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Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal

Greece’s parliament voted early Thursday following a marathon 20-hour session to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. The allegations follow a judicial investigation into bribes Swiss drugmaker Novartis allegedly paid to boost the sales and prices of its products in Greece. Officials in the government of left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras have described the alleged bribery scandal as the worst in modern Greek history. The politicians to be investigated include current central bank governor and former finance…

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Probe after 'drone made helicopter crash'

Investigations have been launched after a helicopter reportedly crashed after swerving to avoid a consumer drone. A trainee had been practising hovering about 15m (50ft) above trees on Daniel Island, South Carolina, reported the Charleston Post and Courier newspaper quoting a police report. Seeing a quadcopter flying towards them, the instructor had taken control. But he had clipped a tree with the tail rotor, causing the helicopter to crash to the ground and tip on to its side. The National Transportation Safety Board said it “had not yet been able…

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Russia probe: Trump lawyers 'in talks over Mueller interview'

Donald Trump’s lawyers are in talks with investigators who are seeking to interview the US president as part of a justice department probe, reports say. The Washington Post, quoting an unnamed person close to Mr Trump, says investigation lead Robert Mueller is likely to interview him within weeks. Mr Trump’s legal team has not confirmed the reports. Mr Mueller is investigating possible collusion between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia in the US elections. Tensions between Mr Mueller, the special counsel appointed to look into alleged Russian interference, and the president…

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FA set to probe Mason Holgate racism claims after Everton defender's clash with Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino

The  Football Association is set to investigate claims from Mason Holgate he was racially abused following a clash with Roberto Firmino during Friday’s FA Cup Merseyside derby, The Goodison club made representations after the final whistle following the 40th-minute altercation in the Reds’ 2-1 Cup third round victory at Anfield on Friday. Referee Bobby Madley has included the incident in his match report and Liverpool have pledged to fully co-operate with any probe arise. Madley’s comments, plus those of fourth official Jon Moss who was spoken to by the referee immediately after the skirmish, will provide…

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Trump Russia probe: Mueller has 'thousands' of transition team emails

Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly obtained tens of thousands of emails from President Donald Trump’s transition team as part of a probe into the 2016 election. So far the FBI has charged four people as part of the investigation. A lawyer from the Trump for America group has alleged the emails were obtained unlawfully from a third party. A letter he sent to US lawmakers alleges their constitutional rights may have been breached by the disclosure. The group had been using a government agency, the General Services Administration (GSA),…

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Trump-Russia probe: Mueller 'demands Deutsche Bank data'

US special counsel Robert Mueller has asked Germany’s Deutsche Bank to provide records of accounts held by Donald Trump, according to reports. Mr Mueller issued a subpoena to the bank several weeks ago demanding data on transactions linked to the US president, Reuters news agency and a German newspaper say. Deutsche Bank has previously rejected similar requests from Democrats. Mr Mueller is investigating claims of collusion between Mr Trump and Russia. US investigators are said to be demanding information on dealings linked to Mr Trump as part of an investigation…

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Philippines launches probe into dengue vaccine scare

The Philippines has launched an investigation into the immunisation of 730,000 children with a dengue vaccine that could pose health risks. Last week French drug company Sanofi announced their vaccine could worsen the potentially deadly disease in people not previously infected. The public immunisation programme was suspended on Friday. Dengue fever affects more than 400 million people a year around the world. The mosquito-borne disease is a leading cause of serious illness and death among children in some Asian and Latin American countries, according to the World Health Organisation. Sanofi’s…

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