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Russia’s Economy Minister detained over ‘bribe’

Russia’s Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev has been detained in connection with an alleged bribe. Russia’s main anti-corruption body, the Investigative Committee, said Mr Ulyukayev received a payment of $2m. His ministry had given a positive assessment that led to the oil giant Rosneft acquiring a 50% stake in another oil company, Bashneft. He is the highest-ranking Russian official to be ...

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Zimbabwe drops charges against Cecil the lion hunter

A Zimbabwe court has dropped charges against a professional hunter alleged to have helped an American dentist to kill a famous lion named Cecil. It ruled that the charges against Theo Bronkhorst “were too vague to enable to him to mount a proper defence”. His lawyer, Perpetua Dube, told the BBC the offence did not have the force of the ...

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