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10th Dec 2016

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IMF chief probed in corruption case

French prosecutors in Paris on Wednesday questioned IMF chief Christine Lagarde over her role in a €400 million state payout to French tycoon Bernard Tapie in 2008 when she was finance minister, reports Reuters. The prosecutors cite "numerous anomalies and irregularities" in the affair. Lagarde declined to comment to journalists.

News in Brief

  1. Council of Europe critical of Turkey emergency laws
  2. Italian opposition presses for anti-euro referendum
  3. Danish MP wants warning shots fired to deter migrants
  4. Defected Turkish officers to remain in Greece
  5. Most child asylum seekers are adults, says Denmark
  6. No school for children of 'illegal' migrants, says Le Pen
  7. Ombudsman slams EU Commission on tobacco lobbying
  8. McDonald's moves fiscal HQ to UK following tax probe

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