Jan 11, 2020

Britain requests extradition of U.S. official's wife charged in deadly crash

Harry Dunn's family and their spokesman Radd Seiger. Photo: Peter Summers/Getty Images

The British government has formally requested the extradition of Anne Sacoolas, whose husband was an intelligence officer at a British military base, from the U.S., AP writes.

The intrigue: The State Department calls the request "highly inappropriate," because she had diplomatic immunity at the time of the crash

Context: Sacoolas' car collided with 19-year-old Harry Dunn's motorbike and killed him in August. She has already been charged by the U.K. government with "causing death by dangerous driving," and has invoked immunity under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. "British prosecutors, however, maintain that immunity does not apply to dependants of consular officials based outside London," the AP writes.

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British foreign secretary condemns U.S. refusal to extradite American diplomat's wife

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab condemned the U.S.'s decision to refuse extradition in the case of Anne Sacoolas, a U.S. diplomat's wife who was charged last December in connection with the crash that killed teenager Harry Dunn in Britain last August.

The state of play: Sacoolas invoked diplomatic immunity under international law and returned to the U.S. after police reports claimed that her vehicle struck 19-year-old Dunn's motorcycle when she drove on the wrong side of the road.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is inching toward a decision that could profoundly harm the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States under President Trump.

Driving the news: Johnson is expected to decide, as soon as this week, whether to defy Trump's request that he ban Chinese technology giant Huawei from the U.K.'s 5G wireless network.

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Netanyahu surrenders immunity, faces corruption trial

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has surrendered his immunity from prosecution just minutes before the Knesset was set to form a committee expected to strip it from him.

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