Ukraine corruption scandal ousts top officials

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In this undated photo Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Viacheslav Shapovalov pose for a photo in Kyiv, Ukraine.

In this undated photo Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Viacheslav Shapovalov pose for a photo in Kyiv, Ukraine. Deputy Defense Minister Viacheslav Shapovalov resigned, local media reported Jan. 24, 2023, alleging his departure was linked to a scandal involving the purchase of food for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

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Ukraine’s government has fired more than a dozen officials, including a top adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, amid allegations of corruption. And, despite Turkey's promise to enroll Syrian refugee children in school, 1 in 3 are not attending classes. In Gaziantep, families say they've been barred from enrollment. Also, Amsterdam's hash cafés are legal but weed is not — across the EU. The Netherlands and Germany are now trying to phase in legalized cannabis.  Plus, the lost Chinese gehu instrument makes a comeback.


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