Anne Sacoolas' immunity waived

(Newser) - It's still unclear exactly where Anne Sacoolas is right now. The same can't be said for Harry Dunn's parents, who have been putting themselves in front of cameras and journalists as part of their quest to have the 42-year-old American held accountable for allegedly killing their 19-year-old... More »

Cops: Woman Who Killed Teen Used Diplomatic Immunity to Flee

Woman said to be wife of US diplomat had told UK police she had no plans to leave country

(Newser) - She told UK police she wasn't planning on leaving the country after a car crash in which a teen was killed. Now, the parents of Harry Dunn are pleading with the wife of a US diplomat to return to England so they can "get some peace" after cops... More »

CAR Minister Says Tennis Star's Passport Is a 'Clumsy Fake'

And that Boris Becker isn't an official diplomat, though Becker disagrees

(Newser) - Boris Becker's claim of diplomatic immunity in an ongoing bankruptcy case just went from odd to bewildering. Though the former tennis champ claims his April appointment as a Central African Republic attache to the European Union means he's immune from bankruptcy hearings in the UK, the CAR appears... More »

Tennis Great Takes Odd Defense in Bankruptcy Case

Boris Becker says his diplomatic post with Central African Republic means he's immune

(Newser) - Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker is claiming that a diplomatic role with the Central African Republic means he's exempt from bankruptcy proceedings in the UK. The 50-year-old declared bankruptcy in June 2017 over debts to private bank Arbuthnot Latham, reports the AP and BBC . He was named Central African... More »

US Diplomat Claims Immunity Over Unpaid Rent

Lawyer says Betsy Zouroudis 'enjoys immunity from civil matters' in Canada

(Newser) - A Canadian landlord says he may never again rent to foreign diplomats after a US Embassy worker failed to pay two months of rent, then claimed diplomatic immunity. Rolf Baumann tells CBC News he bomb-proofed the windows in his luxury Ottawa townhouse in early 2016 to meet US security standards... More »

NZ Kicks Out US Diplomat After Unexplained Incident

US refused to waive immunity

(Newser) - An American diplomat has been kicked out of New Zealand, taking a black eye and a broken nose with him and leaving a lot of questions behind. New Zealand asked the US to remove the man, an embassy staff member, after the embassy refused to waive diplomatic immunity when he... More »

Crazy Reckless Driving Case in Beverly Hills Gets Weirder

Cars are owned by sheikh who allegedly falsely claimed diplomatic immunity

(Newser) - A case of reckless driving last weekend in Beverly Hills involved a $1.4 million Ferrari, false claims of diplomatic immunity , an alleged death threat, a Middle Eastern sheikh, and zero arrests. The whole thing started Sept. 12 when the swanky Los Angeles neighborhood was terrorized by a yellow Ferrari... More »

India's Gambit to Shield Female Diplomat Won't Work

Country gives Devyani Khobragade a new job

(Newser) - As India gets increasingly hot under the collar about its arrested and strip-searched female diplomat , the US isn't backing down: The State Department has refused to drop charges against Devyani Khobragade, with a State Department rep emphasizing that each year the US reminds countries about "obligations they have... More »

US Arrests, Strips Female Diplomat, to India's Dismay

Parliament takes token retaliatory measures, protest starts

(Newser) - Indian lawmakers lashed out at the US today over the arrest last week of an Indian diplomat in New York, which one MP called a blatant violation of the Vienna convention, the BBC reports. Devyani Khobragade was arrested last Thursday and charged with visa fraud, amidst allegations that she paid... More »

UK Threatens to Raid Embassy for Assange

Threat to revoke diplomatic immunity infuriates Ecuador

(Newser) - Ecuador has been enraged by what it sees as a British threat to storm its embassy in London and seize Julian Assange, who has been holed up there since mid-June. British authorities have warned Ecuador that it has the option of revoking the embassy's diplomatic immunity to fulfill its... More »

Judge Denies Strauss-Kahn Diplomatic Immunity

He'd already left the IMF when Nafissatou Diallo filed her suit

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn can't get out of a civil suit from the housekeeper who accused him of sexually assaulting her by claiming diplomatic immunity, a judge ruled today, calling Strauss-Kahn's attempt to do so "his own version of a Hail Mary pass." Strauss-Kahn had already resigned his... More »

DSK Claims Diplomatic Immunity In NYC Case

Lawyers for ex-IMF boss seek to have civil case tossed

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn's lawyers have asked a judge to dismiss a civil case brought against him by a hotel maid who claims the former IMF chief sexually assaulted her. The Frenchman's lawyers argue that at the time the suit was filed he was still covered by diplomatic immunity under... More »

Strauss-Kahn Tried to Claim Diplomatic Immunity

He later dropped strategy, asked to call attorney

(Newser) - So much for the consensual sex argument. Ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn didn't make that claim when he was busted for sexual assault of a Manhattan hotel maid , but declared that he had diplomatic immunity. He also complained his handcuffs pinched, according to new details revealed yesterday in court documents.... More »

Pakistan Acquits CIA Worker in 'Blood Money' Deal

Raymond Davis released, ending US-Pakistan diplomatic standoff

(Newser) - On the same day he was indicted on two murder charges, CIA contractor Raymond Davis has been acquitted by a Pakistan court and released. The victims' families told the court "that they have accepted the blood money and they have pardoned him," the Punjab Law Minister tells Reuters... More »

American Charged in Pakistan Killings Is CIA

'Guardian' says it can confirm Raymond Davis a spy

(Newser) - Turns out that Jason Bourne thing may not be as easy as the movies make it look—the Guardian reports that it can confirm that Raymond Davis, the US embassy staffer charged in Pakistan with the murder of two men , is a CIA agent. "It's beyond a shadow of... More »

US Diplomat Guilty of Murder: Pakistan Police Report

Tension continues to escalate in Raymond Davis case

(Newser) - The US Embassy official accused of killing two Pakistani men who allegedly tried to rob him is guilty of murder, according to a Pakistani police report. The report, obtained by the Washington Post, says that investigators found Raymond Davis shot each victim five times, including in their backs. But the... More »

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