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  • Death toll rises to 26 in Indonesia floods
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French prosecutor demands trial for Former Prime Minister Fillon: Reports

French prosecutor demands trial for Former Prime Minister Fillon: Reports

Paris, Jan 12 (UNI) France’s national financial prosecutor’s office requires a trial for former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife, who are charged with embezzlement of state funds, local media reported.

According to French newspaper Le Monde, a process may begin until the end of 2019, if the relevant judicial decision is made.

The scandal around Fillon arose in January 2017, when the satirical weekly magazine Le Canard Enchaine reported that Fillon’s wife had been paid up to $8,500 for working as her husband's parliamentary aide and received a $5,400 monthly salary at the prestigious cultural magazine La Revue des Deux Mondes, which is owned by Fillon's friend Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere.

According to the magazine, Charles and Marie Fillon, who worked as their father’s assistants between 2005 and 2007, had earned about $90,700, though it was unclear whether they had really exercised their job responsibilities.

In June, Fillon has been charged with embezzlement of state funds to give fake jobs to members of his family and complicity, concealment and neglect of his duties when filing tax returns, sputnik said in a report.

Fillon served as the prime minister of France from 2007 to 2012 under President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Hong Kong: Investors defrauded of US$79 million, 14 arrested

24 Jan 2019 | 5:20 PM

Hong Kong, Jan 24 (UNI) Seven investors were swindled out of almost HK$620 million (US$79 million) in Hong Kong’s biggest ever bullion trading scam, police said on Thursday, following the arrest of two alleged ringleaders and 12 other members of a fraud syndicate.

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Death toll rises to 26 in Indonesia floods

24 Jan 2019 | 5:18 PM

Jakarta, Jan 24 (UNI) Death toll has risen to 26 after torrential rains triggered massive landslides in including provincial capital Makassar of Indonesia's South Sulawesi province.

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US frees Iranian journalist after 11 days

24 Jan 2019 | 5:10 PM

Washington, Jan 24 (UNI) Caretaker of Iran's Interest Section in the United States Mehdi Atefat confirmed on Thursday that Marzieh Hashemi, a news anchor for Iran's English-language Press TV, who was in a US jail for past 11 days have been freed.

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Ex PM Blair suggests new referendum as UK's only way out of Brexit

24 Jan 2019 | 4:14 PM

Davos, Jan 24 (UNI) Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Thursday that the only way out of the impasse on Brexit is a new referendum in the country.

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Kim orders preparations for 2nd summit with Trump

Kim orders preparations for 2nd summit with Trump

24 Jan 2019 | 3:53 PM

Seoul, Jan 24 (UNI) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered preparations for a second summit with US President Donald Trump, saying he will "wait with patience and in good faith" to work toward a common goal, the North's state media reports.

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