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Karachi affair: French ex-PM Édouard Balladur acquitted

France's former PM Édouard Balladur has been acquitted in a corruption trial over a submarine deal with Pakistan in the mid-1990s. Mr Balladur, 91, had faced charges of using commissions from the deal to fund a failed presidential bid in 1995. Former defence minister François Léotard was given a two-year...
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French ex-PM Édouard Balladur goes on trial over alleged kickbacks

Former French prime minister Édouard Balladur has gone on trial accused of financing his failed 1995 presidential campaign with illegal kickbacks from international arms deals. The 91-year-old rightwing politician is the latest high-ranking French politician to find himself in the dock over the so-called Karachi affair that has poisoned the...
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