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Treason probe row: Germany's justice minister sacks top prosecutor

The German justice minister Heiko Maas has sacked Harald Range, the country’s top prosecutor, saying the latter no longer enjoyed…

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German government starts treason investigation against news website

The German government has launched a treason probe into a news site that had reported on plans to step up…

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Romania: Prime minister Victor Ponta stands down as party leader

Victor Ponta, the Romanian prime minister, has said he would stand down as the Social Democratic party leader till prosecutors…

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NASA's spacecraft crashes into Mercury, ends almost an 11-year journey

NASA’s space probe Messenger has crashed into Mercury after it ran out of fuel, the US space agency said. In…

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Lyon-Turin rail project: EU starts investigation into fraud allegation

The European Union (EU) has launched a probe into the Lyon-Turin rail project following allegations of misspending by Green MEPs…

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Ten priests charged with child sex abuse in Spain

A Spanish judge in Granada city has charged ten priests and two others with child sex abuse,…

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Ma Jian, China's spy chief, probed for corruption

Chinese authorities have confirmed that Ma Jian, a top intelligence chief, is being probed for corruption, the latest high-ranking official…

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Former China security chief Zhou Yongkang arrested

Zhou Yongkang, the former security chief of China, has been arrested, media reports said. Zhou, who was the most senior…

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Venezuelan opposition figure is probed over assassination plot

The chief prosecutor of Venezuela has launched a probe into Maria Corina Machado, an opposition figure, over an alleged plan…

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Inquiry into Benghazi consulate attack clears US response

A probe into the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi has given a clean chit to the Obama administration’s…

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Spain cracks down on 'network of corruption'

Fifty-one people, including bureaucrats and businessmen, have been arrested on Monday, October 27, in Spain in an anti-corruption probe, according…

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UN chief announces independent probe into Gaza conflict

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon is setting up an independent investigation into the attacks on United Nations facilities during the…

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Three more held in ongoing terror investigation in UK

Three more people have been arrested in London as part of an ongoing terror probe in Britain, reports said. The…

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Gaza attacks: Criminal probe ordered by Israeli military

A criminal probe has been ordered by Israel’s military into five incidents during the Gaza war including a July 16…

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Pressure on Putin as anger over crash mounts

Leaders of several nations are putting immense pressure on Russian president Vladimir Putin to help international teams get access to…

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Israeli air strikes: UN official calls for probe

A top human rights official of the UN has called for a probe into Israel’s air attacks on Gaza which…

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European Commission opens antitrust probe into Amazon e-book business

The European Commission (EC) has started a formal antitrust probe into the e-book business of internet giant Amazon. The EC…

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McDonald's faces EU probe over '€1bn tax avoidance'

McDonald’s is facing a potential tax probe by the European Commission. Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition commissioner, said that she…

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China antitrust case: US chipmaker Qualcomm to pay $975m fine

American chipmaker Qualcomm will be paying $975 million to the Chinese government to end an anti-trust probe into its patent…

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Criminal inquiry launched into Tesco's accounting practices

A criminal probe has been initiated into Tesco’s accounting practices that led to a profit overstatement of £263 million at…

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