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Donald Tusk questioned in Amber Gold Scam

European Council head Donald Tusk will be questioned again next spring by a special Polish parliamentary commission probing a notorious investment scam.
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Joseph Muscat wins second term in Malta elections

Surveys showed Labour's Muscat was likely to win a second, five-year term.
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Romanian constitutional court upholds anti-corruption law

Romania's constitutional court has upheld a law preventing people with convictions from serving as ministers, a victory for the country's anti-corruption fight.

Former EP president Schulz under suspicion

Martin Schulz's time as European Parliament president could become the subject of a probe by EU's anti-fraud office it emerged on Thursday.

Despite corruption charges, Brazil’s Lula wants to be president again

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, known to Brazilians simply as Lula, is topping polls for next year's presidential race and traveling the country to make the case that he can bring the boom times back to Latin America's largest nation.

Brave Romanians continue their resistance against corruption

A Romanian court has ruled that the speaker of the Senate, accused of making false statements in a property fraud case, can go on trial.

South African politicians brawl as President Jacob Zuma faces corruption allegations

South Africa's parliament descended into chaos as opposition politicians denounced President Jacob Zuma as a "scoundrel" and "rotten to the core" because of corruption allegations and then brawled with guards who dragged them out of the chamber.

Romanian government not stepping down despite ongoing protests

Romania's Social Democrat-led government easily survived a no-confidence motion in parliament on Wednesday, three days after mass street protests forced it into an embarrassing U-turn over a graft decree.

The Romanian people had enough, time for a new government

The protests so far have been largely peaceful, even festive. Parents brought young children and large pets, while volunteers distributed fresh-baked sweets to kids bundled up in wool hats and winter wear.

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