Austrian former Deputy Chancellor Strache acquitted of corruption charges
12 August 2022 | 4:35 pm
Heinz-Christian Strache faced his second corruption case in two years. This time, the court found insufficient evidence for conviction. In 2019, a scandal surrounding him brought down Austria's entire federal government.
The latest installment in a scathing report into the presidency of former South African leader Jacob Zuma says that he played a critical role in the plunder of state entities. About 880 million euros worth of contracts for the Eskom power utility are thought to have been shadily awarded.
Finland will not be deterred by Russian threats from applying to join NATO, Finnish ex-Prime Minister Alexander Stubb says. He told DW that the country would be a major security asset for the alliance.
Former Somali leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud won the presidency again on Sunday in a vote by parliamentarians behind blast walls in an airport hangar as a popular election remains impossible in the conflict-wracked nation.
Mikhail Kasyanov, who served as prime minister under Vladimir Putin in the early 2000s, told DW he believed that the Russian president had "already started to realize that he's losing this war."
The former human rights minister of Pakistan was arrested, prompting protests from her supporters before she was later released. She was a close aide of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan.
President Kais Saied issued the order with a list of judges to be dismissed, accusing them of corruption and stalling terrorism cases. Critics have blasted the dismissals as an "affront" to judicial independence.
Tunisian President Kais Saied sacks 57 judges accused of corruption. He has also passed a new law strengthening his grip on the judiciary. Also, at least 10 African countries have major displacement crises. The Norwegian Refugee Council, an NGO, is sounding the alarm in its annual report. Finally, Vladimir Putin will host Senegalese President Macky Sall at his Black Sea residence in Sochi this Friday. Sall currently chairs the African Union
Austria's Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg speaks to FRANCE 24 about the latest comments by the Russian president that his country needs to "take back" lands that were once claimed by Russia – saying that Vladimir Putin "will probably never stop" denying the existence of Ukraine.
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A new judicial report claims Jacob Zuma is "a critical player" in a massive theft from state enterprises in South Africa. But the ex-president pledged to challenge the findings.
The former US president allegedly tried to grab the steering wheel in a limo after being told he could not join his supporters. A secret service agent was forced to restrain him, according to the testimony.
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