Strauss-Kahn court date delayed

New York prosecutors and the lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn have agreed to postpone the next court date in the sexual assault case for two week to give both sides more time to investigate. The delay to 1 August from 18 July was announced in a letter to the judge yesterday. The move came as defense lawyers again urged a dismissal of the charges – a possibility that has been anticipated since prosecutors revealed problems with the credibility of his accuser, a 32-year-old immigrant from Guinea.