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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.

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Romanian anti-corruption protests continue

Anti-government protests continue in freezing temperatures in Romania's capital Bucharest. Some pro-government demonstrators are also out.

Anti-government protests continue in freezing temperatures in Romania's capital Bucharest. Some pro-government demonstrators are also out.

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Baghdad anti-corruption protest ends in deadly clashes

At least seven people were killed as Iraqi security forces stopped demonstrators from entering the heavily-fortified Green Zone.

At least seven people were killed as Iraqi security forces stopped demonstrators from entering the heavily-fortified Green Zone.

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Arrest warrant for Peru ex-president Toledo over bribery claims

A judge in Peru has issued an international arrest warrant for the country’s former President, Alejandro Toledo, in a growing corruption scandal sweeping Latin…

A judge in Peru has issued an international arrest warrant for the country’s former President, Alejandro Toledo, in a growing corruption scandal sweeping Latin…

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Uefa's Executive Committee approve governance reforms

The way European football’s administrative body Uefa is governed could be about to change after a set of reforms were approved by the organisation’s executive committee this…

The way European football’s administrative body Uefa is governed could be about to change after a set of reforms were approved by the organisation’s executive committee this…

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Romania's government survives no confidence vote as protests go on

Romania’s government has easily survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote, three days after mass protests forced it to ditch a controversial corruption decree.

Romania’s government has easily survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote, three days after mass protests forced it to ditch a controversial corruption decree.

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How Romanian 'people power' defies corrupt 'business as usual' -view

The people were out on the streets because they felt it was a crucial moment for the country, lying at the crossroads: either corruption and oligarchs will take over the country or transparency, good governance, anticorruption and rule of law will prevail.

The people were out on the streets because they felt it was a crucial moment for the country, lying at the crossroads: either corruption and oligarchs will take over the country or transparency, good governance, anticorruption and rule of law will prevail.

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Romania : Ongoing protests and a vote of no confidence

Though the numbers are reportedly dwindling, demonstrations in Romania continue as the government awaits a vote of no confidence

Though the numbers are reportedly dwindling, demonstrations in Romania continue as the government awaits a vote of no confidence

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France's new corruption scandals favour Le Pen

Analysts believe many voters are likely to decide that French politics needs to clean up its act and the financial scandals are a gift to Marine Le Pen's National Front.

Analysts believe many voters are likely to decide that French politics needs to clean up its act and the financial scandals are a gift to Marine Le Pen's National Front.

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Romanian protesters dance as demonstrations enter their sixth day

Protesters in Bucharest, Romania, took a moment to express themselves through the medium of dance as anti-government demonstrations entered their sixth day on February…

Protesters in Bucharest, Romania, took a moment to express themselves through the medium of dance as anti-government demonstrations entered their sixth day on February…

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Romanian Social Democrat MPs walk out on president in protest

Social Democrat lawmakers walked out of the Romanian parliament on February 7 as President Klaus Iohannis was addressing the room.

Social Democrat lawmakers walked out of the Romanian parliament on February 7 as President Klaus Iohannis was addressing the room.

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Is Rwanda really better than Romania?

Denmark remains the least corrupt country in the world (tied with New Zealand) and Somalia (176) the most, and yet Romania (57), which has indicted eighteen ministers, plus two former prime ministers and a former president in the last five years alone, is still behind Namibia (53) and Malaysia (55)

Denmark remains the least corrupt country in the world (tied with New Zealand) and Somalia (176) the most, and yet Romania (57), which has indicted eighteen ministers, plus two former prime ministers and a former president in the last five years alone, is still behind Namibia (53) and Malaysia (55)

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A battle for Romania's soul: view

By Raluca Besliu, Romanian journalist and social commentator Through massive daily street demonstrations, hundreds of thousands of Romanian

By Raluca Besliu, Romanian journalist and social commentator Through massive daily street demonstrations, hundreds of thousands of Romanian