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Cum-ex fraud case causes a headache for Germany’s Olaf Scholz

What did Chancellor Olaf Scholz know about allegations that fellow Social Democrat Johannes Kahrs was involved in tax fraud? Absolutely nothing, the chancellor has said.

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