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Russian lawmaker deprived of immunity from moose killing

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The lower house of the Russian parliament has stripped a lawmaker critical of the Kremlin of his immunity, allowing prosecutors to prosecute him for the alleged illegal killing of a moose during a hunting trip PastAssociated Press 25 November 2021, 16:22 • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare on

Survey: The majority of the Pacific Islands see corruption problems

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A new survey by an anti-transplant watchdog group shows that a majority of Pacific Islanders believe that corruption is a problem in their governments, with significant numbers saying they have been offered bribes for their votes. Past DAVID RISING Associated Press 16 November 2021 at 12:25 • 2 min

EU parliamentarians call for an end to the denial of genocide in Serbia

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A group of European parliamentarians has called on the Serbian president and other government officials to stop glorifying convicted war criminals and denying genocide committed in Bosnia in the 1990s PastAssociated Press 11 November 2021, 18:27 • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BELGRADE, Serbia

Brazil’s Bolsonaro joins the center party with a view to re-election

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has sealed an agreement with the centrist Liberal Party to support his bid for re-election in 2022, according to a statement published by the party on Wednesday Past DÉBORA ÁLVARES and DIANE JEANTET Associated Press 10 November 2021, 22:54 • 4 min reading Share to

EXCERPT: Jair Bolsonaro’s Polemic Brazil Impeachment Vote

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The following excerpt is from the chapter, “If I Lose” in the book “Dilma’s Downfall: The Impeachment of Brazil’s First Woman President and the Pathway to Power for Jair Bolsonaro’s Far-Right”, written by Associated Press journalists Mauricio Savarese and Peter Prengaman. The book takes a deep look at 2016

Proceedings: Maduro’s ally met with the United States before his arrest

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MIAMI – A businessman accused of sucking millions in government contracts from Venezuela secretly met with US law enforcement agencies to provide intelligence to Nicolás Maduro’s government before he was indicted in 2019, according to new reports in a related case against a disgraced professor at the University of

British lawmakers are defending lucrative other jobs because Johnson is feeling hot

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A British lawmaker is defending his second job at £ 400,000 ($ 540,000) a year as demands to crack down on politicians earning external income grow. Past JILL LAWLESS Associated Press 10 November 2021, 14:24 • 3 min reading Share to FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article LONDON – A

Czech prosecutors want Prime Minister Babis’ immunity lifted

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Czech prosecutors have asked the newly elected lower house of parliament to lift Prime Minister Andrei Babi’s immunity from prosecution for alleged fraud involving EU subsidies PastAssociated Press 10 November 2021, 12:34 • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article PRAGUE – On Wednesday, Czech prosecutors

Myanmar’s court rulings arrested politicians aged 75-90

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A court in Myanmar has sentenced two members of the ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party to 90 years and 75 years in prison after finding them guilty of corruption Past GRANT PECK Associated Press 9 November 2021, 15:28 • 3 min reading Share to FacebookShare on

Chilean President indicted for Pandora Papers revelation

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Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has been arraigned in the lower house of the Chilean Congress, and has filed a lawsuit in the nation’s senate over allegations that he advocated the sale of a family property during his tenure. Past EVA VERGARA Associated Press 9 November 2021, 14:10 • 3