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Austrian Chancellor Kurz investigated over corruption claims

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz looks on as he arrives at the EU-Western Balkans summit at Brdo Congress Centre, near Ljubljana, Slovenia, on October 6, 2021. (Ludovic Marin/AFP)
Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz looks on as he arrives at the EU-Western Balkans summit at Brdo Congress Centre, near Ljubljana, Slovenia, on October 6, 2021. (Ludovic Marin/AFP)

VIENNA — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is under investigation over claims that government money was used in a corrupt deal to ensure positive coverage in a tabloid newspaper, prosecutors announce.

Prosecutors say that “Kurz and nine other suspects, as well as three organizations” were being probed over various corruption offenses relating to the affair.

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