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Estonia’s PM resigns over corruption scandal in his party

Estonia’s PM resigns over corruption scandal in his party

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Estonia’s prime minister has resigned over a corruption scandal in his Center Party that led to key party officials resigning overnightByThe Associated PressJanuary 13, 2021, 10:07 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleHELSINKI -- Estonia’s prime minister has resigned over a corruption scandal in his Center Party that led to key party officials resigning overnight, and talks began Wednesday among political parties about forming a new ruling coalition.The move automatically prompts the resignation of Estonia's three-party coalition government but does not automatically mean a new election.Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said early Wednesday on his Facebook page that he would step down as “the suspicion expressed by the Public Prosecutor’s Office .... does not m
Peru Congress votes to impeach president, citing corruption

Peru Congress votes to impeach president, citing corruption

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Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Peruvian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to impeach President Martin Vizcarra as the South American nation continues to reel from the coronavirus pandemic. Congress voted 105-19 on Monday in favor of the opposition motion to remove Vizcarra, 57, a decision the president said he didn't agree with but wouldn't contest. Advertisement "I declare that without agreeing with the decision, today I will leave the presidential palace and go to my home," he said in a national address. "History and the Peruvian people will judge the decisions that each one of us makes." In a statement on Twitter addressed to the Peruvian people, he said they were his "support and strength" during his nearly three-year presidency. "I leave with a clear conscience, my head held high and my duty accompl...
Israeli PM Netanyahu decries corruption indictment as ‘attempted coup’

Israeli PM Netanyahu decries corruption indictment as ‘attempted coup’

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decried a corruption indictment against him as "an attempted coup".Charges including bribery, fraud and breach of trust have been filed against Mr Netanyahu, raising further uncertainty over the political future of a country heading towards an unprecedented third election in less than a year. Mr Netanyahu has denied wrongdoing in three corruption cases and - in Donald Trump style - has previously dismissed the investigations into him as a "witch hunt". Image: The Israeli PM is the longest-serving leader in Israeli history The allegations include suspicions that he accepted hundreds of thousands of pounds' worth of champagne and cigars from billionaire friends, offered to trade favour...

Fraud office narrows Rolls-Royce corruption probe

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has dropped its probe into a number of former Rolls-Royce Holdings employees amid pressure to conclude a wide-ranging bribery and corruption inquiry launched more than six years ago. Business News - Markets reports and financial news from Sky
Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan ex-PM, sent back to jail for corruption

Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan ex-PM, sent back to jail for corruption

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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sent back to jail after a fresh corruption conviction.The court in Islamabad gave Sharif a seven-year term for having investments beyond his declared assets.Sharif, who denies wrongdoing, was jailed in July in a different corruption case but bailed on appeal when the Islamabad High Court suspended his sentence in September.His party lost general elections in July while he was in jail. Former cricketer Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) won most seats, after running on an anti-corruption platform.Security around the court in Islamabad was tight for Monday's verdict.The former ruling party - the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz - had threatened to start a mass protest movem...