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[Ticker] Estonia's far-right party out of power

Added: 14.01.2021 6:14 | 12 views | 0 comments

Estonia's ruling coalition, including the far-right and anti-EU EKRE party, collapsed Wednesday after the Centre-party prime minister Juri Ratas resigned when senior staff were named as suspects in a corruption inquiry. The Estonian president asked the leader of the centre-right Reform party, Kaja Kallas, to form a new government instead, which is unlikely to include EKRE. The developments scrapped an EKRE-led plan for a referendum on gay marriage.

Park Geun-hye: South Korea court upholds 20-year jail term for ex-leader

Added: 14.01.2021 3:31 | 5 views | 0 comments

South Korea&'s Supreme Court has upheld a 20-year jail term for former President Park Geun-hye who was found guilty of abuse of power and coercion. The ruling on Thursday upheld a reduced jail term given to Park in July after she was originally sentenced to serve a prison term of around 30 years. Prosecutors had tried to appeal against that reduction. Park, South Korea&'s first female president, was toppled from power in 2017 over a vast corruption scandal. The court on Thursday also upheld her fine of 18bn won (£12m, $17m). The former president was her country&'s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office due to graft in a...

Netanyahu’s Trial Moved to Feb. 8

Added: 14.01.2021 3:16 | 27 views | 0 comments

The Yerushalayim District Court on Monday announced that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s next hearing in his public corruption trial has been rescheduled to Feb. 8. In an...

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Beny Steinmetz: Mining tycoon in Swiss trial over Guinea deal

Added: 11.01.2021 10:36 | 27 views | 0 comments

Billionaire Beny Steinmetz denies alleged corruption over a huge iron ore deal in Guinea.

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Beny Steinmetz: Mining billionaire goes on trial in Guinea

Added: 11.01.2021 6:51 | 18 views | 0 comments

Beny Steinmetz denies allegations of corruption over a major mining deal in Guinea.

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Lamine Diack will die in jail if sentenced - defence lawyers tell court

Added: 18.06.2020 18:50 | 28 views | 0 comments

Lawyers for former world athletics chief Lamine Diack, who is on trial for corruption, on Thursday protested their client's innocence and said the 87-year-old would die in jail if sentenced to a prison term.


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