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Iraqi PM overhauls electricity ministry after protests

Iraqi PM overhauls electricity ministry after protests

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has sacked a number of electricity ministry officials, his office said on Thursday, in the latest attempt to quell public anger at chronic power cuts.

France's Fillon charged over 'fake jobs' scandal

France's Fillon charged over 'fake jobs' scandal

France's rightwing presidential candidate Francois Fillon was charged on Tuesday with several offences over a fake jobs scandal, including misuse of public funds, his lawyer said.