Violating the sanctity of a head of state is perhaps the mildest thing we’ve seen of late, but the consequences for the US, if it expects its diplomatic immunity agreements to stand may be somewhat more serious. Next time Air Force 1 touches down, it should be impounded. Austria’s ambassadors should have their credentials revoked globally.

Amid a growing diplomatic storm, the Bolivian president, Evo Morales, has been allowed to fly out of Vienna, but only after a 12-hour interruption during which his plane was stopped and searched for the whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Bolivian president leaves Austria as diplomatic row erupts over diversion | World news |


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