Football Leaks trial kicks off in Portugal
16 September 2020 | 4:07 pm
Rui Pinto admits releasing 70 million documents on transactions involving top European soccer clubs. But he argues he is a whistleblower, not a criminal, and is set to call on some extremely high-profile witnesses.
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Almost all European chambers of commerce remain active in Myanmar nearly two years on from a military coup that ousted a democratically-elected government and sparked a civil war.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is on a whirlwind tour of major European supporters, seeking more military hardware. He thanked lawmakers and national leaders for their help so far and called for greater speed.
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