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Japan’s Olympics Chief Faces Corruption Charges in France

In France, complex criminal cases are handled by special magistrates with broad investigative powers, who place defendants under formal investigation when they believe the evidence points to serious wrongdoing. But the magistrates can later drop the charges if they do not believe the evidence is sufficient to proceed to trial. …

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Brazil’s environmental chief resigns after Bolsonaro criticism | News

The head of Brazil’s environmental protection agency has resigned following criticism from the country’s newly inaugurated far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. A spokesperson for the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) confirmed on Monday that Suely de Araujo stepped down after Bolsonaro suggested there were irregularities in Ibama’s …

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Philippine Court Removes Chief Justice, a Critic of Duterte

MANILA — The Philippines’ highest court on Friday forced out its chief justice, removing a fierce critic of President Rodrigo Duterte and his brutal war against drugs, which has left thousands dead. Voting 8-6, the Supreme Court justices removed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, approving a petition filed by the …

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