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Ex-Portuguese PM remanded amid corruption probe

Ex-Portuguese PM remanded amid corruption probe

November 26, 2014

LISBON, Nov 25 — The detention of Portugal’s former prime minister Jose Socrates on suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering has set off a new political earthquake in a country already rocked by high-level scandal. Socrates, 57, has been held since his shock arrest at Lisbon airport on Friday, a first for a former leader of Portugal since its military dictatorship ended in 1974.  After lengthy questioning yesterday in connection with the corruption probe, a judge ordered the... Read more

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  • A protester carrys an upside down flag marches past cars on Highway 580 during a demonstration in Oakland, California following the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri November 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

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  • People stand on Rodeo Drive during a demonstration in Beverly Hills, California November 25, 2014, following the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. — Reuters pic

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  • A group of demonstrators walk onto Interstate 5 following the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown, in Seattle, Washington November 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

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  • A woman gets water poured on her face after police pepper sprayed demonstrators attempting to stop traffic on Interstate 5 following the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, in Seattle, Washington November 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

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  • Protesters get down on their knees during a demonstration following the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown, in Seattle, Washington November 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

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  • Demonstrators march through the streets following the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown, in Seattle, Washington November 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

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  • Police form a line in the street under a holiday sign after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri November 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

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  • People lay on the ground on Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Blvd during a demonstration in Beverly Hills, California November 25, 2014, following the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. — Reuters pic

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  • A line of police officers prepares to advance on protestors during a demonstration in Oakland, California, November 25, 2014, following the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. — Reuters pic

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