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Brazil widens political corruption probe

Brazil’s top prosecutor has dramatically expanded a corruption probe into the country’s political establishment.

Brazil’s top prosecutor has dramatically expanded a corruption probe into the country’s political establishment.

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Francois Fillon tells supporters to "ignore" fresh media attacks

Embattled French conservative, Francois Fillon continues to be dogged by financial scandal despite friends and foe in the Republican party deciding earlier this week to stick with…

Embattled French conservative, Francois Fillon continues to be dogged by financial scandal despite friends and foe in the Republican party deciding earlier this week to stick with…

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Ex-Argentine president fends off corruption charges in court

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has fended off corruption allegations in court claiming she was the victim of “judicial persecution” and a media “witch…

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has fended off corruption allegations in court claiming she was the victim of “judicial persecution” and a media “witch…

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Ukraine jails its head of tax and customs

Ukraine's anti-corruption prosecutor says investigators suspect 38-year-old Roman Nasirov helped exiled lawmaker Oleksandr Onishchenko deprive the state of the money in tax revenue linked to a gas dea

Ukraine's anti-corruption prosecutor says investigators suspect 38-year-old Roman Nasirov helped exiled lawmaker Oleksandr Onishchenko deprive the state of the money in tax revenue linked to a gas dea

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Brazil suffering worst ever recession

Brazil's worst-ever recession has unexpectedly deepened; GDP dropped by 3.6 percent in 2016; almost as bad as 2015's 3.8 percent slump.

Brazil's worst-ever recession has unexpectedly deepened; GDP dropped by 3.6 percent in 2016; almost as bad as 2015's 3.8 percent slump.

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South Korea: President Park 'colluded with' friend for bribe from Samsung

South Korea’s special prosecutor’s office has found President Park Geun-hye colluded with her friend, businesswoman Choi Soon-sil, to receive bribes from Samsung…

South Korea’s special prosecutor’s office has found President Park Geun-hye colluded with her friend, businesswoman Choi Soon-sil, to receive bribes from Samsung…

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Fillon divides Paris

Pro and counter demonstrations took place in the centre of Paris on Sunday (March 5).

Pro and counter demonstrations took place in the centre of Paris on Sunday (March 5).

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Five things Europe could learn from the protests in Romania

#PeoplePower made in Bucharest has somehow served as a role model. At least in Germany. The question is whether this is a sort of snowball effect throughout Europe and around.

#PeoplePower made in Bucharest has somehow served as a role model. At least in Germany. The question is whether this is a sort of snowball effect throughout Europe and around.

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Former FIFA official Valcke to appeal ban from football

The Former secretary general of football’s world governing body Fifa is to appeal his ten-year ban from all football-related activities.

The Former secretary general of football’s world governing body Fifa is to appeal his ten-year ban from all football-related activities.

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Samsung heir to be indicted on bribery charges

Prosecutors in South Korea say they will charge Samsung group chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement in connection with a corruption scandal.

Prosecutors in South Korea say they will charge Samsung group chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement in connection with a corruption scandal.

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Spain's Urdangarin escapes jail pending appeal

A Spanish court has decided not to send the King of Spain's brother-in-law to prison while he awaits the outcome of an appeal against a six-year-sentence for charges including tax fraud and money laun

A Spanish court has decided not to send the King of Spain's brother-in-law to prison while he awaits the outcome of an appeal against a six-year-sentence for charges including tax fraud and money laun

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Romania's parliament backs move to bin anti-corruption law

Romania’s parliament has endorsed a government order to scrap a decree that would have diluted the controversial anti-corruption drive that sparked mass protests and criticism at home and…

Romania’s parliament has endorsed a government order to scrap a decree that would have diluted the controversial anti-corruption drive that sparked mass protests and criticism at home and…

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Samsung chief Lee is questioned in S. Korea corruption probe

Handcuffed and tied with rope, he arrived for questioning on Saturday after a night in a tiny cell, his bed a mattress on the floor.

Handcuffed and tied with rope, he arrived for questioning on Saturday after a night in a tiny cell, his bed a mattress on the floor.

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Samsung boss arrest rocks South Korea's highest levels of power

The arrest of Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee - caught up in the corruption scandal swirling around the president - has sent shock waves through South Korea.

The arrest of Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee - caught up in the corruption scandal swirling around the president - has sent shock waves through South Korea.

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South Korea: Samsung's de facto boss arrested amid corruption scandal

Samsung's de facto chief is arrested on suspicion of involvement in a corruption scandal which has led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

Samsung's de facto chief is arrested on suspicion of involvement in a corruption scandal which has led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.