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France: Le Pen aide charged in party financing probe

A close aide to French Front National leader Marine Le Pen has been charged amid an inquiry into the party’s financing.

A close aide to French Front National leader Marine Le Pen has been charged amid an inquiry into the party’s financing.

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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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France's Le Pen defies demand for "misspent" funds

France’s National Front leader Marine Le Pen has defied a deadline set by the EU authorities for her to repay funds they claim she has misspent.

France’s National Front leader Marine Le Pen has defied a deadline set by the EU authorities for her to repay funds they claim she has misspent.

Business

BT shares plummet on deepening Italian accounting scandal

UK telecoms firm BT has cut its revenue, earnings and cash flow forecasts due to a worse than thought accounting scandal at its Italian business.

UK telecoms firm BT has cut its revenue, earnings and cash flow forecasts due to a worse than thought accounting scandal at its Italian business.

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Judge in Brazil graft probe dies in plane crash

Teori Zavascki's death raises questions over who will take over the country's biggest corruption case.

Teori Zavascki's death raises questions over who will take over the country's biggest corruption case.

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Samsung top boss faces arrest

The head of the Samsung group has been questioned behind closed doors about his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has led parliament to impeach President Park Guen-hye.

The head of the Samsung group has been questioned behind closed doors about his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has led parliament to impeach President Park Guen-hye.

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South Korea prosecutor to decide on Samsung leader's arrest warrant

Samsung's vice chairman Jay Y Lee may be the next head to roll in the influence-peddling scandal which led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

Samsung's vice chairman Jay Y Lee may be the next head to roll in the influence-peddling scandal which led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

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Samsung chief becomes suspect in South Korea political scandal

The heir apparent of tech giant Samsung has become a criminal suspect in a widening corruption probe engulfing South Korean president Park Geun-Hye.

The heir apparent of tech giant Samsung has become a criminal suspect in a widening corruption probe engulfing South Korean president Park Geun-Hye.

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Russian economy minister charged with bribery

60-year-old technocrat Alexei Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested while in office since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

60-year-old technocrat Alexei Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested while in office since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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Brazil's former finance minister is arrested

Observers say it is a sign that a sweeping corruption investigation is closing in on the inner circle of the leftist Workers Party leadership, who ran the South American country for 13 years.

Observers say it is a sign that a sweeping corruption investigation is closing in on the inner circle of the leftist Workers Party leadership, who ran the South American country for 13 years.

Europe

Ex-EU official Kroes under pressure over Bahamas directorship

Just two months after its former president joined Goldman Sachs, the European Commission has been caught up in another corporate scandal.

Just two months after its former president joined Goldman Sachs, the European Commission has been caught up in another corporate scandal.

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Former EU commissioner Neelie Kroes fails to declare directorship of offshore firm

A fresh leak of tax haven data has named former European commissioner Neelie Kroes as having failed to declare her directorship of an offshore firm in the Bahamas while in…

A fresh leak of tax haven data has named former European commissioner Neelie Kroes as having failed to declare her directorship of an offshore firm in the Bahamas while in…

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LuxLeaks whistleblowers convicted but not jailed

Two French whistleblowers have been convicted in the so-called LuxLeaks tax scandal, but have avoided jail.

Two French whistleblowers have been convicted in the so-called LuxLeaks tax scandal, but have avoided jail.

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FIFA lawyers accuse Blatter, Valcke and Kattner of profiteering

Lawyers acting for FIFA claim disgraced former president Sepp Blatter, ex-secretary general Jerome Valcke and his former deputy Markus Kattner wrongly profited by some 70 million euros over the past f

Lawyers acting for FIFA claim disgraced former president Sepp Blatter, ex-secretary general Jerome Valcke and his former deputy Markus Kattner wrongly profited by some 70 million euros over the past f

Business

Santander's Madrid HQ raided in tax evasion probe

Police have raided Spanish bank Santander's headquarters in Madrid as part of an investigation into possible tax evasion.

Police have raided Spanish bank Santander's headquarters in Madrid as part of an investigation into possible tax evasion.

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Bitcoin creator allegedly unmasked

Australian technology entrepreneur Craig Wright has said he is the creator of bitcoin, which could have major ramifications for the controversial digital currency.

Australian technology entrepreneur Craig Wright has said he is the creator of bitcoin, which could have major ramifications for the controversial digital currency.

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The consequences of the Panama Papers

Panama Papers leak has dominated the news headlines over the past week with new names and details emerging every day. I'm off to film

Panama Papers leak has dominated the news headlines over the past week with new names and details emerging every day. I'm off to film

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Panama Papers lessons

Panama is at the centre of a global hurricane sparked by the leak of a huge list of documents which have become known as the “Panama Papers”

Panama is at the centre of a global hurricane sparked by the leak of a huge list of documents which have become known as the “Panama Papers”

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David Cameron admits to profiting from father's offshore funds

Cameron said he owned a stake in the the Blairmore investment fund and sold it off for 31,500 pounds (38940 euros) in 2010 before becoming prime minister.

Cameron said he owned a stake in the the Blairmore investment fund and sold it off for 31,500 pounds (38940 euros) in 2010 before becoming prime minister.

Europe

EU's Moscovici urges tougher action on tax havens

The European Commission on Thursday renewed its vow to tackle global tax avoidance following the publication of the so-called Panama Papers. It made

The European Commission on Thursday renewed its vow to tackle global tax avoidance following the publication of the so-called Panama Papers. It made