Sarkozy a step closer to facing trial over campaign finance scandal

Sarkozy a step closer to facing trial over campaign finance scandal

  Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy moved a step closer to facing trial over campaign funding irregularities on Thursday when a court rejected a defense request to halt proceedings against one of 14 suspects in the case. A Paris appeal court threw out a request from the defence to drop the case against Guillaume Lambert, […]

Brazil judge suspends senate leader facing corruption trial

Brazil judge suspends senate leader facing corruption trial

A supreme court judge in Brazil on Monday suspended the Senate’s powerful speaker, a key ally to President Michel Temer, before he goes on trial for alleged corruption. The interim decision to strip Renan Calheiros, 61, of his duties worsens the outlook for Temer as he struggles to lift Latin America’s biggest economy out of […]