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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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Mayhem mounts for Rome's new mayor after losing another top aide

She is the first woman to run Rome, but Virginia Raggi’s political problems – just like the city’s rubbish – appear to be mounting by the day.

She is the first woman to run Rome, but Virginia Raggi’s political problems – just like the city’s rubbish – appear to be mounting by the day.

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Trump and campaign manager Paul Manafort part ways

Paul Manafort, the man hired by Donald Trump to lead the effort to make him president of the United States, has quit.

Paul Manafort, the man hired by Donald Trump to lead the effort to make him president of the United States, has quit.

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Trump's campaign chief linked to Kyiv cash scandal

Ukraine's National Anti-Corruption Bureau say secret documents link Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign manager, to $12.7m in 'off the books payments' from the party of ousted president Viktor Yanu

Ukraine's National Anti-Corruption Bureau say secret documents link Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign manager, to $12.7m in 'off the books payments' from the party of ousted president Viktor Yanu

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Spain: interior minister faces calls to quit

Spain’s interior minister is facing mounting calls to resign after allegations he tried to smear his political rivals.

Spain’s interior minister is facing mounting calls to resign after allegations he tried to smear his political rivals.

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Obama drinks water in Flint to 'show it's safe'

US President Barack Obama has visited Flint, Michigan, after receiving a letter from an eight-year-old resident who was concerned about the city’s

US President Barack Obama has visited Flint, Michigan, after receiving a letter from an eight-year-old resident who was concerned about the city’s

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Brazil's top prosecutor requests probe into Dilma Rousseff's role in Petrobras scandal

Brazil's Attorney General, Rodrigo Janot, has requested the Supreme Court open an investigation into President Dilma Rousseff as part of a massive probe into corruption at the state-run oil firm Petro

Brazil's Attorney General, Rodrigo Janot, has requested the Supreme Court open an investigation into President Dilma Rousseff as part of a massive probe into corruption at the state-run oil firm Petro

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Brazilian president in show of support for her predecessor

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff made a brief appearance at the home of her predecessor Lula da Silva on Saturday, a day after he was questioned in

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff made a brief appearance at the home of her predecessor Lula da Silva on Saturday, a day after he was questioned in

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South Africa: Zuma speech disrupted amid home upgrade scandal

It was always going to be a difficult day for South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. But protests ahead of his state of the nation speech on Thursday

It was always going to be a difficult day for South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. But protests ahead of his state of the nation speech on Thursday

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US: 'top secret' emails on Hillary Clinton's home server

The US State Department has, for the first time, conceded that seven email chains on Hillary Clinton’s home server contain top secret information

The US State Department has, for the first time, conceded that seven email chains on Hillary Clinton’s home server contain top secret information

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Italy's 'Martian Mayor' withdraws resignation

Italian politics is known for its twists and turns and Thursday (October 29) was no exception. Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino has withdrawn the

Italian politics is known for its twists and turns and Thursday (October 29) was no exception. Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino has withdrawn the

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Guatemela's president resigns amid corruption scandal

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned, his spokesman said on Thursday, in the face of a corruption scandal that has thrown the country

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned, his spokesman said on Thursday, in the face of a corruption scandal that has thrown the country

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Sewel: UK Peer resigns from House of Lords over drugs allegations

The fall-out continues from the latest high-level sex scandal in the UK. Lord Sewel has resigned from the House of Lords after being filmed allegedly

The fall-out continues from the latest high-level sex scandal in the UK. Lord Sewel has resigned from the House of Lords after being filmed allegedly

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Porn site requests from inside UK’s parliament hit 250,000

Computers inside Britain’s House of Parliament were used to make 250,000 requests to access pornography sites last year. The figures work out to 700

Computers inside Britain’s House of Parliament were used to make 250,000 requests to access pornography sites last year. The figures work out to 700

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France's Ex-interior minister Charles Pasqua dies 88

Former French interior minister, Charles Pasqua has died at the age of 88. A hardline politician, Pasqua was a close ally of former president Jacques

Former French interior minister, Charles Pasqua has died at the age of 88. A hardline politician, Pasqua was a close ally of former president Jacques

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Polish ministers forced to resign over secret recordings scandal

Poland’s prime minister has forced several government ministers embarrassed by secret recordings to quit their posts four months ahead of a general

Poland’s prime minister has forced several government ministers embarrassed by secret recordings to quit their posts four months ahead of a general

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Shinawatra trial opens in Bangkok

Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra entered the supreme court on Tuesday as she began her trial on what her supporters say are

Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra entered the supreme court on Tuesday as she began her trial on what her supporters say are

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Karim Wade son of former president of Senegal jailed

Karim Wade, a former senior minister in the Senegal government has been sentenced to six years in prison for corruption. He is the son of the former

Karim Wade, a former senior minister in the Senegal government has been sentenced to six years in prison for corruption. He is the son of the former