German chancellor candidate Scholz quizzed in fraud probe

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German lawmakers on Monday grilled Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, the frontrunner to succeed Angela Merkel in national elections this weekend, over a high-stakes money-laundering probe that could shake up the race. Local media speculated that the scandal had unsettled allies in his centre-left Social Democratic Party, with less than a week to go before the…

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