EU President Vows Full Probe into Qatar Bribery Allegations

Roberta Metsola, president of the European Union (EU), said Monday that European democracy is under attack, following allegations by Belgian prosecutors over the weekend that Qatar had sought to shape EU policy by bribing multiple European parliament members.

Saakashvili a No-Show at Alleged Poisoning Hearing

On Friday, hundreds of supporters of jailed Georgian former president Mikheil Saakashvili rallied in front of the Tbilisi City Court as it held its first hearing on a motion regarding the postponement of his sentence for health reasons.

U.K. Cracks Down on Benefits, Tax Fraud

The United Kingdom government says it has saved more than 400 million pounds (US$487 million) for the public purse by utilizing data-matching software as it cracks down on benefits and tax fraud.

Malawi: 3 Arrested in Murder, Mutilation of Albino Toddler

Police in the southeastern African country of Malawi have arrested three suspects in last week’s brutal murder of Talandira Chirwa, a three-year-old girl with albinism, who was stabbed in the neck while sleeping in bed with her grandmother by a man who broke into the house in the middle of the night, local media reported.