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U.S. prosecutors file second indictment against Indian diplomat Khobragade

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – A grand jury in New York has returned a new indictment against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade for visa fraud, two days after a U.S. judge dismissed a similar indictment because she had diplomatic immunity. Khobragade’s arrest last December and a subsequent strip search…

Strauss-Kahn lawyer demands US suit dismissal

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer asked a US judge Wednesday to dismiss a civil suit brought by a New York hotel maid, saying the disgraced French politician had diplomatic immunity when he allegedly assaulted her. The suit “must be dismissed,” Amit Mehta said in New York state court at the start of…

Pakistan court acquits CIA contractor of double murder

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – A CIA contractor indicted earlier in the day on two murder charges in Pakistan was acquitted and released on Wednesday after a deal to pay “blood money” to the victims’ families was reached, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah told Reuters. The deal ends a long-simmering diplomatic…

Pakistan intelligence says US gunman is CIA

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – A Pakistani intelligence official said Monday that an American in custody for killing two men was an undercover CIA contractor, in remarks likely to inflame a crisis with the United States. Washington insists that Raymond Davis, who says he acted in self-defence, is a member of its…

US officials: Drone strike kills five ‘militants’ in NW Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A US drone attack late on Sunday killed at least five militants in northwest Pakistan’s lawless South Waziristan tribal district, officials said. The drone strike was the first since a US gunman shot and killed two Pakistanis in the eastern city of Lahore on January 27, triggering…

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