Harry Dunn death: US officials say UK’s extradition request ‘highly inappropriate’

Home Offices formal request for extradition of Anne Sacoolas means justice is now a decision for US authorities British officials have formally demanded that the wife of a US intelligence officer charged with causing who has previously insisted she will not return to the UK voluntarily, over the case of the teenager who died in a collision outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on 27 August last year. A spokesman for the department confirmed the move on Friday evening, adding: This is now a decision for the US authorities. However, the US state department called the request highly inappropriate. A department spokesman said: The use of an extradition treaty to attempt to return the spouse of a former diplomat by force …

False claims spread online after Iran missile attack on Iraqi airbases

Iran state TV claims terrorists killed as agency in Kuwait says its false news was result of hack Irans missile attacks on two Iraqi airbases have been accompanied by a spread of online disinformation, falsely labelled images and claims of news sources being hacked, which have added to jitters in the region regarding the attacks. Iranian state television said on Wednesday that at least 80 American terrorists were killed, despite the US making clear that it had not sustained any casualties as a result of regularly banning Iranian pages it believes are spreading false and divisive material aimed at audiences in the US and UK. Twitter suspended an account impersonating the Israeli journalist Jack Khoury, which had been used to …

Trump accuses Iran over storming of US embassy compound in Baghdad

Iraqi Shia militia supporters break into compound after US strikes on state-sanctioned militia Donald Trump has accused Iran of orchestrating an attack on the US embassy in Baghdad after dozens of Iraqi Shia militia supporters broke into its compound after smashing a door and storming inside. The angry demonstration followed US airstrikes on Sunday against three camps in Iraq and two in Syria. The bases belonged to the Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah militia group, which is formally part of the Iraqi army. At least 25 fighters were killed and dozens injured. The Pentagon said the strikes were in response to a rocket attack on Friday against a US base in Kirkuk, in which a US civilian contractor was killed and four …

Why Trump killed Santa and other stocking chillers | Stewart Lee

After years of selfless giving, Father Christmas finally got what was coming to him Few hearts can have been left unbroken on Friday night, when footage emerged of President Donald Trump triumphantly celebrating the killing of Father Christmas by American military forces on Boxing Day. My children were in floods of tears as we watched a clearly aroused Trump make the following televised statement, sitting beneath a sumptuously decorated Christmas tree at his 2016, to abandon his traditional Christmas Eve practice of distributing free toys to all the children in the world. According to Trump, the jobs of millions of hardworking Americans were at risk, and there was a serious reduction of toy-generated retail revenue in the American economy because …