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Saudi anti-corruption probe finds ‘$100bn was embezzled’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Those caught up in the anti-corruption drive are reportedly being held at Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton Saudi Arabia’s attorney general says at least $100bn (£76bn) has been misused through systemic corruption and embezzlement in recent decades. Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said 199 people were being held for questioning …

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Trump China visit: US leader strikes warmer tone with Xi Jinping

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The two men were greeted with Chinese honour guards at their arrival at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People US President Donald Trump has struck a warmer tone in China, praising leader Xi Jinping on his handling of the North Korean nuclear threat. At …

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Priti Patel: A guide for international readers to UK political scandal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Priti Patel held undisclosed meetings with senior Israeli figures during a family holiday A UK government minister has resigned after it was revealed she held secret meetings with Israeli officials. Priti Patel met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior figures while on …

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Trump lands in China for talks with Xi amid N Korea tensions

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAir Force One arrives in the Chinese capital Beijing US President Donald Trump has arrived in China for talks likely to be dominated by tensions over North Korea’s nuclear programme. He landed in Beijing, where Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping has a lavish …

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Prince lobbied on policy after shares buy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionParadise Papers: Prince Charles’ offshore investments revealed Prince Charles campaigned to alter climate-change agreements without disclosing his private estate had an offshore financial interest in what he was promoting, BBC Panorama has found. The Paradise Papers show the Duchy of Cornwall in …

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Saudis accuse Iran of ‘direct aggression’ over Yemen missile

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA Yemeni TV station released footage of what it claimed was a Riyadh-bound missile Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has accused Iran of an act of “direct military aggression” by supplying missiles to rebels in Yemen. This “may be considered …

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Texas shooting: US Air Force ‘failed’ to flag gunman’s criminal history

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kelley is believed to have been in a family row with his ex-wife and in-laws, police say The US Air Force has said it is investigating its apparent failure to enter information about Texas shooter Devin Patrick Kelley’s criminal history into the national database. …

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Paradise Papers: Apple’s secret tax bolthole revealed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jersey has ensured the sun has not yet set on Apple’s low-tax drive The world’s most profitable firm has a secretive new structure that would enable it to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show. They reveal how Apple sidestepped a 2013 …

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Sutherland Springs: Texas church shooting leaves 26 dead

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTexas officials give details on church mass shooting At least 26 people have been killed and 20 others wounded after a gunman opened fire at a Texas church during Sunday service. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, …

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Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed

Image copyright EPA Image caption The leaks show about £10m of the Queen’s private money was invested offshore A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen’s private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Donald Trump’s commerce …

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