Israel ex-FM Lieberman on trial for fraud

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Israel's former foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, has pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud and breach of trust at the start of a trial that has put the ultranationalist's political career in doubt. The charges, handed down by the court on Sunday, relate to the promotion of an Israeli diplomat who admitted in a plea bargain he had illegally given Lieberman details of a police probe against the then-foreign minister. The allegations led Lieberman, a key ally of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, to resign from the cabinet two months ago.

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