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17th Oct 2017

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Spanish PM asked to testify in party financing trial

Spain's prime minister Mariano Rajoy has been called to testify in a trial of members of his ruling Popular Party (PP), following an investigation into companies bribing PP lawmakers for contracts. The leader of the minority government is not accused of any wrongdoing, but the court appearance, whose date is yet to be decided, will be an embarrassment for Rajoy as he tries to distance himself from his party's scandals.

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In Iceland: Europe woos Arctic allies

The EU is requesting a status of observer at the Arctic Council, a regional forum in which Asian countries are already active.

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