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$6M bribe attempt to close case against gas head

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MOSCOW (Net) — Ukrainian authorities say they have intercepted an attempt to offer a $6 million bribe in return for the dropping of a criminal investigation into the head of a natural gas company where the son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden once held a board seat.
At a Saturday news conference, Ukraine's anti-corruption prosecutor Nazar Kholodnitsky said neither of the Bidens is connected to the bribe attempt.
Kholodnitsky and the head of the national anti-corruption bureau, Artem...

Pakistani gov't presents budget for FY21 amid COVID-triggered economic woes

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ISLAMABAD, June 13 (Net) -- The Pakistani government on Friday unveiled its budget for the fiscal 2020-21 amid economic slowdown and challenges triggered off by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal Minister for Industries and Production, Hammad Azhar, presented the budget of 7,294.9 billion...

ADB finances landmark pvt sector solar plant in BD

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $17.7 million financing package with Spectra Solar Park Limited (SSPL) to invest in a 35-megawatt utility-scale solar photovoltaic plant in Bangladesh.
The solar park is one of the first private sector solar plants in Bangladesh to be...

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