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Australian ministers face grilling over Iraq kickback scandal

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile faces a grilling Monday over huge bribes paid to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq when he becomes the first minister called before a commission of inquiry in more than a decade. Vaile, who is also Trade Minister, will be questioned on what he knew about 220 million US dollars in kickbacks paid by the country’s national wheat exporter AWB — formerly the government-run Australian Wheat Board — and when he knew it. Full Story

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