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UK drops down global corruption index after string of scandals
Transparency International warns of UK’s ‘woeful inadequacies’ as Qatar, UAE and Russia slide down list

Alex Lawson

31, Jan, 2023 @10:56 AM

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Gulf royals own more than £1bn of UK property via tax havens
New government register shows how offshore jurisdictions used for ownership of nearly 200 properties including hotels and country estates

Rob Davies

28, Jan, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Irish family reveal six-year legal battle in Qatar over daughter’s severe injuries
Birmingham-based Soffe family still fighting for compensation after fire in Gulf state left Elizabeth with life-threatening burns

David Batty

27, Jan, 2023 @12:42 PM

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Fifa’s Infantino to discuss Qatar ‘labour excellence hub’ in Davos
Gianni Infantino is to meet Gilbert Houngbo, head of the International Labour Organisation, to discuss flagship Fifa commitment to post-World Cup legacy

Paul MacInnes

19, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Cash for influence inquiry homes in on Brussels meeting days before World Cup
Ex-MEP allegedly called on friends to ask questions at meeting to lead Qatari minister ‘on a known path’

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

18, Jan, 2023 @2:18 PM

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Ex-MEP at heart of cash for influence scandal strikes plea bargain
Pier Antonio Panzeri will provide information on corruption network for ‘limited’ jail time

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

17, Jan, 2023 @5:51 PM

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Qatar holds Spurs talks as it pushes to add Premier League club to portfolio
The head of Qatar’s sporting investment group has held talks with Tottenham amid plans to significantly increase the gulf state’s sporting portfolio

Sean Ingle

10, Jan, 2023 @10:06 AM

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Welsh first minister criticised for ‘lavish’ World Cup hotel stay paid by Qatar
Mark Drakeford and economy minister Vaughan Gething were guests of host nation at five-star Ritz-Carlton

Steven Morris

04, Jan, 2023 @10:32 AM

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Fifa investigating how chef Salt Bae got on to World Cup final pitch
Influencer and restaurateur Nusret Gökçe seen pretending to sprinkle salt over trophy and celebrating with Argentina in defiance of strict rules on access

Harry Taylor

22, Dec, 2022 @9:12 PM

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Greek MEP Eva Kaili to stay in custody after corruption charges, says court
Kaili is one of four charged with corruption and money laundering in relation to Qatar and will go on trial in Belgium

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Helena Smith in Athens

22, Dec, 2022 @6:42 PM

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Qatar’s forgotten migrant workers stuck in a ‘prison where you can work’
The migrant labour camps in Qatar are harsh places and feel in a different universe from the Lusail Stadium

Nick Ames in Doha

21, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Dark days in Qatar’: Nepali workers face bitter legacy of World Cup debts
For thousands of low-paid workers, this year’s games brought back only memories of abuse and exploitation

Pete Pattisson and Pramod Acharya in Kathmandu

20, Dec, 2022 @11:26 AM

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