A foreign politician is involved in a divorce cash fight in a London court after his marriage to one of his four wives broke down.

The man, who is in his 60s but was not named, has four wives because polygamy is permitted in his home country.  Wife number four is an Egyptian who moved to the UK with the couple's two children following the failure of their marriage.

The woman, who had run up legal fees of more than £200,000, asked for £38,000 a month. But judge Mr Justice Mostyn said that was "disproportionate" and said she should get £20,000 a month until the next hearing - due to be held on February 21.

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