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Uruguay’s Environment Minister resigns after degree scandal

    Uruguay’s Environment Minister resigns after degree scandal Tuesday, January 31st 2023 – 10:18 UTC Peña was one course short of a degree in Business Management from the Catholic University of Uruguay A controversy over using the prefix “Lic.” when he was still to earn a college graduate degree resulted in the resignation of […]

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EU forced to defend Qatar gas ties amid corruption scandal

The European Commission has leapt to the defence of its gas contracts with Qatar amid a corruption scandal that has shaken up the bloc. As the energy crisis sparked by Russia’s war in Ukraine sent shortage fears soaring, the EU raced to shore up gas from alternative producers. It has been scrambling to ease price […]

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Finance

Zahawi £5mn tax scandal tests Sunak

Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer attacked Rishi Sunak as ‘weak’ as calls escalated for the Tory party chair Nadhim Zahawi to be sacked over his £5mn settlement with Inland Revenue. How much is the row damaging the PM’s credibility and his vows to clean up parliamentary standards? Plus, as Sunak and his cabinet met for an […]

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Former USC official sentenced in college admissions scandal | CNN

CNN  —  A former athletics official at the University of Southern California was sentenced Friday to six months in prison after pleading guilty in an admissions scandal for allegedly helping students cheat their way into acceptances at the prestigious college. Donna Heinel, who was USC’s senior associate athletic director, had pleaded guilty in November of […]

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Urgent action to reveal MEPs linked to EU corruption scandal

The President of the European Parliament has launched an urgent procedure to waive immunity of two MEPs following request from authorities in Belgium in connection with Qatar-linked corruption investigation. The scandal is threatening to rip apart European Union democracy. Roberta Metsola wrote on Twitter: “Following a request from the Belgian judicial authorities, I have launched […]

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Qatar ‘damaged’ by EU corruption scandal just days after World

As the EU finds itself embroiled in a damning alleged corruption scandal, Qatar will also see its reputation tarnished further as a result of the allegations, a former British diplomat has said. Last week, Brussels was plunged into crisis after Greek MEP and a vice-president of the European Parliament, Eva Kaili, was arrested after police […]

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Corruption scandal ‘damaging’ EU’s credibility, bloc chief admits

The corruption scandal ravaging the European Union is damaging the bloc’s credibility, Charles Michel has said. MEPs careers remain in the balance as fingers are pointed at Qatari officials accused of bribing them to play down labour rights concerns ahead of the World Cup. The Parliamentary Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group – which unites centre-left parties […]

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Qatar strikes back against EU over bribe scandal with energy

The European Union’s pledge to ban all Qatari officials from the EU Parliament premises has sparked major backlash from Qatar, which has threatened to retaliate with a new energy war. The EU’s Parliament is facing a major investigation into bribery after Belgian police raids uncovered €1.5million in residences and offices linked to Qatar. The EU’s […]

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US faces lab monkey shortage amid Cambodia smuggling scandal

Scientists have urged the US government to increase investment in lab monkey breeding programmes as a smuggling scandal in Cambodia risks worsening a shortage of test animals that is hurting the life sciences sector. Academics pursuing some studies already face delays of up to a year due to the difficulty in sourcing so called non-human […]

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EU fear as corruption could spread over Qatar scandal

Belgium’s federal police is investigating allegations of bribery and Qatar’s illegal influence on Europe in a sprawling corruption scandal that is raising fears within EU circles that more cases are to come. European lawmaker Eva Kaili was the first suspect arrested on December 9 on charges of corruption, money laundering and participation in a criminal […]