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Ex-Pakistan PM's wife on course to win his by-election seat

Lahore - The wife of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on course to win a parliamentary by-election for her husband's seat, which became vacant when he was ousted from office, according to unofficial early results Sunday.

Catalan leader defends his government in graft probe

Barcelona - Catalonia leader Artur Mas on Friday defended his ruling separatist Convergence party against graft allegations after a slew of arrests targeting current and former officials.

Spanish police detain treasurer of Catalan ruling party

Barcelona - Spanish police arrested 11 people in raids in Catalonia on Wednesday as part of a graft probe targeting the wealthy northeastern region's ruling separatist party.

Graft probe taints Catalan separatists ahead of election

Centro - An anti-corruption operation targeted Catalonia's ruling CDC party on Friday, tainting a separatist coalition that wants the wealthy region to secede from Spain if it wins a regional election next month.

France's Sarkozy avoids charges in campaign finance scandal

Paris - French judges decided Wednesday not to charge Nicolas Sarkozy over a campaign finance scandal but placed the former president under a special status that leaves the door open for further questioning.

Former Philippine president answers summons for corruption case

Former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo personally responded to the summons sent to her by the Justice Department in connection with a string of graft and corruption cases during her incumbency.

Philippine president Aquino enjoys highest trust ratings

Quezon City - Less than a month in his new position as president of the Philippines, opinion surveys conducted by the Philippines top polling companies show the newly elected president with the highest approval rating since 1999.

Corruption probe in Italy lists 350 politicians, celebrities

Rome - Almost 400 names of Italian politicians, civil servants and celebrities appear on a secret found on the computer of a construction company that claimed to offer construction work free of charge.

Op-Ed: Welcome to the world of 'Mafianomics'

Here is a commentary on a new economic model which has accompanied the advent of "Globalisation"; an idealogy based on greed and individual gain at the expense of the vast majority.

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