URGENT ¥¥¥ UK former minister Huhne, ex-wife jailed for obstructing justice

Former British energy minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife were both jailed for eight months on Monday for perverting the course of justice after she took his penalty points for a speeding offence.

Huhne had earlier admitted passing the points to economist Vicky Pryce in 2003 in a bid to avoid a driving ban. Pryce had used the defence of marital coercion but was convicted by a jury last week.