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Son of ex-Senegalese president held in probe of US$1b assets

The son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade, Karim, is arrested in Dakar. Photo: AFP

The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade was detained in Dakar as police investigated his assets, valued at more than US$1 billion, his lawyer said.

Wednesday, 17 April, 2013, 2:28am

Spain's Princess Cristina is suspect in corruption case

Princess Cristina and Inaki Urdangarin face embezzlement claims

Spain's Princess Cristina has been summoned to testify as a suspect in a corruption case, a judicial source said yesterday, dealing a blow to the prestige of the royal family including her father King Juan Carlos.

4 Apr 2013 - 2:59am

Judge who charged Sarkozy receives death threat and bullet in the mail

French magistrate Jean-Michel Genti. Photo: AFP

The judge who charged former president Nicolas Sarkozy with taking financial advantage of France's richest woman has received a bullet and a death threat in the post, say lawyers.

29 Mar 2013 - 3:35am

IMF chief Christine Lagarde's flat searched over 2008 case

Christine Lagarde

French authorities searched the Paris apartment of IMF chief Christine Lagarde yesterday in an investigation into her award of a 2008 arbitration payment to a businessman supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, her lawyer said.

21 Mar 2013 - 2:54am

Rafael Hui to face new corruption charge

Accused Rafael Hui

Former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan will face a new charge that he "concealed"' alleged payments of more than HK$11 million when Hong Kong's biggest ever corruption case returns to court next week.

2 Mar 2013 - 5:18am 1 comment