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Romanian mayor suspected of using police to spy on rivals

Romanian mayor detained on suspicion of using police to spy on rivals, 3 police also detained
The Associated Press

BUCHAREST, Romania - Romanian police have detained the mayor of a northeastern city on suspicion that he abused his position by using police to spy on rivals and his girlfriend.

The anti-corruption department said Gheorghe Nichita, the mayor of Iasi, was detained Friday. A court ruled he would be investigated under judicial control, meaning he is banned from leaving the city and has to report to police. He was questioned for seven hours Thursday about suspicions that he used local police officers to spy and report on people in Iasi, the most important city in northeastern Romania.

UK spies will face criminal inquiry over Libya

UK spies will face criminal inquiry into claims that intelligence shared with Gadhafi regime
Paisley Dodds, The Associated Press

LONDON - Britain's spy agencies will face a criminal investigation into claims that intelligence shared with Moammar Gadhafi's regime led to the torture or rendition of two Libyan men and their families, authorities announced Thursday.

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