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Romania Leader Skips Corruption Hearing—by Visiting Israel

AP Editors Thursday, April 26, 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's most powerful politician has missed a hearing on corruption charges — by going on a surprise visit to Israel.

Liviu Dragnea, chairman of the ruling Social Democratic Party, is charged with official misconduct. He was expected to attend court Wednesday, but Parliament confirmed just as the hearing began that he was in Israel at the invitation of Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu. ...

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