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Iranian multi-billionaire Zanjani arrested
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Iranian multi-billionaire Babak Zanjani has been arrested, Fars News Agency quoted Iran Judiciary spokesman Mohsen Ejei as saying on Dec.30.Before, the Central Bank of Iran announced on Dec. 28 that ...

German FM: Turkey must shed light on graft charges
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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on Turkey to shed light on a deepening corruption scandal gripping the administration of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Press TV reported ...

Interior Ministry: Corruption scandal directed against Turkish ruling party
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The corruption scandal that began on Dec.17 is directed against the Turkish ruling party, Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala said, Turkish TRT Haber TV channel reported on Dec.30.There are forces ...

Analysis: Battered Erdogan seen weathering storm as scandal deepens
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Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan still enjoys the fierce loyalty of pious voters and wealthy elites, which should be enough to keep him in power in the face of a ...

Thousands of Cambodians rally to demand PM steps down
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Tens of thousands of Cambodian opposition supporters, backed by striking garment-factory workers, rallied on Sunday to demand long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen step down and call an election.The garment workers ...

Fresh Ukraine protests draw thousands onto Kiev streets
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Tens of thousands of Ukrainians have gathered again in Kiev in a fresh show of force by the month-old anti-government protest movement.Many demonstrators also marched on President Viktor Yanukovych’s official ...

Croatia charges hundreds in drugs firm corruption probe
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The authorities in Croatia have charged a pharmaceutical company and 364 people – most of them reportedly doctors – for allegedly rigging the drugs market.Senior managers at the drugs firm ...

S. Sudan says former FinMin, ex-party chief to remain detained
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South Sudan has released two politicians among 11 accused of plotting a coup against President Salva Kiir but will keep three of the group in custody over corruption allegations, the ...